What's the Point of it All?

Think about it, nothing on this planet lasts. Even the planet itself will eventually die and turn into rocks and dust. Sometimes I wonder what the point of living is. I know I've mentioned it before, but I'm at the age now where I want answers to these unanswered questions. When you're a kid you don't really understand much – especially life. But the thing is, I still don't really understand it and I don't think I ever will. My mum and dad don't understand it and neither does my sister. I bet even the cleverest person in the world doesn't understand the meaning of life and if they did, I'm pretty sure they would have said something to the rest of the world.

Many years ago people used to believe that we were here to protect the Earth; well, we've made a right pig's ear of that! However, we seem to have lost that belief over the years. Yes, there are still religions who believe that, but religion isn't as popular as it used to be and so for people like me who aren't religious, what's our view? Why are we alive? Why are we here? I'm sure you've all asked yourself these questions, but if you haven't think about it for a moment now and then carry on reading.

One thing I don't get is why our lives have to have some sort of suffering in them? Why do people die? Well one answer to that is that there would be far too many people living on this planet if no-one died. But what's the point of living if we have to live with grief, pain and regret? Everything ends and some point, so what's the point of it all? I'm so confused about all this; it makes no sense to me. Maybe one day I'll find out why I'm here and what my job is on this planet. All I can do is wait and maybe one day I'll find out the truth.