Justifying our existence
Family - Parents justify their existence for their children. Children when they grow up justify their existence fir their parents. Its a catch 22-situation you see. A great way nature has come up with ensuring the survival of the human species. And then of course marriage. Since children outlive parents it is another way to justify our existence.
I am seeing more and more that society has conditioned our minds to justify our existence for others, and it is the same with other. Interestingly if not for this mutual thing I wonder how many of us would have a urge to exist. Reminds me of how old people just cease to exist when they reach a point when they no longer see a purpose for our existence.
Most part of people's life if you'd notice is only justified by those around them. Very little of it is lived for the individual.
Agent Smith was right indeed ;). Not to be idealistic but perhaps we should live more for thyself just for those around us. Now I get this thought that these "enlightened gurus", saadhus, saints and kind live more for themselves than we do.