Hi Irving, and welcome!

Reading your comment made me realize why we need to aim for something greater than ourselves: Our physical bodies are impermanent. If we live for things that involve only our body or if we only think about what’s achievable in our lifetime, we will never stretch our human potential. As you said, we need to live for a greater purpose, one that goes beyond ourselves and our measly existence. Instead of thinking about what’s possible in 80 years, why not think about what’s possible in 500 years? 1000 years?

And that’s the thing about love: It doesn’t die. It doesn’t get old. It cannot be destroyed or maimed. If we live for love, we live forever.