I Wish I Had the Why: Unlocking Life’s Mysteries

Life is a funny thing. We’re born, we grow up, and then we die. But why do we exist? What is the purpose of our lives? These are questions that have been asked for centuries, yet nobody seems to have a concrete answer. We’re all just floating around in this big blue marble called Earth without an understanding of what it all means.

The Search for Meaning

It’s perfectly natural to want to know why you exist and what your purpose in life is. After all, humans are intelligent beings that need structure and meaning in their lives. Without it – well – let’s say things can get pretty chaotic!

But how do you find your purpose? Do you look deep within yourself and ask your soul where it wants to go? Or do you take inspiration from other people who seem to have found their own way?

The truth is that there isn’t only one way or method, but many ways towards finding out who you really are.

A Journey Through History

Throughout history, people have attempted various methods of unlocking life’s mysteries by connecting with others or exploring spirituality in various forms. Humanity has left numerous clues about its search for eternal truths through philosophy and mythology.

One ancient myth suggests Apollo said “Know Thyself” when talking about human nature’s true value (considered by many as a mantra); Socrates acknowledged knowledge doesn’t come instantly with “I am wiser than this man because I don’t know” while philosopher Aristotle believed happiness could be traced back through knowledge.(1)

Other ideas emerged throughout history like Marxism which emphasized social justice rather than just economic growth whereas Buddhism taught detachment from material pleasures and seeking nirvana (nothingness) instead (3). Each ideology represented different roads down the same path toward self-discovery!

Thus whether consciously or unconsciously explored, unlocking life’s mysteries has always been a part of a person’s growth in society and self-discovery. Knowing why we do the things we do can help us to direct our energy towards something more meaningful.

Understanding The World Around Us

The world around us is full of mysteries that need answering. From the depths of the ocean to the vastness of space or even societal and cultural norms in different regions across this planet; there’s so much we still don’t know!

Science, for instance, focuses on these questions through rigorous observation/analysis, which has helped create many innovations improving people’s standards of living over the centuries (4). Such progress is only possible by asking ‘why’ and taking action as needed.

Decoding Life Events

Life itself entails varied experiences – happy times and painful memories together comprise your unique journey in this world. There are no skips or fast-forwards for boring bits – indeed some aspects may not entirely make sense at all! How then anticipated unplanned moments painlessly?

Encountering failing health, bereavement etc., while challenging could give you insights about your own strength when fighting current scenarios resulting in personal development throughout time (initial instability paving way for stronger resilience).

Additionally focussing heavily on negatives like shortcomings affecting mood badly thereby affecting wellbeing/sleep patterns negatively. Rather one may take situations positively reflecting on learning from them conversely celebrating achievements however small encouraging optimism despite everything (positive reinforcement rather than negative)!

Routines help Unlock Mysteries

Routine forms an integral part of human life – giving structure/familiarity among randomness at bay ad infinitum! Enforcing discipline in certain aspects becoming habitual overtime leading toward transparency/transparency/open mindedness re invigorating old habits/relinquishing bad habits (even if it means breaking out Comfort zone) enabling individuals understand themselves better moving forward.

Being able to regulate diet works wonders: balance euphoria and energy levels throughout the day keeping in tune your brain/body equilibrium especially for office work (5). Meditation too helps free up anxious thoughts leading to self-evaluation as well as calmness.

Understanding Yourself Better

The better you know yourself, the easier it is to make decisions about life’s big choices. What is it that drives you? What are your fears and desires? Recognising/understanding personal motivations may help identify strengths/weaknesses opening opportunities moving toward success at career/personal level (6).

Similarly knowing limitations/pacing oneself – overworking/tiring leads decrease productivity/burnout thus among other reasons slowdown recommended (betterment of work quality usually outweighs getting-it-done-at any-cost mindset)!

Asking for second opinions concerning major decisions also though uncomfortable helps establish proper team-mentorship encouraging/instruction against erring frequently jeopardizing time/career on inexperienced whimsies.

It’s okay not having all answers straight away since learning/living observing things around us would constantly bring new inputs into our consciousness since identity formation continues lifelong contributing now-and-then from interior/exterior sources alike impacting this collective journey called Life itself in various ways!!!


Unlocking the mysteries of life isn’t easy; but with awareness comes understanding, and that can help provide a sense of purpose. The key lies within each individual person! Embrace different perspectives take concise action embarking on this exciting invigorating yet mind-boggling at times trip befitting puzzles matching Jonny Quest or Carmen Sandiego – so start exploring today!!


  1. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Socrates-The-Apology
  2. http://philoctetes.org/notebook/index.php
  3. https://absurdhistory.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/asian-mythologies-part-i-buddhism-foolish-journeys-towards-the-unknown-nirvana/
  4. https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2019/10/the-role-of-science-in-solving-global-challenges/
  5. https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=125988&page=1
  6. www.ziprecruiter.com/resource/how-to-unlock-your-potential-at-work-with-self-discovery?permalink=true

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