I guess I agree with kafa's idea to some extent that life is nothing.
Have you ever noticed that your meaning of life is always changing? that seems indicate that you are always making sense of the life with your new definition and you have no clue what it would become in the next minute. Accordingly, some of the people are not inclined to think about this abstractive and complicated issue and just let it be as it should be. On the other hand, there are also a considerable number of people who are given to devote themselves to religion for others and have strong faith in their religion. Hopefully, they can as well work all day long for their ideology without regret, which is admirable.
think you're right also in that sense that you say, but unfortunately sometimes it becomes impossible to help others who are suffering and fighting in their countries , and I feel helplessly to see innocent people suffering with damage and wars , personally the only thing one can do is create conciensa people . there are times here in Chile my country where poverty is present in sectors , I think we would have to start helping and create conciensa over there because it is a way to treat the world of people better.
Well, when there are 100 people asked such a question, you may get 120 answers to the question in different time, place, and mindset. That means people are often changing and have no real idea what they are intended for or they are really looking forward to. People are apt to be deceived by surroundings that include their education background, family and the nurtured culture where they were born, I suppose. I used to think about such an issue for many days, but it does not help me with my life as I expected. I consider people should not think about the meaning of life "too much", instead, I would rather think of missions in my hands to accomplish well. No plans, no aspiration but tasks to be completed.
Everyone suppose has their own core values in their brain to balance and it would not easy to be realized with somebody else. Some have strong desire for religion contribution, some have strong wish to be a wealthy person yet some others might just as well wish for a humble work happily living with family. I just use my gut feeling to touch the world to see the people and to appreciate everything I have had in my hands. Nothing more.
Good luck to your faith.