At one point in my life I realized I was agnostic but acknowledged I would still like some sort of guideline on how to live my life. In a sense of the word, a religion. However, I don't call it that.
I decided to look at commonalities of all biology and life on Earth and see if I could imagine a purpose from it. Being that I believe evolution, to me, ALL life on this planet is related. So we are all one. Much to the dismay of many humans. But what do we all have in common? Could I extract a purpose from those details? Is there an archetypical life? Could we visualize a would be agenda?
Well, we all survive by all means possible, we all care for the herd in some way, we all have some sort of symbiotic relationship with other life, we adapt to new surrounding, we evolve, we spread our seed, grow, learn, repeat...
It seems like the small picture here is each individual lives it's life as long and best as it can. It is taught to fear things so that it might live a longer life. The bigger picture is that the life on the planet spreads and survives and adapts to new surroundings even if it has to evolve into a new creature in order to do so.
So what is the purpose? It seems to me biological life's purpose is to spread it's seed as far and wide as possible. Yes, even off of this planet. Our imagination is our limitation. The sky certainly is not the limit. Not anymore. We human's like to think of ourselves as different from other creatures but when we do in fact leave this world. We will simply be the vehicle for life to break new ground. As it always has.
If that is our purpose what can we do to achieve it? Well, we can work to support space exploration. We can encourage people to be optimistic and excited about human innovation. We can ourselves do something to promote humans being imaginative and thinking outside of the box. Evolution results from mutations... let's live and advance the same way. Try everything and think outside the box...
I just wanted to share my thoughts on the matter. Thought this would be a good place to do so.