How all-pervasive is the need to justify our lives.
We heap criticism on the idle of the world for their sloth. Some blame the "Christian work ethic" whatever that is!
Is it possible to find a commitment, a sort of work that transcends life and death?
We generally devote our life to acquisition of material benefits, acting as though we will never die. We try to justify this by suggesting that we need to provide for our family.
Why does this behaviour persist in people whose families are grown, or in people with no dependants?
Maybe we know instinctively that life has a higher purpose, but are [sic] become blinded to the truth of a transcending purpose.
Call it God, or the soul or a higher self; any of these could explain this.