Why Is life Wasted On The Living?

As youth is wasted on the young.

Jerry Pompilio
4 min readJul 16


Image by Isa KARAKUS from Pixabay

How many of us take the time to understand and appreciate life?

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.


We humans are always asking question but when it come to life. Today more than ever, life has been taken for granted. I mean the wonder and mystery of it all.

For thousands of years, this has been a fundamental question. What is life, why are you here, what’s your purpose? These questions have been the subject of great minds.

Does everyone or anyone think they have the answer?

Why are we looking for an answer?

In your own life, are you looking for answers and meaning in life, and why?

Questioning to find understanding is an inherited trait of humans. From our first experiences, we’re asking why. These questions and the understanding they brought are responsible for the advancement of our social and technological advancements.

So now we have advanced to understand much of our physical world, but we know there’s more. There’s the mysterious side. Is there an answer to this?

If there is, what will it mean, and how will it affect you?

Will you be ready to accept it?

Throughout the ages, there have been gurus telling us their interpretations.

All too often, they either contradict each other or leave you with more questions. Why should their answers even matter? Could their meaning be subjective? Much of their understanding was influenced by their life experiences?

Every life is different, not any 2 of us are the same. We are all born with our own unique life. Everyone is born into a different set of circumstances. We all face challenges, mental and physical.

So does one life fit all?

In society, we have organized around the physical dimension.

We have placed basic needs as our top priority. Understanding we have a physical need to stay alive.



Jerry Pompilio

Jerry Pompilio, Small business survivor. With over 50 years in the service business. At this stage, it’s time to pay it back. To help others survive it too.