I asked a man who had been teaching kung fu for over 40 years.
"What is the purpose of your life?"
"It's to be myself."
As so-called intellectuals try to teach people the way of life, they often say that people should find themselves or be themselves. It sounds plausible at first glance, but it is nonsense.
We are ourselves. We don't have to be ourselves or go anywhere to find ourselves. The crucial thing is whether we can see ourselves. It is important to see how exactly we can see facts as they are, how well we can distinguish right from wrong, and how diligent, frugal, and honest we are.