Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Utah, USA
Language: English, a little Japanese, Java, C#, C++
I'd argue the best reason is that this is most likely all we've got -- after you die you're not gonna go to Heaven or Hell or anywhere else; you won't be reincarnated, you won't reach enlightenment. The brain shuts down and with it goes your whole consciousness, your being, everything you are. And while I personally find the thought of total oblivion rather comforting, the fact that I'll never exist again makes me want to suck whatever pleasure I can out of this life while it lasts, no matter how meager or temporary.
I've been depressed lately, not getting much pleasure from anything. It sucks. But I know from past experience that it's also temporary. Sure, some people have chronic depression, but even then you can have better days where you'll feel a bit more alive, get that little bit more pleasure out of things. And if nothing you're doing is giving you the pleasure you want, seek out new things. Try new hobbies. And don't let popular opinion get you down -- it's perfectly fine not to be interested in friends or girlfriends or whatever else everyone else clamors about. You do YOU.
"Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce / To reign is worth ambition though in Hell: / Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav'n" - "Satan", Paradise Lost