Is there a purpose to the universe? What am I doing in this world?
“Our Sages, of blessed memory, have taught us that man was created only to delight in God and bask in the glow of His Presence, which is the truest pleasure and greatest delight that could possibly exist. The true place of this delight is in the World to Come, because it was created in preparation for this. But the way to reach this destination is through this world. That is what our Sages of Blessed Memory have taught us…“This world is like a vestibule before the World to Come. The means that prepare a person for this goal are the commandments that the Almighty has commanded us. The place where these commandments are performed is only in This World. Therefore, man was placed in this world first, so that, through the means that are available to him here, he can reach the place that was prepared for him, i.e., the World to Come, where he can bask in the good that he has earned through the commandments.” Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, The Path of the Just