- Why did everyone start to hate the Russians if the U.S. did the same thing in Afghanistan, Iraq?
- What needs to be corrected in the management of Russia first?
- Why did Blaise Pascal become a religious man at the end of his life?
- How do I know if a guy likes you?
- When they say "one generation", how many do they mean?
For starters — you don't have a connection between the parts of the question. People are willing to ask questions that they can easily live without answers. There are generally idle questions, the answers to which are useless, and people still ask them. But there are also needs, and quite strong ones, without which people can live all their lives. For example, many people live without satisfying a sexual need.
So, if you answer the second part, people may well live without meaning. Over here, psychologists say that there is no point, but they live and actively teach others that. Many people live simply by inertia. Many people stupefy themselves not to think about it — they turn off their ability to generalize and see their life as a whole, they stick to “concrete things”. There are a couple of other recipes (reenactment, etc.).
Why do they still ask questions? That's also why they ask other questions. Here, for example, is full of trolls who ask questions for their own entertainment, without even waiting for any answers. But, as I have already written, there is a need for meaning. Nietzsche, for example, considered man a “defective animal” who lacks a direct connection with the environment, so he is forced to replace it with his imagination and generalized images. This is the basis of all philosophical anthropology (as a direction initiated by Max Scheler). But it is easier to say even Aristotle:“.”the ultimate goal is the limit..no one would do anything if they didn't intend to reach some limit. And there would be no intelligence in those who do so, for the one who is endowed with intelligence always acts for the sake of something, and this is the limit of something, for (Metaphysics 2,2 994 b 13-15).
And how will you live without it, if to live is to choose what to do, and existential questions are questions about how to act? Having a choice begs the question of what to choose, and not having a choice is not living.
I wonder how it is possible to live life at all without being puzzled by these contradictions?
These are at least two conditions: not to think at all, or/and not to be in touch with reality at all.
Even if you quickly find answers from the nearest cultist, they are still exactly the answers; these questions will not arise sooner or later, it seems, for a modern person simply can not, without a chance… Unless he's a medical idiot, of course.
People ask such questions for the reason that effective answers to such questions were not given by those who were obliged to give a good education to graduates of educational institutions.
Simple animals live without these questions.
Man is the highest animal (see encyclopedias).
The guaranteed way of human degradation is to discard all ideological fundamental questions.
You can probably live. But without the search for truth, for the ultimate truth, for meaning, it will simply be existence. This search can be not only rational, but also, for example, the search for love or vocation.
Probably, it is the ability and desire to penetrate deep into being, to live it, that distinguishes a person from an animal. The animal simply lives, and the human seeks meaning and truth, love and vocation.