Remark: Today, life expectancy has increased fourfold. 3,500 years ago, the average life expectancy in Ancient Egypt was 22 years.
My Comment: Today we cannot understand that. At 22 life doesn’t even begin yet.
Question: In those days, 15 to 20% of the population died an unnatural death because wars were constantly waged. In our time, of course, life has become better. However, on the other hand, half the world’s population takes antidepressants. Is this all caused in people by nature?
Answer: Yes, our nature, which leads us to the goal. That is, you have everything except the main thing: What are you living for?
In ancient times, a person in their 20s might not have thought about the purpose of life. But when you live 80 years, then you already have a problem, half of your life you think, “Soon I will die, and what did I live for? What’s the point?” It is worse than death.
Remark: Even the fact that everything ends raises the question of what is the meaning in life if everything ends?
My Comment: We then need drugs in order not to think about that, and this is what humanity invented.
Question: Drugs are now legalized all over the world. Do you think it is not accidental?
Answer: Of course, it is not accidental! A person does not want to think about their end, but since these thoughts do not leave a person, one wants to somehow fill this void.
Question: Does it mean that the Creator gives us suffering on one hand, but on the other hand, He allows drugs so that we would use them?
Answer: It is for us to see that this is not a solution either. It is not a solution.
Question: So drugs will not help obscure the inner question about the meaning of life?
Answer: In no way.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 1/14/19