Today it is common for people to live for no purpose higher than simple survival.
Seeing no alternative, they dedicate themselves to job, money, and career, wasting the best opportunities that life provides.
When they are young, they dream of what they will accomplish; when they are old, they realize that their lives are gone with no real benefit to show, and they discover the world has no place for them.
There is not much value in this way of living.
Journey of Enlightenment Volume 2