So I have this friend, let’s call him Pavel
Me: I don’t have my stuff with me because it’s in Krista’s trunk.
Pavel: Why is it in Krista’s trunk?
Me: Because I put it there!
Pavel: Put it where?
Me: In Krista’s car!
Pavel: Where is Krista’s car?
Me: Fucked if I know, somewhere in the parking lot.
Pavel: Why don’t you know?
Me: Because it isn’t my car!
Pavel: Why isn’t it your car?
Me: Because by the time it was purchased she was looking to buy a car and I wasn’t.
Pavel: Why weren’t you looking for a car?
Me: Because I had neither a driver’s license or sufficient funds to purchase a car.
Pavel: Why didn’t you have a driver’s license or funds?
Me: Because I was too young.
Pavel: Why were you too young?
Me: Because the government said so.
Pavel: Why does the government say so?
Me: Because they decided that an individual should have a certain age before they allow him to legally work or drive.
Pavel: Why’s that?
Me: Because it isn’t a good thing for children to place work above education, both for the children, and the economy.
Pavel: Why can’t children balance jobs and education.
Me: Because its hard to learn things when you work eight hour shifts every day.
Pavel: Why is it hard to learn when you work eight hours a day?
Me: Because at some point you need to sleep.
Pavel: Why do you need to sleep?
Me: Because at some point the human body has to recharge.
Pavel: Why can’t people just stay awake all the time?
Me: Because they’d die of exhaustion.
Pavel: What makes you so sure?
Me: Because nature says we need sleep, and just like many other things, we die if we don’t get enough of it.
Pavel: We don’t die if we don’t get enough sex…
Me: That’s because its not something nature explicitly demands of us.
Pavel: Then why do people say that human beings exist only to reproduce?
Me: Because if we didn’t, the species would die out.
Pavel: Why couldn’t we just live forever?
Me: Because nothing in the universe is designed to last forever, and everything is undergoing continuous change, whether it be growth or decay.
Pavel: Why can’t we just grow instead of decaying?
Me: Because at some point, our cells will start dying faster than they can replicate themselves.
Pavel: Oh. I see. What purpose does that serve then?
Me: It’s the cycle of life.
Pavel: But if we exist only to reproduce and ensure the continuation of the human species, what’s the point, since all we’re going to do is grow to a certain point and start decaying, and that’s all our children, and their children, and their children’s children are going to do?
Me: It’s a cycle - there is no end, there is no beginning…
Pavel: Of course there is a beginning - how else would everything have been kicked off?
Me: Well, yeah… but then we just start going in circles.
Pavel: Well then, don’t you agree that there is no meaning, or point, to life, to our own existences?
Me: I’ll… have to… think about that.
Pavel: So, why is your stuff in Krista’s trunk?