The more you know, the more you realize how everything is connected.
If the understanding of the meaning of life is the finish line of existence itself, then finding patterns in the world is the run.
We are reminded of this run whenever we discover a common pattern in various aspects of life and feel a sense of gratification.
I wonder if higher intelligences (with more learning capabilities than humans) will ever be able to grasp the true purpose of everything. Considering the continuity of a learning curve, it would be per definition impossible to reach a final point of enlightenment. Still, I find comfort in the idea, that, one day for someone (or something) everything will fall into place, creating an epiphany so transcendent that in the end, every sacrifice made will be worthwhile. #yolo