"The World is meaningless. There is no God or gods. There are no morals. The Universe is not moving inexorably towards any higher purpose. All meaning is man-made, so make your own and make it well. Do not treat your life as a way to pass time until you die. Do not try to 'find yourself'. You must make yourself.
Choose what you want to be meaningful and live, create, love, hate, cry, destroy, fight and die for it. Do not let your life, your values or your actions slip easily into any mold, other than that which you create for yourself. Say with conviction, "This is who I MADE myself!"
Do not give in to Hope. Remember that nothing you do has any significance, other than that which you imbue it. Whatever you do, do for its own sake. And when the Universe looks on you with indifference, laugh! --and shout back 'Fuck You!'
Remember that to fight meaninglessness is futile, but fight it anyways, in spite of and because of its futility. The World may be empty of meaning, but it is a blank canvas on which to paint meanings of your own.
Live deliberately. You are free."
This passage is one of the most scary, true and somehow inspiring things I've ever read. It's not for everyone, I'm sure, but it has never failed to motivate me or help me create purpose for myself in this world.
Recommendations for good reading and inspiration in creating who you are:
-Looking for Alaska by John Green
-Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
-Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
All my best