In-between all the things-going-on it is important to touch home base and remind ourselves of the baseline. While it may be difficult to understand the WHY we are here, it is always easier to ponder on the HOW. The sweet, the bitter, and the bittersweet. Indeed it is a profound skill to both live today and dream of tomorrow – and so much easier and useless to do only one of the two.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. It is all in how we live today, and what tomorrow we dream of. Buddha was wise.