As we "came around" the Earth by pure evolution, there is only one sensible way to solve this dilemma: Each individual would better find himself a goal to pursue, otherwise he would just end up an empty shell. Live for the sake of breathing? Nnnnnnope. Also, reproduction, or even death, is no answer to the "purpose of humanity".
Im not trying to say anything but the truth. God is dead, because we created him, killed him, and pretend to keep him alive. The biological purpose of all life is to reproduce and die. It's the way nature goes.
i don't see my self thinking any other way at this point. to me what i believe seems to be the truth. i don't believe in any set religions i have put together what makes sense for my self. and i reflect on what questions i asked my self when i was young like if there's heaven would it be above the universe? or is the universe heaven
consider a baby being given candy and taking it away.
the baby would be a lot more upset if you first give it candy then take it away. (instead of never giving the baby candy in the first place.)
if there is no point to life, the sense of apathy and nonreason is better shown in a situation in which we're meant to die, but we live anyways. It'd clearly demonstrate that the universe, in all its infinite vastness, couldn't give a fuck if it wanted to. (If it did, it wouldn't have bothered existing in the first place, saving us all the trouble of worrying about whether or not we matter.)
that being said, don't let the universe and the atoms in the deep get you down. Much fun to be had while alive.
although, "to reproduce" does factor into this metaphor; if the universe was apathetic, it wouldn't go through the trouble of recreating life every time an organism dies out. It'd allow for a system in which the organism replicates itself, allowing babies to give other babies candies, and leave the system to its own devices.
of course, that's assuming the universe is apathetic, or even capable of being apathetic.
perhaps our own existence isn't a result of apathy, but rather, an accident. a happenstance. a coincidence. apathy implies not caring; perhaps the universe simply does not know.
That's more like an existentialist. An existentialist believes meaning exists, but it takes human mind and will for it to and only exists existentially in that internal context. A nihilist would say trying to find personal meaning is equally meaningless.