I like to think that my goal in life is to do as much good as I can. Probably in some kind of utilitarian sense; I have yet to read a lot more about utilitarianism. Since I don't know what is good and especially what is the most good I can do, I am currently learning as fast as I can about relevant topics.
Unfortunately, a few months ago a question crossed my mind:
If I had to choose between the following options, which would I accept?
It's hard. I really like my life, and I'm really curious to know how things are going to turn out.
So it's more honest to admit that what I want in life is a combination of the following: doing as much good as I can; getting happiness, knowledge, power, fame, a sense of meaning and intelligence; interacting with smart and interesting people; deferring the moment of my own death (going as far as I can in the future to see what it's going to be like); and more things I have yet to acknowledge or formulate.