The 21st century: Is there a "cause greater than oneself" anymore? It seems that in today's society, (heavily consumer and inidividual based), there isn't much to live for other than the satisfaction of the self. Sure there's "Donate $10 to Haiti" and events like that, but these causes are very temporary and after they're gone, they leave a vacuum. Thus, is there a grand, encompassing, seemingly permanent cause anymore? I used to think striving for the Technological Singularity was my cause... but why should it be? Nobody beyond certain comp sci, physics,etc "nerds" really seem to care. Then there's the issue of "what if it never happens?"... then what cause do we turn to? If Singularity is one's cause, why should he choose a career in accountancy, for instance, over computer science? Should we just turn to religion for solace/cause instead? Ok, that's kind of what's been on my mind... it seems jumbled and naive. Well, I recently turned 18 and realized that there's something absent from the way society has become; not looking much beyond self activities such as TV and living alone rather than in communities. Has anyone here ever felt a need to find a meaning, due to these reasons?