Little children are so curious.
They are always asking why this and why that. Why is the sky blue, and why is there sand on the beach? Why, why, why?
Isn't it sad that when we grow up we stop asking questions? It isn't so much that we know all the answers. It's more that we lose hope that there are any. In truth, some why questions aren't that important - and others don't seem to have answers we can understand. However, the one why that a thinking, intelligent human being can never stop asking is, Why am I here?
We go about life with plans and goals: I will live here. Get that job. Marry that sort of person. We have it all worked out. Yet, why do it? Forget philosophy, forget religion; one simple vital question demands an answer: What am I doing here; why was I created?
In Two Worlds, One Chance, a fascinating story and a unique dialogue between a teacher and a (former) student, famed educator Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier, of TheShmuz.com, helps us understand what life is really about.