Some people dedicate their lives to finding answers to these questions. Some people search for it in their youth and then maybe conform to the pressure of parents or society and go on to get a job as a lawyer or a doctor, just to find out 25 years later that this was not the right choice for them at all.
Some never had the time and space to ask these questions early, but they come to it after many years of professional life and still feel unfulfilled.
Some go through this process as they raise their kids leave the nest. They start to wonder what comes next and have they done their best in the time they had.
According to Sankya philosophy everyone goes through different cycles (Doshas) in life and those cycles may have very unique activity and purpose to fulfill (Purushartha). Vedic astrology helps one understand these periods and guides one to being able to fulfill one’s purpose in this period of time as well as throughout one’s life.