From the time you were born, gained your senses, you were tutored to compete. Compete against others to get ahead of them, compete against yourself to further the cause. Compete.
In the midst you forgot the purpose. You adapted to the robotic programming, kept on competing, rising, falling, picking yourself up again, and running.
The purpose was to get a good life. Whats a good life. Nobody told you to stop and figure that out for yourself.
Your benchmarks are defined by others, your path is laid out to you by others, and you are constantly chasing moving milestones.
The moment you think you have reached one, it moves to the next, and you are constantly just Running to Stand Still.