It's quite simple, really: A public pension, encouragement to keep going, and assurance that not all the stories worth telling have been told.
"None of us know what will happen. Don't spend time worrying about it. Make the most beautiful thing you can. Try to do that every day. That's it." ~Laurie Anderson
What is the purpose of blogging? Should you get into it? In short: (1) it is better than social media and (2) one of the best ways for us to cultivate the Internet for future generations.
A famous poet and an English critic read 'The Lord of the Rings' and had surprisingly similar things to say about the function of imagination.