Many people, especially those who like to debate the existence of a higher power ("God"), are familiar with Pascal's wager. It basically states the following in an attempt to logically convince people that there's no disadvantage to living a religious life:
|God Exists||God Doesn't Exist|
|Religious Life||Eternal happiness||Nothing Happens|
|Non-Religious Life||Eternal suffering||Nothing Happens|
|God Exists||God Doesn't Exist||Evil God Exists|
|Religious Life||Eternal happiness||Nothing Happens||Eternal suffering|
|Non-Religious Life||Eternal suffering||Nothing Happens||It depends|
|Evil Life||Eternal Suffering||Nothing Happens||Eternal Happiness|
Most religious texts and non-religious philosophies agree that a person should be productive and produce good things for his or her society. But be careful, don't be too good and pull an Arachne! If you boast that you've done something as well as a god might have, you'll get turned into a spider! What if the final judgment is performed by a giant, omnipotent version of the stereotypical college math professor? Only those who remember how to integrate arbitrary trigonometric functions will get eternal bliss!
And you can keep adding to the table, growing it into infinity. Eventually, with some fuzzy math involving infinite improbabilities, you arrive exactly where you were before you ever heard of Pascal's wager: utterly clueless.
While we can't at present prove anything about any higher power's existence or lack thereof (the subject of much debate and another blog post. Before you start whining, note that I haven't taken a side here), we can definitively say that we don't know anything about how to live our lives in relation to said higher power.
So in closing, go do whatever you were doing for whatever reason you were doing it. I'm not (at present) trying to convince you of anything except that Pascal's wager is a nice, simplified, horridly inaccurate way of describing life.
Edit: In no way am I suggesting that you go out and live a life of evil villainy. For whatever reason you choose, be good.