What if I just live my life as any other occupant of this planet? What is so bad about that? If I am no worse than Joe the UPS driver or Bob the mechanic, will HASHEM really be upset with me?
In this Shmuz we are brought to understand how great the human is and how much he can accomplish. Within the context of this understanding, the question of “What am I accomplishing with my life?” becomes much more acute. If I truly have great potential and I am wasting it, if I am “living like a rock,” will I be held responsible and have to answer for it?