>>206303>lives in general have been progressively better
I think this one is a bit too subjective. After all, everyone seems to have its own vision on life and different goals that have to be satisfied in order to be considered better. I can't compare my life now to a description of one that was centuries ago and say that mine is better, there are way too many things to consider and "better" is still a matter of opinion, but what is known for certain is that bad things happened back then, they happen now and in the future.
Also, what do you mean by "better"? Because for me, better is not enough.
>if you're happy why do you care if you're delusional? yet if you're delusional you won't recognize you're delusional
Because i think truth is better than happiness. I like to be intelligent and to deal with everything and never hide like a coward. I'm more positive with knowing reality and suffer than being happy in a fake mental bubble. I can't say i hate happiness but i obviously don't consider it to be the biggest achievement.
>do you have a sense of higher purpose?
I haven't found a purpose it life. There is none. If you want to have one, you'll have to embrace delusion too.
I find life itself to be inperfect and inefficient. Everywhere i look there is good and bad, an upside and a downside and the only way to fix the inperfection is to unroot the problem; in this case getting rid of life. All of it.
Inexistence lacks both of them. And that's truly something im content with.