Alicia Keys Asks: Why Are We Here?

Alicia Keys Asks: Why Are We Here?

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Posted
10/2/14
By
NICHOLAS KRISTOF

Alicia Keys is a superstar singer who has mostly kept her clothes on and gossip off. So what is she doing in this photo, dressed only in a peace sign?Her answer has to do with the purpose of life.  Last month, as she was sickened by grim news — from the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., to the toll in Gaza and Syria — a friend of hers lobbed a provocative question about the meaning of our existence: Why are you here?

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