"What's the meaning of it all? We wake up in the morning, have our breakfast, work our way through the day, have the rest of our meals and sleep, just to find ourselves wake up and repeat the whole things again. What's the point of it all, when we live like an animal? "
People who think like this are missing one big point: The meaning of your life is yours to create. You don't look for it in the mundane routines, instead, you infuse meaning into them so that they are meaningful.
The study of virology and pharmacology does not imply that we should just sit down and wait for what happens. What's matter is WHAT YOU DO ABOUT IT?!
Plus, animals, like my little friend in the picture, do not live a meaningless life. Look at their eyes, they are full of attachment and of content. They are over-qualified to pass Nietzsche's test of recurrence eternity.
Sometimes we forget the fact that we are animals, and the description of "animal" should not bear the negative, idiotic meaning. If we are trully more intelligent, whether we are in a better position to judge the "meaning of life" is still very questionable.