When I look at the full spectrum of life on this planet, then yes, life makes sense. However, if I isolate my perspective to the human involvement in life, things get all screwed up.
In the natural world, life brings beauty, diversity, and balance. Life pervades even some of the most hostile environments.
Humans are notoriously failure-driven creatures. From birth, we are told what we are not, what we can't do, and what we will never be. The realm of universal possibilities seems to have been snatched from us at birth. Instead, we are force-fitted into ridiculous molds which have nothing to do with the purpose for living.
If we spend less time gloating over our silicon-infested technology and more time understanding the natural world, and if we're really as intelligent as we claim, we just might get it. Otherwise, we'll just keep doing the same stupid things and keep getting the same stupid results.
In short, the purpose of life is to enrich the world with who we really are, not who we think we are. We are more powerful, good, and deserving of the wonderful things in life than we believe. God, the Universe, Mother Nature, etc. put everything on this earth that we need to survive and thrive--gratis. Man, in his infinite "wisdom", made it challenging to acquire life's necessities by inventing money. Think about it.