Why does the universe exist?

Ideally, humankind should forget about this word called the universe for it is misleading. In fact, humankind should forget about words altogether for it is the word (self) that speaks all words. Truth is simple. All this is self experiencing itself as self-differentiated so not to be alone. The purpose of all self-perceived differentiation is companionship, friendship, love.
~ Wald Wassermann