As much as I accept anyone's opinion on why they lift, the honest and most brutal truth is that life is just better.
Health? Yeah I don't give a fuck whether I die at 50 or 120, I know working out makes you live longer, heart runs better, bla bla bla. "for myself"? "for her"?
You wanna know why I lift? And why all you fuckers should continue lifting? Because life is MUCH better when you look good. People respect you more. You get higher paying jobs (dont tell me this isnt true, people hire based on looks) the difficulty knob on life gets turned waaaaay lower. People irl ask me why I lift and stuff, I dismiss them by saying "to look good" or "for myself" but they never know the fact that I only lift to be superior. Lifting will never solve all your problems, but it does make shit way easier.