There is no point to DayZ.
There are no objectives. You can’t win, nor progress, nor develop any significant power advantage over the environment, PvE, or other players. You invest hours on end only to lose it all in the blink of an eye.
All you can do is try to survive.
You never thrive in DayZ. You are always one meal away from death. Around every bend in the road, in every building, every step you take brings you closer to your eventual demise. You will die. There is no survival.
Why then do I find myself on the tail end of a ten-hour DayZ marathon, wishing I could skip sleep and work and log in for another ten?