Past life theory suddenly makes a lot of sense.
I can also save you time, ExistentialPenguin.com is taken. A DC housewife mother of one blogs her pensive world via it.
If you combine those two elements you have a perfectly sound explanation.
Existential Penguins make seemingly unwise, unpenguiny, decisions but may well simply be enlightened and leave their collective huddled lives to waddle towards metaphoric goals, [like far away mountains] to die and be recast as evolved yet vaguely unfulfilled DC housewifes.
How many of us I wonder used to be Penguins?
I find this video comic. The choral background, the clipped German [Werner Herzog] accent, the question posed "But why?"
I've watched it 4 times already, it keeps getting funnier. I don't want to overdo it, I'll probably only watch it once more today.
For those interested existentialcrisispenguin.com is still available.