I'm an undergraduate math major and I really enjoy pure math. I don't really have a specific area of interest yet, but I'm looking. That being said, I often ask myself the question "what's the point of pure math?" and "what is it good for?" and struggle to find answers to these questions. I'm able to understand and appreciate the beauty in pure math (and that's very rewarding), but to me this doesn't seem like enough of a reason to dedicate myself to pure math. Do any people in math community (including people who do math/research for a living) have any views on how I can look at this question, or any interesting answers?
Again, I'm not really looking for something along the lines of "because math is so beautiful" or "math in itself is an art" - I completely agree with that. But why should I (or anyone) pursue it? Is there nothing else to it other than furthering its own results/solving its own problems?
PS - I'm also not looking for answers along the lines of "but what's the point of sports that way?" -- the point of sports is to entertain/involve people in an activity (you can disagree with this, but that's not important to my question). Tldr - I still can't properly answer the following question to myself: what's the point of pure math?