By the way, just quickly, I want to caveat this with the disclosure that I am not the expert in meditation I would want to be...and a long journey on this road is just beginning for me.... but that's ok guys, you still get the benefits by trying!
Why meditate in a sentence...
You start to get you less swayed by your emotions/brain chatter and generally you begin to be more compassionate and content with the world.
Why meditate in better words (from an actual article!)
Where meditate in Oxford