If evolution is real why are there still monkeys? How can we be descended from monkeys if they are around today? is one of the most frequently asked questions about evolution.
The Short answer is we did not evolve from monkeys. We have common ancestor with apes millions of years ago. Monkeys and us equally evolved and still evolving. They evolve from the common ancestor in their own way and we evolve our own way. Evolution does not have a goal, We human are not the greatest stage in the evolution.