The meaning of life

To search for the meaning of life is to assume there's an answer. But the meaning of life is a human question and a human invention. There is no one answer and so the meaning is what you make it.

We live because it's in our nature to keep living, and we look for meaning because it's in our nature to want more and want to be more than our nature.

Do not worry, do not fear, for it does not matter. So let us live. Before we die, we are alive, so accept your fate and live, let us really live for every breath taken is another moment we have stolen. There’s plenty time to die but not so much to live. So live now and die later. Live now because we don't know what tomorrow brings and not living is to deny our nature.

Life is not for keeps and death is but the price to pay for borrowed time when we never had for more. Encoded is our use by date to procreate and die, because evolution needs this space for future generations. We live, we die and we don't know why... but evolution is the why and the meaning is what we make it, so each must find their own.

Life's turnstile has always been peculiar.


 

MUSINGS

We live, we die and we know not why... Our's not to reason why, our's but to do and die. Blindfolded we walk through the garden. Into the valley of death and onward to oblivion... But before we die first we live. Let us live, let us really live.

Is the desire for life meaning part of a misplaced primal survival instinct to belong to a tribe stronger than oneself?

Perhaps life exists because it was inevitable: sooner or later, some time, some where and some how, life was inevitable, so why not now.

"Do not go gentle into that good night... Rage, rage against the dying of the light." I love these words from the Dylan Thomas poem, but it's much easier to accept fate than it is to fight the inevitable.

 

MUSIC

Danse Macabre, Camille Saint-Saƫns 1874

Everybody knows, Leonard Cohen 1988

Superman's Song, Crash Test Dummies 1991

MMM MMM MMM MMM, Crash Test Dummies 1993

Not Dark Yet, Bob Dylan 1997

Things Have Changed, Bob Dylan 2006

 

REFERENCE LINKS

Do not go gentle into that good night, Dylan Thomas 1951 (poem)

The Cube, 1997

The Platform, 2019

Saint Peter crucified upside down

Cross of Saint Peter

 

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