The Meaning Of Life
So I was really kind of bored the other day and I started thinking about the meaning of life.
So...The meaning of life? What is it?
It’s a question that most of us have wondered, sometime in our life, I would guess. It’s one of those questions that you can’t Google and get a straight answer.
Why do we live? When a person is suicidal they say they have nothing to live for. It seems that society thinks that it is our job to tell them that they do have a reason to live. That there are so many wonderful reasons to live. But what are they? My life revolves around doing homework and studying for tests. So I will do well in school. So that I’ll get a place in college. Then I’ll do more study so that I graduate with a degree so I’ll get a job. So I’ll work to earn a living to pay for food. To pay for shelter. My life will constantly be a battle to get to the next step. My life, and many others, it is just about continuing on. Just keep going. That is all.
But why do we keep going? Why? My life has no great meaning. There is no reason for me to live. Maybe if you’re in love its different.Maybe that's why love is so magical, because that person. They give you a reason to life. They provide meaning in an otherwise black hole. As do your friends.
Life revolves around our needs. Trying to satisy our needs. Food, shelter, companionship. We don’t like to be hungry. To be cold. To be alone.
What is life? Why have we been placed here on earth. My mother’s hairdresser, she thinks that Earth is Hell. She says there are so many awful things that happen every day in our world that this must be hell. My cousin, she’s in love, she thinks earth is heaven. There are so many things to be thankful for every day. Maybe earth is a mixture of heaven and hell. Or maybe neither exists.
I don’t think there is a meaning to life, or at least I don't claim to know what it is. But to think that, is to be left with nothing. There is nothing to live for. That is not a safe thought. To have no reason to live. Why am I living? You see, human beings, we need to search for the answer to the meaning of life. We need an answer. There has to be a reason. Because If there is no meaning to life, well then we are left with nothing. For human beings, there must be a reason for everything. We NEED to find a meaning in everything. Finding meaning in things, its kind of like having a conscience. So humans, we have created a meaning in things. We have created the meaning that for a wife to kiss somebody other than her husband if you are married that, that is wrong. To respect your parents, that is right. To murder somebody, that is wrong. To give money to the poor, that is right. We cannot live without meaning.
We need meaning in our life. Searching for the meaning of life, maybe that's what keeps us all alive. If we were to find out there was no meaning to life...well then what?
~ This has been a long, boring blog post