Life’s Meaning

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few quotes from the work of  three authors who have apparently found a
common ground in answering the question: “What is the meaning of life?”

 “Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”

-Joseph Campbell-

“There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.”

-Anaïs Nin-

“In the beginning, God created the earth, and he looked upon it in his cosmic loneliness.

And God said, “Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see
what We have done.” And God created every living creature that now moveth,
and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. God leaned close to mud as man
sat, looked around, and spoke. “What is the purpose of all this?” he
asked politely.

“Everything must have a purpose?” asked God.

“Certainly,” said man.

“Then I leave it to you to think of one for all this,” said God.

And He went away.”

-Kurt Vonnegut-

It is not difficult to agree with these perspectives as a matter of empirical fact. If  life had a fixed and constant meaning for everyone, then we would have settled the issue
long ago. But ask anyone what the meaning of life is and you will get as many
answers as there are respondents.

Life’s meaning cannot be arbitrated for us by a dictionary. You cannot find life’s meaning the way you can find what a word’s meaning is by opening a dictionary. Because the meaning is intrinsic to the one who is asking the question. It is in each of us and as such, it is something that is subject  to our own creativity.

Next time you feel compelled to address the issue: What is the meaning of my life? Go inward, take a look at yourself, and ask yourself: Why would I want to go on living?

Your answer to that question will also tell you what the meaning of your life is.

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4 Responses to Life’s Meaning

  1. nonoy says:

    papano po ba buhayin ang anting anting

  2. urielarcangel says:

    love is god kaya po love meaning ng life para sakin godbless

    • Huber says:

      Dear RS,Because I didn’t know how to handle my Anting-antings, I did tnighs that weaken their efficacy Thanks for this post, I think I have to consecrate them again. Does it mean that they don’t have powers now? Will I wait for the 1st friday again to do the consecration? I have an enemy that hurt me so much, is it ok to make a curse against him while wearing my amulets? For I believe that if I have them, I don’t have the right to do evil tnighs. But how could I punish this person? Will I just forgive him? How could he pay for the bad tnighs he did?

  3. Glee says:

    Dear RS,Because I didn’t know how to handle my Anting-antings, I did thgins that weaken their efficacy Thanks for this post, I think I have to consecrate them again. Does it mean that they don’t have powers now? Will I wait for the 1st friday again to do the consecration? I have an enemy that hurt me so much, is it ok to make a curse against him while wearing my amulets? For I believe that if I have them, I don’t have the right to do evil thgins. But how could I punish this person? Will I just forgive him? How could he pay for the bad thgins he did?

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