Published on March 10, 2014
LET US BROOD OVER… Philosophical,Theological and Scientific Perspectives
We don’t want an answer. Do we? - If there is an answer, will it not destroy colour of life. We don’t need an answer. Do we? – We are pretty much satisfied with our lives. We know not all questions have answers. –Why to waste our time? NOT Believe me, because you are going to do this. Not today. But one day, when the gap between your life of imagination and reality will increase, maybe then -> That EE-310 guy was smart! “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
LET US START WITH… PLATO “attaining the highest form of knowledge” “achieving the Highest Good-that is eudaemonia” ARISTOTLE ARISTIPPUS “pleasure is the supreme good” MARCUS AURELIUS “freedom from suffering (stoicism)”
KANT “single moral obligation: the Categorical Imperative” “greatest happiness principle-as much happiness to as many” JEREMY BENTHAM FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE “life is without objective meaning (nihilism)” WILLIAM JAMES “useful understanding of life is more important than searching for an impractical abstract truth about life (pragmatism)”
TOWARDS 20TH CENTURY… KIERKEGAARD “life is full of absurdity, and one must make own values in an indifferent world (existentialism)” “3 ways (absurdism): 1. Suicide (escaping existence) 2. Religious Beliefs (psychological suicide) 3. Acceptance of Absurd” ALBERT CAMUS BERTRAND RUSSEL “to say that life,itself, has meaning, is a misuse of language. Meaning in life results from life events” VIKTOR FRANKL “what is the meaning of life?— evaporates when one is fully engaged in life.The question then morphs into more specific worries such as "What delusions am I under?"
FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF CHRISTIANITY to seek divine salvation through the grace of God and intercession of Christ to worship the creator Allah by abiding by the divine guidelines revealed in the Qur'an and the tradition of the prophet ISLAM HINDUISM the meaning of life is tied up in the concepts of karma,samsara, and moksha. BUDDHISM Does not speak about meaning of life,but about the potential of human life to become free from both suffering and rebirth through Nirvana
AND NOW… THE UNIVERSE “Origins and ultimate fate of the universe-Big Bang” “if there is a primary function to life,it is the replication of DNA and the survival of one's genes” BIOLOGICAL ORIGIN TERROR MANAGEMENT THEORY “human meaning is derived from a fundamental fear of death, and values are selected when they allow us to escape the mental reminder of death” ANSWER TO EVERYTHING “after seven and a half million years of calculation by a giant supercomputer called Deep Thought, which explains that "I think the problem, is that you've never actually known what the question is.”
SADLY, ANSWER IS ‘IT DEPENDS’. To live one's dreams. To seek happiness and flourish. To become the best version of yourself. To survive, that is, to live as long as possible, including pursuit of immortality (through scientific means). To achieve biological perfection To replicate, to reproduce. "The 'dream' of every cell is to become two cells." To seek wisdom and knowledge To do good, to do the right thing (help others, end suffering) To have a pure soul and experience God To seek beauty in all its forms To love those who mean the most. To rule the world.
YOU To live one's dreams. To seek happiness and flourish. To become the best version of yourself. To survive, that is, to live as long as possible, including pursuit of immortality (through scientific means). To achieve biological perfection To replicate, to reproduce. "The 'dream' of every cell is to become two cells." To seek wisdom and knowledge To do good, to do the right thing (help others, end suffering) To have a pure soul and experience God To seek beauty in all its forms To love those who mean the most. To rule the world.
According to Human Needs Psychology, a theory developed by Tony Robbins, there are six fundamental needs that govern us: Certainty Uncertainty Significance Connection Growth Contribution So, now your meaning of life comes to what the things you need the most in life. That leaves us at two fold solution to the original problem: 1. The people who know what they need. 2. The people who don’t know that.
Answer is easy! “The true meaning of life is to give our life meaning.”— Tate T. Weber It is the spoon! Significance Certainty Growth Contribution Let me tell you a story!
BUT FOR THOSE WHO WERE NOT BORN WITH THE SPOON THAT GIRL IS A METAPHOR She could be anyone. UX/UI Beauty
So, for those who were not born with the spoon, all you need is: FIND ONE. IT’S OKAY TO BE LOST AT TIMES, SOMETIMES TO BE DELUDED OR TO CRY. IN THE END IT’S GOING TO END ANYWAYS.
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