Meaning of Life IIMeaning of Life: What is it?Alright boys and girls, here's the big question: What is the meaning of life? From the drift of what I was getting at last time, it seems that I wanted to say that the meaning of life is to actualize whatever values any individual hold to be important for themselves. In all honesty, I think it's too hasty to make that conclusion. To make this claim is to say that the meaning of life has an objective definition, realized by a series of subjective components. (Meaning, there is only one true definition of the meaning of life, but people go about achieving it differently.) I'm hesitant to defend this claim; I don't know if the meaning of life should be objective.About two weeks ago, me and a couple of friends were having a chat with one of our professors. A friend of mine asked the professor, semi-jokingishly, what was the meaning of life. My professor gave us a paradoxical answer, but probably also the best one I've heard as of yet. He said to us:The
Meaning of Life IMeaning of Life: We wonder about it all the timeEverybody is going about looking for the meaning of life. No, it's probably a little more than just "42", if you were going to stop me there. Admit or not, even if you're one of those people who say "I just live life as it comes to me, I don't contemplate about the meaning behind it", chances are, you're just fooling yourself because the question is too hard. Much easier to just avoid it, no?We all ask about the meaning of life; think about it this way. Everyday we ask "why": "why should I lend you twenty bucks", "why can't I just sleep in", "why do I have to eat these horrible tasting burssel sprouts"
Every time we ask a "why" question we're essentially contemplating the meaning of life. Sounds a little radical, I know. Let's take the sleeping in example and examine it.You, an university student just like me, gets violently woken up at 8:30am. It's a Thursday. You reach for your alarm and turn it off after two failed atte