Friday, March 16, 2012

The meaning of life…

This is probably one of the most controversial themes, as there are so many opinions, answers, etc as there are people on Earth. Of course, I don’t claim I’m the ultimate expert, yet there are so many different cocky and complacent statements about this important issue, that I couldn’t refrain from writing down this note/post.
Many people would say the most important in life are health and money and the many ways to earn (or steal) them. These guys usually explain that with the enough quantity of them, one could achieve anything else. Many others proclaim that marriage and raising kids have to be the ultimate meaning in anyone’s life and without them life would be worthless. “Quite the contrary!” will be the answer of some men and women who would point out marriage and children are just a necessary form of slavery. Then, they would underline that fun and pleasure (of any kind but mostly the pleasure of drinking alcohol and having sex) would be the activities all the people should strive for if they want to have a real life… There are some other guys who would be horrified hearing such statements (I guess I could be put in this category, at least to some extent). Their opinion is that no one should feel alive if there isn’t at least some creativity in our life, like discovering a scientific fact, useful mechanism, new way to produce vital products, etc; creating a masterpiece, no matter whether it will be a painting, book, or a movie; finding a universal truth which could help a lot of people to live a better life, etc.
There is some truth in any of these opinions, I couldn’t deny obvious facts . I guess no one should force his or her way of thinking or way of life to others (except in some special occasions like religious fanatics’ intentions to kill innocent people, or suicidal attempts because of wrong thinking, a great loss, “meaningless” existence, etc). We have to respect our differences, because if we were all equal there wouldn’t be (and will not be in the future too) any evolution, so we wouldn’t exist? This is what all the fanatics (religious or of any other kind) have to remember when trying to change anyone’s actions or thoughts according to their beliefs or convictions.
One of the good ways, I think, to deal with such narrow-minded people or with our conditions of depression, etc is (and will always be) remembering or discovering some good quotes. They could help anyone realize how stupid and slow-witted we are from time to time, how simple and wonderful our life could turn out to be, how helpful some wisdom at the right moment and place is, etc:
Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself. G. Bernard Shaw.
Life in itself has no meaning, life is an opportunity to create a meaning. (not sure about the author, but when I remember or find him/her, I’ll change the post).
To be dead doesn't mean to lie breathless 6 feet under the ground... It's rather to go to the same boring work everyday from 8,30 a.m. till 5 p.m., do the same stupid things over and over again, fulfill the expectations of all the other boring/dull people, or feel that any change will bring destructions and chaos... my future Space Ghosts or Space Hide and Seek.

These are just a few of the quotes which could be useful, I guess anyone could share a lot more?,,,,,,

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