Meaning Of Life Is there a meaning to life? First, to clear up any misunderstandings in the next few paragraphs you are about to read, I shall explain a few things. I am not talking about the individual people in our lives, that mean so much to us, or individual lives. That is a whole other matter. What I mean by the “meaning of life”, is the greater picture. There are people all over the world, doing their own thing, living their own lives, in their own areas.
Is there a point to this? The people themselves, benefit from learning and having experiences while they’re alive, but then they die, and all they have accomplished, ends. Then the process begins all over again with the next generation. So one purpose for life is established. We are here to reproduce. It has been genetically coded into us, and with little prompting, we continue to produce tiny versions of ourselves.
But, is there a POINT to this? Well, I solemnly believe not. Some people say the point of life, is to have fun and make others happy. Righto then. Sure, that’s a good thing to do, I don’t disagree with that. But in terms of the big picture, what does it exactly accomplish? A person lives their life, has fun, and perhaps has the knack of making lots of other people happy in the process, then that person dies.
And so eventually, do all the other people they brought happiness to. And through different generations come people who have the same philosophy…same thing, just happening later in time, with different people. Nothing has been accomplished..So, this obviously cannot be the point of life, unless it’s inventor has the same intellect as that of pond scum. I would like to think otherwise, so I am interested in finding another answer. Other people believe that God is the point of life. God gives us a booklet of rules and regulations, for us to be eligible to receive his personal ‘attention’. We respect his wishes and act accordingly, as to how we believe he would like us to act.
Then, it is thought, he looks after us and takes care of us. I find this theory hard to grasp..God, usually, is seen as this great celestial being, that is far more advanced and powerful than any person here on Earth. He has these ‘talents’ and powers by simply..not being one of us. So, there’s God…Way up there, looking down upon us. Earth must seem like a little ant farm to him.
If he’s up there, looking down and watching over us, how is it so many horrible things happen in the world? Some of you may say it’s because the people that these things happened to, weren’t behaving how they should have been, how God would have liked them to. Or that God allows us to make choices, good or bad. Ok, then that would mean to me that God is an unforgiving and unsympathetic, celestial meanie. Why should he watch us create misery, see wars break out, while he remains aloof, superior and more powerful than us? I say that’s unfair. Perhaps one reason for him would be, because it’s more ‘fun’ to us be so ‘handicapped’ in the celestial scheme of things. It provides more entertainment, more adventure, and it’s harder. And because it’s harder, he knows there will be more rewards for us when we succeed in being “good”.
Something is obviously amiss with this plan, since we continue to do the same things over and over again through the generations, and centuries. We just do not learn this particular philosophy of his. Perhaps he could have let us work the controls? Do you think God has been GOOD at it? Heck no. Look at the world’s history..It hasn’t exactly been a bed full of roses. Sure, God tried.
But while the footy game was on tv, he forgot to cut some of the thorns off the roses when he was preparing Earth’s future. You reckon we could do any worse? I don’t think so. Seems to me we’d all have just as much luck, even more so, at running a world, than God would. Even if God really was this powerful, wise, kind and forgiving fellow, why is he running a world? He obviously hasn’t succeeded in achieving much. Humanity hasn’t made any real accomplishments (I’m not talking technology..I’m talking about discovering anything that would lead us to understanding why we are here at all).
What’s in it for him, to be our celestial babysitter? Is it to see the reward of us succeeding, and being ‘at one’ with ourselves? If that was it, then when will somebody please explain to him that that’s impossible, unless he renders us all as vegetables. Humans have been given a mind that allows us to think, to ponder, to contemplate. If we are in a thinking state, don’t you think SOMETHING will come across our minds, in the period of existing and experiencing that will trigger off a thought of not being, so ‘pleased-as-punch’ with ourselves? Highly likely, I would say. Maybe God wants us to ‘learn’ from our mistakes, and that is the challenge/point of life? If that’s the case, God is not as wise as we all thought. The lucky people that do learn their important lessons through life, all inevitably die, and so too, does their knowledge and experiences.
Ah, but what about history text, you say. I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed that we, as a people, tend to only ‘really’ understand the importance of lessons until we’ve learnt them ourselves. First generation learns, profits from that information, then dies. Second generation, does the same thing. Nothing gained in the big picture there. You might say the answer to this ‘going around the mulberry bush’, might be for the young people to simply take heed of what their elders say, no questions asked.