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This post is the second in a series reflecting on the meaning of life and the importance of this question. These posts should be read in the order they are published as, starting at the 6th for example, dear reader, will mean the whole thing makes no sense. Happy reading!
Does life have to have meaning? This question is at the heart of our investigation into meaning. Why must life have meaning? Are we talking about life in general or our individual lives? I have a habit of taking vague topics and clarifying them as precisely as I can- narrowing down huge subjects- and this post will be no exception.
Let’s take life in general. If we compare ourselves simply to inanimate matter, which does not evolve by itself, then we can say that life, whether it has a meaning or not, is defined by its ability to evolve by itself. We can see that life clearly distinguishes itself from other elemental components of the universe like the planets, stars and gases. Let’s say that, other than the living elements, the rest of what makes up the universe, is not entirely known or understood. The particles which constitute these elements could have long since been extinguished, meaning that despite our ignorance of the whole, it is probable that from an observable point of view, there are only a few aspects yet to discover. The principle of action and reaction leads us to believe that we have well and truly identified a good amount of what there is to discover. Of course, if we end-up finding new techniques to improve our observations, the limits of this idea would be extended.
Until next time…
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Last Updated on January 7, 2022 by Coach Danny