When we know that we don’t know anything.
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This post is the fourth in a series reflecting on the meaning of life and the importance of this question. These posts are best read in the order they were published. Starting at the 6th post in the series, for example, will mean that nothing makes sense to you, dear reader. Happy reading!
Isn’t ‘the source’ what Neo was looking for in Matrix? Anyone who is searching for the meaning of life is looking for ‘the source.’ Today, the majority of elements which make up that part of our universe which is known, have answers. What we call science is nothing more than a generally accepted rationale on the elements of existence. Philosophy, which gave way to science for many of the more tangible things, has understood this well. Many different disciplines have tried their hand at explaining the intangible, but philosophy remains my favourite, as well as the most satisfying. Philosophy helps us to accept that not everything can be explained, at least not yet. Philosophy never shies away from a challenge but simply offers up the tools for us to use when addressing these unanswered questions. For me, philosophy is the science of the unfinished.
This is why, in my view, the answer to the question ‘What is the meaning of life?’ should be explored philosophically. Perhaps one day science will eventually be able to shed some light on these questions, but for the time being, philosophy is ready and able to accompany us on our journey of discovery.
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Last Updated on January 7, 2022 by Coach Danny