When we have difficulty understanding.
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This post is the twenty fifth 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!
It is during adolescence, although earlier in some rare circumstances, that the question of the meaning of life occurs to us. This question crops up when we have amassed enough information on the activities in our own lives and those of others. We combine this info and analyse it, looking for correlations or any other relation between the two.
There comes a time when the amount of information we have gathered exceeds our capacity for analysis and this triggers in us a sense of confusion. We try firstly to find the meaning of our own lives by comparing it to those of others. In the case of environmentalism, for example, we start out building our model by firstly excluding ourselves. This model is built in an effort to find meaning, and I must stipulate that in most cases this happens straight away. We are simply looking for problems. Humans are solution-orientated machines. Nature has blessed us with a brain, a brain that has made its way through millions of rounds of natural selection and, of course, those who have been lucky enough to inherit one which has successfully jumped through all of these hoops, have been able to survive, to find a mate, and then pass on their genetic code to their offspring.
Until next time…
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Translation by Heidi Dewhirst: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-virginia-dewhirst-142983a4/
Last Updated on November 3, 2022 by Coach Danny