So i just got off work, had a small glass of sunny delight and vodka, (half and half I’d say) and I am now drunk. I’m home alone and just thinking a lot, I like to write so thought I’d make a post. I have a full time job for the first time in my life. I have worked two part time jobs, and gone to school at the same time. But now I just have one full time job. And that’s it. To be honest, it’s killing me. 5 days out of the week, for 8-10 hours each day, I am just working working working. And thinking. If I’m working by myself. Today I decided I know what the meaning of life is. I’ll try to explain.
So I’ve heard this question a lot. What is the meaning of life? First of all, why does it even have to have meaning? Why can’t we just be living organisms that happen to be living on earth and we’re just super smart and we’ve created all these awesome things? Why does there have to be any sort of gold at the end of the rainbow, so to speak. I’m guilty of this though, thinking there is some sort of goal. Or purpose to life. That we’re all here for a reason. Well, today I decided, I don’t think that’s true. And I’m young so who knows I might change my mind someday. But I mean, we are just animals. Smart animals. But why are we any more important than a tree or a small puddle of water? We kind of just happened…I think. I don’t know if there’s a God, but I don’t think Christianity and the whole idea of God existing makes sense to me. So I guess I’m agnostic.
Anyways…. I’m leaning more towards the side of the big bang theory rather than a God just taking Earth and putting all these awesome things onto it. Where the fuck did we come from? And why are we here? What’s going to happen when we die? I don’t know, you don’t know, nobody knows.
All I know, is I’m alive. I’m here, on Earth, with all of you, wherever you are. I’ve been thinking about the whole ‘world ending in 2012’ thing. To be honest, it scares me. If we have any sort of purpose it’s to take care of the Earth we’re living on and since not everyone does that, I wouldn’t be surprise if Mother Nature got pissed and killed us all.
If there is any sort of meaning to this life, it’s to help each other. And help the Earth, so we can all stay alive. Earth is so big compared to us, I think people just take it for granted and think it’s going to keep us alive forever. Or we think “cool the world probably won’t end in my lifetime so why should I give a shit?” But think about how small Earth is compared to the rest of outer space. We are nothing! We are so small and microscopic. We are all just small tiny living bits of nothing.
I’m drunker than I thought I was when I started typing this.
You sure can articulate your thoughts well when drunk, haha. I cant even get through a post with no spelling mistakes sober.
But @meghan, I agree with you whole heartedily, one of the biggest keys to living a good life is helping others along the way. Maybe the key to your existences, is making someone elses existence better? Its funny how when we build machines, they are all made up of just smaller parts all working together to make the whole thing work. But at the same time, so many people fail to understand that these “machines” we build, we should be exactly like them; as a single, we can do things and make ourselves happier, but its only when we all work together that life as a whole “works” and improves.
@yoinkie, Yeah! Seems everyone is just “too busy” for each other. And maybe I just have shitty friends. And pick shitty people to try and be close to. I don’t know. But it seems like people won’t do for me what I would do for them. I thought love meant being selfless. :(
And I talk a lot better when I’m under the influence lol but trust me I made a few typos. I proofread it lol
Well, the terms meaning and goal are different. I think meaning would imply a reason for us being here, which I don’t know, or care to know. Whatever that reason maybe, however, the fact of the matter is, we are here, and now it’s up to you to set a goal of what you want to accomplish while on Earth. I’m not saying that it is necessary to want to accomplish something, but without a doubt, your existence will make an impact.
@meghan, You are not drunk enough to be confused, it seems, so no worries there. It’s quite obvious what your view is and the way you are trying to explain is sound.
Here’s is where I will contradict you somewhat: I agree that we are no better than the other life on earth…plant, animal, earth, sky…we are all equal and I think that when we lose connection to this our views turn quite cynical and we lose a grip on the purpose of living (yes, I do think that there is one).
The purpose of life is to do as much with your time as you can. We all come from and release the same energy over and over, a scientific process I am sure you can agree to. I feel that we are doing our part if the time we have with this energy is used to promote as much other life as possible, and to respect the cycle that exists.
I always greet the Big Bang with some skepticism, only because when thinking of where it all started, the Big Bang doesn’t answer one simple question: If the big Bang caused all this, what caused it…and what caused the thing that caused the thing that caused the Big bang…and what caused that? We are left with an endless cycle of creation, immeasurable by our science and philosophy. This is where we turn to a deity, or some supreme being capable of seeing the connections we are not.
I believe that something else exists because I think we, as a species, just do not have the capacity to even accurately describe where we came from. Something out there has to have the answers that we cannot have. Being as relative as we are, it’s hard to see how we could be the only group in charge of thinking about these things.
Also, I do not suspect the world will end this December. There is a lot to suggest that people are just trying to turn nothing into something for a prophet, but nonetheless, I could always be wrong. If we do cease to exist, I can only hope that my time on earth was spent well enough to satisfy both myself and whatever decides to judge me in the world after (if there is one).
@meghan, It does seem like everyone is always too busy for others. Not a lot of selfless acts left in the world, seems like there are always hidden agendas. But I dont think we can just write off everyone just yet, everyone comes to terms with things differently. I’m sure the younger version of myself was quite the asshole, but as things and life happen, you learn things and most importantly, learn to be a better you. You just always be yourself, and that much should never change. If you believe in karma(I do), remember that karma doesnt look at what everyone around you does, it looks at you alone.
@lytning91, I’m glad you mentioned the cycle of life because I forgot to mention that. I think that’s another big part of our meaning or purpose. I do agree with what you said about doing as much as we can with our time. I agree completely with that. The song “Time” by Pink Floyd really puts things into perspective about how short our human lives are. And sad it is when you waste it. And yeah- Big Bang Theory- Idk. It just makes the most sense most to me at the time being I guess. Things are just flying around in space and hitting each other and one of those things happened to be just right distance away from Earth to have the right climate and environment for life to form. And so it did. Life formed, and evolved. And here we are.
But I call myself an agnostic because I guess I’m still not sure. There could be a creator, and the big bang could be total bullshit. It’s crazy how much we don’t know. I almost wish I didn’t think about it so much because my mind just starts to run around in circles.
And I sure hope the world doesn’t end in December! I watched a show on solar flares and it seems pretty possible. Zombie apocalypse? Who knows. I’m scared and don’t want it to happen. There’s a lot of shit I wanna do and six months isn’t enough time.
Also, one thing that makes it hard for me is when I think to myself that if God is real why doesn’t he give me a sign, and then if something strange happens, I blow it off and just think it could be a coincidence.
@yoinkie, I agree I was an asshole too lol. And you’re right! That’s why I’m so excited about life! Because I just keep trying to find ways to make myself better and excel. I know I’m capable of so many things, I just can’t wait to see what I can accomplish. I know I’m not the best friend in the world, but I sure try to be. One of my friends just kind of pissed me off tonight which is why I started talking about that. But yeah I do believe in karma. And yeah! “You are who you are when no one else is around.”
@meghan, When I referenced the Big Bang I was saying that those things that were “just flying around in space” had to some from somewhere. The Big Bang only explains us…it doesn’t explain itself…it’s origins are unknown, even if it is the actual answer for where we came from. This is the reason that I think something greater must have started the whole collision, because as we all are aware, life has a beginning and an end.
I am no stranger to lying awake all night, unable to quench my desire for knowledge, head swarming with crazy thoughts until I get so frustrated that I most watch TV or something to get my mind off of things long enough to sleep. If I didn’t have some sort of stimulus to distract me I would be an insomniac.
For all of the information circulating about polar shifting, planetary alignment, and Mayan doomsdays there are legitimate sources from expert scientists insuring that all such things are completely off of the radar. Then you have the people that say the government is trying to hide this from us…then you have the people saying the government could never silence every single scientist in the world except that ONE that ‘leaked’.
I do not think that God can talk to us in the ways we want, and I don’t think it would work well for our species to just be given anything. We evolved from the confines of the earth and I think that limits what we can and cannot perceive of the ‘other’ to a large, almost infinite degree. Yes, I wish I had proof but I think that, since we can really never have anything beyond relative opinion, we can never really ‘know’ much of anything.
“We evolved from the confines of the earth and I think that limits what we can and cannot perceive of the ‘other’ to a large, almost infinite degree”
Sometimes I just want to grab religious people by the shoulders and tell them that. Especially my Dad. Though the sad fact of the matter is I know it still would not change his “world view” as he puts it….(it should really be a universe view anyway)
@meghan, This is the stuff that can be so fun to think about, yet so frustrating. I don’t know why I thought of this, but I think you might like this Through the Wormhole Episode (and who doesn’t like Morgan Freeman). It talks a lot about consciousness, and when I think about a God or the meaning of life, consciousness seems to be synonymous. My favorite part is when they discuss quantum entanglement about our consciousness permeating the fabric of the universe itself, and becoming all knowing (or at least that what I got out of it, haha). That part is about 15 mins in. Just a theory, but given meditation and such, who knows? :)
@meghan, lol I made sure I was clean before I came in hear spilling all my thoughts on you, like beer from my Solo™ Cup. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your buzz and have a fantastic day of work tomorrow. Make a friend out of an enemy or something.
@north, what is the saying…you can lead a horse to water but cannot make them drink? I understand your frustration on a very personal level but I honor those who choose to have such narrow views of the world they know; they have made a great sacrifice to insure that I question what is around me and remain open, seeing how unsuccessful their limited opinions have been for them. In a sense, it is the people that are so willing to ignore the opportunity to be open that reinsure just how thankful I am to have said openness.
I can only hope that with time he will come to understand himself more purely. I hope that you can bring him that light and have that bond some day. Keep the faith and spread clarity and understanding to those you surround yourself with.
Alright so I didn’t read all the way through the comments, but I did read the post. Personally my view is, is that there is no answer to life. That isn’t what we should be looking for. Rather we should be focused asking ourselves who am I? To really look deep inside of ourselves and figure out the person we are, because even though you’ve been inside that body for years, doesn’t mean you know everything about yourself.
This post goes out for the Great Earth!! Man…I think Humans Yeah Right we guys Are in Full authority of the planet earth yeah “me” “you” We” all Just like there are Gov authorities and others.God has given us this special gift amongst all the other beings…But we have bin repelling each other like a spoiled fucked up child set free:P since i dont know when which usually leaves us confused amongst ourselves actually its more of a human society than earth.If we don’t consider this special gift then we might see some bad things happen and its not very far.as far as life is concerned am no 1 to speak about it every1 have there own time on earth.But one thing is sure that we have bin destroying the earth since thousands of years, And its high time now destruction would just wipe off everything creating total mess where life wouldnt be possible.So guys understand you are the authority you are the government.Mother Earth Is ours totally . No state no country no city no people without the mother Earth And we must understand that there are no particular people for this job(Which is to take care of this planet and its precious life in all forms)Every single human has been equipped with the essentials.its just Like u Elect people for state government for mayor etc etc from 100ds of people, Here the supreme power has elected Us Human beings for this wonderful job To protect its one of the creation called Earth Amongst all the living beings Imagine folks!! I think this is right place to share.So i say party party party and work work work and think think think ; )