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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Is there a meaning to life? ... Of course not ;-)

One of the most profound questions ever asked and heavily discussed to this day, yet I've come to find it very easy to answer and explain.

Is there a meaning of life? My answer is "no" and my explanation is as simple.

There is no more of a reason for life then there is for the sun, asteroids, planets, gravity or anything else in this universe. Life is just a simple progression in one way no more significant than any other cosmic occurrence. Sounds pretty depressing right? Not really.

So what if there is no meaning of life? It has not kept humanity from"giving" itself a meaning. What is that meaning? History shows we are gradually evolving to create a society where everyone is treated equally and given the same opportunities. It's pretty obvious our meaning is to get to that. Utopia is a word often used to describe this ultimate goal. 

Obviously we're very far from achieving this goal but we are progressing in the right direction, the following are 3 examples:

  • At no other time in human history have so many people been given access to education, health services & freedom of speech. 
  • Violence is at an all time low, impossible you say? The reason people are under the opinion violence is at an all time high is due to massive access to information from around the globe and what we read, hear and see is violence on a weekly basis. Historical studies show the last 50 years have been the less violent. 
  • Approximately 10% of the population owns 80% of the worlds wealth. At no other time in history has this number been higher (and growing), in the mid 1900s 5% owned 80+% while 100+ years ago it was as ridiculous as 1% owning over 90% of the worlds wealth.
We're on the right path... it's just too damn slow for my taste!

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