The danger in telling people life has no meaning

If there’s no true, pre-set inherent meaning to life then the question, “What did you do with your life?” serves the same practicality as, “What was the purpose of your life?” If there’s no true reason why we’re here then that’s as close as you’re going to get to experiencing and fulfilling any real meaning in your life, and on one level it is real.

Suppose you dedicated your entire life to playing football. Then on your death bed someone asks you, “Why were you here?” Well, apparently you were here to play football. It doesn’t matter if that’s what you were supposed to do. That’s what you did. So that’s retroactively why you existed.

Understanding that, if someone asks you what the meaning of life is and you just smugly tell them, “Life has no meaning…” and leave it at that then the only influence you’re likely to have on your audience to convince them there’s no point to thinking about the question altogether.

If that happens they’re still going to end up doing something with their lives. Their life is still going to be guided subconsciously by a primary prerogative…only now they’re not going to be conscious or in control of it. This means they’re just going to let their evolutionary instincts guide them. Their priorities will be to reproduce, conquer and consume, and they’ll fall into the pack or herd mentality and allow the ebb and flow of aggregate (aka mainstream) culture to define their identity, wants and fears for them. They’ll meander through life as confident as they are blind. Most likely they’ll adopt the predominate mythology (aka religion) that exists in the region they live in though they’ll cede control of their will to their evolutionary instincts when they contradict the teachings of that arbitrary mythology since their lack of focus in life will prevent them from taking even their religion seriously.

When someone asks you what the meaning of life is you may as well just tell them it’s to mimic your favorite television characters and be a workaholic consumer whore. That’s the danger of telling people life has no meaning and leaving it at that.

P.S. Telling people that the meaning of life is 42 accomplishes the same thing as telling them life has no meaning.

However you felt about this post, you’ll probably feel the same way about these:

Biker Philosophy

Ethics

Thinking

Atheism and Agnosticism


2 responses to “The danger in telling people life has no meaning

  • That energy guy

    Thanks – as I too am tired of hearing life has no meaning.

    Even science shows all life has purpose and our individual life meaning! It is now echoing ancient scriptures and spiritual writings.

    Science shows that at its most fundamental level, everything – yes absolutely everything you see and experience – is made of energy. Everything, including life, is the result of this energy, its flow and interaction. Scientists have even shown how the flow of energy created life and how life helps the energy of the universe, planet and you flow and balance.

    While the purpose of all life might be to help energy flow, the same laws of energy indicate that a meaning of your own life is to find how your energy flows best. Is this science echoing those scriptures that suggest you have your own unique ‘gift’ that you should use?

    A large part of you is energy. While the 25 chemicals that comprise you are the same as those in everyone else, the way energy is mixed with them is different in each of us. We all have bodies with similar brains with a similar number of nerves in each, but the way those nerves are connected is different in each of us. The experiences, learnings and resulting nerve connections are unique and are what makes you whom you are – makes your character and personality. Science can’t precisely tell you how your character and personality works, but you know you have one that stares at you from the mirror each day, you know it exists.

    As such, a major part of you is energy, in particular how your energy flows and balances – as well as how it interacts with the world around you. What does your energy enable you to do best? This can be as simple as determining what you are truly passionate about or what you do better than anyone else.

    Unfortunately, many of us are not aware of what this is. As such, the individual meaning of your life is for you to discover what makes your energy flow best and then how to do that. How you use energy best varies for everyone – therefore, everyone has a slightly different meaning to someone else. Ignoring this means your energy will be all mixed up and your life will be chaotic. This is what most scriptures and spiritual writings are trying to tell us, but just didn’t understand energy well enough. If you look at ancient scriptures and spiritual writings in terms of energy you start to realise that they, and modern science, are all saying something similar.

    Whatever you believe, whether you agree with the science or not energy is integral to life. Yet few of us ever consider this and the difference that in doing so can make to your life – and how it can explain the meaning of your life.

    Science is also beginning to show how. It shows that energy has at least three purposes and associated meanings:
    • Conveying and exchanging information,
    • Enabling change,
    • Doing work.

    Do these laws of energy similarly suggest that a meaning of your life is to find and convey information and then use it to bring about change through some sort of work? Is this science echoing those scriptures that suggest your soul perfect itself, live a good life, attain higher states and be perfected in every dimension?

    In short, while the purpose of all life is about helping energy flow, spread and balance, your individual meaning is about determining how you do this best, what you do that helps your energies flow best.

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    • Chip

      To “that energy guy”,

      You’re a moron. Keep drinking the kool-aid. I really despise new age bullshit…especially when they try speaking for the scientific community. Shut up! You, and the rest of the new age retards, are scientifically illiterate!

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