Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Meaning of Life

People often wonder about the meaning of life. Why we are here? What is our significance? These are age old questions we often ask ourselves leaving us still puzzled by the end of each day. Philosophers have wrestled with these questions for years often suggesting life is summed up in goodness, virtue, and pleasure. Scholars have also had their fair share of input by narrowing the meaning of life down to the existence of god. It really does not matter which side of the fence one prefers here, and there is no claim to provide an answer to this age old question, but how someone defines the meaning of life can be reduced to their experiences. Joseph Campbell said it best when commenting that life is basically without meaning and we simply bring meaning into it. The meaning of life is basically whatever we ascribe to it.

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