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Sebastian Aviña

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The meaning of life.

domingo, junio 08, 2008

The more we look at nature, the more it's reiterated that there is no inherent meaning designed into it, at least none that is put there for human beings. But that doesn't mean life is meaningless. A football game has no inherent meaning. It's just a game, but to the players, coach, and fans it has an infinite variety of meanings.

As soon as you come to grips with the fact that you are a part of nature and not above it, you can accept that life is not there to provide meaning. Meaning will present itself. Modern society is not at a loss for meaning. Modern society is actually sick with meaning. That's why so many people complain about the news and the lack of straight reporting. We're always being fed someone else's idea of significance.

The existential crisis gets much less critical when you find something you love to do and focus on it. Meaning then revolves around what you consider important. Don't get suckered into playing somebody else's game.

Sorry for all the mixed metaphors.