Friday, September 4, 2009

The meaning of life

All right, I am starting fresh and aiming high here, so let’s go for the meaning of life next! Too high, you say? Oh, I don’t think so. You see, I have my answer. I found it years ago. And to this day, I am still both amazed and filled with pride and joy by the sheer beauty and simplicity of it.

So, what’s the meaning of my life?

Simply this:

If, at the end of the day, someone, somewhere is glad that I’m here, and they smile a little smile or laugh a little laugh as they think of me, that’s all the meaning I’ll ever need right there.


  1. The Monty Python's approach of the same issue, is of a slightly different character, even though they were also aiming high, perhaps even higher than people can understand?! Just remember the agony of choice between a spheric or a cubic Earth. And the winner was... the cubic, of course...

    We may understand the three dimensions of the universe, but how come these three dimensions must be expressed through straigth lines... hence, the cube.

  2. Well, you know, straight lines and numbers that can be counted and measured are often easier to "understand" than the alternatives. But can you truly claim to understand something just because you've somehow managed to calculate a numerical value for it???

    As a student, I took a course where I learned about various paradigms within social science, two of which could could briefly be summed up like this:

    One said, "If you can't count it, it doesn't count."
    The other said, "If you can count it, it's not it."

  3. There you have it... a good one.

    PS! I need to get my spelling straight.

  4. ...and I could have written "could" only once - I wonder who's bright idea it was to not allow comments to be edited?

    Anyway, I didn't even notice your spelling mistake until you commented it... ;-)


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