Everytime I wake up in the morning, yesterday always feels like a dream, one more dream passed me by. Am I really alive yesterday? You will hard to ensure which one is reality, which one is only your delusions. I think this is the part of game of life, to make sure you’re really alive everyday.
At some point in time, each of us, asking about what life is? Then what life is? What is the meaning of life? What is life about? We all looking for answer, for define our existence, you’ll find many different answers.
Some said, life is a gift from God, to bring his glory and bla bla things, or some said He has purpose for each of us, we have to find out by ourselves. To Platonism, life is in attaining the highest form of knowledge, which is the idea (form) of the good, from which all good and just things derive utility and value. Stocism said life is freedom from suffering through apatheia. Søren Kierkegaard said one can live meaningfully (free of despair and anxiety) in an unconditional commitment to something finite, and devotes that meaningful life to the commitment, despite the vulnerability inherent to doing so. You’ll find many many different point of view about life, about meaning, and how we lived our’s life, so we feel alive.
But, what if you know that everything in this universe happen because it’s meant to happen. “Anything that happens happens, anything that in happening causes something else to happen causes something else to happen and anything that in happening causes itself to happen again, happens again” (Douglas Adams). Everything that happens there are conditions such that, given those conditions, nothing else could happen, determinism. Some kind of fate, we’re simply has no choice and our free will perfectly just an illusion. Our life is just cause-effect reaction from million years process of the formed of universes, from million years process of evolution. There’s no such thing as probabilities, it simply human ability to predict things for his inability to control.
What if you know that our biological system take charge for every our decisions. We’re truly not consciously choose our way, everything has set already for you to take your choices. Our brain control us, our intelligence cells make us like this and like that. Neuroscience shows that our brain already made the decision long before you knew about it consciously. Your brain define who you are, it creates you; your intelligence, your emotion, your attitude & behavior, your consciousness. Scary, because your life are not yours, what has happened in million years WHO’s created you. YOU are a million years product of the universe, there’s no another choice.
What if you know that god may not exist, all the concept of god in major religions offers are full of shit. God be described as a psycho god, a maniac killer, more evil than the devil itself. God and religions just a biggest world conspiracy, some of power maniac created god for their goodness. Religion history very chaotic, it’s all so ABSURD. Omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience; the attributes that’s make him called as god created paradoxes. Paradoxes between the attributes itself, also paradoxes between the character of god as written. Is it really god? Or god is only our imaginary friend, we are the one who created god as our will, for our benefit. We created god, because of our addicted to our own need, we’re nothing more than a slave for our own selfishness.
What if you know that freedom isn’t free. We live in a (world) system, a system that jail our life, a system that count everything base on what you have, capitalism. Our lifetime journey has been planned well, to be an economic slave. We can’t run from it, it’s like chains that bind our feet, if you out from it you’ll “die” and life is nothing more than suffering. What’s wrong with capitalism? You can work and gain some money then you can live, yes therefore you can rich by it. Is it freedom? Is it fair? An economic system that values greed and envy over morality will eventually spiral into degeneracy (The Swan). You’ll be judge by what you have, people has no value, money does. Everytime you wake up, you have to be one of billion mice, to turning the wheel of economic system to hit a superficial target. Are you really have choices?
If life has meaning, why can you live your life with that meaning? Why you always feel empty? Why you have to give up on your dreams, your passions, and trade your live in exchange for money so that you can make a living? Why you chase for something more, that will never arrived? And why happiness will always appear to be just a reach away?
So in the end, what is the meaning of life? Nothing, meaningless..
Life is without objective meaning, life has no intrinsic meaning or value, nihil. Meaning of life is always by someone of some thing, it is always bound by perspective, and it is never mere fact. Our life is just like a binary number 1 and 0, filled and empty, over and over again. A game of life, you have make sure you’re really alive.
There is no justification for life, but also no reason not to live. Those who claim to find meaning in their lives are either dishonest or deluded. In either case, they fail to face up to the harsh reality of the human situation – Donald A. Crosby
Even free will is just a delusion, but it seems so real, so live it. Even everything in this universe happen because it’s meant to happen, but you wouldn’t know what’s gonna happen, so live it. Even freedom isn’t free, but you can free your mind, so live it. Even happiness to be just a reach away, but you can enjoy all the emotion of the season, so live it. Even your life is meaningless, but you only life once, so live it..
What is the meaning of life? What was the question? Douglas Adams wrote at his book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is 42, The Ultimate Question itself is unknown.”
Knowledge is like 2 sides of a coin, one side is power, the other side is curse.
What is the really matter in life anyway? For me, SELF-HAPPINESS. Just live it :)
Life is a delusion; the best part of it, we can create our own best delusions.
Reference: wikipedia, some articles, websites, angry birds.
Please forgive for my typos and grammatical errors, feel free to point those out :)