Meaning of life...  

ryanrdl 38M
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7/28/2005 7:31 pm

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Meaning of life...

Songbird's recent post has me thinking. I keep wondering what is the purpose of life. I am not personally a religious person although I consider myself very spiritual.

There are times I am incredibly selfish. When you discount the idea that there is any absolute's in life then the only moral compass you have is that which is relative to everyone else. You either do something because you want to or you have to. If you don't do something that you want to do its only because you are concerned with the mortal consequences.

I sometimes wonder if I were to die today, would I regret my last day on earth? If I thought like that all the time I would never go to work and I would embrace life as if everything were brand new. Einstein once said there are two ways to live your life. One is as if everything is a miracle and the other is as if nothing is.

I have pondered selling everything I own and walking the world. Sounds like a romantic notion until you start examining the feasibility of such a plan. Trying to balance a "real" life and a "life less ordinary" seems almost impossible because of the demands placed on you in order to maintain that ordinary life. But do I want my obituary to read "he lived an ordinary life". I would rather it said "he died poor, but he died happy."

Maybe happiness is the root of all that is important. Maybe the chaos I inflict on my own life is in the hopes that in all the madness I will find something. I don't even know what that something is but if I stand still and never move forward, I won't ever find it.


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