The Meaning of Life

Ah…The big question in life. What is the meaning of life? This question seems to be one that has plagued human thought for thousands of years. This cartoon suggests that the main purpose in life is to “Eat, Survive, and Reproduce.” In Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Creator Douglas Adams produced an even simpler answer, “the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything is 42.” In both examples, simple answers are given to explain the meaning of life. Similarly, both examples are equally plausible answers. The question concerning the meaning of life is quite a complex question, which is probably why we continue to search for a complex answer for it. Is it possible that we as humans just overthink the “big questions” in life and therefore might actually be missing the answer? I believe the answer is a simple one, however, I am curious about your thoughts about the meaning of life. What do you think the meaning of life is?

1 thought on “The Meaning of Life

  1. Seems to me that the point is not that there is a simple answer or even that there is an answer at all. The point is that there isn;t a question to be asked. Life has no ‘meaning’, it just is

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