Thursday, July 1, 2010

"To Be or Not To Be"

The eternal question has always been, "What is the meaning of life?" but should the real question not be, "Why do we spend as much time searching for a meaning, and not just living life to its fullest?" We are so caught up in our questions, we miss the answers that exist right in front of us.

But you still want an answer so I'll be clear in giving you one....

The meaning of life is To Be! To exist fully, allowing your individuality to shine forth and leave your mark upon the race mind. By achieving a greatness that will be remembered always, one achieves immortality, living forever in the hearts and minds of mankind.

It is the creative mind; intellectual, spiritual and wise; that becomes ingrained deepest within a society. Those who see beyond the boundaries of reality and into the realms of what could be, that other worldly universe of possibility, are the ones who shape the future.

This is the 'Purpose', the meaning of life, to achieve all you can during your allotted time, to constantly move forward, so that the generation that follows may pick up where you left off and continue moving forward, for the good of all.

I will not preach God here, for views differ, but certainly all can agree that there was an initial Cause, a prime mover. The nature of that force is debatable but certainly there was a beginning. This First Cause bare many effects. Each effect in turn becomes a cause to some other effect and thus the universe exists. This is the fundamental basis of existence, the ongoing cycle of Cause and Effect. We are effects as well, therefore it is within us to becomes Causes. To mimic the Prime Mover is Divine and the most noble of all goals. So become a Cause, affect the world around and create. Creation brings new life into existence, life that will blossom into new causes and allow the cycle of existence to continue.

This is what I mean "To Be". To exist fully one must become a cause and have an effect which will impact others and inspire further growth. Through every one of us the world continues to mature, or begins its decay.


  1. You've hit upon the truth, Daniel.

  2. Not enough of us pause to think about the consequences of our actions. The cycle of negative or non-productive effects just keeps going. We need to turn the cycle in our individual lives and set the example for others.

    Tossing It Out

  3. See, I think that people are never truly satisfied. I think the question "What is the meaning of life" is often used as an excuse.
    Just as right and wrong is different for different people, there are certain aspects that are pretty general.
    "What is the meaning of life?"
    That's is meant as a general question. But everybody is different. There is no general. Therefore, the question, and its answer, is different for everybody.
    And that's what I think, too.
    We need "to be". Live in the moment, but always look toward the future, and what you're leaving behind for a future generation.
    What's the point of being alive if you're not living?


    I have said that my philosophy in life is rooted in the statement "Refuse, Resist, Rise Above, Regret Nothing"...A big part of that philosophy is to continue pushing forward, always striving to be better than you were yesterday. Shatter the "box".

    Wolfie, I agree with you, that everyone is different but I'm not sure if that means there are no "general" aspects in life. After all, we should all live and let live and continue working for the good things, those things that will progress us as a society. While it is true we achieve by different means and are inspired by different things, ultimately we are all striving for the same goal. Happiness.

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