posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 12:36 PM
I see life as a journey rather than a destination. Whether you choose to live the life of the pious, or a life of frivolity and waste, there is
technically no less meaning for any one choice over another. Life is a learning process.
Sure we live, love, laugh, breed, and die, but is there a right way to do this?
What you learn from today will change your choices (or not) for tomorrow.
Once upon a time, someone was cold and threw something over themselves to keep warm. Small choice. Small action. Did it affect how we live today, and
how new territories were founded? Sure. The tiniest kernel of knowledge now can lead enormous jumps later.
I don't live life looking for a meaning, I look for knowledge. The sum of this knowledge - whatever form that takes - will give meaning to my life.
Not limiting myself to one discipline, dogma, or social norm has served me well. Nobody has it all right, and nobody has it all wrong.
If you've found an old book you like, and you're stopping there, great. Good for you. Let's hope you never have a doubt and have to thumb back to
the right chapter to shoehorn something in to make sense of your life because something happens that isn't really covered by the book.
There's a lot of knowledge out there. Don't waste it.
If you're a Republican - there may be something the Democrats say that's truth.
If you're a Democrat - there may be something the Republicans say that's truth.
If you're a atheist - there may be something the religious say that's truth.
If you're religious - there may be something the atheists say that's truth.
The truth takes many forms. I take it where I can find it. That said, I haven't found any one group that speaks all the truth all the time. That goes
for religions, political parties, governments. Individuals can and do quite often.
Robert the Bruce, very religious, well educated, and extremely political person, coined the phrase, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try
This didn't come from his political advisors, his religion, or his education. It came from watching a spider building a web.
Look around. Learn. Use your natural sense of wonder, not somebody else's vision. Their truth is not necessarily your truth.