posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 05:57 PM
I have always agreed with your suppositions one hundred percent.
If we are indeed here for a reason, then we should devote all our time to fully engaging with this life. We should squeeze it for every ounce
of life and learning we can obtain from it. Wallow in it, so to speak.
But there is another side. By our own natures we are curious beings.
We want to know secrets; what's hidden. It seems to be our nature to want to explore the unknown, from diving into the deepest seas, to going to the
It's natural to be curious and study about things that are unknown to us, and as long as we think we have even a remote chance of making a discovery
of some sort, we will do it.
The answer lies in striking a balance, and not letting go of those things that are so inherent in our natures. We can accomplish living our lives
fully and searching to satisfy our curiosity. The two are not mutually exclusive.
I've read about certain sects of Monks who spend their entire lives isolated from living in a normal social situation, in an attempt to satisfy their
need for spiritual growth and exploration. But who is to say it is wrong for them?
I couldn't do it, and wouldn't want to, but we have to respect the paths they have chosen.