The harshness of the existential void

Meaning and purpose are important aspects of human life. I don’t think many will disagree. It becomes intolerable for many people when these two things are absent. Meaninglessness and purposelessness are very difficult to cope with. I’m a bit afraid to alert anyone reading this that there is a YouTube vid down below, because I … Read more

Living your own life or the world living your life.

People believe that they’re living their own lives. I’ve come to think that they are not – for the most part. Life is about living the time between birth and death. What you do with that time is important. People find different purposes in life: Some want to contribute to society and so their time might … Read more

Is greater social diversity increasing or decreasing individual ability to shape one’s own life?

In what ways would one want to shape or reshape his life? Financial security/burden Maintain good health or treat disease. Have more time for leisure and personal interests. What is one’s life? Life is about living as a human. There is something about living in the human body – its psychology, physicality, spirituality. Living is … Read more

Are we alone in the universe?

Some big questions arise after reading an article in the Financial Times: Is Earth the only living planet? “Lisa Kaltenegger is among the scientists hoping to find evidence of life on worlds that orbit stars beyond our sun.”  – they say. Tough if anybody cannot access the article – and I’m not going to breach … Read more