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 YouTubeRead 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 societyRead 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 – itsRead 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 – andRead More