Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Meaning Of It All

So I'm going to get this whole "blog" thing started with a bang. I'm going to tackle the "what's the meaning of life" questions in one word. Happiness. "What's the meaning of life?" Let's dwell on that questions a little.

The meaning of life can be interpreted in many ways. Some say it's how you're remembered. Some say it's the accomplishments achieved during life. Some might even say it's how many kids you leave behind. I don't believe any of this. I think the meaning of life is to be happy.

Happiness should be the only quest in your life, dear reader. It's achieved differently by different people. Some people achieve happiness by making money, others by creating art. Some achieve happiness through love and family life, others through exuberant luxury. It doesn't matter what makes you happy, it only matters that you strive to achieve it.

I'm a firm believer that we are all very selfish. Everything we do everyday benefits us in someway. Self-satisfaction is also included in this. Let me ask you to do something reader: Name one thing you did today that you didn't benefit from. You can't. You went to work today, but it was probably for the paycheck at the end of the week. You may have done homework and went to class, but it was for the grades and the degree at the end of the year. You may have given a heartfelt gift to one you love, but it was because it made you feel good about yourself. Everything you do in life somehow benefits you. Did you ever think of yourself as this selfish?

This is the basis of my "happiness is the meaning of life" argument. If everything we do is to try and benefit us, don't you think the meaning of our being is to achieve the greatest benefit? I believe so.

So until we meet again, stay happy.

Later Ya'll,

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