Human civilization has been on earth for thousands of years now. We started off with simple tools and used caves as shelter. Now we depend on computers, enjoy a luxurious life and develop new ways to improve our lives even more. I always wonder if we finally reached the final stage of improvement in our history. What else can we do? When I think about that question, the idea of the meaning of life comes to mind and I question the reason for my existence on this planet.
My personal theory on this subject states that we are here to impress God with our thoughts and actions, in order to prove to Him that we can handle any obstacles on earth in order to achieve faith and glory to be prepared for God in Heaven. Then again, my theory might not make any sense to someone who doesn’t believe in God. If there were no God, then what would the meaning of life for the non-believer be? The meaning of life is a very delicate subject because no one has the answer to it, but there are many theories that attempt to explain it and help us understand life better.
There are many people in the world that don’t believe in anything and think that nothing really matters because we might be dead in the short future. This is an interesting idea because if the world will end soon, then it doesn’t really matter what we do now. I mean if there is no point in life, then why should we even bother to struggle for a better life if those achievements will not be permanent. If we think like that then there is no point in what we do, unless we figure out what life is and what we want to do with it.
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In my opinion, we can explain the point of most of the things we do if not all. We are all brought up in a similar way and we learn to share our planet with other creatures. We learn to communicate, we express our feelings and we learn something new every day in order to make our lives better. We work to earn money in order to survive and support our families. We eat, sleep, and enjoy entertainment. We also talk to our friends and try to be the best at what we do. If we don’t do any of that, then our lives would be miserable and there would be no point in it. Then we ask ourselves again, “Is that really the meaning of life or is there more to it?”
In our lifetime we do all these things and usually, we don’t even think about them. If we look at our lives, there is really no point to it at all. We go through ups and downs all the time. We experience happiness and sadness, and we all think about death. Most of us want to be remembered when we pass away, but then we think about death and we realize that we will be forgotten and only our close family members will remember us. Other people won’t really care about our death because there is no point in their life either, since the meaning of life is not known to any of us and probably never will be. We are close to our families and we seem to love each other, but that will pass as soon as death comes to us.
We all have the opportunity to make our life have a larger meaning. Even if we don’t believe that possibility then we can make ourselves believe that it is achievable because many people around us were able to do it. We might be a part of a political or a social movement, which might affect our lives now and benefit future generations. For example, a scientist might be able to achieve that point in many ways. Through his/her work, he/she can at least figure out a big part of the meaning of life. In today’s world, we have scientists working on cures for deadly diseases which could change the way our world operates. What if they were able to find a cure for cancer? Would that make them think that they figured out the meaning of life or at least part of it? In my opinion, it would be a big part of it because it would improve the life of a human being.
We always want to keep on improving our life and I am sure that the cancer cure would not satisfy us; we would want more. I am sure that we would want to figure out the cure for death. This would solve a lot of our doubts about the meaning of life. We would live forever so we would not have to worry about death and the fact that we would be forgotten. We could also achieve so much more in life that would make us feel special and would add to the many little parts that make up the meaning of life. I mentioned before that the meaning of life has many little parts to it which don’t really explain anything to us. We were never able to see the whole picture, the large piece of the meaning of life, which would explain it all. What if there is a different meaning of life for different individuals? That might explain why we all have different professions and why we are all different from each other.
From the religious point of view, we are all created by God and He made sure that we were all different and had something special that separates us from each other. This might also explain why we die at different ages. I’ve heard the phrase “the good die young” throughout my life so far. Could this be the meaning of life? When I ponder this quote, it brings up many questions which make me think that being a good person could be a large piece of the meaning of life. Maybe life on earth is just a test given by God for Him to see if we deserve to be in Heaven. Some people are able to prove to God that they are ready early in their lifetime while others fail and go in the opposite direction.
The idea of God seems to be the idea of something that can explain everything else and lead us to the meaning of life without having to be explained itself. Many of us don’t believe and it is hard for us to believe that there is such a thing. If there is no such thing as God, how did we get on this planet and what are we doing here? That question was never answered and might never be. It is the meaning of life and we all have different opinions on that subject. There are many theories and some of them make sense but have not been proven yet. As a result, the meaning of life is a mystery and may never be solved.