Is There Supposed to be a Meaning!








If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. – Albert Camus

I believe that you only have one chance to get it right.  That’s right! One chance only.  There is no Paradise awaiting me. Nor a Heaven.  I will not be reincarnated into anyone or anything.  What is equally reassuring is that I will not go to some insidious place called Hell.  Although I have often experienced moments on this earth what I consider to be hell.  And those primarily come from reading the blogs on TDO.

I consider my life journey to be unique in an indifferent world.  What I do in my time on earth matters only to me and perhaps a handful of family members and some of them may not really give a shit.  I’ve been here now for 45 years and I have enjoyed every minute of it good and bad.  I could not know the good if I did not experience the bad.  All of this leads me to a question and that is “What is the meaning of my life?

I can’t answer that question.  I don’t know whether my life is supposed to mean anything or not.  It is certainly not something that I dwell on.  All I know is that with each new day I am one day closer to death.  It is not something that I am looking forward to nor is it something I fear.  I just know that it is inevitable.

But what I do know is this; I will live everyday like it may be my last.  I don’t mean I will party like its 1999, but to continue what I have been doing.  That’s taking it one day at a time.  Pursuing my goals and if I am lucky, have more sex than I can possibly handle.  That may be a little hedonistic on my part but can anyone argue against that being the greatest human activity of all time? 

I will do it my way and on my own terms.  I wouldn’t trade this life I have led for anything in the world.  Is there any meaning to this blog?  I can’t answer that.  Is there supposed to be one?



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9 responses to “Is There Supposed to be a Meaning!

  1. fakename2

    Aw geez, you inspire me again…see my next blog entitled I don’t know what yet. Don’t forget food when you refer to the greatest pleasures of living. And stop reading Camus.

  2. eehard

    Geez fakename, I am a philosophy major after all…. Food may one day become my favorite thing but like McCain I sometimes think with my little head!

  3. fakename2

    Rofl ee, I didn’t intend for food to be a replacement 🙂 Just an addendum.

  4. eehard

    i think that i can live with that! A good t-bone would be great right about now.

  5. spencercourt

    Well Nick…we share the same philosophy! The rational mind seeks order but that does not mean it exists. I believe that the strongest folks are existentialists, who stare the Nothing of Life in the eye and do not blink by becoming Nihilists.

  6. floridacat

    Great to see your blog and gain some wisdom from your insight. I am glad to see that you are here and not taking the abuse on the Tallahassee Demagogue website! Hope all is well with you!

  7. eehard

    Anarchist, are you talking about the denial of existence or the rejection of institutions and laws?

  8. spencercourt

    Not so much “denial of existence’ but a form of “affirmation of existence”; because if one does not accept there is anything beyond this life, then one can “logically” adopt a “nihilist” view which focuses on screwing everyone if you can since there is no “consequence” in terms of “answering” to God.

    That is a form of Sophist “reasoning” that Socrates railed against. (So when someone says you’re presenting a “sophisticated” argument, do not take it as a compliment; it is a slight in my mind, given the root of that word in Sophist.)

    Logically, you can turn the Nihilist argument inside out and say that if there is no “heaven” then we should not make it hell on earth. Which has Utilitarian overtones….

    But logically, it does not follow that if there is no God, then there are no values, *unless* you accept that without a “final reconkning* the values have no merit on their own. And that does not hold up logically.

  9. eehard

    Anarchist, it’s late in the day and i’ve been watching foootball and drinking. lol. I’ll have to answer or comment on this tomorrow.

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