Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What's the Point?

After reading the preceding entries, one may wonder, "What is the point of it all? Why bother? Meaninglessness is so depressing."

To them I would say:

1) Ultimately, you do what you want despite knowing it is all meaningless. Knowing something does not necessarily cause you to act differently. The perfect example of this is diet and exercise. We all KNOW it's good for us, but all to often we don't exercise or eat right.

2) If you know a movie will end, and has a predetermined ending, does that stop you from going to see it? No. You go to the movie to enjoy the experience as it unfolds.

3) Should death with no afterlife be depressing? No. Are you depressed when you think about your non-existence back before you were born? Did it make you sad to not be with loved-ones before you were born? Was that a cold, dark, lonely time? No. It was nothing.

In my next post I will actually explore the possibility of eternal life :)

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