Life...It's What We See When We Look
Inside this thing that we call life things grow. Lots of things are growing and in this growing there is a cycle. Things grow and things change. Sometimes they change form and disappear, gone from our sensory range. Where the things originate from no one knows.
Where they, seem to disappear to, no one knows. What we know is that within life all things are either coming in to view or leaving. A continuing cycle that has been going on forever. I use the word forever simply because its so "without reference" that it is appropriate.
So what can one conclude from looking around as to the meaning or purpose of life?
Life provides every thing with what it takes to grow. Grass grows and its goal is to be grass and make more grass. It does so in a cycle, coming from out of sight to a dormant seed to a green plant and up to the birthing and back to dormancy. At some point something happens and it disappears again. The atoms are freed to whatever degree and it goes from one shape and state to another and we loose track of it.
At the bottom of everything is what we have named energy. We have different instruments to detect it. This unseen energy is detectable in all things. It's in grass and it's in you. That is life.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. Marcus AureliusI would suggest that this "need to find meaning" arises as much from living conditions as from our inquiring nature. Consider if the world we saw every day made a little more sense. Would we be as apt to question things that were working well? What if we looked around and saw harmony?
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. Niels Bohr
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear. Thomas Jefferson