The Meaning Of Life

Have you ever asked yourself: “What does it all mean?”, “What’s the meaning of life?”. Of course you have.  Well someone has an answer for that.

Here’s what the american novelist Tom Robbins had to say about the big question asked by LIFE magazine in 1991:

“Our purpose is to consciously, deliberately evolve toward a wiser, more liberated and luminous state of being; to return to Eden, make friends with the snake, and set up our computers among the wild apple trees.
Deep down, all of us are probably aware that some kind of mystical evolution –  a melding into the godhead, into love – is our true task. Yet we suppress the notion with considerable force because to admit it is to acknowledge that most of our political gyrations, religious dogmas, social ambitions and financial ploys are not merely counterproductive but trivial.
Our mission is to jettison those pointless preoccupations and take on once again the primordial cargo of inexhaustible ecstasy. Or, barring that, to turn out a good thin-crust pizza and a strong glass of beer.”

From “Wild Ducks Flying Backwards“, a collection of short writings by Tom Robbins.


2 pensieri riguardo “The Meaning Of Life

  1. Meaning of life. Siamo sicuri che la vita debba averlo un senso? Che cos’è il senso della vita? Un motivo, forse. E perchè vivere dovrebbe avere un motivo, se in fondo non siamo stati noi a chiedere di venire al mondo?

    Mah… Ci penserò.

  2. This has been on mind for the last few months. I go through phases of this…… What does it all mean? Why are we here? What happens next? Why do I work? What does that mean? Is there any point to anything I do? Three answers came to me after all my pondering…..’1. a friend said to me at a party when I disclosed my existential angst to her… I dont worry about the meaning of life at all, who cares? who cares if there is no meaning? Just enjoy it; 2. another friend by chance sent me a link to a UTube video clip of the late comedian George Carlin. He started his sketch by slagging environmentalists trying to save the planet, dont worry about the planet!!!!!! he says, the planet is just fine, we’re fucked, but the planet is just fine. We’re on our way out, we’ll maybe leave behind a bit of styro foam and probably plastic… in fact thats probably why we’re here, the earth wanted plastic, couldnt make it itself so invented us! Now we are becoming annoying to the earth and she will slowly or quickly (?!) get rid of us…. so ya maybe plastic is the answer; 3. LOVE – do I have to explain? and I suppose there is a fourth answer off course proffered by the beloved Douglas Adams- 42.


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