Sirwin
Sirwin
The first blogpost is here!

Starting this blog: The most important blog ever!


Preface.

I'm sure everyone has, at one point or another, asked themselves "What do i leave behind when i'm gone" or "Does my life's experience teach me anything that could benefit mankind?" or something along those lines. If not, i certainly have. 

And if one looks at the state my life is in right now one would argue that i should keep my mouth shut, and i'd be hard pressed to give reasons why one wouldn't be right. I'm alone, i'm jobless, i'm an unknown insignificant nobody who's even lost custody of his only child. I'm what can be generously called at the bottom of the human ladder

My journey to that bottom can be seen as a costly and hard school of life. Maybe what I've learned is completely bullshit. Maybe that is exactly why i should try and write down my thoughts, opinions, "wisdom" and, if one can call it that; philosophy. 

I hope, no i have to believe, that what I've learned, that what i think, that what i believe and that which i know is not bullshit. This document, if it will ever be finished, contains all of it.

It can be used to guide how to live one's life. It can also be used to guide how not to live one's life. It can also be discarded as nonsense or laughed at as comedy. One is free to form whatever opinion one feels is right. (whoever disagrees of course is wrong, that goes without saying.)

I'm sure everyone has, at one point or another, asked themselves "What do i leave behind when i'm gone" or "Does my life's experience teach me anything that could benefit mankind?" or something along those lines. If not, i certainly have. 

And if one looks at the state my life is in right now one would argue that i should keep my mouth shut, and i'd be hard pressed to give reasons why one wouldn't be right. I'm alone, i'm jobless, i'm an unknown insignificant nobody who's even lost custody of his only child. I'm what can be generously called at the bottom of the human ladder

My journey to that bottom can be seen as a costly and hard school of life. Maybe what I've learned is completely bullshit. Maybe that is exactly why i should try and write down my thoughts, opinions, "wisdom" and, if one can call it that; philosophy. 

I hope, no i have to believe, that what I've learned, that what i think, that what i believe and that which i know is not bullshit. This document, if it will ever be finished, contains all of it.

It can be used to guide how to live one's life. It can also be used to guide how not to live one's life. It can also be discarded as nonsense or laughed at as comedy. One is free to form whatever opinion one feels is right. (whoever disagrees of course is wrong, that goes without saying.)

The easy questions:

 

Let's start with something simple. "What is the purpose of life? What is it's meaning?"
Over the ages this question has been asked and debated and written about so much the question and the answer should be distilled and purified and clear. I mean; it's a question asked from the very moment the first humans became self aware isn't it? If one would go looking for the answer though one would be woefully disappointed. There are almost as many different opinions and answers to those questions as there are people on the planet.

And yet to me at first glance the answer is simple and logical to the point of making the question being laughable and embarrassing to ask. But when i start to think about it, when i want to put it into words to write it down my conviction wavers. I start to wonder if not the questions i started this chapter with are not two very different questions, and if it shouldn't be accompanied by "why are we here?"

You see, my first instinct is to answer "There is no purpose of life, life has no meaning." and then move on. But then i wonder if the thought that for me is synonymous to that is actually not very different or even contradictory to it. "The purpose of life is what we give to it, the meaning of life is what it means to one's self" is that thought. It leaves me wondering about that for now, only sure of the respons to the why question, which is "There is no reason for life to exist". I realize only now that purpose and reason are not the same thing.

I am sure of my opinion though that the purpose of life is that which we give to it. That the meaning of life is that what it means to each individual, and that there is no reason for life to exist. Those are, for me, simple facts of our lives, of our existence. I do realize now though that for me personally it leads to myself asking "What purpose have i given to my life, what purpose am i giving my life?" and even "did my life have any purpose?". I also realize that i am afraid to contemplate the question of what meaning my life had, has and will have. Food for thought indeed.

The only certainty that remains is that those questions are very individual. Their answers are private, and differ for each and every human being. There certainly is no answer that can speak for life itself or for human kind. Everyone looking for such an answer in philosophies, religions or whatever is looking in the wrong place, and any philosophy or religion claiming to have the answer to those questions is, at best, delusional.

Let's start with something simple. "What is the purpose of life? What is it's meaning?"
Over the ages this question has been asked and debated and written about so much the question and the answer should be distilled and purified and clear. I mean; it's a question asked from the very moment the first humans became self aware isn't it? If one would go looking for the answer though one would be woefully disappointed. There are almost as many different opinions and answers to those questions as there are people on the planet.

And yet to me at first glance the answer is simple and logical to the point of making the question being laughable and embarrassing to ask. But when i start to think about it, when i want to put it into words to write it down my conviction wavers. I start to wonder if not the questions i started this chapter with are not two very different questions, and if it shouldn't be accompanied by "why are we here?"

You see, my first instinct is to answer "There is no purpose of life, life has no meaning." and then move on. But then i wonder if the thought that for me is synonymous to that is actually not very different or even contradictory to it. "The purpose of life is what we give to it, the meaning of life is what it means to one's self" is that thought. It leaves me wondering about that for now, only sure of the respons to the why question, which is "There is no reason for life to exist". I realize only now that purpose and reason are not the same thing.

I am sure of my opinion though that the purpose of life is that which we give to it. That the meaning of life is that what it means to each individual, and that there is no reason for life to exist. Those are, for me, simple facts of our lives, of our existence. I do realize now though that for me personally it leads to myself asking "What purpose have i given to my life, what purpose am i giving my life?" and even "did my life have any purpose?". I also realize that i am afraid to contemplate the question of what meaning my life had, has and will have. Food for thought indeed.

The only certainty that remains is that those questions are very individual. Their answers are private, and differ for each and every human being. There certainly is no answer that can speak for life itself or for human kind. Everyone looking for such an answer in philosophies, religions or whatever is looking in the wrong place, and any philosophy or religion claiming to have the answer to those questions is, at best, delusional.

Continued in next blogpost!

           

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