American Writer, Photographer, and Website Designer. Former career Fire and EMS Lieutenant. She/Her/Lesbian.

The Meaning Of Life

Between birth and death is a strange and curious thing called life.  Life is a never-ending prologue of unscripted events punctuated by our experiences of triumph and defeat, our choices and decisions all half-chance.  life is a game of give-and-take as we strive for those experiences and goals we crave.  We surround ourselves with those we love, and try our best to gracefully distance ourselves from those we hate. The wars we wage upon each other are the result of greed and disagreement fueled by our own insecurities and desires we somehow allow to ravage out of control.  Likewise, the wars we wage upon ourselves are the result of our own insecurities fueled by our own self-created misconceptions of how others perceive us to be.  Our world leaders and celebrities are the only iconic images of wealth and perfection and our ideals of how we all should be; as we cheer them on as they climb the ladder to the top, we are disappointed by their flaws that remind us that they’re human like us, we seek to destroy the pedestal we placed them upon.  The flaws we seek to point out in others are the same flaws that we obsess about, secretly hoping nobody will point out about us. The media is quick to remind us that we must all strive to lose weight, marry only attractive people, have lots of over-achieving children, and make obscene amounts of money, the likes of which we couldn’t possibly need or have the chance to enjoy while we lose sight of whats really important.  As a society we have traded in our quality of life for materialism and wealth in a race to nowhere while all around us the less fortunate are neglected, ignored, and left by the wayside.  Death is the cousin of sleep and the only thing we can be sure of is our own eventuality as we struggle to have the experiences and objects we desire before our time is up, while all around us people are telling us the end is near.  It’s too late when we die to start living and the funerals we plan for ourselves are not for us, but to provide comfort to those we leave behind.

20 responses to “The Meaning Of Life”

  1. That statement really hit hard my brain of “give and take”. It is practically seen in life in all the fields.

  2. I must that with all the good and bad stuff, it´s a pleasure and honor to be part of the game of life.

  3. Life is a never-ending prologue of unscripted events punctuated by our experiences of triumph and defeat, our choices and decisions all half-chance.. You capture the all essence of life perfectly.

  4. Life is anything that comes out from our work and challenges. How do we relate and try all best to achieve something tangible.

  5. This is very subjective as everyone can see life differently. One thing is sure though if life is indeed a game then I will play to win.

  6. Hmmm, this is really a strong word. All the hustle and bustle and one day we would sleep the sleep of death. I hope to make the best of my life and enjoy it to the fullest with my family, and lived ones.

  7. Greed, selfishness is really a thing we need iron out in our today world. We dont care about others, all we care about is me and me and me……this gat to change

  8. Life is one of those things that we can never fully understand. Thanks for shedding light on the subject.

  9. The media is always telling us what’s right and what’s not. To me that’s no way to live.

  10. This text is quite inspiring and real. Everything the world sells us is consumerism and passing things, and no relationship lasts and the children grow up in dysfunctional homes, by trying to give them everything material, we create emotional emptiness.

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