WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE
Contrary to popular belief, and to many individual opinions, life actually has no specific meaning. Your life or mine doesn’t really mean anything; we are simply given the opportunity to live. Nobody has a defined life. There is only the denotation for life;
Life is a condition that distinguishes organisms from non-living objects, such as non-life, and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism and reproduction. WIKIPEDIA; the free online encyclopedia.
The true meaning of life then is simply that those who possess life are living while those objects that do not live, do not have a life. There is no other true meaning.
We can strive to give our life a character or a persona by doing things that may make us memorable or recognizable, but that does not change the meaning of life. Many, many people come to your mind instantly when I suggest things like movie stars, or rock singers, or artists, maybe even presidents. What these individuals have done with their life, however, does not add to the definition of life. It only characterizes their own personal attempt at making their life be, what they want it to be.
Whatever your belief I would like to suggest that there is a power much larger, and much stronger than any of us will ever be on our own. This power is infinitely powerful, there is no end to it’s insight, knowledge and ability. There is nothing that can compare to a power such as the one I am speaking of. How does one so elevated entertain themselves? How are its days spent and its nights passed?
This power, whoever or whatever it may be, decided to make himself a diversion, a toy so to speak, or a game. That toy is what we humans, who have been given an undefined life, affectionately refer to as good old “Mother Earth.” His plan was to create this little play ground where he could place creatures that looked something like him and he could watch them as they went about living their everyday existence. Sounds something like an ant farm or a fish tank, doesn’t it?
We just happen to be unsuspecting players in probably the largest ant farm in history. Initially, this power’s plans included just a couple of beings that resembled what the all encompassing power looked like. He gave them all kinds of other “living” creatures; animals, fish, birds, so many different creatures for his two beloved to spend their time with. He gave them a time to eat, a time to sleep, an environment that was virtually a Garden of Eden! This power was pleased with himself; he did a good job!
Well, there was another, not quite so powerful being hanging around also. Very powerful, don’t underestimate this second power, but not quite so ominous as the first one. The first power ruled the heavens and he allowed the second power to rule the earth. This first power was so proud of his new toy, his creation that he accepted the challenge from the second power that he could wreck his new toy. The first power thought, “My created beings are so thankful to have their beautiful, peaceful life that they would never do anything to upset it. I’m not worried.”
So he willingly put a beautiful tree, plush with low hanging fruit, right in the middle of his creatures new home. The tree came with a command “Don’t eat any of the fruit from this tree – OR ELSE!” Well, either the second power was stronger than given credit for or the perfect little beings who had life, were weaker than first thought, because very soon, the fruit on the tree was eaten and all Hell broke loose. We, you and I and our undefined lives, are the rest of the story.
The power that was given rulership over the earth clearly still rules. The stronger power still allows him to play the game because there has not been a clear winner as yet. The game goes on with both players striving valiantly to help us define our own lives.
That’s all our lives mean though. There is no special meaning to life other than we are entertainment for the greatest two powers in the universe. Now, we have become pawns in perhaps the biggest stake, poker game in the galaxies. Two all powerful beings continually strive for our attentions. Who will win, who will get most of us behind him. We are sure to find out very soon. I have no idea when because nobody knows exactly when any game will ever win. I do know that once we really do have a clear definition for life in general, the game has ended. Who will be the winner?