This word. This simple two syllable word yet as it turns out is nor so simple at all.
The word just by itself is a question. What is purpose? And you don’t even need to go into asking the ‘why’ part, as In……’What is the purpose of ……….. ? (fill in the blank).
I have been asking a question that includes this word ever since I ask my very first question……ever since the idea fist occurred to me to wonder at the great vastness of being alive.
“Why?” “What does it all really mean?” But mostly and above all is this question of purpose, what is the reason for even being alive?
Where did all the different kinds of life forms even come from”? All the animals that we treat so inhumanly? All the different kinds of humans, plants, everything………why? What is the real meaning of everything? Why are we here with everything that is here with us?
Is there an “Us”? Or is everything just an illusion? and either way, what is the purpose of everything?
I wish I could say that the question is way too big for just one person or just one answer but that doesn’t work for me anymore. There’s just too many ‘reasons’ that this answer is an empty platitude…..and why any answer is just more opportunity for more questions and even more reasons there are no answers.
Remember when evolution was linear and we all believed that we began as zero’s and ‘evolved’ into the genius’s we are today?
Surprise surprise…..turns out maybe this is not so much the case…..today there are so many other possibilities we can imagine.
I was listening to Bucky Fuller from the 60’s and he was talking about the growth of human knowledge from a very Darwinian sureness and yet today it doesn’t sound quite so sure anymore….especially since we still cannot reproduce the building technology of South America and Egypt and pyramids and huge structures all over the planet.
Clearly we are not the brightest bulb in the pack so the truth may very well be more that we have been seriously devolving for centuries rather than as Darwin saw it.
I’m just saying…………..
Amazing though it may seem…..people will actually pay someone whether it be through taking a course or buying a book or even a series of classes and books………………to tell them essentially what they already know and/or……..want to hear………..
Hence: The ‘unexplainable’ and ‘overnight BOOM’ of a self-help industry that has continued to flourish since it’s inception……….go figure!
A person may think that with this new insight they should be able to take advantage of this weak-link in our consciousness…..yes? no….at least it doesn’t seem to be in my immediate future….
I always think about the times my mother would go to ‘Sooth Sayers’ and they would always tell her the same thing, “You have a younger daughter who has great potential but, I’m afraid, is extremely lazy and unmotivated.”
So that was that! The story of my life has already been written and was out of my control……….or so I had assumed and, therefore, I would just need to learn how to deal with this as my reality and not even bother to attempt any sort of intervention or reeducation as it would never make any difference. I was doomed to a life of simplicity and boredom as a result of so an abundance of excess laziness accumulating over years and years of birthdays after birthdays and on and on and so it goes……………
Looks to me like our present reality began with the Walkman and the Poparazzi………….as far as any ‘expectation of privacy’ goes.
We started out by burying our attention with earphones while looking down at our devices……and then with the absolute insanity in regards to how rude and out of line all the press whores are while trying to photograph every moment of someone’s life for a stupid magazine.
I was watching a video on all the advanced robotics that DARPA is working on and thought if only they would use all their knowledge towards ways to improve the human condition instead of ways to terminate it.
I must be dreaming.
Nowhere did I read anything about how the so called ‘mortgage melt down’ effected so much more than just a credit rating.
Whole communities disappeared in a flash! People who had grown up in neighborhoods, generations of neighbors that had lasted lifetimes…..gone and not one word was mentioned about it.
All those years at your neighborhood schools, local stores and all those lives that left and came back from somewhere else, those neighbors down the street that you will probably never see again. All those stories about all those lives and lifetimes of all the people that make up a neighborhood and a community.
But no, all that was mentioned was purely monetary loss, period….as if that was the only thing of value to be assessed as a result of so many thousands of people who not only lost their physical property but so much more. So many memories of what is left after whole neighborhoods have been demolished through the results of those sub-humans that control the banking systems in the world and feed off the misery of their prey.
Is war an effective tool to change a mind?