To Look For, Or To Create? That Is The Question.

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“What is the meaning of life?”

I think people ask that question on the assumption that meaning is something you can look for;

And then, “Oh – I found it. Here is the meaning. There is what it is. I’ve been looking for it.”

And it doesn’t consider the possibility that maybe meaning in life is something you create –

You manufacture for yourself, and for others…

And so when I think of meaning in life, I ask:

“Have I learned something today that I didn’t know yesterday?

Bringing me a little closer to knowing all that can be known in the universe.

Just a little closer. However far away all the knowledge sits, I’m a little closer!”

If I live a day I don’t know a little more that day than the day before, I think I wasted that day.

To learn is to become closer to nature.

And to learn how things work gives you power to influence events –

Gives you power to help people who may need it. Power to help yourselves shape a trajectory.

So when I think of, “What is the meaning of life?”

To me that is not an eternal, unanswerable question.

To me, that is in arms reach of me every day.

FOX's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" - Season One

Quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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