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December 20, 2013

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This skirts around an idea I've been thinking about. If I had no one to tell about the meaning of my life, would I bother to make it up?

I think that making meaning is taught to children. And if our life is meaningless then we are failures.

My life has always had meaning for me. I,v been overwhelmed by "Its meaning" my big motivation has always been...How am I perceived by others and how do I perceive them, and then how do we all connect in "The great scheme of Things" Where are we going? Who is in control? And then ..:The Big WHY"?

The brain does not enjoy contemplating day by day, hour by hour, and second by second the certainty that it is approaching its extinction.

But if the brain didn't mind contemplating its extinction, it wouldn't need the comforting distraction that meaning provides. Once the brain has no doubt that death is extinction and that "I" am ephemeral, it's open to all possible meanings that aren't self-serving, faith-based, or wishful.

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