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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Well, What's The Good of Having a Point?

Well, what's the good of having a point? There's no reason to have a point, any more than there is to having a reason. Do you find meaning in such things? To me, it defeats the purpose.

I mean, if you already do happen to have a point, fine - no harm in that. Some find a point or two along the way adds poignancy, piquancy to life! And any time you find you do happen to have a point, that's fine. Just watch out where you stick the sharp end, and you'll be okay. But if you find yourself without one, well, who needs it? If there's no point, well, so be it. There's no point to having one where there isn't one - and no sense making some big search for one, either.

People go through life bristling with all these meaningless points that they pick up, hither and yon like compulsive point collectors. For what? What for? I guess they think it puts them ahead.

Well, maybe in some bizarre game that keeps score using points, it would.


Mel said...

"I said at the beginning of this ramble that life is meaningless. It was not a flippant assertion. I think it’s absurd: the idea of seeking “meaning” in the set of circumstances that happens to exist after 13.8 billion years worth of unguided events. Leave it to humans to think the universe has a purpose for them. However, I am no nihilist. I am not even a cynic. I am, actually, rather romantic. And here’s my idea of romance:

You will soon be dead. Life will sometimes seem long and tough and, god, it’s tiring. And you will sometimes be happy and sometimes sad. And then you’ll be
old. And then you’ll be dead.

There is only one sensible thing to do with this empty existence, and that is: fill it.

Tim Minchin

dogimo said...

"One does not find the purpose of life. One sets it.

Purpose exists where there is a choice to set purpose. Ponder your purpose. Not with the agony of the unknowable, not with the apathy of one who believes purpose is nothing - but with the apprehension of one who knows the right purpose is everything, and with the seriousness of the one who is responsible for the choice made, and for the purpose set.

Similarly with meaning. There is within life every meaning one could possibly draw from all available materials in motion and the infinite relationships that exist between them. One need only look, ponder what is important in what one sees, reach out one's hand - and grasp.

One does not discover the meaning of life. If one is at all interested, though, one gets it."

- Sir Dudely "Percival" Boom-Boom Fakereference