What is the meaning of life? Why is it that we put so much emphasis…so much focus on NOW, when in death those sacrifices we’ve made, the pain we’ve endured, and all of that hard work… goes in vain?
((Linkin Park’s “In the End “–Listen lyrically, before reading))
I applaud Linkin Park for their artistry and their ability to express the thoughts of a troubled mind ((Download Hybrid Theory)). I’m usually not the person to listen to Heavy Metal or Rock due to the fact that they embrace lyrics of negativity–but all in all, they do have defintion to their songs, and they do have purpose (more than todays Rap music anyway).
Many of us have moments of self-doubt and curiousity of the future: Am I doing the right thing? Is this really what I want to do for the rest of my life? This is practical, and thus is of little concern. However, questioning the purpose of exsistence is an ENTRIELY DIFFERENT LEVEL. Such thoughts are expected from suicidal individuals. “In the End” expresses the thoughts of a person who’s fed up with life itself :
This song is a sign of defeat and mental instability.
There is no second thoughts about it. To walk around thinking that ultimately, whatever it is you do amounts to nothing… thats a sign of depression, instibility and defeat. Serial killers, murderers, and all kinds of criminals have this belief in mind. If you feel this way, you are from the ‘jump’ condeming yourself to a negative way of life; blockading any amount of happiness you are able receive. THE MORE you think negative, the more negative things that will occur. Only when you exclude yourself from that negativity: from the bad friends, the drugs and reckless way of living… only then will things return in your favor. This is not immideate, I don’t want you to think “oh so I’ve stopped doing Heroin for two months, so where’s my fortune?” happiness is an element that is grasped over TIME. But anyway, with the question:
What is the meaning of life?
Life….ultimtaely: is the ability to flourish in the current physical world. It is the journey of trial and error in order to reach a positive personal goal. With the absence of religious viewpoints, we live to make a mark in personal history and to build a way for future offspring. (Eh, that sounds kinda bland, right?). Ha, but seroiusly…we live to persue happiness and to obtain love.
Are we not born from love? Since birth, we are loved. Have you eve seen an angry infant? The first expression babies express is happiness. Without happiness, wthout love….we are lifeless, we are depressed and we have no care for anything thats physical/present. We cannot live without happiness, we cannot live without love. Come to think about it: rapists, serial killers, murderers, etc… they are who they are because of the absence of happiness and love in their life. An individual needs both to aquire a positive lifestyle.
Yes, I agree… as dark as it sounds, we live to die. From molecules we were created, and in that same aspect we will return–BUT as we are living and breathing, we must do all that we can to savor and enjoy life. I mean, how do you feel when you are happy? How does it feel to love or be loved? It feels amazing, doesnt it?
It is when we are happy or when we are loved-do we strive to MAINTAIN that happiness, that kinship, or that love. We live to be happy.
Anything and everything that comes in between are obsticles blocking us from achieving that happiness and love. For examples: Jobs- we need a good income so that we CAN live a happylife. Education– we need a level of understandning to communicate with others, so we may love one another. Friends/Family- care for us, love us. Our Selves- we must maintain a level of self-esteem in order to be happy. Point being, everything leads to living happily.
Not to get religious, but I will. Jesus is taught to be of Love. He was a physical respresentation of God, who is brought to teach us that ultimately love is the way. God is love. Jesusu is love. We are love. Point BLANK. Why do they call it spiritual enlightnment? Why is it that when you are touched by God, you are at the pinnicle of ecstacy? It is happieness that we strive for.
Of course, this is one aspect of life. I will be writing on this again. But below is a link to an Episode of House, to which briefly discusses life and death. There are several points pointed out throughout this episode, so watch and enjoy!