I came across a blog post today entitled The Meaning of Life . I haven’t read it yet , but I plan to . Might as well be informed on things . I hope it’s not just a phony headline , as so many of the lead-in headlines are nowadays , provocative and enticing but meaningless , in the end , and often misleading and sometimes horribly deceitful and insulting .
As my friend Mac would say : Just saying .
I’ve never been one to think about the meaning of life . Certainly not one to worry about any such thing . Isn’t that kind of concern more in the realm of philosophers or theologians ? But , then , I’m an avoider anyway , not much one for analyzing the details of anything if I can help it . I’m happy to have someone else go analyze , for example , the meaning of life , and then come back and tell me .
I used to think , actually for most of my life , that I had a pretty good grip on the meaning of life , in a generic sort of a sense . I thought that I could size most people up fairly well and I thought that I could put things that were happening in the world in some sort of order , into some sort of sensible context , given the chaotic course of history , of course .
It’s a little late in the game , I guess , but now I’m beginning to realize that I may have been all wrong about the world . All wrong about my grasp of things .
I’m still not going to try to analyze the meaning of life as a separate notion ; but I’m realizing of late that the balance of the universe , the sense of things , seems to have escaped me lately . I suspect that I may well have been wrong in my head with the idea that I sort of had a handle on things , so far as making sense of the world .
So , what is the meaning of life ? Fair question, I suppose .
I guess , first , I will definitely have to read that blog post to begin my process of analysis . Then , I suppose , I’ll have to ask the
handful of scads of know-it-alls whoms I knows to see what they know , what they can tell me . Then , since I don’t Twitter , I’ll get on Facebook and read the headlines and check out all of the memes and monitor the comments , as many as I have time for . Then I’ll know what’s what .
Meanwhile , life goes on , sort of as usual .