Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Purpose of Life

This one's been bugging me for a while now.  What is the purpose of life?  Not the meaning of life.  There is no MEANING of life.  The word meaning is ambiguous.  But what is the purpose or end goal.  And not of your life or my life but of all life everywhere.  I'm convinced there is a single, simple purpose for all life that everything is driving towards or against a goal in either.......

And that's about as far as I got before realizing the answer.  First, the goal isn't an end point.  The universe is cyclical and self-contained.  So the purpose for life has to be life itself.  The goal is life, in all forms.  The purpose of the universe and everything in it is to exist.  Many would say that this isn't a reason, but it is because they're focusing on a human-centered understanding of the universe.  A linear model.  But the universe is cyclical.  It is one giant cycle from matter to energy to matter.  And the answer must also be cyclical.  The answer is the question.  What is the purpose for life?  The purpose for life is life.