What is a worth-living life? A happy life? What then is a happy life? A life of laughter? An achievement? Righteousness? Values? Self Actualization? Transcendence?
God gave me happiness, but still I don’t know why I want to be happy. I don’t know why I want to feel satisfied. I don’t know why I want to be filled.
Happiness will always be an issue as long as people strive to make life worth living. Why do we want to be happy? 18 years was not enough to know the answer. I’ve been to Philosophy classes, I did not find the answer. I’ve learned much from Psychology, still there’s no answer. Math never quantified happiness, English only described it. Science defined its nature. There was never an answer why.
When we feel that there’s an empty space inside us why do we want to fill it? When we feel hungry, why do we eat? Why do we choose to live? We want our lives to be directed to what is good, no matter what kind of goodness we consider. Why does a child cry first when he feels hungry instead of laughing? Why do we feel bad when something we consider unpleasant happens, or why do we feel happy in pleasure? There seems to be a pattern of responses to corresponding stimuli. If this is so, then what is the point of living? To live according to how we were built? Then it would be like we are just wearing ourselves and conforming to what our selves can do. We can never get out from us. If we make life worth-living, what then? When we are happy, what then?
The conclusion of life will always be its termination, unless there is an afterlife.
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