“It seems that only in moments of unusual insight and illumination that we get the point of this, and find that the true meaning of life is no meaning, that its purpose is no purpose, and that its sense is non-sense. Still, we want to use the word “significant.” Is this significant nonsense? Is this a kind of nonsense that is not just chaos, that is not just blathering balderdash, but rather has in it rhythm, fascinating complexity, and a kind of artistry? It is in this kind of meaninglessness that we come to the profoundest meaning.” Alan Watts on How we find meaning by surrendering to meaninglessness. – via braingpickings
We dream of a full life. A meaningful life. A significant one. We work and work and work in hope of recognition and remembrance. We dream of eternity.
For us, humans, this world is everything. We are born in it, we want to conquer it, to admire it, to fight it, to love it, to trust it.
But this world doesn’t care. This world just exists. It defies us with it’s indifference. And sometimes we die without knowing. Sometimes we forget.
But there are times when we wake up and see it.
Right then you can have your moment of glory (and maybe the only one you’ll ever have)! Right then you can stop and scream back: “I don’t care either!”