Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Meaning of Life

In Albert Einstein's 'The World As I See It', the meaning of life is discussed at the beginning of the book. In my book 'Death and Rebirth', the meaning of life can be found on the last page. At this time I would like to discuss Einstein's thoughts on the meaning of life.

"What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether? To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it? I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life."-Albert Einstein

In a very polite manner Einstein implies, those who do not find meaning in their own life or the lives of others, are unfit to receive the gift of life. In taking this stance Einstein falls into his own trap. He takes on the role of the person who does not see meaning in the life of another. He refuses to see purpose in the life of someone, who cannot see meaning and value in the lives of others. He then becomes the person he condemns.

Death and Rebirth by Jina Wallwork is Out Now