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Philosophy is a science that asks questions about cornerstone concepts of human life. The question which has never been answered to the full is the problem of the meaning of life. One group of views on this problem relates the concept of meaning to external phenomena, such as children, afterlife and God. Some scientists supposed that life had no meaning at all; however, this position in itself brings a meaning to life – stating the life has no meaning, and is thus an example of philosophic paradox. All these answers have one thing in common: they accept something external as a meaning, and thus replace the answer to the most important question by a suitable reply. However, I believe that the true meaning of life can be perceived from internal position and point of view. Many philosophers perceived life as a work of art, or a performance, tragedy or comedy (e.g. Nietzsche and Shelling) (Nash 209). Sigmund Freud considered life to be the path to death, and suggested that only people with mental problems actually questioned the meaning of life (Nash 237). The Greeks believed that the sense of life was in learning, and stoics perceived honor to be the sense of life. The answers this important question are extremely varied.
As for me, I believe that the meaning of life of all human beings and other creatures is to explore living with all possible methods and senses, and every living creature should choose own method and way of living, because this unique choice is the very purpose of living, and thus unique path is the new experience that this creature can bring to the Universe. From this point of view, all living organisms can be viewed as parts of the macrocosm which is exploring the Universe in a variety of ways. This viewpoint is strongly aligned with Buddhism and their perception of God’s essence present in all things in the world. However, instead the circle of karma, there is continuous exploration and development in this model, which brings sense into life and personal choice of every human being and every live creature in this world.
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