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There is no meaning to life

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Re: There is no meaning to life

Post by Hereandnow » February 11th, 2018, 6:31 pm

On this matter, wittgenstein has the proper insight: it is not whether life has meaning, for this is clearly the case. The question is, does that meaning have meaning? Goes to metavalue, absolute rather than contingent "meaning".

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Re: There is no meaning to life

Post by BelieveNothing » March 22nd, 2019, 5:15 pm

A poem carries meaning from the author to who knows?
The reader keeps on reading to find out the way it goes..
When the reader’s done, the author’s message in their mind,
they have had some fun or found a reason to unwind.

What the author’s made, selecting words to make it rhyme
is not designed to fade from memory even over time.
If you’re feeling sad or lonely contemplate a while.
It’s not all that bad if you remember how to smile.
Reality is not all in your mind.

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Re: There is no meaning to life

Post by Hereandnow » March 22nd, 2019, 6:39 pm

But does the smile beget an insight,
A rite, way to see?
Does it cast the world sublimely,
Undoing complacency?
What are smiles but willingness
To take the world unseen
And unredeemed and premature,
Celebrate a dream.

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