I’m one of those anxious kids who started disturbing my parents with hard phylosophical questions like “What is the meaning of life? ”
“Why should I live? ”
“How should I live? “…and many other joint-wrecking questions.
Until recently when I came to learn that these were really deep and important life questions that every human being should know to start living, otherwise, they’re just existing.
Having a big appetite in reading phylosophical books, I have frequently come across the common phrase that- Life is useless- a chasing after the wind
from philosophers like Solomon, Leo Tolstoy, Schopenhauer, Buddha and many others. Darwin comes in with the evolution theory – which again defaces purpose from the human life.
I turned to the Holy books just like Tolstoy did when he was in a dilemma about this mystery of life and in there, I believe I found the meaning and purpose of life.
I can now courageously classify life into Change, Chances and choices. In one statement, life is all about making a choice to take chances available to bring about a change.
The change I’m taking about here is either a positive change or a negative change. Reflecting on this universal truth, I was able to see sense in life .I could link all my troubles and joyful moments to the choices I had made.
This is why the human mind has the ” What if section” after making a decision and failing, One blames their conscience, “What if I hadn’t lied? ” After being caught cheating in an exam or a relationship .
Despite knowing this, I realized that there are opposing forces present to influence our choices, however, all the power still lay in our hands.
These forces are the force of darkness and the forces of the light.
The force of darkness influences us to care little about our creator and our neighbors.Answers like, ” I don’t give a f*ck
are directly influenced by the dark force.
On the other hand, the force of light teaches us about universal brotherly love and the love of God. It reiterates that the love of God is the beginning of wisdom.
These two forces are present and clearly visible in our lives. It is our decision to choose which force we want to follow.
The Easiest Way
I came to note another thing- that despite people knowing this truth, many still followed the dark force. They found it difficult to give a f*ck as a result of selfishness. They still argued that the rules of the force of light were hard and boring to abide by. Instead, they insisted that they wanted to enjoy their lives without disturbance. Many hashtaged #YOLO to justify their stinky selfish motives.
Many questions kept coming,
“Do we only live once? ”
If the answer to the question above was going to be yes, then I was going to make a final conclusion that life had no meaning. After that, I was going to stop giving a f*ck and start living like the majority.
I thought harder through the term #YOLO and concluded that it was a lie from the dark force. This conclusion came after studying the holy books and getting an assurance of life after death in a place called Heaven for those who believed in God and punishment in a place called hell for those who followed the dark force when the world ends.
This revelation brought something new to my findings- that- without faith, life is meaningless.
Heaven brought meaning to life. Believing that there is a creator who loves us and yearns to live with us and wants us to defeat the power of darkness brings meaning to life.
I made a conclusion that,
Life – Faith = Meaningless
Do We Just Sit There?
Well then, after knowing that there is Heaven, Do I sit there and do nothing waiting to go there? The answer is no.
As a believer, I have to aim for success. My obligation as I live is to make as many as possible to know the truth and to spread God’s love to all. As others say “Whatever comes my way I’ll take it, ” I should be saying “Whatever it takes,I’ll succeed.”
This rested my case. I got an answer that is not nullified by death. I got an answer that will never change. An answer that improved my choices and increased my chances of success.
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