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The closer I get to death, the more meaningful the meaninglessness is. Mainly because if nothing has any meaning in the big cold universe, then little old me and little old you pottering about in our slippers adding meaning to the meaninglessness is pretty fucking meaningful in my book.
See, when you look at our little lives, it all becomes clear. The little bump of life sandwiched between aeons of death – is in fact a colossal mountain of meaningfulness among the vast plains of meaningless space. And what we think of the unknown is in fact completely and utterly known (whether you are an atheist or religious)…and what we think of as known, is the big unknown. A space to own and create in.
Our life and choices are all part of the journey in the unknown from the known back towards the known. All growth (self actualisation) is in the unknown, so the reward of growth comes with risk. No risk, no growth.
In order to achieve growth – whether that be personal growth or business growth – we need to be working in the unknown, at least some of the time. It is nearly impossible to succeed without taking unknown risk.
Take risks, grow, live a little. The unknown is invigorating. Don’t waste the time you have before you return to the known of death.
Whatever you choose to do with your life, you are giving meaning to a meaningless universe.
I suggest we take that responsibility seriously.
Behaviour / neuroscience