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Random thoughts on a Saturday morning

November 3, 2012

What unites us.

Regardless of who we are, when we were born, where we live, or how we spend our days- there’s one thing that unites us:

we’re all looking for something.

whether that be love, health, companionship, fortune or fame.

That’s the human condition. We’re never satisfied. Once we attain one goal, we’re setting our sights on the next one. I don’t think it’s fair to say we shouldn’t be like that at all; but that we should find a balance. A way to be happy here in the now but also look for ways to move “ahead” to satisfy the next urge.

Are we really that special?

For the longest time I believed we were special. (I mean, we, as in humans.) Think about it. We won the universe lottery. We’ve been to the moon and back, sent little robots to mars. We figured out how to make ridiculously good food like tiramisu, chocolate and poutine. We know about our solar system and the galaxy we’re in, how the universe is constantly expanding. We travel thousands of miles around the earth in hours- sitting in a  tube in the sky. In many ways, we are special. But in the grand scheme of things, our lives are but a tiny blip. One minute we’re here and the next we’re gone.  Religion tells us there’s something after all of this- a heaven or hell or reincarnation. But none of us really know for sure. How can we. We’re still here. That really bothers me. We know so much about our lives yet so little about existence.

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  1. November 5, 2012 11:48 am

    I think these are important questions and define who we are. Believing or not believing we’re special and defining what it is we’re looking for gives us our purpose in life. If only we knew the definitive answers that everyone could say “oh yeah, THAT’S it!” – how much more peaceful life on this earth would be!

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