I’m wonder what people mean when they talk about having a “meaningful life”. Seriously, what does a “meaningful life” mean?
You can go through life in many ways. If there is a small light under your feet, you see a small area of your way. If you have a light illuminating broad panorama, this makes a different way, a different life. This broad light is contemporary knowledge, the ability to see humanitie’s now and future, to see the possibilities, the responsibility and the challenge.
We are bigger than our fear of death. What is death? It is only individual’s consciousness program switched off. Individual’s consciousness has ‘privatized’ all our memories, experience and values. But that does not mean that they are tied together, that all of it is deleted when we die. The most of this information (sorry, not always the best) is passed to our descendants. They use it, they stand on it, they create their lives standing on it like giants. We know, without this information the human culture, the human progress will collapse.
Knowing it and always keeping in mind this bigger and more important part of our lives is the sense of life. IOW, we don’t live for ourselves, we do live for future. Imants
No sense of life: http://religionvirus.blogspot.com/2010/09/scandal-of-atheism.html