Now this must come across everyone's mind, but its rarely discussed beyond a certain extent. To ask yourself the meaning of life is like asking the square root of pi, the answers are never short and simple, but it is interesting to know how people have come to their conclusion. No one is born knowing their outlook on life or the 'type' of person they will become, but is usually settled with one major life event or a divine intervention. I'm not saying I discovered the meaning of life, but I've come across a few conclusions, and the type of people they are linked to…These are my theories.
Life's a b*tch, then you die theory:
You gotta do what you can because life is too short. Make that money, and make a name for yourself because you will never know when that day will come. The Kamikazee outlook. Its all about survival and being at the top. Whether it be the toughest, the richest, the hottest, you got what it takes and you know it.
Pros: Determination, makin that money and getting your name out there with a high chance of being successful and to earn that respect that you worked so hard for. You're headstrong, and dont let anyone get to you.
Cons: Your living life so fast that you dont stop to think about the little things in life or the toes that you have to step on to achieve it. And at that time, it may already be too late to say sorry.
My view: Life is a competition regardless, but its totally up to you whether or not to let this affect your life and the people within it. Stand your ground on your choices in life, but dont brush off any suggestions that your loved ones bring up. Life can be a game, but with any game, theres always a competitor who is stronger, quicker, prettier, smarter. Reality check. Focus on your individuality, humilty and what sets you apart from the rest.
The Reincarnation Theory:
At one point or another one will figure out whether or not their past life was of a mighty king, or just an ant just trying to survive. Or perhaps these past lives were all human. You are born into the same path in which you go through the same stages and emotional experiences as your past life. The way I see it, we all deserve the same amount of respect. Karma is a beeeitch, and you'll never know what's in store for you.
Pros: Your careful about how you treat others, and are usually well loved by almost everyone. Or if you had previously lived as a well-respected being, all things fall within your lap without trying.
Cons: You get so caught up in doing the right thing that you forget about yourself sometimes. There comes a time when you have to stand up for the little guy, and also a time to stand up for youself. Or if you were a bad person, all those things follow and history repeats itself.
My view: The way I see it, all things continue in repetition until a force changes its course. And every person you deal with is a force to be reckoned with. If Karma does not hit you now, then you just might have to wait another lifetime to see.
Red Pill, Blue Pill Theory:
Probably the most ludicrous of all philosophies, but you never know. We are living more than one life. That maybe we have another life in another dimension. Or it being a mirror image of you, yet the opposite of who you are. A good person, but is actually sinister and evil. Or someone who's notorious, is actually an angel in disguise.
Pros: It travels deep into your subconscious. The person that you never thought you were to come into realization.
Cons: Perhaps you just have to lay off the drugs.
My view: I think our dreams have a message for us. To show us fears that are not normally realized while awake. Creativity and imagination makes life more interesting, but dont let it get too wild or people might just have to suggest the psychiatric hospital.
At this point in time, I think everyone at one point or another can relate to one of these theories. Feel free to post your thoughts.