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I am trying to learn and accept that the universe is cold and… - cellophane
the story of an invisible girl
renniekins
renniekins
I am trying to learn and accept that the universe is cold and arbitrary. Indifferent, chaotic. There is no such thing as magic. Evolution is not logical, it is just a succession of statistics and chance. There is no purpose.

On the other hand, I have always believed that our job is to take the chaos that the universe gives us and give it meaning. Find purpose. I do believe that humans are full of love, and the world is a beautiful place. I read somewhere that the meaning of life is to love and be loved in return. To find and bring joy.

We can do that even in an indifferent universe.
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From: nicegeek Date: July 1st, 2014 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is no such thing [as] magic. Evolution is not logical, it is just a succession of statistics and chance.
Even if you set aside any religious explanation for the meaning of life, evolution is still pretty magical stuff. How is it that a bunch of random molecules develops into beings with consciousness and emotions? The process by which natural selection drives adaptation and gives rise to complex systems is, in my opinion, nothing short of amazing. If you want to read up on the topic, try Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos. It's a touch dated (published in '93), but still a good primer to the field.
I read somewhere that the meaning of life is to love and be loved in return.
It's a line from the song Nature Boy by eden ahbez, but you probably remember it from the movie Moulin Rouge!. :-)
sherdeb From: sherdeb Date: July 1st, 2014 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hug!
the_leewit From: the_leewit Date: July 4th, 2014 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapor, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But, if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him, the universe knows nothing of this.

"All our dignity then, consists in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill. Let us endeavor then, to think well; this is the principle of morality." --Pascal

I think I like yours better. Blaise is a bit dry.
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