The Meaning of Life
The Meaning of Life, or the answer to the age-old question: “what is the meaning of life?”. Many other similar questions come along with it. One question not often asked however is: “Does having a good meaning of life matter”? Many people have an opinion on this matter. And while some people think that’s a silly question and don’t give it any thought, I can tell you that it does indeed matter.
The most important and philosophical answer to the original question of, “what is the meaning of life?” is a resounding, “Yes!” Having a philosophical or religious belief in the importance of your own life or happiness is a key factor in maintaining a fulfilling and healthy existence, but the fact remains that without having a good philosophical or spiritual beliefs you will not be able to find happiness or a sense of purpose in your life.
The problem many people run into when they ask this question is that they already believe in God and thus cannot see how their existence would be meaningless. Because of this, they don’t see how having a religious belief in God would mean that their life is meaningless. And in order to see the difference between a life with religious belief and a life without it, you have to look at the definition of life as given by philosopher Aristotle: a life is “a complete act or series of acts; a complete result”. In his view, if you have a good cause, then you have a good end; if you have a good end, then you have a good purpose in creating it and you have a good reason for existing. And so having a good philosophical or spiritual beliefs in God could mean you have a good purpose in creating your life and that your life has a good meaning. And so having a religious or philosophical belief in God could mean having a better purpose in life.