Melanie’s Share Your World questions for this week are notably grim and morbid in response to the tragic events that have played out in the past few days. She even invited regular participants to abstain this week if they weren’t feeling it. I am going to accept the challenge this week as I always do…. and since wacked humor is the only way I know how to roll, I’m not going to change the tone of my answer post from how I normally respond. So for those of you who are not up for an irreverent take on the darker side of mankind, you have my permission (not that you ever need it) to not continue reading this…
Alright Buster, let’s do this!
Does life have a reason (meaning)?
“Reason” in this case usually means we were put here by some Higher Power to do…. well, whatever the Higher Power wanted us to do. I’m personally not a big believer in that, though don’t claim to be the font of knowledge in this field. I do know that I’ve heard it expressed before, by people of faith, that they can’t understand why anyone would want to believe that life has no purpose. I’m just the opposite in not seeing why life HAS to have some vast meaning in our eyes. I think it’s just as cool, if not cooler, that we might be here from millions and billions of years of random churning of the primordial soup and countless strings of evolutional oopsies.
What do you think about the whether life has a purpose or not, Buster?
Will the world come to an end by human hands (man’s actions)?
The world as in civilization, or the world as in the planet itself? Man will almost certainly be the cause of its own demise (Unless that giant asteroid gets us first). The means and methods of that demise just may not be what we think it will be (Or could even possibly know of yet)…
As for the planet itself….. well, I’ll let the late, great George Carlin answer that one for me…
Yeah, the planet will be fine… even with billions of our corpses rotting on it.
So, Buster. Do you think the world will end at our hands?
Will stricter laws make a better world? Would less strict law make it better?
To answer the question that this query seems to be beating around the bush of…. for all of the strong views on both sides, I don’t think either way would make much of an actual difference at all.
Your thoughts Buster?
If death is inevitable, why bother doing anything?
Because why would anyone want to just wait around for the reaper to grab them by the collar? Or for that matter, even think about the inevitable. Life should be all about distracting yourself from your imminent demise…
Don’t you agree Buster?
Are thoughts and prayers useful or a sop for people who wish to pay respect but interact through a virtual venue? Yea or nay – please explain your viewpoint (without rancor) if you would.
I’m generally not a thoughts and prayers person, and only wander into that arena if I feel I absolutely have to because I think that person would expect it of me. I can feel great emotion for those who are within my little world, but outside of it I’ve discovered I’m a pretty unfeeling person. We can’t all be empaths. Sending thoughts and prayers to random people for random reasons would seem like a forced and insincere thing for me… though I’d never discourage those who truly wish to share their hopes and sympathy by ragging on the idea itself.