Most people have a religion that gives their lives some sort of meaning. A “reason” of why we exist. Said reason can be anything, depending on the religion itself. I respect this, let me state it now before you see this as a rant of some kind.
(From here on, this post is a personal opinion based on what I have read and learned through my life).
If you think about it (and if you study a little bit about our universe), there really is no meaning for us here. We live in a planet that floats in a really, really vast universe. Our own galaxy, that is incredibly huge compared to our little solar system, is small in comparison to the size of this universe. So why would we be any special? Our planet is a simple “accident” that happened through out the millenia after this universe was created.
So, the hard part for me was to accept this fact. We are nothing but grain of sand in a vast ocean, like it or not. Given the probabilities of us being “created” in this huge space, there is also a huge possibility that there are MANY other planets with life-forms similar to us. It is known that there are bigger planets that might be capable of sustaining the same kind of life as ours:
Feeling small? it might get interesting if you read Professor Stephen Hawkings books 🙂
So, what is my point to all of this? Life doesn´t have a predetermined meaning, yet it still can have it: You must give your life some kind of meaning. As our lives are but a nanosecond compared to the Earth´s life-time, and we have yet to know what happens after death, it is we who must give our own lives a meaning.
I´ll admit I cannot stop thinking about life as a deadline for a job, where I must get to know everything I can, meet people, know places, study anything I feel like, and treat as many patients as I can (and the best I can). I have to ENJOY life as much as I can.
Life is limited. Use it wisely. Don´t waste it working your ass off, or studying something you don´t really like just for the sake of earning more money. Well, if money will get you where you want to be in order to truly enjoy life, then that is your call. But people tend to get caught in the system, and once you start working, debts start gathering, and more work is needed. Avoid this.
Enjoy life to it´s fullest. Work in order to enjoy life. Work in something you enjoy.
This is my personal thought, and I hope you can share a similar one.
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