Questions that span across time
I have been thinking about this for some time now. There are a lot of questions that you can ask. Wherever we are and whomever we are, we always have questions that need to be answered.
An example of a question is,
How much does the TV cost?
This is a fairly simple question, right?
No matter when or where you ask it, the answer will always remain the same (for that specific TV, adjusting inflation prices.)
But what about this?
What is the time now?
This is something else. The answer changes with time. No matter when you ask, the answer will always be different.
We all know that time only moves forward. So we can all accept, understand and believe that the answer to "What is the time now?" will always be different.
Some similar questions are,
What are you doing now?
This will be different every-time. We will never run out of things to do.
What are your hobbies?
Every year my hobbies change, so does everyone's.
What is your favorite Pokemon?
We can keep going.
As human beings we are always searching, whether it is purpose, meaning, happiness, money, etc. it is always the same.
For life, there is no one answer. The questions will remain the same, but the answer will be different based on time, person, and circumstance.
- Am I happy?
- Am I satisfied?
- Did I make the right decision?
- What is the purpose/meaning of life?
These questions are not the right kind of questions. The more you ask it, more you will be confused.
I think we should re-frame our questions.
- Am I slightly happier than yesterday?
- Am I more satisfied than yesterday?
- Did my decisions benefit me or those around me?
And then for the last one, Everyone's life is different, instead of searching for meaning, We just need to live. There is no meaning. The life exists for us to live it.
Every-time you ask this question, "What is the meaning of life?" you will probably go into deep thinking and flashbacks. This is all just a waste of time.
Just like time. The answer changes. Asking this question is of no use.
The answer to that is to live it.
A close family friend has passed away today.
My list of R.I.P contacts is increasing its 7 now.