Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Circle of Life

It's that season of the year when you hear about most people getting ill or even dying. Guess it's just the cold that gets to you. Anyway, hubby and I were pondering over the purpose of life. He was sort of in a pensive mood...said what's the point of working your ass off when the end is the same for everyone. Everyone has to die, whether it's you, me, this man, that dog, Obama, Sonia Gandhi....you get the point. So why are we here, what are we doing? How can we decide what is good or bad, coz hey, it makes absolutely no difference to anyone. And if there is a God, why didn't he send us down here with a purpose. At least we should know what we're doing, and why?

I thought about it for a moment...I thought what is it that every single living creature on this planet does. And then it struck me. I looked at him and said: we're here to reproduce. We both burst out laughing! He said that's funny, coz God is then seriously making a fool out of us all. We just keep going round and round, in the circle of life, but when you look at it, it's nothing but a big zero.

Talk about having a bad day! *Groan*

6 comments:

myheadtrip said...

Ah the eternal question. Meaning of life! This plagues me too; especially when I wonder what I am doing here, when I think of myself as a failure...that is one too many times! :) But to reproduce?! lol!! good one! And yeah, it feels like a huge zero!

John F said...

Ahh the famous old question. Tell you what if you have time, go through the very first post I ever wrote here

http://achingpen.blogspot.com/2007/07/ode-to-death.html

At that time I was asking the same question right left and center. But now a few years down the line when I am wiser (and handsomer ;)) I think I know the answer.

And not its NOT reproduction!

Thespian said...

@myheadtrip: My head's started spinning, going around in circles! :)

@John: Ok, handsome 'old' man, care to throw some light on the less fortunate?! :)

Mystique Wanderer said...

ermm may i recommend reading the bhagwad gita...

it may / may not help

manuscrypts said...

hmm.. think you've zeroed in right.. thats why we've been placed in the land which invented the zero.. to contribute more zeros :p

Thespian said...

-->Mystique Wanderer: Well the Gita says Karm Kar....but ye to batao ki karm hai kya!

-->Manuscrypts: Not a very happy feeling, is it?!