'The Meaning of Life' or 'Yeah, right!'
How was the world created? Is there a God? If God created us, who created God? Who let the dogs out? Pulli Rajakku AIDS Varumaaa?
People have been asking these rather silly questions for a long time now and according to latest reports, still haven't received a good reply. Ever since the human race learned to reason, millions of able and not-so-able philosophers have attempted to discover the true meaning of life, and failed miserably.
Orkut acting up again?
And not just philosophers, everyone who's ever drawn in a breath has something to say on the subject. The Monty Python group, in their famous 'The Meaning of Life', have this to say on the subject - "Try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in and try and live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations" Excellent answer indeed, but then, unfortunately, the world isn't a beauty pageant.
Douglas Adams, perhaps, came the closest when he said that the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is the number 42. I completely agree that the figure sounds just perfect (not too big, not too small, just right!) but there is a fundamental mistake with his solution. Mr. Adams may have indeed hit upon the right answer but what we must ask is 'Was it the right question?'. And the truth is - No, it wasn't. The correct question, according to me, should have been - "What's the value obtained when 6 is multiplied by 11 and the product is then converted into hexadecimal?" You see my point? As I said before - a very good answer, but definitely doesn't serve our purpose.
So, what is the real answer to life, the universe and everything? Hmmmm... let me think.
69. No? Really?
Ok, here's what I think. I don't think Life has any meaning as such. I don't think it's even supposed to have one. Life is meaningless. It has no relation whatsoever to anything else that happens around it. It usually involves a bunch of people who don't really affect it too much. It varies drastically in its moods and it's generally very very confused and chaotic. In short, Life is a David Lynch film. Or, to put it in another way, David Lynch is God. That is, if God turned out to be a dumb, pathetic, retarded LOSER!
So, in order to understand the true meaning of life, watch David Lynch movies. 'Mulholland Drive' to begin with, 'Lost Highway' after that. You needn't watch any more because by this time, you will have seen the light. However, being a good friend of yours and having had the misfortune of having to sit through both these films, I will make your job easier and tell you what the answer is.
So, finally, here it comes. The end of the eternal quest. The true meaning of life. The mother of all revelations. The answer everyone wants to know. Here it is...
Death is better.
You probably won't understand it right now but go watch those two movies and it'll immediately dawn on you. You'll soon realize that death is an infinitely better proposition.
Guy who's just read this post and seen the light!
So, the bottom line is this. Instead of going on and on about stupid, overrated Life, we should all start thinking more about Death. Beautiful, dark, mysterious death.
P.S: For more information on 'The Meaning of Death', keep watching this space.