The meaning of life is to create heaven on earth.
None of us know what will happen when we breathe out our last breath and we walk through the big blue door into whatever lies beyond. For ever and ever. I find that, to say the least, unspeakably and all-encompassingly TERRIFYING.
The meaning of my life, as far as I’m concerned, is to do whatever I can to contribute towards bringing humanity and science to a point where there is no disease, no death, no hunger, no poverty, no recessions, no environmental destruction.
Maybe we’ll never get to the point where science is advanced enough and political cadres progressive enough to bring about highly advanced, zero-footprint agricultural systems, perfectly automated economic systems, perfectly automated medical care and perfectly automated education.
Still, the possibility that every human being could have abundant food, excellent medical care and comprehensive education at zero cost to anyone is just too massively rewarding to ignore.
- No more debates on welfare since the essential goods welfare would provide cost nothing or very close to nothing.
- No more recessions set off by human error.
- Maybe even no more death if we manage to reverse age and upgrade body parts if is anywhere close to the truth.
- No more human cogs in the economic machine working 9–5 to do what a machine will be able to do. Spend more time with your children, manage your assets and wealth, contribute to science and research full-time, write a symphony, or build that Minecraft metropolis.
That’s what gives me hope – turning this earth from the spinning clusterf*ck we have now into a place that’s as close to heaven as possible.
PS. I suppose I am what you could call Christian. I love the culture and tradition of the Dutch Reformed Church I was raised in, I think faith adds great utility to my life and I have zero interest in converting anyone or interfering with anyone else’s life or lifestyle choices.
No-one can rationally prove what lies beyond death, and I’m quite contented in acting as an industrious, ethical human being for as long as I live and believing that there’s a divine Bed & Breakfast in the sky where I will be able to be reunited with my family and loved ones one day – in case we don’t manage to attain immortality.
(This is not my blog, but i read somewhere, full credits goes to whoever wrote this)