The case against my least favorite question of all time.
Loved this essay!
What do you think of using the word “interpretation” instead of “meaning” in this context? The question “what is your interpretation of life” might still be difficult, but I prefer the way it points attention inwards
curious about the dialogue between different contexts producing meaning.
I could not argue successfully against any of your discussion. However when I dig down to the very bottom of 'meaning' I find it to be meaningless. And that is most satisfying. One may define words and attach labels and debate the meaning of those words and labels, but eventually one may throw most of them onto the scrap heap of irrelevance and simply allow life to unfold, following the path of least resistance.
This lesson comes from my mother who taught me by example to accept the gifts of life as they appear and enjoy the comfort of acceptance and harmony with all that is...