meaning of life

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The basis of our being

  

Sooner or later – and at the latest shortly before death – everyone will ponder about why we are here, what keeps life going on the earth, how life started, what happens after death, why a plant grows from a seed, whether there are other «inhabited» planets etc. Perhaps we will also concern ourselves with the future of the earth and pose the question of how the many and diverse problems on our planet can ever be solved.

In order – at least to a small extent - to be able to answer such questions, it is important to know what is the actual basis for our being. The answer to this question is astonishingly simple:

Summary of the main concept

As many and diverse as we human beings may be once our existential needs are satisfied we all strive for the same thing: We want to feel happy and satisfied the whole time and to be able to live our lives without fear and worries. This search for harmony and inner peace, for self-fulfilment, for calmness, or however we may wish to describe this condition, is indisputably the top goal in the case of virtually all models of human needs.

From our experience we know that wherever we are or whatever we do there are always certain rules. On the roads it is the traffic regulations, in football it is the rules of play, in nature it is the natural laws. Those who respect these rules find it easier to carry out the respective task or activity than someone who violates these rules and therefore has to be reprimanded in some way.
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