Life In Itself
At the EducoAfrica retreat, the question of what is the meaning of life came to me and the other students. i have always looked for answers about life's most difficult questions. Sometimes I am compounded with a lot questions that just can not be answered. it is a very difficult lesson for me to learn and understanding because deep in my human soul, i feel the need to answer them. As a philosopher, I ask questions. As a scientist, I look for logically realistic answers to many of philosophical difficult questions. From the retreat, i have come to understand what seems to be the meaning of life. We had shared our personal stories, experiences, and confusions that we have about our reality. The reality that we are told to not question but i ask, for what reason. We are afraid of the unknown, the strange, the foreign, and ways of knowing that differs from us. By going to South Africa, we have come to challenge this notion and the false ideas that our western developed society has made us believed. For me, I believe that the meaning of life is the pain, struggles, anger, suffering, and the pleasures gotten from the feelings of accomplishing something that we had so loudly striven for. It is an ugly picture of the world and our reality but seems to be what makes human beings still exist. However, human beings have a way of rising up to the occasion and fulfilling their unique purposes in life.