Think about it, What is a single human being good for? What is the human race good for?
We all live such purposeful lives and we as your parents train you, educate you and hope that you boys can be of some use.
Some use for what? To do what?
Taking a quote from Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi when she visited Singapore 24 September 2013:
Speaking to reporters at a press conference later in the evening, Ms Suu Kyi recounted her visit to ITE College East, where she made a remark to Singapore officials that “education in Singapore, as in many other countries, seems to be workforce oriented”.
“That made me think … what is the purpose of a workforce … of work … of material wealth? Is that the ultimate aim of human beings, is that what we all want? In a sense, I want to probe more into successes of Singapore and to find out what we can achieve beyond that.”
What is all these education for? What is our purpose? To be successful? To do something? To do what? A whole chunk of the human races has evolved and we are no closer to answering the most basic question. “Who am I?” Education didn’t help, sure as hell the Theory of Relativity didn’t do squat to answer that question. (perhaps, you dad is being too naive to have an answer to that part.)
And all that we do, is in hope that we can hedge our pittance of a life against Death.
I had a chat with Steven and we talked about business and life. There is always a thing to be done in life, there is always some form of time, and if you die before you are supposed to do what you are supposed to do, then… that’s it!
No one really knows what is a human being good for, and perhaps those who knew, only learned about it on their last twitch of life. We are, really, really never going to find out what we are here for, No one knows and no one will ever find out. The purpose of life.
So can we make something positive out of llife? Sure, but does it matter?
Can we face the challenges in life with gusto, sure? Then when Death, the great leveler comes, what makes of our effort?
I Wish I could give you a short and sweet answer, but if i did, I’d probably be lying, because honest to goodness, you dad, is still struggling in life. Sometimes, he does gets a brief epiphany of insight, but more often than not, he is kind of wasting his life away.
But if life is not meant to be wasted away, then what is, life, good for? Go figure it out, boys.