Thanks all for the kind words.
Didymos Thomas wrote:
I'm not a parent (thank God, I'm too young), but just about every parent I know tells the same story - the birth of their children explains everything. At that moment, the meaning of life is perfectly clear.
I cannot even begin to imagine the joy and burden of responsibility. While I cannot imagine just how great a gift children are, from what I can tell, they are a blessing above any other.
It really is amazing. You realize as you care for this tiny, completely dependent little person, that you would do anything
for them. And it pays you back right away -- he's 5 days old and what calms him down the most is looking in our eyes. He just calms down, opens his eyes big and wide, and studies our faces. What more can really be said?
the thinker wrote:
I thought for a good long while about what the meaning of life is. I asked a zillion people, it felt like. (Far too many of them said "42.") And then I realized it. You can't really define the meaning of life. It's different for everyone.
Yup. The meaning of life is the feeling
you have inside about the thing you care most about.