Для чего живет человек на земле, скажите?
Знаменитая речь 1972 года
Вопрос зачем мы родились - это вопрос о смысле жизни.
К чему эта дорога, если она не приводит к храму?
The meaning of life is that for which a person lives his individual life, the motive of a person’s life. Meaning is the future in which I live.
It’s hardly right to think that there can be only one meaning of life for a person. Why? The search for the meaning of life is like looking for friends: it is important for someone to find a single true friend, someone has many worthy and loyal friends ... If the meanings of life strengthen us and give us life energy, let these meanings be greater. It is not so important, how many vital senses you have - it is important that all of them are worthy and never lost.
Is it necessary, does every man need the meaning of his life? Children do not. Bare children live perfectly and without any sense, they are full of energy and they are pleased with everything.
Indicator, the criterion for the presence of the meaning of life: in the morning I wake up with joy, with desire ("I have somewhere to wake up, for what"), in the evening I fall asleep with satisfaction. The inner sensation is the right life! At the same time, the presence or absence of happiness is not the real criterion of the presence of meaning in life, nor is it obligatory to suffer in the absence of the meaning of life.
Unlike small children, the adult person seems to need the meaning of life, at least with it to live clearly better than without it. Sensation of the meaning of life greatly strengthens mental health. If a person has "why" to live, he can withstand any "how" (F. Nietzsche). While a person carries and carries away his merry body, he does not think about the meaning of life. When the body calms down and the involvement passes, the meaning of life is felt by those who know how to do something cool, masterfully.
If a person has lost the meaning of life, then he or she is looking for, or without it, suffers. The habit of suffering characterizes people with a neurotic character trait, and suffering for lack of a sense of life is a sign of a neurosis. The search for the meaning of life most often involves people with a depressive background and people with romantic moods.
Usually tight forehead with a transverse wrinkle, making the eyes asking - a seal of people who will not understand the question of the meaning of life. And until they relax their forehead, any logotherapy will fly past them, leaving no trace.
Mentally healthy question of the meaning of life does not suffer. Living and creative people do not seek the meaning of life, but do it, creating what people need, what will be people with gratitude in demand.
However, the search for the meaning of life is not only a sign of a neurosis, but also an indicator of a certain level of culture. Understanding that in life there can be a sense that life can and should be directed towards something, to live for the sake of something - does not come to all and not immediately, this understanding requires a certain level of culture. The average person finds the meaning of his life in what his environment dictates to him, but this is not the only way to gain it. Women often regard life as the meaning of life with its simple cycle, men are usually sure that in order for your life to really make sense, you need to accomplish something significant and serious. However, the meaning of life for everyone can determine for themselves, according to the type of their personality, in accordance with their values, to the best of their imagination and intellect. If the imagination is not enough and think laziness, you can choose any of the meanings formulated by our predecessors.
For example, the consumer sense of augmenting one’s own well-being is to "build a house". Or the idea of protecting the environment - "plant a tree." And someone is more inspired by the idea of survival of homo sapiens as a biological species - "raise a son."
The meaning of life is different for people of different value orientation. The meaning of life for the consumer: "Satisfaction of all needs." The meaning of life for the Parasite: "All for free!". The meaning of life for a Romance is "What I’m ready to die for". The meaning of life for the Creator: "That for which I am ready to work, so that it becomes." The meanings of life of people with a high level of culture, energy, imagination and intelligence can become the meanings of life for other people.
For energetic men, the meaning of life is occupation, for normal women, the meaning of life is simply to live, to live more accurately with a sufficient level of comfort and the meaning of life, as well as other difficult issues - not to think. So it is possible to live, especially if the sun, you all smile and generally live - like. When a person is happy, the question of the meaning of life is really of little interest to him. But the sun does not always shine, sometimes life goes on just day by day, from the morning to evening the same, the subway is always noisy, the streets are stupid, the eyes are dull faces ...
And then the question arises: "And what is the point?" And the answer it ceases to be obvious. Why live if it becomes difficult and not happy to live? Why live when life starts to beat us, does it specifically and purposefully. Why do we meet day after day with lies and hatred, why wake up in life, once we take away the most precious, when the closest do us hurt and try to make it even more painful ... All the same - just live? Live to serve time? It seems that "just to live" is too little, an adult needs something more thorough. To live in order to "just live" - somehow finely, a decent person needs higher goals. Life is worth something when you can do something about it. Make a lot, make it bright and great, so it’s yours and that’s it! To do your job qualitatively, so that you can be proud of what you can say: "It was a good hunt!"
How realistic is this? Really quite. A big life consists of days, and to make meaningful a big life, it’s enough to live quality every day. It’s already easier. The day consists of hours, and we have enough time to live a quality hour. In the morning I woke up, went into life - and hour after hour you live it worthy: joyfully, creatively and cleverly. I’m tired, but it’s already evening: you can lie down with real satisfaction, proud of the past, a well-made day. Fall asleep with a smile - and expectation of tomorrow, the same cheerful day. Total, the task: to learn and accustom yourself every day and hour to live creatively, dignified: caring, joyful, creative and smart.
THE MEANING OF OUR LIFE IN THAT TO HELP LIFE!