King Gilgamesh went looking for heavenly immortality and found meaning in the day-to-day trivia of our earthly life:
Gilgamesh, whither are you wandering? Life, which you look for, you will never find.
For when the gods created man, they let death be his share, and withheld life in their own hands.
Gilgamesh, fill your belly –
Day and night make merry,
Let days be full of joy.
Dance and make music day and night,
And wear fresh clothes.
And wash your head and bathe.
Look at the child that is holding your hand. [ps: my favorite line!]
And let your wife delight in your embrace.
These things alone are the concern of men.
These lines were written about 4000 years ago. What was true then is still true. Know what to concern yourself with!
- Flash In the Pan
- The Unhappiness Project
- Happy New Now to You!
- Lifelong Now
- Absurd Posturing & Misguided Search for Meaning
- Ontologically Alive
- The Touch of Reality
- A Nowless Now
- Empty Time Called Future
- Projections of Instrumentality