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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The meaning of life

The meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment. To put the question in general terms would be comparable to the question posed to a chess champion: "Tell me, Master, what is the best move in the world?" There simply is no such thing as the best or even a good move apart from a particular situation in a game and the particular personality of one's opponent. The same holds for human existence. One should not search for an abstract meaning of life. Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone's task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.

- Viktor Frankl, author of ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’.

6 comments:

Sumit said...

interesting.

Anand Sarolkar said...

Good one. This book's got to be on "To read list"

Aparna Kar said...

@Anand
Reading it currently.

Aparichito said...

Almost perfect meaning of life..

Megha said...

Actually true,

:) I have visited after a very long time, do not even know if you remember me..

Drop in a line at my blog, if you are able to squeeze out some time!

P.S. I really like the new pic you have added to the slide show.. and i miss the old music player you had...

Debarshi Deb said...

Its the most excellent truth about life you said Rashmi, I am really touched by it & you too got a fool regular reader :P :D Keep it on :)