So after 15 odd minutes of trying to come up with something meaningful and motivational I came up with this:
The Meaning of Life is to find what you love and makes you happy, and do that to the best of your ability. Then you'll learn about things like perseverance and persistence even in the face of great adversity. And then when you've gone as far as you can with that, you find another thing and you just keep going on like that. Eventually you will leave a mark on the world, it's kind of like your legacy. It could be something you did or created, or your legacy could be your children or family or friends that you left a mark on; and you'll live on through that legacy in the hearts and minds of others long after you're gone.
And Seth said in response:
I think that you should just do what you want and try to be happy, but don't be mean or cruel to anyone or anything because then people won't even care if you're dead.
Well said little dude, I think his was actually much better than mine. But we did both agree that everyone has a different concept of what the meaning of life is. Craig simply said:
It's about being happy, it's about you giving your life meaning.
And Zoe said:
It's personal and it doesn't have a criteria. I think it's about doing what makes you happy so long as it's not harming anyone else.
Interestingly, the kids had very similar opinions on the issue. Perhaps Craig and I have instilled this idea through osmosis without even realising we did.
What do you think the Meaning of Life is? Feel free to post your opinions, I'm sure you all have one since you're alive and reading this.
Release Date: 2007
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 148 mins
This film is based on the 1996 non-fiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer following the travels of Christopher McCandless across the North American and Alaskan wilderness. Sharply directed by Sean Penn, this is a story not only about discovering new territory, but also about finding the true meaning of life.
After successfully graduating from University, high flyer Christopher (Emile Hirsch) abandons all of his possessions, gives all of his savings to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live alone in the wilderness in an attempt to enrich his life. Along the way Christopher encounters a series of interesting characters that help him to define his own reality.
This is a sensitive and poignant cinematic experience, enhanced by the beautiful landscapes and fabulous original score provided by Eddie Vedder, it is deeply moving material indeed.
FINAL SAY: I read somewhere how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong....but to feel strong.
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