What makes us tick? What makes us do the things we want to do? What makes everyone do the things they do? What made me write this type of post? What makes me want to do the things I do? What makes me want to make film? What makes me like writing? What makes me… me?The meaning of life breaks down into three different parts with the same results. First we have reproduction. At the end of the day we are just another species of creature on planet Earth. We are meant to reproduce and keep our species going into the future. Reproduction can lead to adaptation and evolution. Over time we become better human beings, more adapted to the environments in which we live in. Reproduction can be called the Physical Meaning of Life. Second we have communication. We are absolutely obsessed with interacting with each other. Nevermind how much people talk on a daily basis it seems to me that at a basic level ALL technological advancements in the past 70 years have at least involved an aspect of communicating. Radio spread news from around the world in an instant. Television gave us pictures for all the words. The Internet put the entire world into a box. We were born to communicate with each other. Communication can be called the Mental Meaning of Life. Lastly we have self awareness. Our self awareness is what makes us different from all the other creatures we share the Earth with who are simply reproducing out of instinct. We think and more importantly we KNOW that we think. It is from this aspect that our entire species has left the jungles and went on to dominate the our planet. We call self awareness many things. Sometimes we call it a conscious. Sometimes we call it a soul. Self awareness can be called the Spiritual Meaning of Life. Now reproduction, communication, and self awareness could all be the meaning of life or it could be many, many other things. Either way none of this explains WHY we do the things we do it just explains WHAT we should be doing with our lives. Yet reproduction, communication, and self awareness lead to the same result: acceptance within the global community. We reproduce for many reasons but acceptance plays a big role in it. We all long to be loved and accepted especially by our own family. Communication helps us reach out to others to share our ideas in the hopes of getting acknowledged or respect for our own thoughts. We only speak because we feel we have something to offer others. We just want our ideas and thoughts to be accepted. Self awareness is one of the most brutal ways to realize where you stand within a community. Often times these realizations lead to wanting to feel accepted more than ever. We ALL want to be accepted; we ALL want to be loved. Look what the lack of love does to people today. Most of the mentally ill and criminal populations all lead back to a child who didn’t get enough hugs from Mommy or Daddy which over the years built up into them feeling excluded from their community at which point they act out in strange and violent ways as a cry for acceptance. Personally I know in my heart acceptance is what drives each and every human being to do the things they do. More importantly I know acceptance is what drives me to do what I do everyday. In a world of 7 billion people what is it that drives you to do the things you do?
Posts tagged ‘Science’
By the fall of 2012, Google Earth will plunge us into the Great Barrier Reef with a new mapping tool,
An access to over 50 000 images which enable the public to travel the 2 600 km of the largest coral reef in the world “Marianne grave”, located in Australia, without getting wet !
Divers will capture these 360 degres’ images while moving at 4 km/h and by recording their position every 4 to 6 seconds. The underwater cameras reach dephts inaccessible to human.
This tool tends to educate the public on preserving species, it is also especially design to record data for the scientific purposes. In fact, they want to rebuild the damaged coral there and measure the impact of global warming.
The cost of this big project has not been reveal yet but if it works, other big projects may be born after !