A meaningful life

Sometimes it just gets to me: what is the meaning of life? Not that I am not grateful for everything that I can do, but sometimes when I have nothing to do and just let my thoughts go on I come really often to this same question.

I know that I won’t find the answer to it. Philosophers have been thinking about it for centuries. Still I can’t get it out of my head: What is this plan that God has with my life? What will I be doing in twenty years? Will I just be one of all these other women who have an ordinary career and and ordinary family with ordinary children? Will I regret my life when I am eighty? Or will I actually make a difference?

Maybe I will be helping children in Africa or spread the Word of God in the Middle-East. I really don’t see myself doing that, but who knows… If that would be true my life would have a meaning. Maybe it isn’t about the meaning of life at all, maybe it is just about living a meaningful life.

I want look back at my life when I’m eighty and think: yes, my life was really meaningful.

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Illegal downloading legal?

This morning my family and I were buying a new cellphone for my brother, when the person who was helping us told us that we had to pay some extra money for illegally downloading music. He said that, according to the law, everyone who bought a smartphone had to pay this money, even if they wouldn’t download any music at all. This means that illegally downloading music isn’t that illegal anymore.

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