Tuesday, February 20, 2018

What's the meaning of life? (Michael Nagler, Alexander, & Martin)

Every answer to the question "What is the meaning of life?" is radically different from person to person. This group begins with Michael Nagler who is Professor emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1966, and where he founded the Peace and Conflict Studies department. Next is Alexander who is in grade school and is seven and a half years old. Finally, we have Martin who is a Senior at UC Berkeley.
LISTEN to "Meaning of Life - Part 2" (1.18 mb; time 05:11)
Audio production by Lynette Webb. Image from Almeida Cartoons.


Anonymous said...

Eventually man comes to the point where he asks: “What do I live for?” In other words, one does not find any pleasure in this life anymore, or he only sees very little. One starts asking about pleasure, as well as about the meaning of life. It is because the meaning of life is to feel that one’s egoistic desire is filled. However, if there is nothing to fill it with, then what does one live for?

Unknown said...

wat is it to live for..its the question only a few were able to answer.and all those who found it wrote books in a tongue no one else understood..and who r trying to get the meaning ulmately become followers getting tappep inside.. nobody is finding the meaning by their own and those who understood cant explain it ina sentence!