Why - A logical explanation of life
DAS BUCH HENOCH
WHY - A logical explanation of life
Imagine yourself sitting on a park bench when a cute little girl walks up to you and demands that you explain everything she needs to know in life right there on the spot. If you choose not to dodge the responsibility by throwing a logic-stopping escape clause at her where would you begin explaining life?
I‟ve relived that scenario in my head a million times, and I still question whether or not I have the right answer, but you have to draw a line in the sand at some point. So here‟s what I decided the first thing a young person should know about life is.
The amount of effort you put into anything you do depends on your motivation, and your motivation depends on understanding the importance of the goal you‟re trying to accomplish. For example, if someone offered you $1 to run across the continent you wouldn‟t do it. However, if someone offered you $1,000,000,000,000 dollars or told you they‟d kill you and your whole family if you didn‟t then you‟d certainly do it. You wouldn‟t even have to debate with yourself about it or work up the strength. Your motivation would be so strong there wouldn‟t be a choice. There would only be one path in front of you.
Think about how that applies to life in general. If you don‟t know why life is important or how important life is then you won‟t have the proper motivation to take life as seriously as you should. Thus you won‟t put the appropriate amount of effort into living. Instead your motivation and priorities will default to immediate, shortsighted, petty, and ultimately meaningless goals, and you‟ll squander the short time you have here on such trivialities. However, if you truly, truly, truly understand the value of life you won‟t have to debate with yourself or work up the strength to sacrifice the petty temptations of the world to pursue life‟s highest purpose. Your motivation would be so strong there‟d only be one choice, one path before you. So the first lesson you need to learn about life is how valuable it is and why.
In order to explain the value of life we need to start from the very beginning, which was about 14.7 billion years ago when all the matter and energy in the universe was compacted into an infinitely dense point in space called a singularity.
There‟s a lot we don‟t yet know about the singularity. We don‟t know why it was there or how it got there. We don‟t know whether it had existed forever or if it appeared out of nothing in a specific instant in time. For that matter we don‟t know if time or space existed back