Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Life has a meaning

“No matter how ruined man and his world may seem to be, and no matter how terrible man’s despair may become, as long as he continues to he a man his very humanity continues to tell him that life has a meaning. That, indeed, is one reason why man tends to rebel against himself. If he could without effort see what the meaning of life is, and if he could fulfill his ultimate purpose without trouble, he would never question the fact that life is well worth living. Or if he saw at once that life had no purpose and no meaning, the question would never arise. In either case, man would not be capable of finding himself so much of a problem.”
                                -from No Man is an Island by Thomas Merton


rhapsodyinbooks said...

In fact, I just finished a most amazing book that asks the meaning of life, in particular, the significance of individual lives. I wanted to reread it as soon as I finished it! Highly recommended! The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

edgar said...

rhapsodyinbooks-Thank you for the suggestion. I'll look it up in our library.