Dear Olivia, What Is the Meaning of Life and Other Important Questions?


Dear Olivia,

What is the meaning of life?

If the wind blew down a great tree at a time and place and there was no conscious being to hear, would there be any noise?

Do we have free will?

Why is there something rather than nothing?

Where is the line between insanity and creativity?

Answer: Well there sure are a lot of questions this time. And you know what? I’m psyched to answer all of them as best as I can.

-Quoting from a very wise and very trusting creature Douglas Adam, “The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42.” Yes, no questions asked, the best answer to your question is definitely just 42. Of course maybe with some justification but that’s a question for Mr. Adam. (Confused? I was, too… But look up The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and all will make sense. A little.)

If_a_tree_falls_in_the_forest-It’s similar to this particular question. Just because no one was there to witness the falling doesn’t mean it didn’t occur or make a sound. Take for example a house just happened to catch on fire. Does it still emit heat to its outer surroundings even if no one is there? (HINT that’s a rhetorical question) And I’m pretty sure the neighboring squirrels could hear their cousin’s house fall. That was supposed to be a joke. I hope you laughed.

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– Considering who ever typed this question was not forced in a heist to obtain the real answer to life, like some sad sequel to NCIS or CSI, I would say that everyone has free will. We always have a choice whether you believe you do or not. There’s always another answer.

– There has to be something rather than nothing because if not what would we base everything off of? Even when you consider something to be nothing, it’s still a thing, so it’s still something.

– Now for this one made me a little curious. I actually did some research on this and surprisingly the painter Vincent Van Gogh and the author Ernest Hemingway appeared. Studies have shown that much creativity could actually show signs of the psyche going ‘crazy’ if you want to have it in a colloquial form. Which could help explain why Gogh decided to cut off part of his ear for a women he loved or Hemingway’s sudden suicide. So, one could say that the line between insanity and creativity differs for everyone.

Well thank you for these interesting and invigorating questions. I enjoyed every last one of them. 🙂

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