How to understand life?
Throughout life, each of us necessarilycomes to the same answer to this question, how to understand the meaning of life? When will this enlightenment happen? In deep old age, or in adulthood, when you are still young and full of energy and are able to apply the knowledge gained in practice. The earlier - the better, of course.
Who are we
Once a person has learned to transfer informationhis descendants with the help of writing, the very first thing he wrote down is the answers to eternal questions: who we are, why we live and how to understand life. But without a certain level of knowledge: about themselves, about the world around us, these answers are useless.
Who are we? Biologically, we are people, in essence - animals, mammals, higher primates. Like any living organism, a person has a desire to realize four basic, basic, needs. Let's list them in a sequence of importance for human life:
- Need for nutrition;
- Need for warmth (in safety);
- The need for reproduction;
- The need for dominance.
It is in this sequence of peopleseeks to satisfy them, all his life. If we are cold, and we want to eat - we definitely will not want sex. And certainly we will not care how we commented on our photo in contact.
The first and most important meaning of life is constantlysatisfy all four of our basic needs. Usually we come to the reasoning about the meaninglessness of our existence, when the first three needs were satisfied, and in the fourth something failed. In this and only in this case the person is inclined to depression and self-flagellation. Since with the first three everything is clear how to satisfy them, let's dwell in detail on the fourth - the need to dominate.
Man is exclusively a social being. Once alone, a person very quickly goes mad and dies. It is vitally important for us to communicate in order to receive a daily portion of the recognition of our own exclusivity. Here is such a small paradox. Awareness of one's own uniqueness and superiority over other people is the need for domination. It has arisen over millions of years of evolution, thanks, all the same law of evolution - the offspring will leave only the best.
Because, simply put, the need to dominate -it is to become "the very best" in any activity. Moreover, in the modern world it is very extensive. Physical, mental, creative, any kind of activity in which no one can compare with you. This guarantees you earning money, and money - in turn, guarantees you satisfaction of the first three basic needs.
Who understands life is not in a hurry
It is very important to understand here that, on their own,money is not the meaning of life. Sense, as we said above - to become "the very-very." And it must be proved every day. The second, the fundamental mechanism of our existence, after the need to satisfy basic needs, is that way of becoming "very-very." All our lives we are led forward by only four emotions:
Only daily emotions of interest and joymake a person happy. Therefore, one can not climb Everest once, and then hope that all your life you will experience the joy of one victory. Interest is only a favorite thing (the favorite is the one that works best), and the joy is caused only by the state of victory (including, for example, winning in love).
Anger is the strongest emotion, itused by man to achieve victory at any cost. If fear is stronger than anger, it indicates your wrong development. Fear and pain - this is just a small limiter, protecting our lives from ill-considered experiments (so that we do not put our hands on fire or walk along the edge of the abyss). Anger is more developed, because if the animal suddenly finds itself in the center of a forest fire, it is not paralyzed by fear, so that it dutifully burns, and anger rushes and it runs through the fire without feeling pain.
Because to understand the answer to the question - how to understandthe meaning of life, you just need to answer yourself to other questions: "how can I make it so that I experience emotions of interest and joy every day?", "what is the best and gives me these emotions?". And realizing what kind of activity suits you for this parameter - just do it. This is life. Its meaning is in happiness.
And happiness is not at the end of the path. Happiness is the way.