There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

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Personally I am a big fan of the second theory and a lot of people would say that I am also a direct proof of that theory. BUT... Lets take it slowly.
Fist of all we have to make some thinks clear before I begin my discussion.

  1. People are stupid.
  2. I am also people.
  3. You are also people.
You have to take these three assumptions into consideration, otherwise you will think that the next lines are complete nonsense.
OK? Good.

A lot of words have been said about the meaning of life. For centuries men, women and children gave birth to thousands of brilliant and not so brilliant ideas. Despite the tremendous effort of those people, the reason of our existence is still unknown.

In the meantime we have discovered the wheel, the beer, the wine, the war, bombs, television, computers, pop music and the beautiful happy ending Hollywood movies which contributed a lot to the development of the mankind. And there is still no sign of a person who would really, really know why the hell (sorry for the bad words) are we here on this strange planet, having this strange hair on our heads.

Maybe we are asking ourselves the wrong questions? Maybe there is no answer? Why do we ask this questions? Why are we so curious about things that are maybe none of our business.

Why am I saying this? Let's take an example. You are riding a horse. A nice and friendly brown horsie who is gently taking you around the fields and forests. But suddenly this horse changes. It becomes philosophical. It start to think: "Why am I carrying around this strange looking animal on my back?". And it stops. And you get violently thrown on the not so soft ground. I think you would be angry. It's not his business to think about his job. He just has to do it.

This stupid example showed us that there are certain circumstances in which it is better just to do our jobs and not to make trouble, because it could be that there are higher goals in our lives, but we can't see them. And the moment we start thinking about our mission in life we destroy everything.

Now put yourself in the shoes of God (if you don't believe in one invent one). He is spending so much time training us, teaching us in his mysterious ways. And then we start to think about nonsense. Poor God in his loneliness up there, somewhere.

What did we learn until now? There are couple of possible explanations.

  1. Not everyone who is discussing the meaning of something knows what he's doing.
  2. Don't believe everything you read
  3. Be careful when riding a horse, it could be a smart one
  4. These lines are a direct proof of the second theory stated above

Dieu est formidiable!
Jacques Prévert
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