Meaning of life
Isnt the idea that the life has a meaning degrade life itself? a hammer has a meaning: to hammer a nail. we give things a meaning, since we are programmed in a way to always use things for our survival and replication. We construct things as a mean to do something. but that doesnt mean this things are here for the meaning to help us, we just use them.
So if we say life has a meaning, eg for preparing for the eternal life, we degrade it to something that is just used for something else, like the hammer for hitting the nail. life is not a hammer. life is an end in itself. isnt it degrading if we see life with all his aspects, his variety and adventures as a preparation for the eternal nothing, for eternal happiness and boredom?
i understand its hard to accept pain and suffer in life and therefor searching for a meaning. but if we give pain a meaning, we accept it and stop searching for solutions. cancer is god-given, a preparation for eternal life, so accept that and stop searching for a solution. lets face it: pain sucks, it has no meaning and it should be eliminated. people dont learn from emotional pain, they just get bitter and close and block themselfes. they just try do avoid the pain in the future and therefor dont try anything anymore. people learn and are motivated by success, by aha- moments.
also if our goal is eternal happiness, we will be able to create that in the future by ourselfes, drugs being just a first misguided step with lots of side effects. in future we'll have drugs without this effects that can make us happy constantly. we'll also have methods to change our brains so we'll be happy in situations that would cause us pain today, we'll able to eliminate our current needs shaped by evolution and create new ones, changing the nature of humanity.
what do you think? should we, instead of trying to find a meaning of life after death, giving and finding ourselfe a meaning by searching more happiness in our daily life and by creating a better future?