Throughout this project, I have developed a better idea of the meaning of my existence and the purpose that I want to set for myself. Life is what you make of it, and I think I used to be caught up in the planning of my future instead of just enjoying the moment at hand. You know what they say, life is what happens when you are making plans. When reading The Stranger by Albert Camus, it was hard to adapt to the mindset that nothing really matters. I got into this state of despair, questioning my own beliefs and philosophies which I guess was the whole point of this lesson. It is hard to come to the realization that there may not be any inherent meaning to life but that also brings up the idea that if life is meaningless then you might as well do what makes you happy. I don’t believe in any form of God or religion which makes it hard to have a meaning in this world but definitely after this project I have come to the realization I should just do what I please.
Is there a meaning to this life?
Can I really make a difference in this world?
Do I really want a “white picket fence” life?
What will be my biggest regret when I am lying on my death bed?
How can I ensure I do not get sucked into the rat race of life?
What is the purpose of your existence?
What is happiness and what makes you happy?
What does it mean to live a meaningful life?
- Kaitlyn Dunn -