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What are the big questions?
What are the big questions? What is life all about? Well, there are many views on this topic of course, and many ways to answer that question. The first way I would like to address it is with a quote from Albert Einstein: 'The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.' I agree completely with what he said, but I want to go further than that in my reply.
The first question that came to my mind when I read the topic is: what are we? What makes us alive? This is a very interesting philosophical question. Are we our body, or just our brain alone? There have been many theories on this topic of consciousness and self-awareness over the years. But in my view there can be no doubt about it – biological life comes from biology as well.
As for the second question, we can answer it by looking at art. Art is an expression of life itself and I would argue that all great works of art are a search for meaning in some way or another. In other words, they try to answer 'what is life about?'.
To continue with the third question, we can look at history. There have been many ideas and ideologies through human history that tried to explain what life is all about.
The last question is a bit more difficult to answer. Life has been defined in many ways, but none of them really seems satisfactory to me.
In other words, it seems to be impossible to define exactly what life is.