24 years...

That's how long I've been around on this earth.

It really is amazing to think that I've been around for nearly a quarter of a century now. From my perspective, this seems like a long time, but I know through my conscience that it's not (I'm currently reading Dawkins' The Ancestor's Tale, and this helps very much in putting things into perspective).

In abandoning Christianity I seem to have inadvertently rediscovered my great love of reading. But this lays now at my feet the following question:

What the hell do I do with my life? Life does not have any real meaning - we are here, and then we die - but that doesn't mean we can't have a meaning that we use for personal endeavours.

Yet again I'm at the place where the mind pulls in a thousand directions. I've been here many, many times before, but this time, I really do need to think about making a decision. I'd love to be able to just *think*, but reality doesn't work like that.

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Comment by Chrys Stevenson on September 8, 2009 at 1:19am
Of course your life has meaning, Cameron! Your life has the meaning that you give it. The 'meaning' of your life comes from the good that you do, the people that you love, the people that you help, the rights that you wrong, the art that you create, the things that you learn, and the truths that you teach, the minds that you change, the prejudices that you challenge, the joy that you spread and the laughter you leave behind. There is no need for a God to fill your life with meaning and leave a legacy when you go. Live well, laugh lots, learn all you can and spread love and you'll be off to a good start.

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