What is the meaning of life according to philosophers?
The meaning of life is something that human kind has always tried to find out. Greek philosophers have already shared their ideas.
We all born, live and die. Without a blink the moment to give our last breath comes and it all ends, but what is the meaning of all these? Why do we live and why do we suffer? What is the meaning of life according to thinkers who sound like have figured it all? Let's take a look.
Netflix's last hit has a line where it says "We are all a snake biting its tail. Everything fades, nothing stays the same" While these words are really depressing it is also quite encouraging. If life will fade away, we can create our own meaning out of it.
Carl Sagan once said, "Each of us is a tiny being, allowed to ride on the outer skin of one of the smaller planets for a few dozen trips around the local star." 20th Century savant Albert Camus added that life, overall, is through and through good for nothing. We are nothing more than biological matter that exists on a rocky planet that revolves around a star in the center of a galaxy that is a part of a vast, indifferent universe.
As for Plato, there were three levels of meaning. He felt that biological reproduction was the lowest. He reasoned that reproduction is what we have in place of immortality because it lasts forever. Plato says that living life with meaning and purpose is the best way to reap rewards.