February 17, 2018
Reflections on Life
I believe life is meaningless—and I can't live with that any more than you can! How do you cope? Me, I define the meaning of my life—in a way that makes me contented, relatively satisfied with myself. No, not smug! Not in the least! Perhaps it would be clearer to state that I'm satisfied with the values and goals I have set for myself. I'll face death at peace, content to be able to say that I tried. Sure, I screwed up! Sure, I didn't always succeed! But dammit, I TRIED!
I realize now that I have developed four strategies which taken together have enabled me to lead a hectically joyous and fulfilling life. And that's as good as it gets, as far as I'm concerned!
1. Give—help non-family (family is just about your own genes!).
You'll feel good about yourself.
2. Be creative (music, art, writing, carpentry, etc.)
You'll develop friendships and fight loneliness.and connect with other.
3. Associate with younger people.
You'll stay "younger" and feel "relevant."
4. "Write about it!" (to clarify your problems)
Come to terms with issues that have kept you awake.
I'll get into a discusion of each of these, one by one, over the next few weeks. —kind of busy right now, in rehearsal for three different productions.