What follows is the postscript from an essay by Sylvia Jane Wojcik. (She specifically asked to publish it and use her name. However, I am not advocating or endorsing any particular position she takes here.) I have also included her full essay “What’s It All About” below.
(This essay was reprinted in Scientia Salon; Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies; High Existence, and Humanity+ Magazine) Are there trends in evolution — cosmic, biological, and cultural — that support the claim that life is meaningful, or is becoming meaningful, or is becoming increasingly meaningful?
One of my regular readers, Sylvia Jane Wojcik, sent me a thoughtful and emotionally powerful essay titled “What’s It All About?” It seems she is as obsessed with the question of meaning as I am.
“… the Greatest Happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness.” ~John Stuart Mill Utility and Happiness Jeremy Bentham (1748 – 1832), who lived in London during the Industrial Revolution, was a philosopher and social reformer who wished … Continue reading Summary of Utilitarianism
Alain de Botton ( 1969 – ) penned an astute essay in the New York Times titled: “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person.”