The Meaning of Life

Some years ago I came across a copy of the ‘Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy’. One of the topics it addressed was a search for the meaning of life.

On a planet far, far away, the scientists created a computer that ended up being the largest computer in the galaxy. It was networked to all the countries on that planet and consumed nearly 50 percent of the energy resources of that planet. Realizing that they had something very special, the scientists proposed the question to the mega computer. ‘What is the meaning of life?’.

The computer was staffed by an enormous number of attendants who were dedicated to keep it working on the solution over the centuries. These attendants achieved the distinction of becoming priests with time and the entire population of the planet was conscripted to help maintain the computer. After five hundred centuries the project took on the status of a religious endeavor and three years later it finally found the answer to the question.

The answer to the meaning of life was seven.

Are you searching for the meaning of life? Perhaps you might be better off searching for things that give your life meaning.

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