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The Meaning of Life Doesn't Matter

One of the questions I tend to get is what I think the meaning of life is. I never have a good answer because I've never tried to answer the question. And I've never tried to answer the question because I don't think that it matters.

As children we're conditioned to do what we're supposed to do. That makes sense, because five-year-olds probably aren't well equipped to decide when to go to school or the dentist. The problem, though, is that we stay in this "supposed to" mode way too long. It becomes a habit and a way of life.

To me, figuring out the meaning of life is just an extension of figuring out what you're "supposed to do". Except, of course, that it can't be figured out. Humans have been trying forever and no one's gotten it yet. Odds are that you won't either.

Tonight, We're Going To Party Like It's 1999 (September 2011)

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You know what millenium parties will be like? LAN parties, Jenga parties. (Tomorrow's 9/11.) We'll sit around drinking Jones Soda and Sprite Remix, talking about the good ol' days of Livejournal, Xanga, Friendster, Myspace, and how we were on Facebook before anyone else, before it was even cool. (Pfft. I'm a 'tard. I've done that shit.) We'll dress up in clothing that we deem cool/hipsterish, pretending to be full of new ideas when really we're just recycling ideas of decades past. Maybe in a few years, it'll be easier to describe the culture of the last decade. There's always that weird transition between each decade, and I don't think we'll be able to truly recognize any of the elements of the last decade until we're looking at it from more of a distance. I think that every generation looks at the decades that they live in as kind of blegh, though. It really seems like the aughts were pretty bland, though. There was something about the 1990's that was just very, very unique, awesome, and original. I know they were recycling ideas from decades past in that decade, as well, but things were different back then. Maybe, it was just being a child and everything seeming new/novel/whathaveyounow. Heck, I was a teenager in the last decade. Being a teenager is the craziest part of your life. Maybe, I'll look at this decade that we're in right now as one of the best decades of my life because I finally feel like I have everything figured out and I'm enjoying life more than I ever have (or I've ever tricked myself into believing I have). Plus I'm in my 20s. It's true. Our 20s are one of the most confusing decades of our lives, but they're also one of the most rewarding, (good) experience-filled decades of our lives. I'm completely going off track, though. The place I'm trying to get to, what I'm trying to say, is that I think that age/experience/freedoms/limitations/what'sgoingoninyourlife/howcomfortableyouareinyourownskin all have a HUGE impact on whether or not you have a good experience during a particular decade. At the same, it could really be like John said, everything's been done. Welcome to the generic era?

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