The Life Deception

This text is purely philosophical. The Solar-i Press shall not be held liable for the actions of readers inspired by this text including, but not limited to, suicide and homicide.

Why do we, the living beings, need life ? If we eventually all die, is there any memory of life we carry forward that we live for ? We live for the fun of it , one may say. Then what about all those animals who spend their entire lives just in search for food without any element of “fun” ever crossing their lives. All they get back in return is life itself, asking for more food. Can you see the deception hidden in this circle yet ? Still not ? Maybe because nature has hammered the mega deception deep into our cognitive circuitry as what is often termed as the “Survival Instinct”.

Life instinct is universal across all life forms, as prevalent as DNA itself. Evolution has been smart in incorporating it into the backbone of life right from the beginning. Had it not, the whole idea of evolution would have collapsed before it even took off. Thanks to this instinct, not even a single bacterial cell is ready to give up life without backfiring against it’s host or whatever is trying to kill it. At the end, Nature is using the service of all living forms for it’s very own survival.

Man is smart. But Nature is smarter. Every time man was close to unraveling the deception of this never ending cycle, nature dragged him under phony philosophical umbrellas designed to scramble his insight for the master deception. The most primitive man was kept alive by animalish survival instincts. Later, religion was brought into play for the more evolved intellectually capable man, to serve the same purpose for many more millenia. And now, as the religious influences have started fading away, nature is dragging us into humanism. It is making us all believe that THE purpose of live is to serve others and make life easier for the generations to come. I’m a humanist myself but I consider humanism more of a coping strategy than a true purpose.

I realize why some people would disagree to my philosophy. Because “life is beautiful” and “we have to live it anyway“. But then, what about those to whom it ain’t beautiful at all ? What about those fighting with their basic drives to make sense out of this life ? Why do they have to live ?

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6 Comments

  1. no offense, but part of the article seems to be ‘atheistic’…again I am saying no offense and I am sure you are a muslim, but I am writing what I felt. In verse 2 of surah e mulk, Allah Taala summarized LIFE & DEATH :
    “aur ham ne zindagi aur mout ko is liay takhleeq kia takay aazmaen k tum mein se achay kaam kon krta hai”
    .
    also have a look at this picture:

  2. Hey no… nothing to be offended in that.

    The verse you have quoted addresses the question of purpose of life directly. But then, this article is purely philosophical. It had to be written without any background religious assumptions.

    I’m addicted to rationality. Taking ready made answers from religion doesn’t quench my thirst for truth.

    Now I’ll ask YOU not to get offended with my unorthodoxy ways. πŸ™‚

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