says the Teacher.
Everything is meaningless.
…life (and everything) is senseless. In light of this conclusion, Qoheleth advises his audience to make the most of life, to seize the day, for there is no way to secure favorable outcomes in the future.
But I don’t have to know an answer. I don’t feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without having any purpose. Which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell. Possibly.
–Physicist Richard Feynman
There are no objectively existing structures; there is no pregiven territory of which we can make a map~the map making itself brings forth the features of the territory.
[For more on individual worlds,
see The Santiago Theory of cognition.]
Except for the meaning you put into it,
life is empty and meaningless.
And it is empty and meaningless
that it is empty and meaningless.
I may not have any design upon my neighbor as to his faith, which I must honor even as I honor my own. For I regard all the great religions of the world as true, at any rate for the people professing them, as mine is true for me.
See also Macbeth Act V, Scene 5