Today's Task: 1/16
"Answer this question: What is the meaning of life?"
Ohhh... that's a hard one. The author suggested I start with a dictionary, but it's 2009. So here are the first few answers available through Google:
Wikipedia says, "The meaning of life constitutes a philosophical question concerning the purpose and significance of human existence."
Aristotle.net added, "Often people ask this question when they really want the answer to some other question."
imdb chimed in with, "The only character to appear in all three Python films is God."
Youtube played an inappropriate melody for us.
MeaningsOfLife.com said they were all wrong.
Bill of themeaningoflife.org asserts that "you are here to do... certain.. tasks."
Lastly, the Stanford Encylcopedia of Philosophy huffed up, put in its best Plato impersonation and reminded us:
"While these concepts have some bearing on happiness and morality, they are straightforwardly construed as accounts of which final ends a person ought to realize in order to have a significant existence. Despite the venerable pedigree, it is only in the last 50 years or so that something approaching a distinct field on the meaning of life has been established in analytic philosophy, and it is only in the last 25 years that debate with real depth has appeared. Concomitant with the demise of positivism and of utilitarianism in the post-war era has been the rise of analytical enquiry into non-hedonistic conceptions of value grounded on relatively uncontroversial (but not universally shared) judgments or “intuitions,” including conceptions of meaning in life."
Well, then... ahem. I think the meaning of life is just to enjoy it. So I am. :)