I haven't written on Xanga for a while, mostly because I'm busy...but, since I had some free time, I thought I'd write a bit. So, I was writing on my journal today and I thought to myself... "Hmmm... perhaps I could use what I've written on my journal entry on my blog?" So, it goes like this.. but I paraphrased it... I do think about theological and philosophical thoughts quite often as they are really interesting to me:
"Oh, woe is me," I imagine saying about my life. I imagine that I have a lot of potential (not particularly one of the most useful words along with "could've", "should've", "would've") but sometimes I feel like I'm realizing I have none as I get older. Then, I start to wonder, does it even matter if I have "potential" or not? Then, I start digressing. Does anything matter at all? What does it even really mean when we say something "matters?" Is it the world that determines what matters? Is it myself? Is it God?
In the deepest region of our hearts, though, we know things do matter (or there's inherent value). Partly, emotions are one of the reasons. (This is not saying emotion is the reliable gauge to say anything is correct or not) Generally, if we believed nothing mattered, we'd be pretty miserable as time goes by...certainly, not happy. We like good emotions (it also keeps us feeding ourselves and exercising and making other people happy). As one of my favorite speakers would say (this dude named Dennis Prager), it is a moral thing to be happy, just like putting on deodorant. But, we also feel pain when things matter. Whatever we were happy about, we'd be pretty darn sad when we lose it.
If we felt nothing mattered, we'd feel, well, emotionally dead. We would numb ourselves to make it seem like it was true (never mind if it's true or not)--a strange thing to do, if you think about it. Essentially, if we are to keep on living, we have to believe that things, our existence, people, and good will and bad will matters.
Now, if there are things that matter, it seems fairly apparent that it must matter to God, or a higher being, or even the great law of the universe, some might say.
I've said that life, in essence, is all about our relationship with God. When we say that something does matter to God, it should probably also matter to us, given that we are connected to God in some way. If we are not connected, one would probably not use the term God, nor even the term "higher being" since anything "higher" indicates some sort of connection for use in comparing. So, if we're connected to God, and things matter to God, one can fairly assume we must matter to God. When we know we matter to God (that we have inherent value)...yes, it does make us happy emotionally. It also kind of gives us a mission for life, of sorts. For example, one may seek to find out what matters to God, and make it something that matters to us.
To note, I'm no theologian or a philosophy major--I just like thinking and ramble about these things as I find these topics so interesting. I may write about other similar topics as time goes by. :]