Tag Archives: Meaning of Life

“The meaning of life is that it stops.”

- Franz Kafta
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“If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of payments.”

- Author Unknown
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Book Review: “Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion” by Sam Harris

A collection of philosophies on life and death

Religion plays a role in nearly every society around the world, answering many questions, including the ever-present, “What happens after death?” This is why atheists and agnostics often feel as though they’re left out of the conversation, isolated in their grief. … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Thing About Life is That One Day You’ll Be Dead” by David Shields

An author explores the meaning of life and death through data

At 97 years old, David Shields’ father was still a firecracker with a fierce sense of optimism. Shields simply couldn’t explain how a man of that age could retain such vigor for life, and he was determined to figure out … Continue reading

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“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”

- Toni Morrison
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Book Review: A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut talks to readers about the meaning of life

Kurt Vonnegut is undeniably funny, and so is A Man Without a Country. But Vonnegut’s sort-of-memoir goes beyond wry witticism. He distills all that he has learned in his decades on this planet into this one short book. It’s a … Continue reading

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