The meaning of life for all of lifetime on planet Earth humans have been discussing this subject. Where did we come from and what is our purpose on Earth are probably the most debated topics from the moment a child learns to speak to the time a person leaves their body lying in death. Sometimes the adults need only to listen to a child for an answer to the meaning of life.
And a child shall lead
Battle lines to the meaning of life question have been drawn between evolutionists and creationists for centuries. The world's most well known scientists and religious advocates have been questioning theories of evolution versus theological views of Adam and Eve. Delving too deep, adults can miss the simple and profane answers right in front of them. Instead of dismissing the babblings of a young child, take a moment to listen.
A child uncovers the meaning of why we exist in simple terms for everyone to understand. Zia Hassan was so impressed speaking with a young 9-year old that he felt compelled to capture him on video speaking his views about the universe and why humans exist.
As the young one continued his typical boyish behavior of playing with the little ants in his backyard patio, he even used the little creatures in his explanation of why we exist. The boy's younger 7-year old brother plays with his bat and ball as he converses with his own views as to why people of the world crave sports and other activities. Simply said the 7-year old conveys that since people do not innately have suspense in their lives they crave and need entertainment for enrichment in order to exist.
Out of the mouths of babes
Children have a lot of newly learned knowledge in their young brains that adults have long forgotten. Because of their young age children are all too often dismissed with nods of half listening adults not wanting to really engage in what is perceived as babbling nonsense. Perhaps it is time to go back to the roots of the old fashioned backyard play where kids can discover life and adults can take the time to interact and learn from the younger scholars in their lives.
Today's world is so overwhelmed with technology that people of all ages take little time to talk and, even more important, listen. Adults are rushing to work or busy on the internet. Children are left watching TV nonstop and playing video games. It is important to stop and step outside literally and figuratively. All need to take that moment in the day to step aside from the wired world and outside into the old fashioned backyard playground. If everyone young and old would just take a minute from their busy lives to reflect perhaps we will discover peace along with the meaning of life.
Try playing with some ants to find the answers to the pressing questions of life and remember to never be afraid to dance!