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The perennial but rhetorical question, "Why?"
Why am I here? Why are humans self-aware? Why do we have the urge to create beauty, art and solidity; and to "leave something behind" for posterity?
By asking that question we find a need to create a reason for our existence and so we create deities, philosophies and religions. Then the inevitable wars, hatred and distrust appear, wreaking a different type of creativity on the planet. That of death, disease and hunger. An unintended legacy of destruction is created.
Did there need to be a reason? Humans evolved and die. The end.






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stori_lundi
Jan. 16th, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
One of my theatre profs would wax philosophical every now and then in class. He'd say "Why do we do theater? Dogs don't do theater."
natf
Jan. 16th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
He had a point although I am contrary enough to have answered, "Because humans enjoy theatre and imagination and dogs (and cats) like to lick themselves." Or some such quip.

Edited at 2010-01-16 07:06 pm (UTC)
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