The existential perspective
Everything I’ve done has been slightly existential. And it’s because I think this life is amazing and so finite, and you can’t have it again, so all you can do every day is ask: am I making the most of today? And by making the most of today I mean: did I laze around thinking of funny things to say, and then open a bottle of wine at six o’clock and watch telly with Jane and the cat?Ricky Gervais, on the Sam Harris podcast
As best we can tell, there’s no god. No externally-given purpose or meaning. Just physics and random chance, and us, conscious beings thrust into existence without our consent, but now faced with a quite incredible opportunity. How to live a good life.
Which is no easy question. But here we are. Us and all the other beasts of nature.