Originally, The Word Of Gord was a metaphysical Q and A for the late night martini set who always get around to meaning-of-life stuff after the dancing slows to a crawl and supplies get dangerously low. Personally I'm long past that stage now, being much more into the hot cocoa and book-at-bedtime phase, but hey, I remember it well, or at least well enough to throw in my two cents with something like agility and panache.
I'm willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that there's a bunch of groovers out there grinding their teeth over just this kind of chat. And you can take all the Existentialist/Buddhist/ Christian/Athiest/Capitalist/Suck-Up-All-The-Possessions-You-Can philosophies and you still ain't gonna find anything as cool and out there plain-as-day as what follows....
...so just put your know-it-all cynicism in your back pocket and, as Jimi said, just groove on a rainy day....
ONEWhat is the meaning of life?
It's that simple? What about
stopping war and ending world hunger, and maybe imprisoning all viruses and bacteria in a large and impenetrable underground
Those are undoubtedly important issues, very important issues, but ultimately they fall into the category above, that of accumulating experience in your data banks.
THREESo these data banks, what are they for?
FOURGraduate from what? Life? You mean death?
SIXHow come I can't connect with this intelligence? How come I feel so dumb most of the time?
SEVENWhat if I can't understand what it says?
EIGHTThat how you did it?
NINELike talking to god is it?
TENSo what about all that religion stuff, mercy, compassion, kindness and what all?
ELEVENSo you're saying they're not that important?
TWELVELike there's a time for every purpose under heaven?
...and Yes, there's more to come...