Monty Python and My Philosophy

This post can be considered as an update of My View on Life. It was entirely inspired by a Wisecrack video on YouTube, How Monty Python Shaped Modern Comedy (feat. Rick and Morty & Deadpool.

The more you learn the more you realize how little you know. Our fragile minds toil through what we call “life,” the time in which we are conscious and able to interact with reality. Sure, we have science and philosophies to help us, but we are still just organisms living and dying on a floating ball of dust in a star system which is one of millions in our galaxy, let alone the entire cosmos. But can we control that in any way? No. We are given, some would say gifted, with limitations. Only around 80 years to try and wrap our heads around why we exist, and to try and introduce some meaning to our lives.

It’s not an easy thing to do. Some turn to religion, some to existentialism, some to neither, some to both. Some just choose not to think about it.

I slide into the ‘both’ category. The tradition that comes along with religion (the Roman Catholic Church for me) is just too rich to ignore, and can provide a foundation for many if not all branches of thought and logic. I thoroughly enjoy exploring it. As to the existentialism, I don’t mean that in it’s full nihilistic form, but more in the way that life is pretty crazy and at the end of the day a lot of the events that we experience are entirely insignificant in the long term, so we shouldn’t place much emphasis on them. There is some beauty to be found in life, and a lot of absurdities; we shouldn’t get to get too caught up in it, and it is necessary for us to stay on top of it. Because if we don’t, then there is no room for any deeper thought like this.

So, what to take from this:

– Stay on top of life.

– Always be learning.

– Watch Monty Python.

Always look on the bright side of life.

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