Having audaciously declared my free agency in an impossible universe, I am not so conceited to think that I can navigate the mystery all alone.
Surely there is something true and useful to learn from billions of experienced souls, past and present.
And so, I spent decades seeking knowledge and wisdom from every source I could find… spanning the sacred and secular… conservative and liberal… male and female… ancient and contemporary… mainstream and fringe… and everything in between and beyond.
I devoured the LIBRARY, surveyed the world’s RELIGIONS, absorbed the SCIENCES hard and soft, and ventured to FOREIGN LANDS.
Along the way, I made three empowering DISCOVERIES:
First… most humans are profoundly perplexed about EVERYTHING.
Second… there is no consensus on WHY we are here.
And third… NOBODY ELSE, no matter how clever or wise, can tell me the meaning of my life.
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