Since the Waking Titan is still sleeping, I thought I would create my own “collective thought experiment” as Elizabeth Leighton put it.
In this CTE, we are finding the meaning of life by expressing it in a single, simple sentence. Here are a few ground rules:
- Your statement must be in quotation marks and start with the words “The meaning of life is…”
- You MAY NOT use the words if, and, or, but, or any other conjunctions. It cannot be a compound or complex sentence, simple sentences only.
- It must be a complete sentence, no fragments or run-on sentences.
- You ARE allowed to explain how you came up with the sentence before or after it or give details on its meaning, but the the sentence itself must be a stand-alone statement.
- “The meaning of life is 42” will not be tolerated and will get you 50 demerits and sent to the principal’s office.
Here is my submission. It was created in a classroom by middle schoolers using a similar thought experiment. It’s not so much the true meaning of life, but a good way to look at life to stay positive:
“The meaning of life is that everything is going to be okay.”