What is Life?

“What is life?” is a question that always has me thinking but I think I found the answer. Life is nothing more than reproduction and passing down knowledge to offspring. Every organism lives to reproduce. Stating this realization to a common person often brings them to denial followed by a statement that goes in the direction of “life is…” giving their own theory of what life is. The human brain is so complex and superior to the regular organism that we do not want to believe this is the true meaning of life. We would rather dive into our imagination and use our curiosity to make our lives better. We give ourselves something to believe in (religion), we use currency to control how we live, and we create systems to bring down groups of humans to make other groups superior. We use this imagination to create problems that don’t even matter in order to solve them which keeps us preoccupied and never really able to think. I’m dedicated to freeing human brains and deleting the illusions in a persons life. It’s very hard for me to express all my thoughts through writing. I just felt the need to share them.


4 Responses to “What is Life?

  • Tom McKenna
    4 years ago

    Dear Elijah,

    I’m pausing to savor this comment, ” I’m dedicated to freeing human brains and deleting the illusions in a persons life.”

    That, my friend, sounds like a recipe for a lifetime of good work!

    So, Elijah and others, what social or educational experiences have you had with others that have helped you to realize this kind of liberated, freed, feelings? I’d love to hear about some of the influential people you know personally who have given you that kind of freeing and disillusioning experience. . Who are they, and what did they do?

    Here’s to cage-free human brains!

  • Tangee Allen
    4 years ago

    Are you sure you are not a reincarnated philosopher… perhaps Hubert Henry Harrison???? You have really impressed me this week and I can not wait to see the wonderful things that you and your other team mates will accomplish over the next year.

  • Lillian Reeves
    4 years ago

    Absolutely, Elijah! Please sign me up for anything that involves freeing human brains! Yes yes yes.

    I love what Tom and Tangee have written in response to this post, too, because both comments get at the complexity of what you’ve written and how applicable it is to what we are trying to accomplish in our network and what we hope to see in our communities.

    I love the idea of making lists of experiences that have freed us, that have made us or helped us believe that anything is possible. This sounds like a generative and rewarding path to follow.


  • Ceci Lewis
    4 years ago

    I appreciate your post. I have been struggling so much this year trying to understand or learn how to free the internal colonization that takes place when people have been oppressed for so long. How do we free our minds, our mentality? The law books may claim we are all free, but increasingly, I am finding that many people are enslaved by the notion of who they are in comparison to someone else.
    I look forward to working with you to break these self-constrained chains. Help me to free my own mind. I am in!

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