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Jack Sholder

What is the meaning of life?

Religious Affiliation: Secular Jew

Date Submitted: February 14, 2024

Date of Birth: June 8, 1945

I don’t know that life has any meaning at all. For me, it feels like a roller coaster. Once they strap you in and it starts up the tracks, you can’t get off till it’s over. From a biological point of view, I believe life is about reproduction of the species. Chickens, though most live and die miserably, are very successful in this respect because they are delicious to us humans.

Clifford Odets towards the end of his life said this: “That miserable patch of events, that melange of nothing, while you were looking ahead for something to happen, that was it! That was life! You lived it!

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