The Meaning of Life? I mean, not in a religious or spiritual sense, or even a philosophical way, but what is the purpose for the Universe to allow or evolve towards the animation and consciousness of life from its inanimate particles and molecules, especially in the face of a Universe which is overwhelmingly hostile to that life? The fundamental question from a universal perspective is whether life is a purpose, a consequence, an accident or an illusion of perspective by beings who define themselves as “alive?” From a human standpoint, the question becomes, what do we do with it? Evolutionary Science tells us we are assemblages of otherwise autonomous organisms working in community for common benefit, and that over billions of years surrendered their autonomy as parts of immensely complex beings capable of asking inane questions such as “why?” By that standard, where do we end and community begins, among each other, upon the planet and in the Universe? Is pain and suffering any different? Are we as individuals fortresses or clouds, or a combination of both? Just thinking…

About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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