Will's Sojourn to find the meaning of life
Journey along with Will. Discover what events in his life have brought him to this quest..
Will's writing, stories, and essays on the Meaning of life
The Letter writing campaign
I have embarked on a letter writing campaign to many people of the world asking them what they think the meaning of life is. Read the letter, and read the list of people I have sent it to. See their responses, if I get any. As of August 2, 2005 there have been no responses.
The Question in a bottle
I will be sending out notes in a bottle. You can keep track of how that is going here. Have I received any replies?
What do people say the meaning of life is? Learn more here
What famous, and not so famous books are there about the meaning of life?
The meaning of life has been covered in movies. Learn more about them.
What Comes Next
Inquiries into what happens to us after we die.
the meaning of life has been explored in many different ways by many different people from music to poetry. Learn more about it here.
Read quotes about the meaning of life
The Blog
Here you can get Will's daily thoughts on his quest.
The Bulletin Board
Join the Google group. Here you can read what other people have to say about the meaning of life. You can also post your own thoughts.
The Golden Rule:
There is one very important rule that must be followed in this quest. Find out what it is.
My Personal website where I have a lot of searching essays about my life and the meaning of it: 2007 - 2008 - 2009


Zeno's Paradox and the Meaning of Life

Is searching for the meaning of life a hopeless quest? Or is it just in the way you look at it? If you want to learn more about Zeno's Paradox you should check out this book. It is absolutely fantastic Godel, Escher, Bach :An Eternal Golden Braid -By Douglas Hofstadter -

If you are unfamiliar with Zeno's Paradox here is a quick overview:

Achilles and a Tortoise agreed to have a race. The tortoise was given a head start. After the race started Achilles had traveled half the distance between himself and the tortoise. And again, after a period of time he had traversed half the remaining distance between himself and the tortoise. the Paradox goes that always needed a period of time to get to the halfway point and each time he arrived there was a new, and smaller, halfway point. So if you look at it this way there is an infinite number of halfway points and Achilles would never catch up to the tortoise.

This brings me to my quest to find the meaning of life. Is it an impossible task? Am I doomed like Achilles to always find a halfway point, only to discover another halfway point between me and my goal?

I think it more likely that we as people have been looking at the meaning of life in this way so it seems like an impossible paradox. When in actuality that is the wrong way to look at it. The problem at hand is what is the right way to look at the question of what is the meaning of life?