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


To evaluate the Baha?i system as a religion, .it is necessary to go back of the Principles to the Laws of Baha?u?llah which are contained in his Kitab-i-Aqdas,


does the universe exist
if we're not looking?

Discover v23, n6 (June, 2002):44.

John Archibald Wheeler, high priest of quantum mysteries, suspects that reality exists not because of physical particles but rather because of the act of observing the universe. "Information may not be just what we learn about the world," he says. "It may be what makes the world."


there is a fairy tale about two frogs in a can of sour cream. The frogs were drowning in the cream. There was nothing solid there; they could not jump from the can. One of the frogs understood there was no hope, and he stopped beating the sour cream with his legs. He just died. He drowned in sour cream. The other one did not want to give up. There was absolutely no way it could change anything, but it just kept kicking and kicking and kicking. And then all of a sudden, the sour cream was churned into butter. Then the frog stood on the butter and jumped out of the can. So you look at the sour cream and you think, 'There is no way I can do anything with that.' But sometimes, unexpected things happen.

Scale One
The funeral was Friday morning, and her whole bridge club turned up to mourn the loss of their friend who had been so eager to join them that snowy Wednesday night in Oskaloosa. The minister uttered a moving prayer to the Lord, offering thanks for the time on earth that her soul had enjoyed, comfortingly reminding the gathered sorrowful ones that her soul had gone on to a place of peace and rest and joy. Amen.
Scale Zero
The Earth continued to spin and to revolve around the Sun. It did so many, many times in a row. After a few million such rotations, it was a bit closer in to the Sun than before, although not much. It was a little hotter, on average, partly because it was a little closer and partly because the Sun was burning its fuel differently.

After a while the Sun ballooned and its gases swallowed up the Earth and expanded far beyond it.

By this time the galaxy rotated six times and was approaching another galaxy. Twenty rotations later, the two galaxies interpenetrated, and for a while they passed through each other like two ghosts or two ripples in water. A few million stars were destroyed, but most were unperturbed. Then after about two more rotations, the two galaxies came apart and went their separate ways.

selection from Reductio Expansioque ad Absurdium, by Douglas R.Hofstadter