Julian Baggini: Living Life Forward Does Baggini think that we need not find meaning in this life if there is life after death? Do you agree? Explain.
Living Life Forward
Julian Baggini argues that when most people say that life is meaningless, they usually mean only that our lives were not created with any purpose or goal in mind and that there is nothing beyond or after life that can provide a purpose for what we do in this life. Baggini turns to the notion that gods or an afterlife give life meaning. While believing in a god is no answer to the question of the meaning of life, we could stop worrying and accept that the gods provide meaning. However, this is to give up the search for meaning. It is hard to live meaningfully, it is an ongoing project, and one is never finished with the task. In the end, the meaning of life is not that mysterious, it is something within our grasp, and we can live meaningfully.