The meaning to life is somewhere in a cup of coffee.
I couchsurfed with a guy who showed me the poem, "If", by Rudyard Kipling (http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/if/). This poem combined with the youtube video, "music and life" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERbvKrH-GC4) pretty much encompass my life philosophy.
As I grow up I am straying from the belief that knowledge and intelligence are requisites of a successful life. I place high importance on living a contemplative and examined life, but I'm starting to view intelligence and education as luxuries; these luxuries should be fully taken advantage of, but the true aim of life is to find peace in your present situation and to embrace that which makes all living creatures the same. Intelligence is great, but wisdom is found through the acceptance of transience and embracement of life… this isn't to say I have achieved wisdom, this is merely who I am striving to become.
Ad astra per alia porci.
Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldman, Siddhartha, Les Miserables, Anna Karenina, War and Peace, Lolita, Don Quixote, Hamlet, The Art of Happiness, Ethics for the new millennium, Nicomachean Ethics, Atlas Shrugged, 1984, Guns Germs & Steel, The Lucifer Principle, The Magus, Gulliver's Travels, The Grapes of Wrath, It, Kingkiller Chronicles, Illusions, The Satanic Versus, The Hobit, The Outline of History, Lonesome Dove, Moby Dick, All Quiet on the Western Front, Watership Down, Dracula, Old Man and the Sea, The Lord of the Flies, Truth and Beaty, Bel Canto, Ishmael, The basic writings of Kant, The second treatise on government, Classical Music for Dummies, Under the Banner of Heaven, Into the Wild, A million little pieces, Roughing It, The picture of Dorian Grey, Buddhism for Beginners, The Bible, Tao Te Ching, Bhagavad Gita, The Analects, The Koran
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