The Meaning Of Life (Part 2)

Try to imagine a situation where it was suddenly made very clear to you that you had no great purpose in life and that your very existence resulted from nothing more than intense boredom? How would you feel if the person who broke that news to you then just buggered off to have a nice cup of tea? 

Try to imagine a situation where it was suddenly made very clear to you that you had no great purpose in life and that your very existence resulted from nothing more than intense boredom? How would you feel if the person who broke that news to you then just buggered off to have a nice cup of tea? Well, this is where we left off last time………….

“What do you reckon boss?”

“Weeelllllll, there is a chance I may have been a tad hasty”

“I did say at the time……..”

“Do NOT say I told you so and stop looking so smug!”

“OK OK, sorry, but listen, what exactly are they doing down there?”

shocked“Nothing. That’s the problem”

“Some of them must be doing something surely”

“Nope, nothing, they’ve even stopped all that infernal electronic yabbering; there’s been no mention of that Dump person or Flexit, (I still haven’t figured out what that’s all about), for absolutely ages….”

“Bloody hell that is serious!!”

“I know and I’m not sure what to do about it, any thoughts”

“We could have another cup of tea……..maybe a couple of hobnobs?”

“I’m serious. I’ve never seen them so quiet, I’m a bit worried to be honest with you”

“That’s what you wanted isn’t it? For them all to shut up bickering and stop wrecking the factory?”

“Well yes I suppose……….oh hang on a minute……..something’s happening…..move over so I can see”

party“Bugger me, that’s a turn up for the books”

“What? Tell me, what’s going on?”

“They seem to be having……a party! They’re celebrating”

“What all of them????? Blimey I would not like the catering bill for that one! Quite pretty though isn’t it? Hang on a minute why are you grinning like that?”

“It worked! That’s why I’m grinning, I was right”

“That’s not what you said 2 centuries ago boss, you said you’d cocked it right up”

“I said, if you remember correctly, that I may have been a ‘tad hasty'”

“….mutter…….mutter…smart arse…….whatever………”

“I heard that!”

“Ahem sorry boss, anyway what’s going on now?”

“Well it looks like the essence of sheep has finally worked its way out of their systems and…..huh! would you look at that……..they’re fixing the factory. Do you remember all those million of trees you whinged about making and then you threw a hissy fit when they wrecked them”

“Yes. I remember”

“Oh stop pulling that face, they’ve put them all back! Every last one”

“They’ve what? I don’t believe it. What about all the ‘stuff’ that they thought they needed and all the bombs they insisted would bring peace?……..dickheads!”

“Come on now don’t be like that, they’ve stopped all that and they’re being nice to each other”

“Nice? You mean it’s finally going the way we planned it?”

peace“Yep! The specials didn’t work, the plagues and disasters didn’t work, they just needed time to realise that they’re no more important than cows, just a bit more complicated from a wiring perspective”

“Well I’ve got to say boss I’m a bit relieved, I really thought we were going to have to resurrect the dinosaur prototypes for a while there. I solved the whole extinction problem by the way”

“How?”

“Thermal underwear, works a treat”

“Oh well done! Looks like we won’t be needing them now though”

“Figures!”

“That electronic chattering seems to have stopped for good as well”

“Bloody good job, gave me a headache all that constant whinging”

“Ah no, hang on a sec, there is one still going………all on his own apparently….weird”

“Who is it”

“It’s that Dump bloke”

“Worried?”

“Are you kidding? Come one let’s have a cup of tea….got any of those hobnobs left”

So there you have it. What do you think? Would you be happier if you knew that the only purpose you had in life was to repair the ‘factory’ and be nice to other people? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you

Lisa

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The Meaning Of Life……

How much time do you spend thinking about your place on this Earth and what the Universe has in store for you? Do you worry about whether or not you are fulfilling your purpose or even your potential? Do you know, just know, that you were put here for a reason and are desperately searching for that reason so that you will eventually be able to leave this thing we call life without regret?

How much time do you spend thinking about your place on this Earth and what the Universe has in store for you? Do you worry about whether or not you are fulfilling your purpose or even your potential? Do you know, just know, that you were put here for a reason and are desperately searching for that reason so that you will eventually be able to leave this thing we call life without regret?

In my mind (a strange place to be at the best of times) it goes something like this:

“Boss, you really need to stop beating yourself up over this”

“I know, I know but everything just seems to be going tits up and it was all so perfect in the beginning”

Employee of the month“Yeah, to be honest I’ve thought about it and I’m not sure what went wrong but you can’t blame yourself, I mean, look how well it worked out for the amoebas – one minute a mindless blob and the next they’re out of the sea and up on two legs; brilliant bit of engineering that was boss”

“Do you think I over reached myself? Is that it? I was just getting so good at creating the thoughts and emotions…….that’s my favourite bit to be honest but maybe I just got carried away”

“Weeeellllllll, maybe you just over-loaded them a bit; the machinery is pretty basic still. Let’s face it we haven’t done a lot of work on the design front over the last few millennia; perhaps we could revisit the idea of a limiter, stop the buggers thinking so much”

“But they’re good at the thinking, some of them have come up with some great stuff over the years……well a few of them at least. Do you think it was a good idea to add essence of sheep in the initial planning stages? Perhaps that’s where I went wrong….”

“Boss, we’ve talked about this; there’s so many of them now, if we didn’t have a bit of sheep in the mix they’d be all over the place”

“Perhaps I should have stuck with just the two but it was just so much fun”

“Now don’t start thinking like that guv. For the most past it’s worked out pretty well, better than the whole dinosaur fiasco anyway; do you remember that one? I thought we’d never get the mess cleared up”

“Don’t remind me! Lucky they were only a prototype! The thing is, I just don’t get this lot, it doesn’t matter what interference I run they seem to be stuck in some sort of loop”

“Interference?”

“Yes, you remember, when I put together those specials: Jesus, Mohammed,  Buddha and the others…oh come on you must remember, I spent ages on that design, really put my all into them”

“Oh yes, yes I’ve got it now………whatever happened to them? Did you bring them back to the workshop?”

Buddhist monk“I might have missed on or two I can’t remember, that’s not the point, but I had to didn’t I, no choice, it really pissed me off though I can tell you. All that work, all that effort for nothing”

“Oh come on now boss, it wasn’t for nothing, they’re still talked about now”

“Talked about?? I wouldn’t mind if they were talked about but nooooooo, like everything else down there, you try and do something nice for them and they start a scrap about it or they keep asking bloody questions all the time and that starts another scrap. It really gets on my pip”

tsunami“Well, what are you going to do about it boss? It’s not like you haven’t given them enough warnings over the years is it…..we ran out of plagues donkeys yonks ago because of this lot, there’s no more in stock. We could send another tsunami or an earthquake I suppose but then that just wrecks the factory and they’ve made enough of a mess of that without us making it worse”

“Perhaps I should just tell them………..if they knew do you reckon they’d just stop all this nonsense and get on with each other?”

“I don’t know boss, it’s a bit drastic……..they seem to think it’s all so important”

“Well, I can’t see that I can do anything else. The factory is great (my best work ever I reckon) and I’ve actually got quite fond of them to be honest even if they are a pain in the arse most of the time”

“Well, if that’s what you think, go for it but it might upset them”

“What more than they are already you mean?”

“Well, they all seem to think that they’re really important, you know, like they’ve got some sort of grand purpose. This could blow their minds, literally if we didn’t fix that wiring problem”

“Well I don’t know where they got that idea from, certainly not from me I…..did you see that……another one of those bloody bombs going off wrecking my factory. Oi! Pack it in!”

“Yes boss I saw it but…..”

“Ok, that’s it, enough is enough, set up the sound system”

“I WAS BORED OK?”

“Right that ought to do it, let’s go and have a cup of tea”

I honestly believe that if we spent less time worrying about WHY we are here and more time enjoying the fact that we ARE here, life would be so much easier. What do you think?

Please let me know, I’d love to hear from you

Lisa x