A Curious Mind W(o/a)nders

Monday, October 09, 2006

The aim of life...

What if I were to say that at the broadest level of generalisation the aim of human existence is just "Reduction of Uncertainty".
That's what each one is doing, right...in our chosen areas...

Well, better brush up your probability :-)


  • At 2:06 pm, October 19, 2006, Blogger shravan said…

    Could we rather say that the purpose of existence is to "know" more (and hence reduce uncertainity)?

    But then, when you get to know more and more, you get closer and closer to the future.

    Finally, when you know everything (uncertainity is 0), you no longer need to know, because everybody knows.

    Maybe life is like the stock market. If you know, but no one else knows, thats when there's value.

    Hence I would modify that to say, the purpose of life is to "relatively" reduce uncertainity. That is, your uncertainity reduces, but others' uncertainity still remains.


  • At 11:10 pm, March 15, 2010, Blogger keskin said…

    The axis of every act of a believer is worship, every striving has a dimension of the struggle against one's carnal desires— greater jihad—and every effort is directed at the Hereafter and seeking God's pleasure. There is no separation of this world and the next in the believer's life: there are no obstructions between the mind and the heart; the believer's emotions are always united with their reason, and their inspirations are not ignored by their judgment. So, in their mental world, experience is a ladder made of light, stretching up to the mind; knowledge is a high bastion, reinforced with understanding, wisdom, and intuition


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