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#18 Naval Ravikant: The Angel Philosopher

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish

What Is the Meaning and Purpose of Life?

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Three answers are given to the question of the meaning and purpose of life. The first answer states that each individual must find their own meaning, as any wisdom from others will sound like nonsense. The second answer posits that there is no inherent meaning or purpose to life, and individuals must create their own meaning. The third answer suggests that while there may be a meaningful life, there is no satisfying purpose. This is based on the idea that living systems, including humans, accelerate entropy in the universe, leading to a heat death where everything becomes indistinguishable. However, this answer is considered unsatisfying for personal meaning in one's life.

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