Dear Readers of this Blog.......
"Will you interrupt your work for a moment and play the game of philosophy with me?"
I am attempting to copy an idea from Will Durant's 1931 project. He sent a letter to certain famous contemporaries for whose intelligence he had high regard and then published their remarks in a book "On the Meaning of Life". His introductory letter was lengthy and seeded with bias (all be it from a most respected academician of history) and is dated. However I will quote the final paragraph so as to keep the request near identical to its purpose (as the scientific control would require).
"Spare me a moment to tell me what meaning life has for you, what keeps you going, what help - if any - religion gives you, what are the sources of your inspiration and your energy, what is the goal or motive-force of your toil, where you find your consolations and your happiness, where, in the last resort, your treasure lies."
Sincerely yours, Will Durant
If you feel inclined to participate you can:
(1) Just respond in the blog comments (be anonymous if you choose);
(2) Email me (which would be less anonymous) at firstname.lastname@example.org
(3) Mail me a response (anonymous if you choose) - 4800 Councilrock Lane Cincinnati, Ohio USA 45243-4204
PS: If you intend to respond like the following --- know that this entry is already taken:
June 23, 1931
"Your letter of June 15th seems to me the best answer that can be made to your question: 'What is the meaning or worth of human life?' If I had the time to undertake such a task as you suggest my answer would really be some such diatribe as this letter of yours"