"Why Life Is Good"
Well . . .
- there is the sense that life is hell . . .
there is the sense that
in spite of Everything . . .
in spite of Pain,
in spite of Death,
in spite of Horror,
the universe is in some way
capital R . . ."
- Aldous Huxley
The sense that "life is good" - babies, flowers, Beethoven, beer - we can call "The Great Faith".
The sense that life is hell - old age, sickness, suffering, disease, death, and etc - we can call "The Great Doubt."
It seems that "The Great Faith" and "The Great Doubt" are contradictory. That is, either life is basically "good," or life is basically "hell."
So, which is it?
If you say that life is basically "good," then how do you account for all "the horror!" that makes other folks say that life is "hell"?
Or if you say life is basically "hell," then how do you account for all the beauty that makes other folks say that life is "good"?
What's the answer? Is there one?
We don't know. But if we figure it out, we'll do what we can to let you know.