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Along the Emerald Lake trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

In my senior high school year I was deeply occupied by the meaning of life and, no wonder, I was a nuisance to a girl I was dating. One day she said to me: "My father has a message for you: life has no meaning, however it makes even less sense to talk about it".

The gods did not reveal from the beginning,

All things to us; but in the course of time

Through seeking, men found that which is better.

But as for certain truth, no man has known it,

Nor will he know it; neither of the gods,

Nor yet of all the things of which I speak.

And even if by chance he were to utter

The final truth, he would himself not know it;

For all is but a woven web of guesses.

Xenophanes (c.570--c.478 BCE): in Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, Vol. I (H. Diels and W. Kranz, eds.), Weidman, Zurich, 1952; translated by Karl Popper.

 

Along the Emerald Lake trail,

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

This Xenophanes quote appears on so many places,

but I canít resist to put if forward once more.

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