Thoughts, Opinions, Gripes, and Grievances


Kian Pfannenstiel, Writer

Do you ever wonder why we’re here? Of course not, because you like to keep your brain in one piece. That’s why you always read books that don’t make you put your mind back together bit-by-bit when you’ve finished. However, if you do frequently question the substance of the universe, I don’t blame you. Philosophy is a pet fascination of mine, and I can’t fathom why it isn’t for everyone. With that in mind, I recommend readingĀ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

There are a great many reasons why we may be here. It could be by chance, that a few microbial organisms accidentally evolved into you and me. Perhaps there is a god with a plan for us. It is even a possibility that there is a deity whose sole purpose is to tell a massive, complex (and even a little convoluted) story to their other beings of superior sentience for their entertainment. There are several universes, each operating in a similar manner (similar to authors writing novels, but the things in the novels are happening in the beings heads with a degree of reality). You know, we could be beings created by a deceptive god for the sole sake of amusing itself by tricking us into believing anything other than its existence. Wouldn’t it be ironic if a religion suddenly appeared in which people believed in this god and praised them, asking for further truth and pity for spending their lives without knowledge of what was truly going on in the universe?

Nothing here is really all that important; we’ll never have to use this information in our lifetimes, but it certainly is a thought that I greatly enjoy entertaining.