Ask ChicagoNow: What is the meaning of life?

Ask ChicagoNow: What is the meaning of life?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds.

With so much collective experience, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions to the group.

What is the meaning of life?

“The meaning of life is to die and not have been a schmuck. To be your own person. To have helped ease someone’s burden along the way. To have chosen action rather than complacency. To have enjoyed the arts and nature and if you are very lucky, that one special soul-mammal you called your own.” — Michelle Babicz, Planet Michelle

“It is what it is.” — Peter V. Bella, Interesting Chicago

“To squeeze all of the potential out of it while you’re here.” — Rachel Benn, Life Imitates Heart

“To do what you love!!” — Sher BonDurant, On Tap in the Windy City

“To express your unique being in the world.” — Linda Clark-Borre, Chicago From The Inside Out

“It’s the same as the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow.” — Bill Mayeroff, Pints and Pups

“42. I’m surprised no one said that yet.” — Michael Messinger, Mysteries of Life

“Being who you are and doing what you love, without reservation.” — Sabrina Nixon, Purple Reigns: How to Live a Full Life with Lupus

“The only meaning of life is the definition we each create for ourselves.” — Bob Schneider, Politics Now

“Life is what you determine it will be. For me the meaning of life is all about who I love and who loves me.” — Susan Schulhof, Looking for the Good

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