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Humans give everything a purpose. A pen is for writing. A chair is for sitting. A book is for reading. Why? Why can’t everything be something else? What if I wanted to say that a pen is for cleaning dirt under my fingernails?

Most people stick to only one purpose. They know that an object can have many purposes, but they say it has just one. A pen can be used in a thousand ways. Why is this so? I think that, sometimes, we are incapable of accepting different things. We also find it easier to define something by giving it only one main purpose.

The main purpose is usually connected with the reason why the object was created. Pens were created so that people could write with them. Therefore, a pen is for writing. A main purpose of an object is like a summary on the back of a novel. You discover that there is more to the story when you read the entire novel. You discover more purposes when you use something in different ways, like cleaning your fingernails with a pen.

Humans also give everything a meaning. A meaning is something expressed or signified. A meaning can be a definition in a language. A pen is a thin and small object with ink inside it. A meaning can also be something important to a person, something of value. A certain pen means a lot to me because my mother gave it to me. Sometimes, a meaning does not have to be clearly defined. For example: what is love? There is no clear meaning of love. There is also no clear purpose of love. Purpose and meaning are similar and different at the same time. If we put them together, what is the purpose of meaning? What is the meaning of purpose?

The purpose of meaning is to define, express and regulate our lives. We give meaning to things because we need a way to communicate and because we are emotional. I can’t talk about the pen I got from my mother without meaning. If humans had no feelings, nothing would have a meaning. If there was no need for languages, there would be no meaning. There would be only purpose. If meaning does not exist, then words don’t exist either. Words are imaginary, even though you can put them down on paper. Written words are like a dream put down on paper. It’s on paper, but it does not exist. The dream did not happen. Or did it? If there is no meaning, then meaning has no purpose. If a dream can be real and unreal at the same time, then does purpose
exist at all?

Maybe nothing has a purpose. Things are just there, around us. We created them with a purpose but they don’t have one. In the end, everything can be used for everything and the purpose is lost. If it is lost, then it’s not there.

If there is no purpose and no meaning, then why do things exist in the first place? Are they there, just because we are able to make them? Things exist because they canexist. They don’t need a reason, a purpose or a meaning. The pen is there. It is a pen and it doesn’t need anything else “attached” to its existence. This makes me think of another question: why do we exist? What is our purpose? What is our meaning?

If these two don’t exist then we are here just because we are. God had fun while he was creating us and he never needed a reason. Someone placed us on Earth and left us alone so that we can weave our own dreams. Everything is what we say it is. We invent things, and along with these things we invent purposes and meanings. The dreamer had a dream, he invented it. The dream is not necessarily real, even though it was created. But if everything around is actually imaginary, do we exist at all?

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