October 27, 2019 0 By Jack Nthigah

You in a club having the time of your life and then boom!!

A guy, ka’odi’ flossing Balenciaga’s and sweatpants,

With a big bummed lady grinding on him shouts, “this is the life!!”

I was sitting in one of the clubs corner. The guy’s outburst got to me and the meaning of life crossed my mind and I asked the girl, who serves the drinks, as to what is the meaning of life. For this beautiful young girl, life is meaningless. I asked her ‘mbona’? But, there was no response at all. She just simply replied life is meaningless. I can see her condition. Despite the fact that she is trying to create her happiness from the sale of a liquor and a few touches from here and there, some constraints did not let her to enjoy life meaningfully.

That got me thinking, what is life?

Life has different definition in the eyes of different people. There is no a clear cut definition for it. For some, life is all about building a family and leading “life” as it is. For some, life is all about accumulating wealth. For others, life is all about engaging in academic circle. Still for others, life is all about art. For many life is all about love. For a few, life is all about religious practices.

 “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence”, says one of my favorite philosopher.

Hence life has different definition for different people.

Knowing life is the way to understand the world. If you recognize life correctly you can understand the world correctly. Knowing the world is the same as obtaining the world. In the same way, knowing life is the way to gain oneself. That is to say, knowing life is the way to peace. Teaching about life has as important meaning as that. Even though you don’t study and learn at all in school, if you can learn about life properly you can live superbly. However much and high you have scholastic abilities, if you don’t know about life how can you lead your life? Therefore, you must always think life precious and must hold the confidence that you lead your life well and make it more brilliant and bless it through endless future.