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There is no master plan in the universe. Its only purpose is to be, exist.
At least that’s the most reasonable (or I should say reliable) assumption.
Why is it the most reliable assumption? Because today we already know that the universe exists (galaxies, planets, stars, etc.) - or at least that’s what we called it. It’s only ‘the universe’ to us. If you could ask your dog about ‘the universe’ your four-legged friend would sit there its head tilted to the side, and wonder what the heck are you talking about, probably assuming that it might be the name of a new toy (well, something you called ‘a toy’), or a dog who is new in the hood (a member of the species you called ‘dog’).
So today it no longer takes a genius (somebody who according to most people’s conviction must be cut from a different cloth) to say that we’re part of something huge only we called ‘the universe’ (something so huge it pisses us off that we will never be able to control it all), and that it’s where we are. We can make a computer animation, then zoom in and draw an arrow pointing to some, almost invisible, dot on our screen (half the size of a grain of sand) and next to it write “You are here”.
If we were to conclude that there is some plan for the universe beyond just existing we would need to make an assumption.
We can’t be 100% sure if producing offspring (passing down genes) is the master plan. Maybe it isn’t.
Maybe evolution isn’t the master plan either? How can we know for sure that it is the master plan? Why not assume that evolution is only a part of an even bigger plan?
If one day one of us will tell us I’ve finally figured it all out / cracked the code, and can tell you what it is all about it will be only another assumption (and a lie) by a human being who is being delusional, and who, in his or her lunacy considered himself or herself competent enough to attach meaning to things that surround us. It would mean he or she assumed that it’s on us as species to attach meaning to things and that this meaning automatically becomes a universal meaning, without ever being subject to acceptance by other parts of the universe. It’s our wishful thinking again. We’re not that important.
Only the universe could reveal its master plan to us, but it will never do that. When was the last time any of you had a real conversation with the universe?
That’s what I thought. Neither I had ever a real conversation with the universe.
Heck, we don’t even know how we should call it! It’s our idea that it should be called ‘the universe’, so if we were to call for it, chances that it would respond are approximately 0% (it wouldn’t know who the hell we’re calling for). Say your name is Sally, but I would come up with the idea that I’ll call you Oprah. Would you know that it’s you I’m calling for?
If there is no master plan (if we can’t be, and will never be able to be 100% sure what the master plan is, if we’re the only part of the entire, vast jigsaw puzzle we know of who craves an answer to that question and strives to find it, and our only hope that we will ever find it), it’s probably also wiser to give up on this absurd pursuit, and instead assume that there is also no general meaning or purpose of our existence (of the existence of any other part of the universe). At least that’s how we can avoid a major error.
It’s on us individually to give meaning and purpose to our lives.