What is life?

Life connotes all animal and vegetable entities that are self-replicating, sensitive and temporary. Life has one beginning, one end.

What is important in man’s life?

Food, sex and religion–in that order. (eating, coitus and preaching)

These three are primary, mandatory and essential.

Religion distinguishes man from all other species. (Gods are mythological, and religion is an invention of man but remains an important factor in human activity today.)

THE ARTS

MEDITATION

Secondary areas of importance in man’s life are the arts: manual, visual and mental, work, producing something, and esthetics, evaluating, criticizing and contemplating.

Man’s life may be greatly influenced by emotions such as love or hate and by varying degrees of happiness or melancholy.

Men have varying levels of intelligence, but they all contemplate death.

IMAGE OF DEATH

What is death?

Death involves all animal and vegetable entities that are self-replicating, sensitive and temporary. Death occurs once at the end of Life, and it is eternal.

[David C. Williams is a retired, professional mechanical engineer. He is a writer, artist, and philosopher. He is 94 years old and lives alone in Ashland, Kentucky.]