WordPress has some pretty cool tools that help you track things such as the number of visitors to this Blog (there are a lot of you – and, thanks) on a given day.
One such tool (I am also considering the use of the word implement here, as well), in particular, that I always find intriguing is Search Engine Terms (and a wide variety of word combinations) that people use to find certain blog posts. A recent example that someone apparently used that led to this Blog was: “there is no grand purpose in the universe”.
…also: “ridgeback puppies” is quite popular. Over six thousand hits today alone.
I’ll find the first example inspiring as it led that particular searcher to my blog posts: existentialism isn’t cool it just is and, two sides rhymes with suicide. There, they no doubt found me a man of formidable opinion, wit and conviction.
When people make bold, albeit seemingly sophomoric statements like the universe has no purpose I’ve decided it’s really more a question than a position. That person was likely faced with some form of dilemma – for example – disappointment, or a challenge they felt intimidated by. Thusly, they more likely than not mean: “what is the meaning or purpose of the universe?”
Me! Pick me!
The universe exists to test me and you. Character is more often best when tested. So, the opportunity, and the answer, here, is to finish well.
We all need to have faith in something. So, it might as well begin with ourselves. Then we have our best chance to leverage that divine gift of discernment, and everyone and every thing in the universe wins.
I’m listening to: Not Afraid by Eminem. “Take a step, everybody”. And, I mean it. Also, a variety of stuff by Justin Bieber – because my girls like him, and I want to always understand.
Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
Brian Patrick Cork