Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?


Just out of curiosity, do any of you know who James Stockdale is?  Do you know what priceless moment he is remembered for… or why it made everyone watching / listening profoundly uncomfortable?   On such a stage, it is unnerving to hear someone ask such questions as “Who am I?  Why am I here?”

Sometimes I admire people who don’t ask why questions, who only want to know the how of life:  How do I get paid, how do I get a wife, how do I make myself happy, whatever.  The why path isn’t so rewarding, if you think about it:  Why are we here, why do we feel what we feel, desire what we desire, need what we need, hate what we hate?

― Donald Miller

Who are we?  Why are we here?  Why is anything here?  Why is there something rather than nothing?


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