Why should life perpetuate itself?

A friend asks: “why should life perpetuate itself?”

In objective reality there is no should: there is only is. Life is the source of all value, all shoulds.

In the world of life, life creates ideas of good and worthwhile, and identifies itself with them as the source of goodness and pleasure and love.

These identifications are self-fulfilling.

In the world of life, healthy life perpetuates itself because life is good.

Sick life, that hates itself and is tired of goodness and pleasure and love, lets itself wither and die. It disappears, and healthy life lives on.

Life exists so that shoulds can exist.

Author: Ben Hourigan

Ben Hourigan is a novelist from Melbourne, Australia. His books Kiss Me, Genius Boy and My Generation’s Lament are Amazon category bestsellers, and are available wherever good books are sold online. Ben also works as an editor, copywriter, and self-publishing consultant at his own firm, Hourigan & Co. For news and book release updates, sign up to his email newsletter.