This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Asking questions about meaning

We formulate an endless series of questions that never sufficiently convey what it is we actually want to know, because what we actually want to know cannot be conceptualized.

We ask: “What is the meaning of life?” “Why am I here?” “Who am I, and what is my significance?”

These are so many attempts to ask a single question that we can’t quite put our finger on. We ask, “what is the meaning of such-and-such” but what we really what we want to know is: “What is meaning?” We want, not so much an answer as to the meaning of a particular thing we have encountered within experience, but, rather, we want to encounter meaning in and of Itself, the Absolute Meaning, compared to which all other perceived meanings are only derived.

That is why, no matter what answer we are given in response to our numerous questions, we always have the feeling that we did not quite ask the right question, and if only we could ask it correctly, the answer would become clear, and we could rest.

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