Empty & Meaningless

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  1. empty and meaningless
  2. empty
  3. meaningless
  4. freedom
  5. mean
  6. semantic triangle
  7. zen

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Eiammy.. says
One can create from nothing.
I don't need no stinking meaning & that doesn't mean anything!

Media & governments will fill that void of nothing which doesn't really mean anything with something that means something to them; recommend that one turns it back into nothing.


Eiammy.. says
Eiammy.. 2015-06-06 08:17:29 18387
From the etymology dictionary onlinewhich could mean anything or nothing at all
mean (v.1) Look up mean at Dictionary.com"intend, have in mind," Old English m├Žnan "to mean, intend, signify; tell, say; complain, lament," from West Germanic *mainijan (cognates: Old Frisian mena "to signify," Old Saxon menian "to intend, signify, make known," Dutch menen, German meinen "think, suppose, be of the opinion"), from PIE *meino- "opinion, intent" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic meniti "to think, have an opinion," Old Irish mian "wish, desire," Welsh mwyn "enjoyment"), perhaps from root *men- "think" (see mind (n.)). Conversational question you know what I mean? attested by 1834.

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Eiammy.. says
seth 2015-06-06 10:25:36 18387
Well i think there are at least two senses of the word "meaning".  

The sense of the word i like to use, was discussed in 17346.  In that sense the relationship between the representations of mind and their corresponding objects are called their "meaning" ... see semantic triangle.  Outside of that context that sense of the word is meaningless ... or more accurately is just out of bounds and does not apply ... is just a category error.

But i think you are using the word "meaning" (or "meaningless") in another sense of the word.  I think that sense is more about purpose or to me the answer of a question i have always asked myself, "Why do i do this?" or "What is it for?".   To me such a question is a personal aestict judgement about my life and the lives of we humans.  To me it is a creative thing ... i make it up ... and so, i judge, should humanity.   I think those who don't want to make it up themselves,  or don't have the energy to, might well say that "what it is for, is meaningless".  after all, it is a scary thing to take responsibility for. 
I have expressed myself & you have expressed yourself & this is the end.

Eiammy.. says
P.S. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101_Zen_Stories#A_Cup_of_Tea

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