People, including prominent philosophers and religious masters, say the question on “Meaning of Life” has no clear or simple answers.
GUTUL says “Meaning of Life” is, clearly and simply,
(1) metabolism and reproduction (and homeostasis),
(2) empathy and sympathy,
(3) innovation (i.e. creation and re-creation), and
(4) letting it go.
(1), (2) and (4) are all physically (and philosophically) symmetrical, that is, they are the manifestations of “change in form and no change in nature.”
The Chinese translation of GUTUL’s Meaning of Life is even clearer and simpler,
(1) Shi Se (食色),
(2) Bei Ci (悲慈),
(3) Chuang Xin (创新), and
(4) Fang Xia (放下).
They correspond to a Confucian saying, that is,
(1) Li Ren (立人),
(2) Li De (立德),
(3) Li Yan (立言), and
(4) Li Ming (立命).
Whether “innovation” or, more specifically, “technological innovation” should be made symmetrical for the human community or society as a whole is a loaded and complex question that deserves perhaps the greatest attention and debate by humankind – before it’s too late, that is, while the “technology genie is still in a bottle.”