Don’t ask me to go all philosophical on you, because I can’t. I think somewhere in the last 800 odd posts I’ve written about this. Probably about Sophie’s World – an intriguing book about a young girl’s exploration of the topic. I won’t spoil the ending for you, but I’d really recommend reading the book.
I’d first read it not that long after it was published in 1991, so clearly my interest in the topic goes back some years. I really don’t think like a philosopher though.
The subject is another one of those interests of mine that goes in waves, the last time it got really intense was about six months ago. I spent a fair bit of time studying, this time I downloaded the audio version of Sophie’s World and listened to it on my lunchtime walks. I enjoyed that.
I’m not really sure why I’m writing about it now, the topic isn’t surging within me at the moment. Give it a while though and it may re-surface. We’ll just have to wait and see. I have something else that is bubbling away at the moment.