Meaning of Life?

Why bother –

For all is vanity, and

Man will turn to dust

and every artifact of our past lives

will go to a landfill

Sooner or later.  Eventually,

the only certainty

Is that my children

or someone else’s children

will take the trash out.

© 2021 Jewish Young Professional

Image by David Mark from Pixabay


Written belatedly for dVerse Quadrille #126 – Come “bother” up a poem and Word Of The Day Challenge – Past


For what it’s worth, I don’t really feel this way. (Most of the time.)


  1. I do so love the dystopian shade to this quadrille! I wonder if the current pandemic makes one feel like this at times. Gorgeously rendered 💝

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  2. Yes, but we can leave the world better for all people, so that robots will take out the trash, and every human being can be free to create and contribute in the way best for that person, and for all of us.

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    • That is beautiful ❤️. So beautiful to have had a wonderful grandmother as a role model.
      I wish I could say I feel the same. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet been blessed with children and I am doubtful that children will be in the cards for me. I do struggle with the idea of my legacy given the likelihood that I won’t have descendants.

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  3. I think the meaning of life is that G-d gave us a job to do in this world. Our job doesn’t have to be big or hard. It could be just a smile to a passerby, a thank you to the grocery clerk, a small amount of tzedakah, or creating this blog so we can have pleasure and intellectual stimulation from reading it.

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    • Aww. 🙂 I think you are quite generous to compare this blog to the mitzvah of a small amount of tzedakah! But it is important to recognize that even the seemingly small tasks to improve the world really count. Thank you!


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