Podcast 17 - Meaning of Life

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What is the meaning of life?

Is there any meaning, any purpose to life? What is the true path? Religion? Science? The arts, sports, parenting, helping others, yourself, collecting stuff, happiness, action, inaction or something entirely different? What on Earth - or elsewhere - could be the meaning of all this?

In this podcast I cover what the meaning of life could be. I also cover your one, main asset as a human being - your ability to inspire meaning in life… for yourself and for others.

As with any ability or skill, it needs exercising. And in this podcast I propose a project for you: Do at least one action every day for a month that inspires real meaning in your life or someone else’s life.

I will keep a running record here of the most meaningful acts I do every day until 2019-01-07:


2018-12-07 - Released this podcast

2018-12-08 - Role-Playing session with 7 kids (15-19 years)

2018-12-09 - Playing chess with Jonatan, significantly improving his game

2018-12-10 - Helping Jonatan decide highschool path, helping OsloMet structure their IT department

2018-12-11 - Sick with a cold but still wrote a short story for OsloMet depicting a possible future as a student at the university

2018-12-12 - Still sick but did some meaningful stuff with the Innovation Garage geniuses (for an upcoming Kickstarter campaign)

2018-12-13 - Helped a friend get through a tough spot in life

2018-12-14 - Spent two hours full on spreading jokes to people

2018-12-15 - Cuddled with Aleksander for hours (my 4th son, 2½ years old)

2018-12-16 - Fun role-playing session with Niklas & Jonatan

2018-12-17 - Held a motivational seminar for 30 people at Sykehuspartner, covering many of the elements from the OnePageBooks

2018-12-18 - Two inspirational interviews, exploring ways to help the two

2018-12-19 - Inpirational day with the geniuses in the Innovation Garage. Handing over the leadership of the Garage to another genius within Dualog

2018-12-20 - Helping create a strategic Business Forum within Dualog

2018-12-21 - Buying gifts and distributing gifts

2018-12-22 - Reading an inspirational book I got as a Christmas gift from Morten (CEO Dualog), “The hunt for the good story”

2018-12-23 - Meeting Anette’s family in Fredrikstad, really nice, meaningful people

2018-12-24 - Christmas Eve in Fredrikstad with Anette’s family. Valuable family time

2018-12-25 - Reading up on the Paranoia RPG, will play this amazing Role-Playing Game with the kids after Christmas

2018-12-26 - More reading up on Paranoia

2018-12-27 - Revamping my laptop setup, upgraded to Ubuntu 18.10, trying out Pangoterm and other new tools

2018-12-28 - Most people down with the flu, me included. More tinkering with my computer setup

2018-12-29 - Floored with the flu, watching some inspirational movies

2018-12-30 - Kick-starting a new wave of meaning for me by getting a travel case for my big telescope, boosting my astronomy interest

2018-12-31 - Found an amazing quote from Richard Feynman, in perfect alignment with my podcast here: “Fall in love with some activity, and do it! Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter.” This should serve well as a new years resolution for us all :-)

2019-01-01 - Playing Munckin with Niklas & Jonatan, creating RPG stuff, creating some essential routines for the HP-41 calculator

2019-01-02 - Created a new podcast episode on “the value of improvisation in Role-Playing Games”. Will publish tomorrow

2019-01-03 - Published a new podcast


Die one day - live the other days

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