Of all things in the world, the word ‘Life’ looks super-easy to understand. I don’t know why it’s like that but the easiest excuse I can give, for myself, is maybe because we’re living in it. Maybe.
I ran through different definitions of life some minutes ago; maybe some days, weeks, months or even years ago by now, the end of it in one word is ‘Amazing’.
A definition of life says, ‘The state that follows birth, and precedes death.’
Another said, ‘The state of being alive and living.’
Another, ‘The period during which one is alive.’
Others; ‘The span of time during which an object operates.’
‘The period of time during which an object is recognizable.’
Biology says it is ‘A status given to any entity including animals, plants, and microorganisms, having the properties of replication and metabolism.’
A philosophy said it is ‘The essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being.’
Phenomenology said it is ‘The subjective and inner manifestation of the individual.’
Another life definition says it is ‘The world in general.’
‘A worthwhile existence’
‘The most worthwhile component or participant’
‘A biography’
‘Something which is inherently part of a person’s existence, such as a job, family, a loved one, etc.’
Funny enough, another definition said it is ‘A life sentence; a term of imprisonment of a convict until his or her death.’
Another funny definition says it is ‘The life one has while playing games like Candy Crush, and the likes.’
Funny, isn’t it?
After writing all these, my mind just kept asking me, “What is Life to you?”
It continued with, “What does it even mean to you?”
These personal questions didn’t stop ringing in my head, so, it left me thinking; ‘What is life to me?’
Therefore, I took the philosophical definition above; Life is the essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being.
Looking through that statement, I realized just a few enough words were conjoined to give a virtual significance of life itself.
The essence of the manifestation and the foundation of the being, meaning the reason an existent thing has to exist. It says life has to do with the reason I and you exist at all. It has to do with why you and I are living. It deals with why we are still living. It says life has to do with why we were created in the first place. Why the creator did give us life? Why we are brought into existence. Knowing all these is what makes life being called life. It is the reason we can define life as Life.
Therefore, what is life to you? Why do you think you are still living? Do you even know the reason for your existence at all?
Anyways, I found the full meaning to the acronym, LIFE – Living In Favorable Environment.
To live in favorable environment is to have everything around you going smooth. More so, for that being dwelling in your environment because you can’t live favorably if your neighbor isn’t.
I hope you find the real meaning of your life. I love my life, what about you?
Yours Forever.
One Micaiah.
Mikaiah Sunday Oyepintemi
Mikaiah Sunday Oyepintemi also known as One Micaiah is a Medical Laboratory Science graduate of the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, a writer of poems and short stories and a lover of life. He is a believer of love and true friendship. Writing, to him, is the only way he can speak without talking. He hopes to write and publish as many books as he can, while alive. He looks forward to meeting new friends too. Please follow him on Twitter