Joss Whedon on the meaning of life

 

1337553774220751143Here’s an unusual piece on Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy, Firefly, Dr. Horrible and Dollhouse, and the director of two Avengers movies talking about the purpose of existence, the meaning of life, the nature of reality, and the possibilities for sanity and happiness in a world which is a random, meaningless, terrifying place. It comes down to story. The main function of the human brain, he says – the primary instinct – is storytelling.

And I guess that is what I attend to, in therapy and in ceremony.