Life needs nourishment and development to be fulfilling as we observe from our texts. The two female human beings that were born in darkness were so much longing to see the light and finally discover the meaningful purpose of their lives. We can also observe that with light comes life, without which life doesn’t have much purpose and meaning. The patience exhibited by these females in the text for waiting for the light also implies that for humanity to achieve happiness and realize the aim of life they have to be patient. Seeking happiness, long life and success are also major endeavors in the society in which we exist just as the female human beings in our text were instructed by the Spirit to go out and see the sun and seek these values of life (Stirling, 1942). It also implies that these are the fundamental realities upon which every being was created.
The main discussion of out text surrounds the basis upon which life is brought forth and how to realize the real and deeper meaning and requirements of life. Therefore, the question of meaning and value should be built on the tenets of trying to realize and understand the beliefs upon which life possesses a deeper and broad sense and significance. Gilgamesh speaks to Utanapishtim asking him how he can be able to stand in the Assembly Gods and have life, whereby Utanapishtim gave him a secret that the father of the great Gods, Anu, and his lieutenants was under an oath of secrecy to discard material wealth and seek living beings. The oath of secrecy to find living beings instead of material wealth also exhibits that life had a deeper meaning to this society rather than just material gains. The text approaches the questions of meaning and value by examining and emphasizing that life supersedes material wealth.
In totality, the principal aim of life is to achieve happiness, growth, success and longevity as the Spirit suggest to the female human beings that were born and given light to grow and prosper. Realizing nourishment and prosperity is also an essential aim of life as Tsichtinako told them. The living beings were bound by the spirit of their maker and were instructed to provide nourishment to themselves and pray by their names so that the sun can recognize them. By so doing, the essence of life will manifest in the day to day lives of the beings and through what they do, they will discover the chief principal aim of life. When we examine the human life and the essence of the primary objective of the existence of human life from the texts, we realize that there is more to human life than just material possessions and wealth. As Gilgamesh exclaims to Utanapishtim, the aim of prosperity and success for humanity should not be downplayed.
The objective of achieving success and longevity denotes that the material wealth that humans seek should be a long term endeavor. Gilgamesh together with his friend Enkidu worked wonders and the end of it all Gilgamesh became victorious by fighting monsters and braving earthquakes (Geraldine and David, 2003). In the societies that define the fundamental nature and existence of human life and the prime and principal aim of life, the ultimate achievement should be prosperity to all humanity for the development and realization of a happy and truly contented life. Prosperity and success are the ultimate fulfillment of the eternal longing of humanity. The texts elicit the biblical arguments surrounding the times of Noah and his ark because animals feature prominently in the pieces, and the symbolism also used points out to the period. The God spells out the meaning and value of humanity accompanied by the probable result of the observation of laid out values as Gilgamesh embarks on discovering the real secret of eternal life (Sandars, 1972). Success, prosperity and real nourishment are what human beings achieve in the society in which they thrive.
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