These same questions that disturb and puzzle and confound us have in their turn occurred to all the wise men

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Zoroaster had the same experience

These same questions that disturb and puzzle and confound us have in their turn occurred to all the wise men; not one has been omitted; and each has answered them, according to his ability, by his words and his life. Moreover, with wisdom we shall learn liberality. The solitary hired man on a farm in the outskirts of Concord, who has had his second birth and peculiar religious experience, and is driven, as he believes, into silent gravity and exclusiveness by his faith, may think it is not true; but Zoroaster, thousands of years ago, traveled the same road and had the same experience; but he, being wise, knew it to be universal and treated his neighbors accordingly, and is even said to have invented and established worship among men.

by Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862)
from Walden, Reading, 1854
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The Great Puzzles

Just so you know, I’ve got a few answers to the Great Mysteries.

Q: What is the meaning of life?
A: 42

Q: Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?
A: Tennyson thought so.

Q: Where do single socks go?
A: Sock monkey heaven.

Q: What do women want?
A: Chocolate.

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