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why does anything exist?
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some very deep ontology for yas to go crazy over.

why does anything exist?

would it not make more sense if there was nothing at all?

as for theists, no getting out of this with god.
god created everything but why does he exist in the first place?

i also add this (to inject some apathy into your thought :D) ; existence could not have been created for a reason because something would of had to of existed to create it and give it a reason. existence has nothing dependent on it and so is unnecessary. existence has no objective purpose or value.

i already have my own answer for this but i want to see what people think.
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Interesting question therefore I don't think you'll get a feasible answer. We can probably label this question as one of the many things "man" cannot explain. Maybe after were deceased we can find the answer.

^Simo, whats your answer?
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richiiieee wrote:

Interesting question therefore I don't think you'll get a feasible answer. We can probably label this question as one of the many things "man" cannot explain. Maybe after were deceased we can find the answer.

^Simo, whats your answer?



ye i think its one of the, if not the most important questions to ponder on. as for my answer... i might tell when more people have posted lolz. i did hear something interesting, it said that its a linguistic anomaly which exists because we humans separate things that are the same in order to make things simpler in day to day life. something about existence and nonexistence being two sides of the same coin. im not sure, it made alot more sense to me then i can make out of it.
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Why does it matter? What will we gain from knowing the answer? We're here, so we should enjoy it, instead of worrying about pointless things like this.
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I don't think there is any way to find the answer... honestly I doubt there is even a reason why we're here >.<
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we exist and that's that there is no reason.
we have no choice in the matter.

men that want a reason to exist are just lost in thier search for purpose..
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Are we asking whether there is a reason behind existence or a reason for existence?
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Why does it matter? What will we gain from knowing the answer? We're here, so we should enjoy it, instead of worrying about pointless things like this.


why does it matter? well, to those who are more conscious then the rest of the animals on this planet, this question matters because we find it of importance to know who we are, where we are, what we are and why we are here. maybe you are one of those more hedonistic persons, those who search for pleasure all there life, not knowing who they are or what there doing, whilst those of us who have identified what this drive is which makes us search for pleasure, contemplate how futile it is.
the latter are the ones who can not find peace in such a life and so search for meaning in there short time they have. those inspired beings who dream of being in a better place instead of groveling in the muk that is human nature.
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Are we asking whether there is a reason behind existence or a reason for existence?


a reason for existence, i did confuse the op a bit but i meant why is there some thing rarther then nothing.
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Things exist because God wills things to exist.
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Cuddlebuns wrote:

Why does it matter? What will we gain from knowing the answer? We're here, so we should enjoy it, instead of worrying about pointless things like this.


why does it matter? well, to those who are more conscious then the rest of the animals on this planet, this question matters because we find it of importance to know who we are, where we are, what we are and why we are here. maybe you are one of those more hedonistic persons, those who search for pleasure all there life, not knowing who they are or what there doing, whilst those of us who have identified what this drive is which makes us search for pleasure, contemplate how futile it is.
the latter are the ones who can not find peace in such a life and so search for meaning in there short time they have. those inspired beings who dream of being in a better place instead of groveling in the muk that is human nature.


Actually I'm not really a pleasure seeker, I put myself through a lot of unnecessary torture because the idea that resisting temptation makes you a better person has been drilled into my head and I can't shake it off. But I still don't see why it matters that we need to find a deep, complex reason to why we exist. As long as we enjoy our lives, enjoy what we are, where we are, and who we are, then I don't see the need to know why we are.
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leviathan343 wrote:

Are we asking whether there is a reason behind existence or a reason for existence?


a reason for existence, i did confuse the op a bit but i meant why is there some thing rarther then nothing.


Well, for one we cannot comprehend 'nothing.' The best we can do is visualize it as the absence of everything else. But even describing 'nothing' as a noun is incorrect because there is no subject to speak of.

You're leaning toward some tenets of existentialism, as far as I can tell.
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simo2332 wrote:


Cuddlebuns wrote:

Why does it matter? What will we gain from knowing the answer? We're here, so we should enjoy it, instead of worrying about pointless things like this.


why does it matter? well, to those who are more conscious then the rest of the animals on this planet, this question matters because we find it of importance to know who we are, where we are, what we are and why we are here. maybe you are one of those more hedonistic persons, those who search for pleasure all there life, not knowing who they are or what there doing, whilst those of us who have identified what this drive is which makes us search for pleasure, contemplate how futile it is.
the latter are the ones who can not find peace in such a life and so search for meaning in there short time they have. those inspired beings who dream of being in a better place instead of groveling in the muk that is human nature.


Actually I'm not really a pleasure seeker, I put myself through a lot of unnecessary torture because the idea that resisting temptation makes you a better person has been drilled into my head and I can't shake it off. But I still don't see why it matters that we need to find a deep, complex reason to why we exist. As long as we enjoy our lives, enjoy what we are, where we are, and who we are, then I don't see the need to know why we are.


but to seek enjoyment without knowing why is useless and when you know why, you see that it is useless anyway.

some people are not content with the ordinary life they stuck with and so ponder the enigmas of existence, some get the answers they they were looking for, some get the answers they did not want, some never get enough answers.
if you are happy without being curious about such things then you are lucky, but not all of us are like that.

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leviathan343 wrote:


simo2332 wrote:


leviathan343 wrote:

Are we asking whether there is a reason behind existence or a reason for existence?


a reason for existence, i did confuse the op a bit but i meant why is there some thing rarther then nothing.


Well, for one we cannot comprehend 'nothing.' The best we can do is visualize it as the absence of everything else. But even describing 'nothing' as a noun is incorrect because there is no subject to speak of.

You're leaning toward some tenets of existentialism, as far as I can tell.


lolz that was kwl, i had to reread it couple of times
my head now hurts tho. do you know any more on the subject?

and ye i like existentialism.
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