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"That's Life"
Posted 10/14/10
Is a term used when an unfortunate and usually unexpected (though we sometimes see it coming) incident that happens down the long road we call life. I had a rather unplanned situation happen today with the usual "That's life," melodramatic speech from my mother and it made me ponder: "Is this truly life?"

Is this the way it was intended to be for us? Or was it because of human interference, laws of karma, or the powers that be that we are usually subjected to such circumstances? I would like to hear your opinion.

My teenage brain hasn't really grasped the world and all its wonders, so the meaning of life is far beyond most of my comprehension. It would be nice to know we have a purpose, but compared to the rest of the universe, it seems very small.
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Posted 10/14/10
Well, saying "That's life" is a phrase that would apply to any situation if you really want to look at the nature of the statement. Everything that happens to anyone is a part of life. I have never really thought there is a certain way life is intended to be, everyone is capable of shaping their own life as they see fit. Aspects like Karma and human interference and interaction are a part of life, and if those weren't there, other aspects of the environment would still shape our lives. deciding your own destiny Its just a matter of how much work they are willing to put forth and what price they are willing to pay to shape your life. Like Martin Heidegger said "every man is born as many men and dies as a single one."
Part of living life is understanding your decisions affect much more than just your own life, and other's decisions have a profound effect on your own life as well, those are just facts of life. Life is as much sorrow as it is happiness really.
As for life having some greater purpose, i don't believe life has a innate purpose. That being said however, i do believe people give purpose to their own lives, and to the lives of the people around them. Its just a matter of finding a purpose for your own life. The world can really be an excellent place to live, or a really miserable place to live, it depends on personal perspective really.
Posted 10/14/10
It's your life, so make it a good one, and share your goodness along with the ones that you love and care about. When you can manage to do that without thinking, then at the very least you'll discover my meaning of life through your own actions.

Cheers.
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Posted 10/15/10
If that not a Mister MaGoo statement! Going through life with blinders on just doing the right thing with out thinking. The world is far from black and white, right from wrong just doing the ( When you can manage to do that without thinking, then at the very least you'll discover my meaning of life through your own actions.) Life has ups and downs and you as well as others change day to day it is called growing up. Outside force will put you to the test from nature to politics they change and may cause havoc in your life. Other people will test you as you grow older and making sound decision will play a big part in your life. If you live a life of no challenges have you really lived a full life? As you get older you will understand that life statement more and more often. Try to keep a positive attitude and the glass is half full not half empty. But you have to rely mostly on your self and family can help but it still up to you.

Posted 10/15/10 , edited 10/15/10
Life is what you make of it, though it is no fantasy regardless of how much you'd like it to be. It is always up to the individual how they will go through this existence, but the best thing to do is enjoy it as much as possible in your own way.

This time we have is brief, which makes it precious. An eternal life would become boring rather quickly, so grin truthfully while you are able to, and try not to have any regrets.
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Posted 10/15/10

LosingOrbit wrote:

Is a term used when an unfortunate and usually unexpected (though we sometimes see it coming) incident that happens down the long road we call life. I had a rather unplanned situation happen today with the usual "That's life," melodramatic speech from my mother and it made me ponder: "Is this truly life?"

Is this the way it was intended to be for us? Or was it because of human interference, laws of karma, or the powers that be that we are usually subjected to such circumstances? I would like to hear your opinion.

My teenage brain hasn't really grasped the world and all its wonders, so the meaning of life is far beyond most of my comprehension. It would be nice to know we have a purpose, but compared to the rest of the universe, it seems very small.


You have to impose your own sense on life. you find YOUR meaning.


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Posted 10/15/10
That's life sounds...too depressing lol
it's better if its, c'est la vie!
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Posted 10/15/10
Life is how you see things and pass through obstacles ^-^ Thus move forward without looking back and get stronger. Life has alot of ups and downs and sometimes you might feel it is too risky to move forward however life is supposed to be like that xD if not there will be no fun! Have fun and there might be times when you are down but don't let it keep you from moving forward! ^-^
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Posted 10/23/10
life is a part of living....just through u life with positive thinking,the more u through u life the more u find what is the meaning of life is....pass through many obstacle sadness,love and emotions and make decision that u don't wanna regret....until you find it that the proof u existence and that is life.....that my opinion
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Posted 10/26/10

papagolfwhiskey wrote:


LosingOrbit wrote:

Is a term used when an unfortunate and usually unexpected (though we sometimes see it coming) incident that happens down the long road we call life. I had a rather unplanned situation happen today with the usual "That's life," melodramatic speech from my mother and it made me ponder: "Is this truly life?"

Is this the way it was intended to be for us? Or was it because of human interference, laws of karma, or the powers that be that we are usually subjected to such circumstances? I would like to hear your opinion.

My teenage brain hasn't really grasped the world and all its wonders, so the meaning of life is far beyond most of my comprehension. It would be nice to know we have a purpose, but compared to the rest of the universe, it seems very small.


You have to impose your own sense on life. you find YOUR meaning.




'Yeah but wen I IMPOSE my own sense Of life... You impose upon it with disdain .
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Posted 10/26/10

LosingOrbit wrote:

Is a term used when an unfortunate and usually unexpected (though we sometimes see it coming) incident that happens down the long road we call life. I had a rather unplanned situation happen today with the usual "That's life," melodramatic speech from my mother and it made me ponder: "Is this truly life?"

Is this the way it was intended to be for us? Or was it because of human interference, laws of karma, or the powers that be that we are usually subjected to such circumstances? I would like to hear your opinion.

My teenage brain hasn't really grasped the world and all its wonders, so the meaning of life is far beyond most of my comprehension. It would be nice to know we have a purpose, but compared to the rest of the universe, it seems very small.


Life is billions upon billions of atoms working together to maintain your existence, even though if picked apart one by one, none of them would have ever been alive but all of which have once been you.

Life is the result of each and every one of your ancestors being attractive enough to find a mate, strong enough to find ample food, lucky enough to not be squashed, eaten, frozen to death or succumb to disease before mating and giving birth.

The vastness of the universe can be used to diminish the meaning of our lives, but at the same time it can also embroider it with new meaning. The likelihood that our very existence, exists, is a miracle in itself.

What is purpose? What is meaning? Is it power? Or the ability to be the cause of some certain effect? No, because that is all purpose for others to see, meanings for others to judge. Your purpose, my dear, is your own, to be whatever you want it to be. The beauty of there being no absolute purpose for all human kind, is that each and every one of us can make an absolute purpose only for ourselves. The limit of course, is the capabilities of the unified entity of billions upon billions of atoms which come together for this brief moment in the time of the universe, to make you.

That which begins bitter, ends sweet; That which begins sweet, ends bitter; but if you really think about it, everything is sweet, nothing is bitter. The very fact that you are privileged to experience these emotions and these feelings for this short amount of time is so infinitely sweet that to pout about life is rather silly, don't you think?
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Posted 10/27/10

Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:


LosingOrbit wrote:

Is a term used when an unfortunate and usually unexpected (though we sometimes see it coming) incident that happens down the long road we call life. I had a rather unplanned situation happen today with the usual "That's life," melodramatic speech from my mother and it made me ponder: "Is this truly life?"

Is this the way it was intended to be for us? Or was it because of human interference, laws of karma, or the powers that be that we are usually subjected to such circumstances? I would like to hear your opinion.

My teenage brain hasn't really grasped the world and all its wonders, so the meaning of life is far beyond most of my comprehension. It would be nice to know we have a purpose, but compared to the rest of the universe, it seems very small.


You have to impose your own sense on life. you find YOUR meaning.




'Yeah but wen I IMPOSE my own sense Of life... You impose upon it with disdain .


Only when you impose it on me.


Posted 10/27/10

excalion wrote:


LosingOrbit wrote:

Is a term used when an unfortunate and usually unexpected (though we sometimes see it coming) incident that happens down the long road we call life. I had a rather unplanned situation happen today with the usual "That's life," melodramatic speech from my mother and it made me ponder: "Is this truly life?"

Is this the way it was intended to be for us? Or was it because of human interference, laws of karma, or the powers that be that we are usually subjected to such circumstances? I would like to hear your opinion.

My teenage brain hasn't really grasped the world and all its wonders, so the meaning of life is far beyond most of my comprehension. It would be nice to know we have a purpose, but compared to the rest of the universe, it seems very small.


Life is billions upon billions of atoms working together to maintain your existence, even though if picked apart one by one, none of them would have ever been alive but all of which have once been you.

Life is the result of each and every one of your ancestors being attractive enough to find a mate, strong enough to find ample food, lucky enough to not be squashed, eaten, frozen to death or succumb to disease before mating and giving birth.

The vastness of the universe can be used to diminish the meaning of our lives, but at the same time it can also embroider it with new meaning. The likelihood that our very existence, exists, is a miracle in itself.

What is purpose? What is meaning? Is it power? Or the ability to be the cause of some certain effect? No, because that is all purpose for others to see, meanings for others to judge. Your purpose, my dear, is your own, to be whatever you want it to be. The beauty of there being no absolute purpose for all human kind, is that each and every one of us can make an absolute purpose only for ourselves. The limit of course, is the capabilities of the unified entity of billions upon billions of atoms which come together for this brief moment in the time of the universe, to make you.

That which begins bitter, ends sweet; That which begins sweet, ends bitter; but if you really think about it, everything is sweet, nothing is bitter. The very fact that you are privileged to experience these emotions and these feelings for this short amount of time is so infinitely sweet that to pout about life is rather silly, don't you think?



I suppose it is silly, I'm worrying about things that have little significance and foolishly letting it effect me. Teenage angst and all that.
Posted 10/27/10

LosingOrbit wrote:


excalion wrote:



Life is billions upon billions of atoms working together to maintain your existence, even though if picked apart one by one, none of them would have ever been alive but all of which have once been you.

Life is the result of each and every one of your ancestors being attractive enough to find a mate, strong enough to find ample food, lucky enough to not be squashed, eaten, frozen to death or succumb to disease before mating and giving birth.

The vastness of the universe can be used to diminish the meaning of our lives, but at the same time it can also embroider it with new meaning. The likelihood that our very existence, exists, is a miracle in itself.

What is purpose? What is meaning? Is it power? Or the ability to be the cause of some certain effect? No, because that is all purpose for others to see, meanings for others to judge. Your purpose, my dear, is your own, to be whatever you want it to be. The beauty of there being no absolute purpose for all human kind, is that each and every one of us can make an absolute purpose only for ourselves. The limit of course, is the capabilities of the unified entity of billions upon billions of atoms which come together for this brief moment in the time of the universe, to make you.

That which begins bitter, ends sweet; That which begins sweet, ends bitter; but if you really think about it, everything is sweet, nothing is bitter. The very fact that you are privileged to experience these emotions and these feelings for this short amount of time is so infinitely sweet that to pout about life is rather silly, don't you think?



I suppose it is silly, I'm worrying about things that have little significance and foolishly letting it effect me. Teenage angst and all that.
You had better think twice as to just how your own conceptualization of the "free will" really came from, before you foolishly took upon his meaningless nonexistence.
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Posted 10/30/10 , edited 10/30/10

LosingOrbit wrote:

Is a term used when an unfortunate and usually unexpected (though we sometimes see it coming) incident that happens down the long road we call life. I had a rather unplanned situation happen today with the usual "That's life," melodramatic speech from my mother and it made me ponder: "Is this truly life?"

Is this the way it was intended to be for us? Or was it because of human interference, laws of karma, or the powers that be that we are usually subjected to such circumstances? I would like to hear your opinion.

My teenage brain hasn't really grasped the world and all its wonders, so the meaning of life is far beyond most of my comprehension. It would be nice to know we have a purpose, but compared to the rest of the universe, it seems very small.


I have always taken it to mean that life is a composite of misfortune and fortune, and that, only in misfortune, can we really contemplate on this fact, whereas under the guiles of fortune, we are much to blinded by joy and happiness to appreciate it.In addition, I suppose is also reminds us that this misfortune is only temporary.

But, of the meaning of life, I cannot say, having but lived through one life within memory, and having not advanced sufficiently far in it to make any descision on this life or on any other.
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