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Do you feel like you have a purpose?
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Survival and reproduction! That's hilarious! That's just wrong. To always just think that the purpose of life is just to survive and to reproduce means you believe that life is just about suffering.

The goal in life is to be happy.


To always just think that there MUST be a purpose, means you suffer from delusions of grandeur. I don't think it's all about suffering. Survival is an intricate mechanism between billions of organisms ranging from microscopic, to massive animals. There is beauty in that system and it's simplicity. Humans suffer from ego, and the belief that somehow they are meant for "purpose". Without that longing for purpose the suffering dwindles.


Why would humans even come into existence then? There is no point in evolving as a species just to destroy the planet and each other.


Humans can't destroy the planet, we can destroy ecosystems and environments that benefit us but we can't destroy it by being here. Organisms, particularly microorganisms, will continue to survive no matter how much we pollute the planet.
The primitive Earth was even more toxic yet microorganisms were the first organisms to survive through that toxic environment.

Killing each other is obviously about survival and territories, observed in many other animals.

Evolution is caused by randomness. We just happened to develop intelligence as part of our survival trait, there is no predestined purpose for any organism.


But we are polluting the planet at a rate that will make it inhospitable for us, are we not? Why would we develop intelligence to the point where it would be responsible for our destruction?
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^because we aren't as smart as we think we are. Otherwise we would have found ways to be eco-friendly and still have comfortable lives.
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Apart from being alone? Nope But i dont mind that
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^because we aren't as smart as we think we are. Otherwise we would have found ways to be eco-friendly and still have comfortable lives.


That's what they want to think. Stop being a zombie. We have had free and clean energy probably ever since Nicola Tesla invented a form of free and clean energy.

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JoAnime3853 wrote:

^because we aren't as smart as we think we are. Otherwise we would have found ways to be eco-friendly and still have comfortable lives.


That's what they want to think. Stop being a zombie. We have had free and clean energy probably ever since Nicola Tesla invented a form of free and clean energy.



@stop being a zombie. In all seriousness I know that there has been moves towards clean energy and we probably would have been a lot further advanced. Unfortunately people are too driven by money and so the big companies who have made their wealth from more primitive forms of energy have made a lot of effort into making sure they continue to profit. When I said we aren't as smart as we think we are I also mean to say we are holding ourselves back. We may be smart enough to come up with solutions but can you say people in general are smart enough to do what is right for not only ourselves, but or environment? You're right, we could have had clean energy by now and less pollution but we don't.
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lordseth23 wrote:


diodrin wrote:


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Survival and reproduction! That's hilarious! That's just wrong. To always just think that the purpose of life is just to survive and to reproduce means you believe that life is just about suffering.

The goal in life is to be happy.


To always just think that there MUST be a purpose, means you suffer from delusions of grandeur. I don't think it's all about suffering. Survival is an intricate mechanism between billions of organisms ranging from microscopic, to massive animals. There is beauty in that system and it's simplicity. Humans suffer from ego, and the belief that somehow they are meant for "purpose". Without that longing for purpose the suffering dwindles.


Why would humans even come into existence then? There is no point in evolving as a species just to destroy the planet and each other.


Now I am making no judgement as to your religious or spiritual alignment. But this question sounds faith influenced. And we may never find common ground in that case. I will never convince you that your God doesn't exist, and you will never convince me that Humans are somehow special, or chosen. Gayasianboy answered pretty well. I agree with most of his response to this question. That life in the universe as a whole is mathematics, and statistically life was bound to happen. Which does not anoint us with purpose but simply existence.
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lordseth23 wrote:

Why would humans even come into existence then? There is no point in evolving as a species just to destroy the planet and each other.


Now I am making no judgement as to your religious or spiritual alignment. But this question sounds faith influenced. And we may never find common ground in that case. I will never convince you that your God doesn't exist, and you will never convince me that Humans are somehow special, or chosen. Gayasianboy answered pretty well. I agree with most of his response to this question. That life in the universe as a whole is mathematics, and statistically life was bound to happen. Which does not anoint us with purpose but simply existence.


I am an athiest and understand where you are coming from, but I do not see the point in people continuing to exist merely for the sake of existence. Why do we, as human beings, continue to live and struggle through the hardships of life if there is no purpose for our existence?
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lordseth23 wrote:


diodrin wrote:


lordseth23 wrote:

Why would humans even come into existence then? There is no point in evolving as a species just to destroy the planet and each other.


Now I am making no judgement as to your religious or spiritual alignment. But this question sounds faith influenced. And we may never find common ground in that case. I will never convince you that your God doesn't exist, and you will never convince me that Humans are somehow special, or chosen. Gayasianboy answered pretty well. I agree with most of his response to this question. That life in the universe as a whole is mathematics, and statistically life was bound to happen. Which does not anoint us with purpose but simply existence.


I am an athiest and understand where you are coming from, but I do not see the point in people continuing to exist merely for the sake of existence. Why do we, as human beings, continue to live and struggle through the hardships of life if there is no purpose for our existence?


And that very question is the source of suffering. You want to know that there is more for you than existence. You want to believe there is a greater purpose, and a divine universal plan. Let go of wanting to be special, and you will no longer yearn to have purpose. You will exist, and in doing so will be fulfilling the purpose of life. And once you accept that you are a speck of dust in a Petri dish of monumental proportions, you will be free of the suffering of purpose.
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Posted 12/10/12 , edited 12/10/12

diodrin wrote:


lordseth23 wrote:


diodrin wrote:


lordseth23 wrote:

Why would humans even come into existence then? There is no point in evolving as a species just to destroy the planet and each other.


Now I am making no judgement as to your religious or spiritual alignment. But this question sounds faith influenced. And we may never find common ground in that case. I will never convince you that your God doesn't exist, and you will never convince me that Humans are somehow special, or chosen. Gayasianboy answered pretty well. I agree with most of his response to this question. That life in the universe as a whole is mathematics, and statistically life was bound to happen. Which does not anoint us with purpose but simply existence.


I am an athiest and understand where you are coming from, but I do not see the point in people continuing to exist merely for the sake of existence. Why do we, as human beings, continue to live and struggle through the hardships of life if there is no purpose for our existence?


And that very question is the source of suffering. You want to know that there is more for you than existence. You want to believe there is a greater purpose, and a divine universal plan. Let go of wanting to be special, and you will no longer yearn to have purpose. You will exist, and in doing so will be fulfilling the purpose of life. And once you accept that you are a speck of dust in a Petri dish of monumental proportions, you will be free of the suffering of purpose.


What if I just want to not exist at all, rather than be special or part of a greater purpose?
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^ Loads a .45 round in to the chamber and passes it to lordseth23.

No problem. Not existing anymore is an easy goal to obtain. However, I would prefer if you stuck it out and provided excellent debate material for forum subjects. It would be a much better use of a human brain.
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Is it really that easy? People fail at suicide attempts all the time, and I don't see any reason to attempt a method that is not guaranteed to succeed.
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On the whole, our purpose is to exist debate, in reality, our purpose by that reasoning should actually be that we are here to die, however, while we do suffer throughout life, there is always something that makes us happy, a balance between that happiness and suffering is what I've come to understand as life, once we realise that there is not only ups but also downs, we are able to give ourselves a purpose.
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Nope, I feel purpose-less! I live out my life working, making a living, earning an education, getting a job, making friends, making memories and loving someone, but it'll all go away when I die.

Sure, you could argue that it's not pointless, but it sure will be when I'm forgotten 50-100 years after dying. ^_^

Sure, you could then argue that your goal should be making history, but what's history? "This guy was a war hero. But then, he died." *Class sighs out of boredom.*

Sure, you cou--okay, forget it. We're all going to die and lose every bit of experience we ever had, so what's the point of thinking about it?

Again, this is like trying to answer "What is the meaning of life?"
There isn't one. Just live it.
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My purpose is to make other peoples lives feel meaningless.
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I've never felt like I have a purpose... All I know is that I need to be me and hopefully I will make decisions that will make me happy later on in life. Whether in school,career or relationships
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