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Meaning of Life
Posted 8/23/14
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Posted 8/23/14
Life is a game. With inevitable death awaiting us all what's to louse if you live on the edge?
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Posted 8/23/14

thievingsquirrel wrote:

The meaning of life is to survive and die of old age or 42. I can never tell which one it is


I usually say the same thing, but I say it till I'm 35. Then again I joke about it a lot.
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Posted 8/23/14 , edited 8/23/14
While human sentience pretty much means we're more capable of making our lives entertaining, I think if you want the actual meaning of life, being animals, it's just to reproduce and die. To populate the planet as the dominant species and nothing more. BUT if you're going to be living for decades, and given we've established societies, you may as well enjoy the time you've got. Sure our purpose may be to just reproduce, but then there's no-one to say we have to do that and that alone. Therefore I'd say the meaning of life is really whatever you want it to be, and if there is some other greater purpose just let whatever happens happen. Our lives shouldn't be governed by a definitive rule that we absolutely have to adhere to, so I say let the actor improvise away.
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Posted 8/24/14 , edited 8/24/14
Thank you for all of your answers. Saw some really interesting ones worthy of discussion! ^^ And for all of you who said that you're the one who gives your life meaning, that's not true. I mean, of course you are the one who has to search for the meaning, and that's so hard, at least for me, but you can meet or lost a person, who can totally change your way of thinking/ living or give a special meaning to your life.



I agree with the serving other peoples part and that every job in the world has the purpose of serving others. But what about unemployed people? What about people who kill others to steal or just for the fun of it? We humans were created with amazing capacities, specially our brain, thanks to it we can have this discussion, we were built to be the dominant species and by that i mean we don't need to kill each others to live, to have an happy life and still that happens. You make a good point by saying achieving goals and i need to make some, i'm pretty sure that will help me have some motivation in my life.

No need to worry about it, i'm a lot better now, thanks for worrying and for your answer! (:



I don't think is that easy, i know people who have almost everything in their life and still they live an empty life. varies from person to person i guess. I'm pretty happy with the person i am and still, after a depression, i had so many questions about life what i is my way of living. Thanks for your answer. ^^



I totally agree with you, we are just following the cycle of life, but we are the dominant species on this planet, we have a very advanced brain and we should use it, trying to see beyond that cycle. Also, is killing part of the cycle? Yeah, it is, for irrational animals. This cycle is perfect for the animal kingdom, but we are humans, that we don't need to kill each other to survive and still we do that, everyday! That's a good example of thinking beyond the cycle, although a bad one. Also, you don't no if exists or not. Do you know the answer to life after death? No you don't, it's just your opinion. I don't believe either, i'm an atheist, but try to sell that to a religious fanatic (the extreme ones) and he probably puts a bullet through your head.



I don't know if you're kidding or not, but it sure makes my day a lot better haha Not the true happiness i'm looking for, unfortunately :c



Or we could destroy, right now, China, Russia and Germany! Just saying



Can you explain that philosophy of life to me? s:



You're supposed to enlighten me, not depress me more :c Disappointing everyone is part of it, preserving the ones who we deserve is the path. ^^



Although there's no right answer, i think your vision and opinion is the best so far. I totally agree with you, but the hard part is to find what suits you. Thanks for your answer! (:



Your right, it has to be experienced. My last experiences were really bad, that lead me to question my whole way of living. So we have downhills and we have peaks. We just have to enjoy the peaks and learn from the downhills. Thanks for your 3AM reply (:



Good answer, you made me question about many things in my life. One of my bad experiences was the death of a dear and close friend. Losing him was a shock and i kinda felt a little guilty. And many of the things we shared (ideals, passions, etc) died, in that moment, with him, so i felt really lost. Thanks for sharing your perspective. (:



I have the exact same view of life. It's just more than a cycle of "born, reproduce and die". You can make what you want of it, you just need to search what you want. That's why we are the most advanced species, because we can think beyond the big picture, also we have feelings and desires, which make our search for a life with meaning more powerful and important. Other animals have pretty basic needs and desires, eat, drink, reproduce and sleep. We need much more than that. But, then again, that will depend from person to person. Thanks for your reply, i have the same opinion too. (:

Sorry for the huge post, busy week and late replies. Hope you can understand it. ^^
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Posted 8/24/14
I'm quite certain the answer is 42.
Posted 8/24/14
There is no meaning of life, it's how we interpret it.
Posted 8/24/14
for some, it's wealth, for others, it's knowledge... adventure, inventions, creations, fame etc.

for me, it's to find inspiration. something or someone to inspire me so greatly, that I can write a novel or paint a picture...

it's so difficult to be born with an artistic personality. my brain is always asking for... connection to something or someone, inspiration. that's the food for my happiness. if I don't feel inspired by anything, I start to feel nothingness.
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Posted 8/24/14
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Posted 8/24/14

to be the arson that sets the world on fire.....
oh.. and anime too. ~William Shakespeare

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Posted 8/24/14
Go with the flow and live it how you want to. Hell you only have one life, one chance to do everything that comes to mind, i choose to travel the world when i was 18, and now i work a 8 to 5 job and make a decent living, so in reality, go with your heart. and do what you think is best for you.
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Posted 8/24/14
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Everything, nothing, and 42.
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Posted 8/24/14
Philosophically, life is what you make it or want it to be. How do you want to grow as a person and what do you want to do with your life.

Scientifically, life's purpose is to procreate and pass on your genes.

Realistically, there is no purpose. The fact we exist is by chance. Our presence in the universe wouldn't matter if we did or didn't exist. What's the point of passing on your genes in an endless cycle?

That's what it means to me. I go by all 3 and make the best of my days.
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Being surrounded by a group of cute baby animals.
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