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What is the true meaning of life?
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Posted 3/23/09 , edited 3/24/09
Ah, a question that has baffled philosophers for thousands of years. To be honest, I don't think one person has ever had it completely figured out. Haha. Maybe if we all put our heads together, all put our two cents in, someone could look at all that information and connect it somehow. Who knows?

I've wondered about it a lot, myself. The question actually used to torment me, especially during the two years I suffered from depression. It was hard to even find the inspiration to get up in the morning. So I spent a lot of time wondering "why?"

I was actually writing an essay for my history class when it hit me. I can't remember what the topic was...XD But I was listening to "If Everyone Cared" by Nickelback while I was writing it. Just the essay and that song combined really inspired me on a profound level. I think while I was on that spiritual high I wrote, "These are the soldiers who know they're going to die with a smile on their faces." I think I realized that the only real meaning was the make yourself and others happy. I know that sounds kind of cheesy or cliché, but, hear me out.

What is the meaning of life? In other words, what is the meaning of living? Personally, I think this is a very personal question, only to be answered by the individual. And if an individual can answer this for themselves with confidence, it's the right answer, even if it's different than anyone else's. It's a very subjective topic.

Why do you get up in the morning?

For example, someone might be excited about getting up because they know they'll learn something interesting that day. This would be someone who loves learning. Another person might get up in the morning because they're excited to see their friends. This is a person where other people make them happy and feel cared for.

It's impossible to count all the different possibilities for reasons people have for being excited about life. Different things make different people happy. And if wondering what life, what the big picture is all about, makes you happy, then that's great! Even people who are clinically depressed, they still manage to get up and face the world (although with great difficulty sometimes). And from personal experience, I know that this is because of a hope that things will get better, that there is happiness out there.

Because is it not true that at the end of the day, all we want is to feel like we're happy and satisfied?
Posted 3/23/09 , edited 3/24/09
Life is what you make it.
Posted 3/23/09 , edited 3/24/09
Life is great =D
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Posted 3/24/09 , edited 3/24/09
Enlighten yourself:

What is the meaning of life?

~ Locked
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