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Postby The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:11 am

It's the question isn't it? What is the meaning of life?

I have been thinking about it a lot. And I think I know the answer. It's different for everyone. But for me, it's to be happy as possible all the time and to make everyone around you as happy as possible.

It works for both theistic and non theistic points of view.

If there isn't a god, and the only thing after death is just an endless stream of nothing, then you might as well have as much fun and happiness as possible.

You won't be here in the world forever, so make the most of it while you can.

If there is a god, and after death is endless paradise, then making the children of god happy is only a positive thing.

Making others happy can be as simple as cheering them up when they feel blue, to giving a starving man food.

Christianity says that "Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God."

Loving our neighbor and loving god and all his creations can be interpreted as making others happy.

In either event, that is what life means to me.

It only makes a positive impact in the world.

But what does life mean to you? Has my way of looking at things changed your mind?
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Postby Valentine Z » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:15 am

42.

On a more serious note, for me, the purpose of life is to make the world a better place for everyone. :D If competition is too much, why not turn it around and cooperate? Easier said than done, but hey, the power of positivity!

Also to explore nature itself, I guess. In life, there's nothing better than hiking in a forest (in a morning or afternoon, mind you), hearing the sweet sounds of nature.

And I also want to earn a good amount of cash, then along the way, I will use said money to buy stationeries (books, pens, pencils, etc) and provide education for the poor kids in rural parts of Myanmar. Everyone deserves to learn and be educated, to enjoy life itself. :P

And you too, Herp! Have a nice day, my friend. :hug:
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Postby The Texas Faction » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:17 am

Valentine Z wrote:42.


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Postby Likar » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:18 am

Well to keep it short: We don't know, and probably never will.

The thing is, we all havea different opinion on what "meaning" is. Is it to finish a goal, or is it to die. These questions are so damn hard to come to a conclusion on with everyone, that we usually end up slugging it out.

Personally for me: To help society out. ITs that simple, so that's why I put my life into sharing and so on. No im not a damn commie. Oh, and family and education.

Good day habibi Herp, hope to see you around.
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Postby The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:19 am

Valentine Z wrote:42.

On a more serious note, for me, the purpose of life is to make the world a better place for everyone. :D If competition is too much, why not turn it around and cooperate? Easier said than done, but hey, the power of positivity!

Also to explore nature itself, I guess. In life, there's nothing better than hiking in a forest (in a morning or afternoon, mind you), hearing the sweet sounds of nature.

And I also want to earn a good amount of cash, then along the way, I will use said money to buy stationeries (books, pens, pencils, etc) and provide education for the poor kids in rural parts of Myanmar. Everyone deserves to learn and be educated, to enjoy life itself. :P

And you too, Herp! Have a nice day, my friend. :hug:

You too! :hug:

And, our meanings of life are very similar.
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Postby Gospel Power » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:21 am

Probably To know what you like to do, to live a healthy life, to care about others
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Postby The blAAtschApen » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:23 am

Why are we seeking meaning?

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Postby The Xenopolis Confederation » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:23 am

Do it yourself, you lazy sod. By which I mean, find your own meaning.

Except converting to Islam. That's the one meaning of life that's objectively wrong.
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Postby Likar » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:24 am

The Xenopolis Confederation wrote:Do it yourself, you lazy sod. By which I mean, find your own meaning.

Except converting to Islam. That's the one meaning of life that's objectively wrong.

Personally im muslim, and even I don't follow the Korans so called "meaning".
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Postby Dogmeat » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:24 am

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Postby The Xenopolis Confederation » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:26 am

Likar wrote:
The Xenopolis Confederation wrote:Do it yourself, you lazy sod. By which I mean, find your own meaning.

Except converting to Islam. That's the one meaning of life that's objectively wrong.

Personally im muslim, and even I don't follow the Korans so called "meaning".

You're a Muslim who doesn't follow the quran?
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Postby Ndaku » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:27 am

I believe the meaning of life is to learn and explore, but also to love all (enemies, friends, etc.) and live the love of God in people's lives through Christ.
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Postby Valkalan » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:29 am

Meaning would imply a purpose imbued by a creator, but we have no concrete evidence for a creator let alone any indications as to what that meaning may be. Therefore, the overarching meaning of life, if any, is unknowable. The best we can do is to live a productive and virtuous existence.
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Postby Likar » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:30 am

The Xenopolis Confederation wrote:
Likar wrote:Personally im muslim, and even I don't follow the Korans so called "meaning".

You're a Muslim who doesn't follow the quran?
Im not getting into religion please. And I don't follow EVERY SINGLE WORD of the Koran personally. Which I think is fine.
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Postby The South Falls » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:32 am

I think our meaning of life is to just live our lives to the best we can. Live a long, good life, and make other's lives better at it.

Herp is trying hard at the latter end of that. Herp, I like ya, man. :hug:
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Postby Liriena » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:32 am

I'm not sure there's a singular, predetermined meaning of life that we've all been given from birth... but if you asked me what I believe would amount to a meaningful life, I'd say a meaningful life would be one in which you (a) pursued your personal aspirations to the best of your ability, (b) enjoyed every healthy pleasure, big and small, you could, (c) cooperated with others to make your lives and the world around you at least a little bit better, and (d) sought a higher understanding of yourself and your place in the universe.

In a nutshell, love yourself and others, do what you can for a better world in which yourself and everyone else can live happily, and indulge your curiosity at every turn.
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Postby The Xenopolis Confederation » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:36 am

Likar wrote:
The Xenopolis Confederation wrote:You're a Muslim who doesn't follow the quran?
Im not getting into religion please. And I don't follow EVERY SINGLE WORD of the Koran personally. Which I think is fine.

Fair enough. Being able to support something withiut feeling obliged to follow all of it is a mark of a sharp mind.
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Postby Likar » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:39 am

The Xenopolis Confederation wrote:
Likar wrote:Im not getting into religion please. And I don't follow EVERY SINGLE WORD of the Koran personally. Which I think is fine.

Fair enough. Being able to support something without feeling obliged to follow all of it is a mark of a sharp mind.
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By the way, this was obligatory.

Is this the real life?
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Postby Geneviev » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:56 am

The meaning of life? That's deep.

For me, the meaning of life is to make at least one person's life a little bit better. That gives you a reason to exist.

So pretty much my life has no meaning. But most people's lives do.
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Postby Kubumba Tribe » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:02 am

The South Falls wrote:By the way, this was obligatory.

Is this the real life?

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Postby The Free Joy State » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:12 am

Geneviev wrote:The meaning of life? That's deep.

For me, the meaning of life is to make at least one person's life a little bit better. That gives you a reason to exist.

So pretty much my life has no meaning. But most people's lives do.

I don't know you IRL can't say if you're right or not. But most people do at least small things that make someone else's life a little better. Often without knowing it.

Don't be so hard on yourself, in either case. The older you get, the more you'll have opportunities to make active choices to make lives better. Don't dismiss your own life as having no meaning.

For me, I don't know the meaning of life. I hope there is one. I think the closest I can get to a specific meaning is to try and have a positive impact on the people around me, to keep learning and finding things to enjoy, and to try not to wallow in regrets.
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