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#46 mikenyc


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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:49 AM

not necesarily, because happiness for someone ( A LOT of people ) is exactly that chase for truth wink.gif

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE (mikenyc @ Aug 15 2011, 11:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
not necesarily, because happiness for someone ( A LOT of people ) is exactly that chase for truth wink.gif

No, a seemingly endless quest which has not beared any fruit it what causes unhappiness. You will feel like you have failed, especially against the one who just enjoy the moment and achieve happiness in that way. A search or chase is the last thing you need.
"Y'know we got a saying where I come from: Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me... no, wait a minute. Shame on you... twice, for foolin' me on... Ah, screw it, let... let's just be friends."

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 09:04 PM

The meaning of life:

the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.
the sum of the distinguishing phenomena of organisms, especially metabolism, growth, reproduction, and adaptation to environment.
the animate existence or period of animate existence of an individual:
a corresponding state, existence, or principle of existence conceived of as belonging to the soul:
eternal life.
the general or universal condition of human existence:


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 08:41 PM

It is quite likely that there was no intelligence involved in the creation of our species or even the simplest life forms on earth. Therefore one could say that we don't have a purpose.

Nevertheless, I believe that one should aim to live a happy life and also make other people happier too. With all those problems in the world, a selfish life is a life without substance.

Also, it would be awesome if science was able to make us live forever at some point in the future. Nanotechnology maybe.. ?

I don't believe in a being that cares for us and intervenes in human affairs. There is the "problem of evil".

#50 JCMiller



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:39 AM

I think for us individually, it's to figure out what we want to do and do it.... on a deep level. The reason most people are unhappy is because they don't do what they want, they do what someone else tells them to do (or the collective someone else i.e. society).

By doing what we want and being honest with ourselves about the results we grow. By growing individually, we evolve as a species.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:37 AM

Maybe you just answered your question. Perhaps the good life for you is coaching high school football. When you speak with such passion about something, its a significant insight.

#52 Marta016



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 09:22 AM

In college I had classes on the meaning of life. I still don't know

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 04:56 PM

I once asked a cleverbot this question... it answered 'To live' and I think that's as precise as it can get.

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 12:42 AM

Life is the series of events where we make decisions.

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