What is the Reason/Purpose of Life?

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  1. marinealways24 profile image61
    marinealways24posted 9 years ago

    What do you think the reason or purpose of life is? I think our purpose is to learn, teach, grow, evolve.

    1. Lady_E profile image63
      Lady_Eposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      ...... and make a positive impact. smile

      1. marinealways24 profile image61
        marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        lol that is good. Anything else?

        1. Lady_E profile image63
          Lady_Eposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmh.  Let me think. Look after our dogs, cats and wildlife ..... smile

          1. marinealways24 profile image61
            marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Could our purpose really be this simple?

    2. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      And don't forget, Die

      1. marinealways24 profile image61
        marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        If our information lives forever and carries to the next generation, we can never die.

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Tell that to all the dead people who nobody remembers, and to those that didn't have children

          1. marinealways24 profile image61
            marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I'm sure the knowledge they shared and learned from their life experiences would have made an impact on someone.

      2. marinealways24 profile image61
        marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        If our only purpose was to die, I don't think most of us would have so much time between life and death.

    3. Drew Breezzy profile image70
      Drew Breezzyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      endless search for happiness

  2. BrianFanslau profile image61
    BrianFanslauposted 9 years ago

    Sadness... This is going to be yet another dead end. It all depends on your world view as we shall soon see others expel their beliefs and believed purpose. For me personally I believe my purpose in life is simple... I know it and it won't matter to anyone else smile

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What do you believe your purpose is?

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I already told you. Im not going 2 repeat myself.  You know what I think of life. I'm sure death is going to be a hell of a trip big_smile

        1. marinealways24 profile image61
          marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          You know more than me. I'm not sure what happens at death.

          1. tantrum profile image60
            tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            We are energy, energy remains, so we will remain one way or the other. I'm sure it's cool  big_smile

            1. marinealways24 profile image61
              marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

              How do you know that we don't get in what we put out? Some of us have a more positive energy that others at times. Do you think this makes a difference?

              1. tantrum profile image60
                tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                I'm not talking about that kind of energy. that's basic energy. Everyday energy, nothing

                1. marinealways24 profile image61
                  marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  lol how is our purpose to die if we remain an energy?

                  1. tantrum profile image60
                    tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                      You don't get it, and I hate writing long. The thing is, our body dies. Life is as human beings now. And i told you for me the purpose is to have fun , and that's it. Fun until I die lol

          2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            At death your noodly appendage passes the ala dente stage.

            1. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                Really Wow! I told you!  dying is cool big_smile

            2. marinealways24 profile image61
              marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

              My appendix got removed.

    2. candice5 profile image58
      candice5posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree but can see this going down a sacred path. Many arguments later to be Closed to reply.
      I don't understand why Topics like this that have religious connotation, cannot be left in the religious Section.

      1. XTASIS profile image55
        XTASISposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Becausereligion forum is full of crap. This is the only place where we can be left in peace... so far smile

        1. marinealways24 profile image61
          marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Excellent Comment.

        2. candice5 profile image58
          candice5posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Oh Great so we are going to have more religious Posts  here.
          Why can't people just keep their beliefs private./ You won't convince anyone. Waste of time, and makes Hubbers Hangout boring.

          1. XTASIS profile image55
            XTASISposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              You didn't understand me. I said,  why go to religion forum if it's full of crap, ha? this is not a religious thread

      2. marinealways24 profile image61
        marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't know this was a religious question.

  3. Valerie F profile image55
    Valerie Fposted 9 years ago

    42.

    On a more serious note, I think the purpose of life is the same as the reason most good parents want to have children. All life exists to be loved, cared for, and raised to do likewise in return.

  4. Davinagirl3 profile image58
    Davinagirl3posted 9 years ago

    I believe it is to strive to be a better person, everyday.  I believe the purpose of life is to search for purpose and to believe there is a purpose.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think some give up on finding purpose. The only way I think purpose can't be found is when someone gives up searching.

  5. profile image0
    fierycjposted 9 years ago

    Make a ton of money, save the dying kids in Sudan, win a dozen Oscars, go to heaven.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol I am speachless.

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Don't forget 2 buy your ticket lol

    2. world of the wise profile image65
      world of the wiseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      the kids in sudan, i think that is wonderful, on winning oscar, think that is impossible
      but anyway. i wish you success

      1. marinealways24 profile image61
        marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I second that.

        1. candice5 profile image58
          candice5posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Why kick the Guy someone has to win an Oscar, I m outta here its getting to me. I hate negativity.

          1. marinealways24 profile image61
            marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Whoops, I misread. I thought he wrote "possible" and not "impossible". Sorry bout that CJ.

          2. XTASIS profile image55
            XTASISposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Who is the negative here ? lol

          3. marinealways24 profile image61
            marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I get a feeling you like drama.

  6. BrianFanslau profile image61
    BrianFanslauposted 9 years ago

    So if we have purpose then which we have agreed thus far. Who gives us purpose or what? Why would we exist if for no reason yet have purpose?

  7. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 9 years ago

    the reason for living is dying ,as it is the ultimate purpose

  8. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 9 years ago

    Moving on 2 have more fun . Bye! smile

  9. Haunty profile image82
    Hauntyposted 9 years ago

    I believe one thing to remember is that our lives are all interconnected. It may be that someone does bigger things in their life than we do and our purpose is to assist them. You may be only one link in a chain you may not even know you were part of and yet without you the achievement of a higher purpose would not have been possible. So don't judge those who seem to have done nothing based on your limited perception, please.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol who is this to?

      1. Haunty profile image82
        Hauntyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I don't know. Maybe it's to myself.

  10. sexkitten profile image55
    sexkittenposted 9 years ago

    Live for yourself and who gives a darn about the rest!

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol I've just read your hub lol You should b a stand-up comedian !

      1. sexkitten profile image55
        sexkittenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks wink

    2. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol Isn't that selfish?

  11. Beth100 profile image74
    Beth100posted 9 years ago

    To learn, grow, evolve, and to leave this place better than what we were born into.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Is our purpose to leave it better or destroy it?

  12. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    To love and be loved.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      1 good reason for some.

  13. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    “There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.”

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well I don't agree much withthat statement. Maybe it's because I'm a cynic. Seen 2 much, lived 2 much smile

      1. Colebabie profile image58
        Colebabieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe smile So life has made you cynical of love?

  14. profile image0
    ralwusposted 9 years ago

    It seems to me for some for no other reason than to kill and create havoc for all others.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe they have not found their purpose and choose to take their frustrations out on others. I think if many of us looked at why they do bad things, we could find faster corrections.

  15. profile image0
    dennisemattposted 9 years ago

    One time, long long ago, I ate these mushrooms..and I wrote on my wall in purple crayon...life has several meanings. I really think thats true tho. everyone has a different meaning, there isn't just one. Live YOUR life. thats all you can do.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, agreed everyone makes a different purpose. I was speaking on large scale from a creator or evolutional standpoint.

  16. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    There was life for millions of years before any of it had evolved enough to develop consciousness enough to ask the question of purpose. This suggests to me that there does not need to be any 'true' purpose. Our linguistic/artistic development has fostered in us the psychological need to have purpose. But you know, we could do worse than look to Maslow for explanation. Our purpose is to eliminate pain, discomfort and discontent until we are comfortable enough to feel happy. Beyond that, we may reach for fulfillment (whatever that means on an individual basis). But we should never drop our guard, in case we find our true purpose is to be tiger food.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank You for adding, always appreciated. You made a lot of sense, especially when you said how we eliminate pain, discomfort to feel happy. It's amazing to me how many activities we do to take our minds off of life. Sports, work, school, anything imaginable to busy our minds. Why do you think we focus so much on how to blur life rather than how to live life?

  17. waynet profile image71
    waynetposted 9 years ago

    To make your mark and be remembered!

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What if someone tries to make their mark and dies unknown, are they less?

  18. oscillationatend profile image60
    oscillationatendposted 9 years ago

    To exist.

  19. waynet profile image71
    waynetposted 9 years ago

    To eat!

  20. katacham profile image54
    katachamposted 9 years ago

    I think the purpose of my life (not necessarily other people) is to be the best i possibly can be in all aspects: mentally, physically, psychologically and so on. I'm always going to strive for perfection until the day i die. I believe that the closer i get, the happier and more accepting of myself i will be. Perhaps this is a superficial view.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think those are great goals as long as you realize perfection doesn't exist. I think the true art of being the best you can be is making others the best they can be also.

  21. world of the wise profile image65
    world of the wiseposted 9 years ago

    to serve God

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank You for commenting. I disagree, to each their own. I think there is enough in life to worry about without worrying about serving someone. I think God should serve me for maintaining my sanity in an insane world.

  22. XTASIS profile image55
    XTASISposted 9 years ago

    I think my purpose of life is to remain calm and out of the world's chaos. And then try to help as much people as I can

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Again, I think this is a great comment. I share the same view of how to live. I very much agree with not adding to the chaos. I do believe in learning how to prevent chaos, so I make myself see it. Thank You for adding.

 
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