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
car accidents, bombings, airplane crashes. How could you survive at that ? With what science can you come back to life after being desintegrated by a bomb or in a plain crash ? I think you've been reading a lot of crap and watching C scienc fic. movies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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