Is searching for the meaning of life enough to be the meaning of life?
For when you come to know ... the Meaning of Life ... Means, you get to Know, that there is a Purpose of Life ...
You Find ... That there is a Creator of Life ... You Follow The Laws ... that should Govern ... Human Life ...
That's what ... a Believer, Is ...
An insightful question, and I like the way you phrased it.
I notice that it assumes three things: first, that there is, in fact, a “meaning of life;” second, that if there is such a thing, only one and not more exist (why can’t there be two, or seven, or even infinite meanings?); and third, that such a meaning is constant, rather than variable and relative to any given person.
It’s important to remember that “meaning” is a human idea, imposed on the universe by us, and not vice versa. One way to see it is as follows...
There are two kinds of meaning (or purpose): internal and external. The first is what people hope to achieve in their lives through certain actions (e.g. the purpose of a visit to France could be to learn about French culture.) The second is the notion of a purpose beyond our daily lives, an ultimate aim that would justify our existence. While the first is a useful concept, grounded in reality, the second is based on our desire to feel necessary and important. It doesn’t sit well with us that there may not be a reason for our existence. So distasteful is this possibility, so offensive to our sense of worth, that many prefer to invent a purpose rather than consider its likelihood dispassionately. Unfortunately, uncomfortable conclusions can’t simply be wished away.
Yup. The Journey is what counts. I fully believe that the growing process itself, not the final destination is where the meaning of it all lies. I believe people are just like everything else in this universe. Changing forever. Growing, experiencing, forever blooming into something.. something beyond words. Everyday you are a "bigger", new you with a little bit MORE than what you had yesterday. The growing never stops and why should it? If life is governed by some infinite source then the growth should also be infinite. I think the societal influences each of us has points us toward where we will end up instead on realizing every moment is it. We have been taught to always look toward the future, make plans for success, get retirement funds going, blah blah. Everyone is constantly focused on some far sighted goal, that they miss out on the little things and experiences that make life so much more meaningful.
by Repressed Killjoy 11 months ago
What is the meaning of life?Is life what we just think it is, or is there a deeper meaning?
by BakerRambles 7 years ago
If you could give an explanation on what you thought the meaning of life is, or if it relates to certain philosophical ideals, or abides by a nations rules and regulations, how do you answer. Is the question too vague, confusing? How does the meaning of life relate to your own?
by chasemillis 7 years ago
What do you think the point of life is? Why are we here?I'm going to reserve my answer until at least a few people have answered
by cmontijo 7 years ago
What is the meaning of life for you?
by Jessie Watson 8 months ago
Get good at fixing problems
by Richard Gabriel Gonzalez 4 years ago
So what's the meaning of life and why as a society do we conform?I've been a student of life for 27 years and well for one goal and one goal only...why we do the things we do?
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