Is searching for the meaning of life enough to be the meaning of life?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (4 posts)
  1. Philanthropy2012 profile image88
    Philanthropy2012posted 6 years ago

    Is searching for the meaning of life enough to be the meaning of life?

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/6480464_f260.jpg

  2. Shahid Bukhari profile image60
    Shahid Bukhariposted 6 years ago

    Yes ...

    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 ...

  3. Panacea-VVD profile image58
    Panacea-VVDposted 6 years ago

    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.

  4. profile image0
    erickcbposted 6 years ago

    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.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)