Comprehension. Without it, life has very little meaning, although some people seem to think otherwise.
Wow, this is a question people have been trying to answer since there have been people.
Why are we here? I know a person who told me it was biological circumstance that created us. My question was, who created the biology for this to happen? Another person told me to understand life, you have to appreciate death. His point was we're here for a short time so we need to enjoy as much as possible. He viewed life as an opportunity to have fun. Didn't explain why people are born into countries with extreme poverty and war.
The best one I heard was from a teenager. She told me she didn't like being on the assembly line. I asked her what she meant and she said, "The societies of the world are an assembly line creating people and situations to maintain their existence. You grow up, go to school, have a family, a career and then you die. Right behind you is someone replacing you and doing the same thing. We're on an assembly line for societies."
Pretty deep stuff for a teenager.
I would say the meaning of life is an individual one. People will feel inside what they are drawn to do. When the world needs engineers, engineers are sent into the world. If it needs physicians, physicians are sent into the world. They know inside this is their purpose. I believe people also know if they've been sent into the world to be evil. They can either stop it, or give into it.
That is my interpretation of the meaning of life. The meaning of death is another topic to be discussed at another time.
Well, I certainly think there's truth to that. After World War II, the global community was confronted with the sick reality of what happens when people chase a utopian vision of the future - a future where everyone has what they want and don't have to do much for it.
As it happens, people need something to do. They need some resistance to grow and learn. South Korea became as prosperous as Europe over the course of 60 years because the average worker started out making 2 dollars a day. Replace that with a Marxist government that just gives them a baseline for living, and they would be just like their upstairs neighbors who haven't budged over the last century.
Of course a teenager is going to see the world like a factory. Our schools are designed that way. The uniform rows of desks, the bell, all originated to train factory workers during the industrial revolution over 100 years ago. That's how archaic our public school systems are. But that shouldn't crush the dream of trying to make something of oneself. The world is a lesser place without you fully committing yourself to its improvement.
All progress takes place outside of the comfort zone.
“We are swimming upstream against a great torrent of disorganization...In this, our main obligation is to establish arbitrary enclaves of order and system...It is the greatest possible victory to be, to continue to be, and to have been. No defeat can deprive us of the success of having existed for some moment of time in a universe that seems indifferent to us." - Norbert Wiener
Does everyone appreciate good deeds? This is a puzzle to humans. Some do not even like a compliment much more a good thing! I amthere for you.
Well it is so hard question - the meaning of life is an individual thing, because everyone has got own passion and own life destination. For me, the meaning of life is in happiness of my family and friends, my pupuls success and customers satisfaction)
by chasemillis 10 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 Amamoor Lodge 9 years ago
Real Meaning of Life?.I would like to know what's the real meaning of life?is it to live a routine life?or do something,go
by cmontijo 9 years ago
What is the meaning of life for you?
by atil 11 years ago
I think I have figured it out but what do you think?
by Philip Cooper 6 years ago
What is the meaning of life?Were we put here for a purpose or just evolved as per Mr Darwin?
by BakerRambles 10 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?
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