The meaning of life

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  1. Jessie L Watson profile image66
    Jessie L Watsonposted 6 years ago

    Get good at fixing problems

    1. wilderness profile image92
      wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds as good as any!

    2. NateB11 profile image87
      NateB11posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Comprehension. Without it, life has very little meaning, although some people seem to think otherwise.

      1. Jessie L Watson profile image66
        Jessie L Watsonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I would maintain that problem solving and comprehension are two sides of the same coin.

        1. NateB11 profile image87
          NateB11posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I think you're right. They happen together.

    3. Readmikenow profile image95
      Readmikenowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Jessie L Watson profile image66
        Jessie L Watsonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.

    4. chenjdw profile image86
      chenjdwposted 6 years agoin reply to this
  2. Gregory DeVictor profile image95
    Gregory DeVictorposted 6 years ago

    All progress takes place outside of the comfort zone.

    1. NateB11 profile image87
      NateB11posted 6 years agoin reply to this


    2. Jessie L Watson profile image66
      Jessie L Watsonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      “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

  3. janshares profile image93
    jansharesposted 6 years ago

    To love and to be loved in return.

    1. lovetherain profile image80
      lovetherainposted 6 years agoin reply to this


    2. Jessie L Watson profile image66
      Jessie L Watsonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like a good fixing technique to me!

  4. Miebakagh57 profile image68
    Miebakagh57posted 6 years ago

    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.

  5. jordancollins profile image39
    jordancollinsposted 6 years ago

    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)


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