Are you living or existing?
Do you think there is a difference between live and exist?
there is, and very few people truly live. but, in that respect, what is living? the question of the difference is about as elusive as the line that would separate them should we be sure it existed to begin with. Personally, I don't feel the need to define the two. I'll just continue to do as I enjoy doing, and be satisfied with the end result either way.
Living, full of things to do with life surrounding you. Existing is just empty.
I find that there is a difference and it's not very subtle. Believe it or not, it was the comedy Phoenix Nights that taught me the difference in a single line. When people say "live life to the fullest", it means doing everything you can that you enjoy all the time before Him up there loses his rag with you.
Existing is like how an inanimate object exists, or a sound exists - it doesn't do anything, its purpose is to do a single thing in its lifespan before being forgotten and buried beneath the lonely sands of time. Many people, myself included, neglect ourselves by doing absolutely nothing and thus if we don't contribute anything to society or ourselves, we are simply existing.
I personally that there is a difference between living and existing. Living means life, it means doing everything you can while you can. Existing is mundane and meaningless. Living is doing everything you enjoy and some of those things could be spending time with family and friends. Living means to me doing what I makes me happy. Life is meant to be lived to fullest simply because of the limited amount of time we have here on earth. Existing to me is someone who gets up in morning with no purpose in life; no prospects for the future.
Many people nowadays just exist. They stopped living, they are just confined by the reality of life and they were not able to take it. Some, like me, live. We live because we do what makes us alive, we do not ignore it, and we don't let our lives be planned by whatever comes may. We decided to live and not just exist.
by Jeffrey Maskel 2 years ago
What is the difference between living and existing?
by Shaloo Walia 2 years ago
What’s the difference between ‘living’ and ‘existing?’
by Seckin Esen 4 years ago
What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
by A James Di Rodi 6 years ago
Do you exist or do you live?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
Abortion is THE MOST CONTENTIOUS arena and subject of American politics. Abortion also generates the MOST VISCERAL reaction among people. However, what business and concern it is whether a woman elects to have an abortion. She knows the reason and the circumstances as to why she...
by Segun Tewogbola 2 years ago
What is the difference between Offering and Sacrifice?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This 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.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We 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 Pixels||We 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.|