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Do you exist or do you live?

  1. Jangaplanet profile image80
    Jangaplanetposted 6 years ago

    Do you exist or do you live?

  2. wilbury4 profile image72
    wilbury4posted 6 years ago

    Were here so we exist.... But we also live, we think, we make decisions, we create our own path, I would say that this is living.
    Live life to the full, your only here once!

  3. Morgan Lefaye profile image59
    Morgan Lefayeposted 6 years ago

    the answer isn't a simple one.. it is in fact very complex, for It is my belief is that we exist, our bodies a mere vessel, to take in the knowledge and wisdom, and to give birth and renewal, and once we pass we leave our earthly shell and merely float on as our aura form. However, the human and totally selfish part of me believes we live, we thrive on life, and the beauty of it all. The colors of the sky, the moods, the richness of the earth, the sweetness of the fruits. We bask in the beauty and the heat of the passion that surrounds us. We strive to be the best at what we do, and take life and live it to the last moment. Its rather difficult to explain or to even answer. And to pick and choose is the hardest part. But that is to me, what it means.

  4. yazoogal43 profile image36
    yazoogal43posted 6 years ago

    I live because my Lord Jesus Christ gave me life and the ability to distinguish live from exist and until you know your soul is redeemed you know not life, No your days will not be perfect but you will never walk alone and you shall be free indeed.

  5. Clairepeek profile image58
    Clairepeekposted 6 years ago

    I use to exist the other wanted me to be, so the way I existed did not match who I really was... so would that count as existing?

    Today I can say that I am living because I finally exist. Do I live to my full potential? Probably not just yet. Ask again in 50 years!

  6. Thesource profile image79
    Thesourceposted 6 years ago

    I have always existed. I have existed long before I was born or conceived into this life. I exist now and live now. I will always exist after my death forever and ever. I also lived in the past, the present and future. God has always been with me in past, now and even in my future.

    That is why it is said in the eyes of God no man is dead.

    Most of you don't remember where you were before this life of yours.  Your mind don't even know where you are when you are asleep in this life. Your mind is totally lost here.

    This is the grand illusion. God allows this process again an again so that you can re-create yourself anew. But your soul knows everything about your past, present and even your future.

  7. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    I hear what you are saying and to be very honest right now it is more existing.  I am at a physical low and it will pass and improve but right now--not my best days.

  8. craftybegonia profile image75
    craftybegoniaposted 6 years ago

    I LIVE a very rewarding, worthwhile life.

  9. stuff4you profile image65
    stuff4youposted 6 years ago

    I basically just exist for right now. Hate to say it, but its true.

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    vinsanityposted 6 years ago

    Both. I exist, but I am much more than that, therefore i live too.

  11. onegoodwoman profile image76
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago


    Don't we first have to exist before we can live?

    I do believe in 'experiecing' life and seeking new things.

    How can one write about life, without having experienced some of it?

    We will not all 'live' the same life, or experience the same adventures, we may or may not love another with the same passion, deal with the same tradegies...........

    No one, is qualified to tell another that he or she , " has not yet lived life to its fullest"...........we are fulfilled by different things.

    Somewhere in the "living of life", you must deal with the routine and mundane of supporting your life(style).

  12. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    I live to learn in life and explore the rights & wrongs.

    Our existence is created by God and we are living in this world to understand and learn what we need to know before returning to his kingdom.

  13. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    I used to just exist--long time ago with husband #1  Then, I got divorced, went back to school and now I live.  smile

  14. Ancillotti profile image61
    Ancillottiposted 6 years ago


    I live. Attached there is easy. Just being here in the world, fulfilling tasks.
    I am not well, I live, I have faith and believe in a better future. LIVE because I try to make a difference, change the unfair reality of the world,

  15. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 6 years ago

    how does that saying go , , ,I think therefore I am , , ,I don't remember. For me one is a question of soul the other a question of material or matter. Now, I believe I have both qualities, however when I cast off the clothing of this world I will have only one.

  16. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
    schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago

    I exist at the moment, sort of cause my life sucks
    I try to live as much as I can

  17. wytegarillaz profile image75
    wytegarillazposted 6 years ago


    Great question ! We love and live life as you can see on youtube !! Photo is us on our honeymoon in Tasmania !

  18. CJ Andrews profile image90
    CJ Andrewsposted 6 years ago

    I have been existing for several years; just starting to get back to living though.

  19. MrsHernandez profile image60
    MrsHernandezposted 6 years ago

    Definitely...LIVING!!! You are existing if you have no clue of what you are doing in you life

  20. 1morning profile image61
    1morningposted 6 years ago

    My body lives, but the true me, the Self that is eternal, has existed always.

  21. Larry Gee profile image59
    Larry Geeposted 6 years ago

    I see no reason someone cannot do both. tongue

  22. nabeelplus profile image59
    nabeelplusposted 6 years ago

    a very good question..and thanks God i LIVE...

  23. Jarn profile image72
    Jarnposted 6 years ago

    I exist. It would be nice to live, but for that I need the good health and skills necessary to hold down a job and see to the needs of myself and my loved ones. Maybe then I'll be able to live.