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Is being born the only reason why you are in this world?

  1. bituinolayquizano profile image61
    bituinolayquizanoposted 5 years ago

    Is being born the only reason why you are in this world?

    Some people say they are tired of living,bored from their life and so on and so forth.Do you think life is that tiring and boring really that you can say to someone that the only reason you are here on earth is that you have been born.

  2. Abbasangel profile image74
    Abbasangelposted 5 years ago

    What to do when feeling like the only reason you exist is because it was forced on your, by birth. Constantly feeling tired and bored? read more

    1. Abbasangel profile image74
      Abbasangelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Bituinolayquizano, this was a great question, I really enjoyed it.
      I have a zest for life as I hope is reflected in this hub, prompted by your question!

    2. bituinolayquizano profile image61
      bituinolayquizanoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      i've read it thanks a lot.

  3. Tusitala Tom profile image65
    Tusitala Tomposted 5 years ago

    Our reason for being born, I believe (and a belief is only a long-time held thought, remember) is to experience life.  If we stifle our desires, or refuse to take even the smallest risk, then we could end up being bored.

    Many of us sacrifice our enjoyment of life for the security of an income.  I almost did that, by staying in a job I loved for the first five years and gradually came to dislike then almost hate for the final six.  My life began anew when I quit this well-paid, secure and quite prestigious job and migrated to another country, taking with me a wife and three children.

    Things then got a lot worse material-wise before they got better.  But in restrospect, I've never regretted it.

    Get out there an find some adventure!   The whole universe is out there!   Expand your personal parameters of what you are.  Grow!   Determine what you'd like to BE if there were nothing and no one holding you back - and work steadily towards that.   

    Boredom will fall away once you have a goal which you REALLY want to achieve.

    1. profile image0
      CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Tom: You said, "Our reason for being born...is to experience life." Is this really the purpose or is it just the byproduct?

  4. tehgyb profile image84
    tehgybposted 5 years ago

    I'm here because my parents didn't use contraception.
    lol

    1. bituinolayquizano profile image61
      bituinolayquizanoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      well it does'nt matter as long as you are happy and just be thankfull to the one who brought you out in this world.

    2. Perspycacious profile image81
      Perspycaciousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are also here because some doctor (or other) didn't abort you inside your mother's womb.

  5. sherrituck profile image87
    sherrituckposted 5 years ago

    Life is a battle.  I am still trying to understand why I have been put on this earth.  I believe in my heart that there must be a reason.  My life's quest is to understand why.

    1. bituinolayquizano profile image61
      bituinolayquizanoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      in due time you will understand as i'm also in the process in understanding the reason of my existense but i dont let it bother me in living happily.

  6. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 5 years ago

    I don't know of any other way to get here in this form other than being born.

    And we are all here because we are not all there.

    1. bituinolayquizano profile image61
      bituinolayquizanoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      yeah you are right we are here because we are being bornd and not being dead yet...:-)

  7. conradofontanilla profile image81
    conradofontanillaposted 5 years ago

    Given the form and mind of a human being, by evolution or creation, the purpose of being born is perpetuation of species. Other reasons: survival, comfort, government, education, recreation, power. read more

    1. bituinolayquizano profile image61
      bituinolayquizanoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What a great answer voted up.

  8. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    The physical body is in this world because it was born of two parents. Duh! The physical is the simple part.

    But the true self (soul, immortal child of God, Holy Ghost) is here because, first, we decided to become selfish -- to turn from harmonious union with all others, to a separate point-of-view. By doing this, we were no longer able to see. We fell into darkness -- something like a deep sleep. This is the forbidden fruit (ego) and "ejection from the Garden" (the long sleep).

    Sometime later, Homo sapiens happened (created, evolved or something else). The true self found these human bodies to be perfect for regaining some continuity of consciousness, because dreams are far too chaotic. These human bodies made it possible to think clearly once again -- to study, to understand and to plan. Civilization made it possible to plan more than mere survival. Now, we have the ability to plan our return to the harmonious union (the Garden).

    Some people think that life is only for experience and self-indulgence. That can last only so long, until boredom strikes. There's got to be something more to life.

    And there is.

    My purpose here is to return to the harmonious union. I've gotten a glimpse of that several times in my life. Once, in 1971, I had been receiving spiritual counseling one evening on the subject of giving to others. Suddenly, I found myself 12' off of my body's left shoulder and 15' above the ground -- and I could see clearly, once again. After countless millennia, I could see again without the need for physical eyes. But it only lasted a few moments. Those moments of bliss ended when I became "self-conscious" that light from a nearby parking lot was passing right through "me" and that "I" was not casting a shadow. Subtle but powerful concept. It snapped me back into my physical body.

    Every time we think of other people as separate from ourselves, we feed ego and help to perpetuate the rift between our true selves (not ego) and the harmonious union (God).

    1. Perspycacious profile image81
      Perspycaciousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We are all here to gain a body made in God's image, to be tried and tested, and hopefully to gain our own testimony of what is true and precious, namely eternal life and a return to live that eternal life in the presence of our Heavenly Father.

    2. lone77star profile image83
      lone77starposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @Perspycacious, is it the temporary body made of "dust" that was made in the image, or was it the immortal, but usually sleeping soul?

      And what is "eternal life?" Bodily immortality? No. It is continuity of consciousness despite bodily death.

  9. profile image0
    Dr Cilposted 5 years ago

    I believe we are in this world because God has a purpose for us.  I believe he created us for his glory and that is to serve him and to love him with our whole heart.  I believe people become bored when they become too focused on the natural instead of the spiritual being.  Through Christ Jesus, we can find inner peace.  We should serve God in everything we do.  In other words what ever we do we should do it for the lord Jesus Christ!  After all, he said we should acknowledge him in all our ways and he will direct our paths.  God Bless!

    1. bituinolayquizano profile image61
      bituinolayquizanoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sure Dr Cil we all have purpose in this world that would probably the only reason we are here,as god as plans for each and everyone of us.

  10. profile image55
    I AM the TRUTHposted 5 years ago

    Let me ask you a question, since you have one for me, let me ask you. Does being in the world make you born?

    1. bituinolayquizano profile image61
      bituinolayquizanoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sure we all are being born and thats is why we are here but would that be the only reason and would that be enough for us to be here just to be alive.What about you what is your reason?

    2. profile image55
      I AM the TRUTHposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No offence, but that is between me, myself, and God, and I'm trying to get self out the way.

  11. NateB11 profile image94
    NateB11posted 5 years ago

    People are bored because all they do is do what they're told, get a job which is meaningless and go at it day in and day out, and there's no life in it. The thing is to break out of the patterns, see things for yourself, see what's out there, find what it is you love to do, be with people you love to be with, and actually come alive; be in direct contact with life. And there is much more to life than following old established patterns, the drudgery, and the job, etc. There is something much deeper and meaningful. There is life and what is behind creation.

    1. bituinolayquizano profile image61
      bituinolayquizanoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So true breaking the rulesand making new things we've never done before will probably help us eliminate our boredom.And make everyday life exciting even just by simply walking to a different alley you never use to walk to,new food etc.

  12. John Sarkis profile image83
    John Sarkisposted 5 years ago

    If you believe in modern science and Darwinism, then the answer would most likely be yes: we exist because of a sexual encounter that took place between our parents.  However, if you believe that we're more than the animals - don't be fooled, even in the animal kingdom, there are some animals that are more successful at life than others are: this occurs in both the wild and captivity - but speaking of us humans, we can choose to be down and complain about our existence, or we can make something out of ourselves and try to be the very best we can.  Being successful in life, whether its a lion chasing a zebra, or humans trying to make a good living for themselves, you can either choose to quit and give up or you can take the bull by the horns, the choice is up to you.

    1. bituinolayquizano profile image61
      bituinolayquizanoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      i love your explanation its so science...

  13. Sir Dragon profile image61
    Sir Dragonposted 5 years ago

    If you believe in the big bang theory, and you are not afraid to be struck down by lightening when you declare that, then you might feel that you exist due to a great accident that happened in the beginning; now you live for a few moments (which might seem like almost 100 years) then you die like a plant - and that's it.

    However, if you have spiritual and religious beliefs, then you are likely to believe that your creator is watching over you, and is in control of everything and everyone on this planet. For instance, a devine creater might have guided you to present this question at this place and time. It might be a way to lead you to help someone by turning their boredom into a new beginning; your words may be intended as a devine inspiration for someone by directing them into turning a bored and depressive disposition, into a new, exciting, and productively enjoyable existence.

    1. Perspycacious profile image81
      Perspycaciousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well written.  If, as some would say "there is no purpose in life" then do as you please.  If, as others say, "there is a divine purpose in life" then realize that you are responsible for the use you make of that gift and that spark of divinty in you

  14. souvikm16 profile image74
    souvikm16posted 5 years ago

    No way! We all are born for a reason, for a purpose to fulfill. The ironic thing is that most of us don't realize the purpose coz we are ever caught in the fast paced materialistic world of ours. A little self introspection and thinking would enable us to review our lives and the reason why we are here!

  15. WVitanyi profile image84
    WVitanyiposted 5 years ago

    Being born is how I am in this physical world. The reason why I am in this world is to help complete the book of my life, which opens with my birth, and ends with my death. In the course of my story there are many chapters, people, events, ups, and downs. Chapters start, chapters end. Today's chapter sometimes seems like the end, but it is only a chapter. The page will turn. Often I get to help write my own book, sometimes I don't. Often I get to help write others' books. So do you.

    1. Perspycacious profile image81
      Perspycaciousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nicely put.  You have my thumbs up.

  16. dghbrh profile image74
    dghbrhposted 5 years ago

    It was destined to be here in this world now so I am here for me I think. To be here now one has to be born at the first place.
    Life can not be boring or tiring. Its the perspective of the person concerned about life only. So if we think life is very enjoyable then truly enough life becomes fun to live for. And if we think life to be a depressing and tiring story life itself seems to be darker side of the night. Its the mind set actually all about life.
    Thank you.

  17. beckysue33 profile image65
    beckysue33posted 5 years ago

    i like helping troubled people. it is my calling I think.

  18. profile image0
    CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years ago

    I was born because my mother postponed taking her birth control pill for three hours, which allowed for the smallest window of opportunity to present itself.

    So, I entered into this world as an act of passion (or desperation) between my parents, but I will stay in this world until I have completed my earthly mission and the Good Lord has called me home.

  19. cjpooja26 profile image63
    cjpooja26posted 5 years ago

    I don't know, why am I here? but I think someone wants me in this world and God says go and help the person.
    But I am also curious about the answer to this important question.

    1. profile image55
      I AM the TRUTHposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You ever hear of help meet. With that said, before you do take this advice. Be wise to judge the situation and not the person. Be knowledgeable about the situation. Then  you can see clealy and understand how to help their situation.

  20. profile image0
    Rayne123posted 5 years ago

    We have a purpose in life and our journey is planned by God. He has a mission for each and every one of us.

    There is a reason why we go through what we do. It is a learning experience and never to be viewed as a mistake. To get to the next part of life we need to experience certain blocks along the way.

    "We are mere creations of Gods plan hanging in his battlefield preparing for our journey."

    When we feel that bored feeling or tired feeling as we all do, it helps to think about the plan God as for you on earth. No matter what steps/path we take Gods plan will always prevail.

 
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