What is it you live for?

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  1. Darksage profile image75
    Darksageposted 5 years ago

    What is it you live for?

    We all live for something, an idea, a belief, or probably for a person or an idol. What do you live for?

  2. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Achieving goals and making work easier for others. The second is the most difficult but I've made a passion out of it.

    1. Darksage profile image75
      Darksageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Being a good person is always what we wanted to be. Thank you for being honest and for the answer smile

  3. LailaK profile image73
    LailaKposted 5 years ago

    Deep question! On a social level, I live to become a doctor and help others. But on a personal level, I live to fulfil my mission on this earth and leave a positive footprint in the world. I guess my mission is to help others and inspire them to chase their dreams.

    1. Darksage profile image75
      Darksageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Doctors always aim to help others and to save them whenever they can. Inspiring others is the best positive mark you can leave with others. Thank you for your honest answer smile

  4. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 5 years ago

    I am a naturally creative person, so I think I live to create, not necessarily for the benefit of others but to understand my place within the grand scheme of things. My actual living does come from helping those less fortunate, the disabled and those who have difficulty learning.

    1. Darksage profile image75
      Darksageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is an example of living for what you know and what you want to do in life. Sometimes we don't need to help everybody just to live, but living on what you want to do and what you live on is always the best to live. Thank your answer

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    My family. They are everything to me.  I loved raising my kids, enjoyed it thoroughly and now enjoy my grandchildren.  It keeps me going through rough times and makes me happy to get up in the morning.

    1. Darksage profile image75
      Darksageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Family is always important and they are always needed, it is okay to live for your family, in fact I think that is a heroic deed, mam. I love my mother for her sacrifices and that she lived for me well. Thank you for your answer smile

  6. WalterPoon profile image78
    WalterPoonposted 5 years ago

    We did not choose to be born, so  the question, "What is it you live for?", is actually an afterthought. Since we have to live, we might as well make our life meaningful. The alternative is to lead a life of misery and despair.

    To me, the answer is to enjoy my life to the fullest... to see this world and understand how it works. The pursuit of wealth is not in my cards. Neither is bringing joy and happiness to the world or to help the less fortunate. I'm not that altruistic. What I think will give me the greatest happiness is the ability to write a bestselling novel like Margaret Mitchell.

    1. Abby Campbell profile image91
      Abby Campbellposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer, Walter. :-)

    2. Darksage profile image75
      Darksageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Amazing answer once again sir. You are a very intellectual person and I always look forward to your answers. I hope you can live your life to the fullest and once you understand this world I hope you may share your knowledge with me.

  7. stanwshura profile image71
    stanwshuraposted 5 years ago

    I live, by choice for now, in the hope that the bullshit will clear up, and clarity, peace, routine, self-sufficiency, calm and control will somehow return.

    1. Darksage profile image75
      Darksageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for that answer. I believe that living is a choice as much it is freedom. But I know that "bullshit" will never clear up, everyday will have this "bullshit" and its just up to you how to handle it. Thank you for the honest answer smile

    2. stanwshura profile image71
      stanwshuraposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Just so you know, I'm talking MAJOR bullshit, that keeps on coming and coming and coming - the kind that, by definition, makes most others go "daaayaaaamn", or to uncomfortably pretend they cannot help.

      At least you appreciate honesty.  Thank you.

    3. Darksage profile image75
      Darksageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I believe that there is always someone that could help. In times you just have to trust in things that you can't. It's never a gamble when it comes to life. I hope and I know that you can get out of that situation. smile

  8. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    I live for my family members and myself to in search of the way of enlightenment. I live to learn of the unknown and finding the meanings behind our existence.

    1. Darksage profile image75
      Darksageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for that answer. In your answer I have found one of humanity's greatest achievement(if we are  to achieve it) and I hope that you may help us all understand everything that there it is for humanity.

  9. connorj profile image80
    connorjposted 5 years ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/8036518_f260.jpg

    I believe I am in a journey and the ultimate goal for me and my loved ones is to end that journey in what some call Heaven, what I think is simply, "in the presence of God (the Father)." However, my time on the 3rd rock from the sun is not to try to think out this connundrum of sorts but to become more like His Son and thus, be privy to wisdom/insight to figure out the way...

    1. Darksage profile image75
      Darksageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for that beautiful answer and amazing picture, shows a lot of who we really are. We always want to be part of this "Heaven" and it does exist, I believe that God is up there making us children of this world.

  10. modernalchemyst profile image92
    modernalchemystposted 5 years ago

    Well, on a practical basis, I live for my mate and the goals we work toward together. The experience of love, happiness, security, shared passions and interests, kids one day. More generally, I live for the chance to learn as much as I can about whatever I can, for the chance to understand and be a part of something truly interesting, and to fully embrace all the beautiful and painful experiences I shape by my choices. But mainly I live for the fact that simply existing at all is pretty freaking awesome in and of itself. I mean, of all the things that don't exist in the universe, the fact that I get to be one of the ones that does is a miracle to take full advantage of in my book.

    1. Darksage profile image75
      Darksageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your amazing answer. Love is great when we achieve it and we would live for it, you are one of the example why we live for love smile

  11. rumanasaiyed profile image79
    rumanasaiyedposted 5 years ago

    I take  my life as a journey. My final goal is heaven where I want to meet the creator of this Universe.

    1. Darksage profile image75
      Darksageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer. All lives are a journey and all journeys have an end, which is for us, that end is heaven.

  12. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 5 years ago

    I live for inner freedom. The soul is on a pilgrimage and is not free until it rest in God. The wise know this. The outer things will come and go, and like the baby who will one day grow and forget childhood, so to we will sooner or later let go of things which are not permanent. The soul is on a quest for permanence or immortality, and will not be happy until it's found.

    What do I live for? I mentioned this in the first five words, but I prefer to see it like the Christ did as this way is sweetest to me: Unconditional Surrender to the Will of the Supreme.

    1. Darksage profile image75
      Darksageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your beautiful answer. It is truly overwhelming to read such words. This is a big commitment and choice for us all, even I don't think I can handle such commitment, but you sir seem to answer it honesty. Thank you smile

  13. Abby Campbell profile image91
    Abby Campbellposted 5 years ago

    I have many things that I live for, but I believe my ultimate reason for living is to make a difference in the lives of others whether they be may immediate family, friends, clients, etc. This can be done whether I choose to be a nutritionist, a writer, or anything else. Attitude and heart is what matters most and by showing my love and compassion to those who come in contact with me is hopefully the difference that will encourage them to do the same. We all want to be happy in this temporary life, so why not make the best of it?

    1. Darksage profile image75
      Darksageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your great answer. We always aim to make a difference in our lives and in others. I think that this is our common goal. Make more people happy in your life an thank you once again for this honest answer smile

 
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