Still searching for answers to your individual life?

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  1. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Hubbers,

    Not a religious topic and not a political topic, just a general discussion.

    I pose this question and have phrased it in the manner I have, for a specific reason.

    What that reason is? Well, to be quite honest, there are a lot of questions about life, in general, that have absolutely NO baring on one's life, yet many questions are asked as though there is some inherent value to their own individual existence.

    This is mind-boggling to say the least and would like to clarify, if possible.

    No personal attacks. No religious garbage. No politics either.

    Cagsil

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      B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yes..and I will always be searching endlessly for answers in my own personal life..

      don't we all?

  2. profile image0
    Twenty One Daysposted 8 years ago

    in a word: ibid

    enjoy the evening my hub friend.

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    are you asking if we have value to our existence?

    1. profile image0
      lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

      sorry, not a game for me.  Thanks nonetheless.

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Didn't say it was a game. hmm

    2. AEvans profile image78
      AEvansposted 8 years ago

      Life is what you make it you can either run from it or embrace it , it is the choice of an individual in which direction they would go. For me my life is quite fulfilling but I have a long way to go before it is complete. smile

    3. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years ago

      Thank you AEvans, but not exactly what I was looking for. But, much appreciated anyways. smile

    4. profile image0
      lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

      Cagsil, I believe your original post is not clear and that is why you are not getting the responses you were looking for, or opinions.  Maybe you could clarify it for us. Thank you.

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The thread can die. No biggy. It's not apparently important to begin with. So, I'll see what happens.

        1. AEvans profile image78
          AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I am going to really read this and reply after I think about the question it is very interesting so the thread will not die. smile

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            You can let it go. The only thing you have to do is stop posting. lol

    5. Jayne Lancer profile image97
      Jayne Lancerposted 8 years ago

      This is something of a puzzle.
      Do you mean, for example, asking myself why I am here? Why I do what I do? Say what I say? Am as I am?

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        And, others. smile

        1. Jayne Lancer profile image97
          Jayne Lancerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ah! So I'm on the right track?

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            So far, you're doing well. Yes.

            Do you know where you came from? smile Just curious?

            1. Jayne Lancer profile image97
              Jayne Lancerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Well, although it seems I might have at least half understood your question, I'm still not sure how to answer ...

              Do I know where I come from? Before I came to exist? Does anyone know?

              If that's it, I'd say there's not much point in thinking about it, because there'll never be a known correct answer anyway.

              How's that?

              1. Cagsil profile image81
                Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Do you know?


                Was this a question I asked. I don't think so. Please try not to read anything into what I say or ask. The questions are pretty much straight forward.

                Another question I didn't ask. And, isn't relevant.

                1. Jayne Lancer profile image97
                  Jayne Lancerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  OK, so I did only half understand, after all.

    6. Sab Oh profile image54
      Sab Ohposted 8 years ago

      Reflection is all well and good, but when it overtakes actually experiencing life the scales tip towards empty self-indulgence. The first point is to live. Pondering takes a far distant backseat.

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        So, you're still searching. Good to know. smile

        1. Sab Oh profile image54
          Sab Ohposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Not 'searching.' That's the point. You find more interesting stuff that way.

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Do you have a purpose for you living? If so, can you please explain?

            1. Sab Oh profile image54
              Sab Ohposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Living is its own purpose.

              1. Cagsil profile image81
                Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                If that's what you think. Okay. smile

                1. Sab Oh profile image54
                  Sab Ohposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Thanks, but I wasn't looking for your approval.

                  1. Cagsil profile image81
                    Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    And, you would have to be insane to think I was giving you my approval. I simply said, "If that is what you think, okay". There is no sign of an approval.

                    Please try not to read anything into what I say.

                    1. Sab Oh profile image54
                      Sab Ohposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                      That is great. Next time save your "okay" so your fingers don't get tired.

    7. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years ago

      The question- Still searching for answers to your individual life?

      It's a Yes or No question.

      If you answer Yes, then I would like to know what you were searching for. smile

      If you answer No, then okay. smile

      1. Jayne Lancer profile image97
        Jayne Lancerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Then the answer has to be No. smile

    8. Shealy Healy profile image58
      Shealy Healyposted 8 years ago

      I believe or at least suspect that most of our lives are spent trying to understand a reason for being here. This searching might lead to pain. Or, this searching might lead to moments of realization.

      For me, the reasons for my human existance are basically the close relationships I love and the process of watching them unfold both in success and failure. It does not seem to matter what direction my loved ones are going -it could be good or bad - I feel the need to know their lives. At those times I seem to stop questioning why I am here as I am focused on being filled with love or fear or even anger. I become too busy to wonder. I guess the truth for me is-having a parent, a spouce, children and a few friends allows me to become lost on occasion in my untamed emotions.

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        So, Am I to understand you have the answers you want for your life. Yes? or No?

        Just curious. smile

        1. Shealy Healy profile image58
          Shealy Healyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Not really. I have relatioships and life work-but I tend to always have some lingering question.

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Would you care to elaborate? smile

    9. Shealy Healy profile image58
      Shealy Healyposted 8 years ago

      You know on thinking about this subject a bit more-I tend to think that I am most alive and alert  (as if an inner motor is turne on)to real life when I can access that soul mate connection that I believe we can have with those we are connected to.

    10. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years ago

      Okay, I understand. smile

    11. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 8 years ago

      No searching here.

      Life is contagious. There is no grand universal scheme. smile

      The only purpose in life is what any given person decides his or her own purpose to be.
      smile

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Jen. How are you today? smile

        1. wyanjen profile image81
          wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm well
          I'm trying to decide what my purpose will be tomorrow. I believe I will get a large pizza at lunch, and eat all day at work. LOL

          Not trying to sound cynical. My purpose in life it to make myself happy. smile

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Hmmm.....? So, are you self-interest? or Selfish? smile

            1. wyanjen profile image81
              wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I am absolutely, unabashedly, selfish. That is my purpose.
              As in, hell with it!

              My old purpose failed, leaving me with nothing further.
              I will now devote my life to making myself happy. tongue

              1. Cagsil profile image81
                Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                In that case, I don't believe you. And, that's a first for me to say, when it comes to someone I talk to often.

                I know you are there if Lyrics needs a shoulder or an ear.

                I know you wouldn't turn me down, if I ask for help or your ear.

                So, you are not selfish.  You are actually self-interest, which is leading you to self-growth. Thus, helping you to be happy. smile

                1. Mighty J-Kep profile image60
                  Mighty J-Kepposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  well, you  catch me after I take my sleeper, and I get all weird.
                  My purpose is to make happy. Lyrics has my compassion, yes. She is a sweet soul who has endured so much. So, you called me out on that one I guess. But a kind and caring act is not a purpose. It's an example of human compassion, and love for our community.
                  Not the same thing as purpose.
                  <3
                  I guess my purpose then is to try to survive, but I'm not committed to that so much. smile

                  1. Cagsil profile image81
                    Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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                    1. wyanjen profile image81
                      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                      I'm so sorry

    12. Shealy Healy profile image58
      Shealy Healyposted 8 years ago

      Okay, one last thought. Imagine you are standing on the side of a street. A car is speeding up this street. Then, you notice a child (maybe your child) is stepping off the curb. At that moment you know exactly what you need to do.

      On that level of caring for another human being you don't question what life is all about. You are too filled with the human condition of caring - to wonder.

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Okay, I can do this. smile I think I can, so I guess I can.

        Okay, thinking......imagining........smile

        No, you should know what life is about before you're put into that situation.

        It only makes sense, so you can enrich your own life and it's spirituality, and help others to do the same.

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

      yes and no. simple.

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Lyrics.

      2. wyanjen profile image81
        wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hope you are hanging in there kiddo

        http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-hug005.gif

        As many have said, please feel free to contact me. I have some experience in dealing with this situation.

        be well my friend

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          lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you very much.  It does help

    14. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 8 years ago

      My purpose is to make happy. Lyrics has my compassion, yes. She is a sweet soul who has endured so much. So, you called me out on that one I guess. But a kind and caring act is not a purpose. It's an example of human compassion, and love for our community.
      Not the same thing as purpose.
      <3
      I guess my purpose then is to try to survive, but I'm not committed to that so much.

    15. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years ago

      hmm

    16. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 8 years ago

      I was on my astronomer browser, i didnt realize. sad

    17. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 8 years ago

      I have to go to bed now before everything goes to hell.

      I'm sorry. Not feeling good. Meds get me.... mixed up

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Good night Jen. smile

        1. wyanjen profile image81
          wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          this sleeping problem needs to improve....

          see you tomorrow ray, sleep good buddy

    18. skyfire profile image71
      skyfireposted 8 years ago

      Still searching for answers to your individual life?

      Yes.  I have no idea where i'm going most of time. It's just like i find something and i'm doing something for something that i have no control over. hmm

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        What questions do you have? Curious. smile

        How can you not know where you are going? Are you not planning your future movement? Or You not making your life your own, instead of letting others dictate what you can or cannot do?

        I not sure about this, but could you clarify or elaborate a little more? smile

        1. skyfire profile image71
          skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          So many questions. I have made many choices in life and i'm not sure if those are right or wrong (present choices not from past). From experience i learned that not all was in my control.

          But i would like to know other than my present profile,what is my aim in life. Career aim looks short term goal most of time and it's not that satisfactory as i planned earlier.


          Well to some extent i can plan but it's not that i can take decision that completely change things in life. It's just that many parts of my life are dependent on others(family/social-structure) in my life.

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you skyfire. I appreciate your posts. As you know already it can be difficult to figure out which direction is up and down, at times. Even left to right, can be a challenge. However, to make your life move forward in the direction you want to, I would suggest you figure out for yourself, what exactly you want? And, then plan a move forward to learn how to get it. This sometimes can be a challenge in and of itself, for I had that same problem for many years, early in my life.

            Then I finally accepted the fact that am only human, I am not perfect. I learned that there are limitations in my life, for which, I saw as huge obstacles, insurmountable. But, when I changed my view, I was able to see choices I hadn't seen before hand.

            Hope that helped.

            1. skyfire profile image71
              skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks casgil, that does help. smile

    19. mega1 profile image78
      mega1posted 8 years ago

      Yes I am!  I am always looking for answers!  Not that I want advice, though.  This has been the theme of my life so far:  shit happens!  I often ask why, and then, if I look around, there is the answer!  Acceptance is the big thing to learn!  and although it seems foolish, being happy with what you have is tricky, but maybe that is the main answer -- be happy with what you have (while you go after more!)

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Interesting take. Thank you for your input. Much appreciated. smile

    20. tobey100 profile image62
      tobey100posted 8 years ago

      Cagsil, not being sarcastic here.  Three words to live by.  Get. Over. Yourself.  Not you personally.  In my lifetime people have gone from living to analyzing life to the point its not worth living.  I have one motto that's served me through thick and thin.  "Take it as it comes"  Fight through the tough spots, enjoy the good spots and for God's sake don't develop such angst over what life 'means' you forget to live.

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        A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        My personal favorite

        "Keep it simple, stupid!"

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Agreed. There are just too many things that are outside our control. smile

        2. tobey100 profile image62
          tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Let's all bow our heads and say 'AMEN'
          Best answer yet Tex!

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          lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I Love You

      2. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with most of what you said, except for "God's" sake. lol But, there are ways to avoid some of the traps that come toward you, that you might not see as a trap. Such, as things that have absolutely no value on your life and really don't need your attention, but you give attention to. This can make you waste of lot of time on this that are not beneficial to your own self-growth. smile

    21. WriteAngled profile image80
      WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

      Yes. I ask questions about a lot of things. For example, why I keep repeating certain behaviours and situations, when these have negative consequences. I finally discovered that one reason was my perhaps excessive preoccupation with financial and emotional security. So I took a couple of decisions that compromised my security. The first decision has already worked out really well in giving me a freedom I did not have before, although it still leaves me financially insecure. The second decision placed me in hell for the last two years and strongly threatened my emotional and even physical security, but I stuck with it, even though it terrified me at times and despite friends arguing against it. Only very recently, the tide has finally started showing signs of reversing and I am starting to have hope again. Further self-questioning is suspended for calmer times smile

    22. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

      The simplest questions are the most profound
      Where were you born?
      Where is your home?
      Where are you going?
      What are you doing?
      Think about these once in awhile, and watch your answers change



      From the book, Illusions the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
      smile

      1. tobey100 profile image62
        tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sorry.  Thought about it, answer's the same.  We need to get over ourselves.

    23. profile image0
      lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

      yes. now more than ever. ironic.

     
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