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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
I agree with most of what you said, except for "God's" sake. 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.
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
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