Purpose i.e. "an object or result aimed at: intention. The purpose of life is to survive! How can it be put any more simply? What other purpose might there be? I read all the responses and it seems to me that all that I read are "efforts/neccessities" for realizing lifes purpose.
More specifically, even; survival of the species. Individuals don't count much, just the species as a whole. And only your own species. I don't care if mosquitos survive, and the zebra doesn't care of the lion survives.
i think your purposes very much mirrow my own, but I do agree with Watchya that these may be different from other peoples purposes in life. After all life would be boring if we all had the same purpose in life!
To corporate America, I think it's to prey on anyone for the sake of pillaging their wealth and possessions so that you can have more disposable income than God and buy Picasso paintings for millions of dollars while people live in the streets.
For me, it's to understand and become aware of the experiences I'm having to enable me to live a full, rich life. I pretty much agree with Pandora. She rocks.
I agree with you; and this has been expressed well in the following verses of Quran:
[51:52] And do not set up another God along with Allah. Surely, I am a plain Warner unto you from Him. [51:53] Even so there came no Messenger to those before them, but they said, ‘A sorcerer, or a madman!’ [51:54] Have they made it a legacy to one another? Nay, they are all a rebellious people. [51:55] So turn away from them; and there will be no blame on thee. [51:56] And keep on exhorting; for verily, exhortation benefits those who would believe. [51:57] And I have not created the Jinn and the men but that they may worship Me. [51:58] I desire no sustenance from them, nor do I desire that they should feed Me. [51:59] Surely, it is Allah Himself Who is the Great Sustainer, the Powerful, the Strong. [51:60] And for those who do wrong there is a share of comfort like the share enjoyed bytheir fellows of the earlier times; so let them not ask Me to hasten on the punishment. [51:61] Woe, then, to those who disbelieve, because of that day of theirs which they have been promised!
The life you live is yours to do with as you so choose and you answer to no other. This simply means you are to maintain only a few rules for your life and those are as followed:
(A) You are to be self-responsible. This is in reference to your thoughts and actions.
(B) You are to be honest with yourself and others. This means that you are not deceitful, dishonesty with both yourself or others. You can not escape your life or your own conscience. Do not think you can.
(C) You are always to preserve Life, yours and others. You are to value ALL Life above all else.
This is the true meaning of life. There is no other agenda for your life other how I have explained.
To create "meaning", you must establish a "purpose" that derives the "meaning" you want to convey, after you are gone.
Any others are illusions of misinformation, directly related to the agenda of those who use and abuse those who do not know any better.
Thanks guys It's an old excuse, but I've just been very busy, while also moving to a new apartment (Still in Doha). I've been keeping the blog going but haven't written a hub for yonks. Maybe this weekend;)
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