what is purpose of life?

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  1. pisean282311 profile image60
    pisean282311posted 8 years ago

    what is purpose of life as per your belief..belief means religious as well as non religious ..

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

      2. michifus profile image82
        michifusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        to reproduce and to let your offspring work it out

    2. Ashmi profile image55
      Ashmiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      To express in action who we are in reality, as it is this, that makes life meaningful and beautiful.

  2. Sab Oh profile image52
    Sab Ohposted 8 years ago

    sake

  3. jacobkuttyta profile image62
    jacobkuttytaposted 8 years ago

    Purpose of life is living a life of purpose

  4. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    That's an age old question!

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yup..probably one of oldest one...

  5. jacobkuttyta profile image62
    jacobkuttytaposted 8 years ago

    Purpose may differ from person to person

  6. Onusonus profile image79
    Onusonusposted 8 years ago

    Gain a body, grow in experience, to be tried and tested, and to die so that we may be resurrected.

  7. terrowhite profile image53
    terrowhiteposted 8 years ago

    Purpose of life is nothing but salvation.. and that can be attained only by being a good human being... smile

  8. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

    mine changes from time to time

  9. watchya profile image57
    watchyaposted 8 years ago

    Playing the game ! lol

  10. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    To Kick Ass as opposed to licking it lol

    1. watchya profile image57
      watchyaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      But some people lick a lot ! lol

  11. Pandoras Box profile image67
    Pandoras Boxposted 8 years ago

    To live life to the fullest and let everyone else do the same. Within reason of course. Well, lol, that's asking too much. Within the law them, let us say.

  12. TMMason profile image68
    TMMasonposted 8 years ago

    I believe it differs for all. Relative to one's perspective I guess.

  13. Shil1978 profile image91
    Shil1978posted 8 years ago

    Not necessarily pertaining to any religious beliefs, but here are some IMHO,

    1.  To learn and grow intellectually.

    2.  To do the good that you can honestly.

    3.  To love.

    4.  If you are a parent, to parent well and bring up your children to be better human beings than you possibly are.

    5.  To contribute (or try to contribute) to the progress of humanity.

    6.  To not kill other fellow human beings in the name of religion, ethnicity or any other reason - as in to live and let live!

    7.  The purpose of life is to live, face its challenges and survive and be a better and stronger person at the end of it, and not give up and commit suicide!

    1. watchya profile image57
      watchyaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Some people wouldn't agree with you. What you stated are your personal purposes in life. I have others .

      1. Shil1978 profile image91
        Shil1978posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Of course - many people won't agree, and yes, these are my personal purposes in life.

    2. nasus loops profile image70
      nasus loopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  14. Call me Adam profile image54
    Call me Adamposted 8 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-meaning-of-this-life

    that is my hub, it contains my view on the meaning of life.

  15. Dense profile image73
    Denseposted 8 years ago

    Live and let live smile

  16. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 8 years ago

    To never look back and have to ask 'What if.....?'

  17. Daniel Carter profile image74
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Sab Oh profile image52
      Sab Ohposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      roll

  18. Rishy Rich profile image80
    Rishy Richposted 8 years ago

    The purpose of life is to fulfill the purpose of creation & nature, in order to attain a state of universal harmony. However, we might never know what is the purpose of Nature!

    1. profile image58
      paarsurreyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi friend Rishy Rich

      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!

      http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … p;verse=51

      Please see verse [51:57]above.

      Thanks

      I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

  19. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    The purpose of life? Tough question. My main purpose in life is to avoid the Grim Reaper at all costs. And when I no longer can, I'll try haggling.

    In between, live it well smile

  20. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    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.

  21. profile image0
    zampanoposted 8 years ago

    is there a purpose in life ?
    maybe feed and breed.
    Anyway that's what life is doing essentially...

  22. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    make love.. hopefully to another person
    eat well... hopefully not so much that you die from it
    be nice.. including to yourself

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  23. quietnessandtrust profile image60
    quietnessandtrustposted 8 years ago

    To seek out and find the Truth and not sell it.

    1. Jerami profile image70
      Jeramiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Scripture says to spend all that we have if necessary for wisdom but do not sell any of it.

        But to give it away.  Been a very long time since I read that. Probably said it a little wrong. But the right sentiment.

  24. profile image0
    Twenty One Daysposted 8 years ago

    to be life reps as opposed to life insurance/assurance reps

  25. TheGlassSpider profile image71
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    Sui Generis: We get to determine our own meaning.

    I don't belong to any religion, but I do believe in a Creator, and I resonate with the idea that we were created in The Creator's image; hence, we are creators. One of the things we create is meaning.

    Just my two cents.

  26. blondepoet profile image73
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    To live the best you can and be all you can.
    To be kind on yourself and at one with yourself, so you can really love another smile smile

  27. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Life has a purpose? Don't think so... smile

    Morning, Deb smile

    1. blondepoet profile image73
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good morning Mish the coffee is on. smile

  28. Jerami profile image70
    Jeramiposted 8 years ago

    How about to find harmony
       keep harmony
       create harmony.  and just be.

  29. waynet profile image72
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    A porpoise is sort of like a dolphin with a pair of boxer shorts!!

  30. profile image0
    Twenty One Daysposted 8 years ago

    wow, is this all the human creation has: possibilities / considerations of its own necessity to explain why it exists?

  31. kess profile image60
    kessposted 8 years ago

    The purpose of life is t diffrentate and separate it from death.for death have a similitude of life which many are not able to discern.

  32. pisean282311 profile image60
    pisean282311posted 8 years ago

    interesting points..

  33. aka-dj profile image77
    aka-djposted 8 years ago

    To give glory to God (the creator,and giver of life) and fulfill His call on your life.

    1. Paraglider profile image93
      Paragliderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      to play in tune smile

      1. aka-dj profile image77
        aka-djposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hello! Long time no chat!

        With whom, or with what? (in tune I mean)

        1. Paraglider profile image93
          Paragliderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, I've been very scarce for about 6 months. Not sure if I'll be rushing back to the forums though, having kicked the habit!

          1. aka-dj profile image77
            aka-djposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Much has changed. I myself have wound back considerably too.
            I read more than comment these days.

          2. BDazzler profile image82
            BDazzlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Well, I, for one, am glad to see you!

            1. aka-dj profile image77
              aka-djposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Me or him?
              Lol. lol

              1. BDazzler profile image82
                BDazzlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Well, you, too!

                1. Paraglider profile image93
                  Paragliderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Thanks guys smile
                  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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