Meaning of life...

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  1. cmontijo profile image59
    cmontijoposted 7 years ago

    What is the meaning of life for you?

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      'Seasoning'

    2. DoubleScorpion profile image78
      DoubleScorpionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      TO never stop learning or experiencing.

      1. cmontijo profile image59
        cmontijoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Totally agree with you

    3. nightwork4 profile image62
      nightwork4posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      there is no meaning. this is one of those things that drives me crazy about people. they need a meaning to life, they need to believe in life after death, ghosts, spirit etc, instead of realizing that were just here, we live and then we die.

      1. cmontijo profile image59
        cmontijoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That it's the truth... it's a vicious circle.

    4. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Set a purpose to your own life and you'll have meaning for it.

      1. cmontijo profile image59
        cmontijoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Indeed really like that

    5. A Troubled Man profile image60
      A Troubled Manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That could have at least two varying answers depending on how the question is perceived.

      If you're asking if a meaning to life has been devised for us, that would be a moot point. None has ever revealed itself.

      But, if you're asking if a meaning of life is something we create for ourselves, then the answer is self-explanatory and self-evident for each individual.

      For example, those who are religious believers have no meaning in their lives as they give up all individuality in return for obedience and worship to their gods, they essentially are mindless robots regurgitating scriptural nonsense till the day they die.

      1. cmontijo profile image59
        cmontijoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Great answer troubled man

    6. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm still working on that one...

      I like Cags answer.

    7. profile image57
      paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It is the purpose for which humans beings have been created.

    8. kess profile image60
      kessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Knowing and being that which I am... and that is I AM.


      The understanding of this brings all meaning and all purpose to the one who understands this...

      For that one is LIFE

  2. emrldphx profile image60
    emrldphxposted 7 years ago

    I think the purpose of life is to discover the meaning of life.

    1. cmontijo profile image59
      cmontijoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Great emrldphx, so many people struggle to answer this question...we share the same way of thinking toward this question.

      1. emrldphx profile image60
        emrldphxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I just wish people didn't have to get so mad at each other while we search for it...

        Always great to meet new like-minded individuals.

        1. cmontijo profile image59
          cmontijoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          smile

  3. emrldphx profile image60
    emrldphxposted 7 years ago

    The meaning of life, however... I'll tell you mine.

    To discover who I was, who I am, and who I can be.

    1. cmontijo profile image59
      cmontijoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      To discover your maximum potential smile)!

  4. Dale Nelson profile image39
    Dale Nelsonposted 7 years ago

    42

    1. emrldphx profile image60
      emrldphxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lol.

      I'd give you +1, but then it would be 43...

    2. lone77star profile image83
      lone77starposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Douglas Adams, for that one pearl of tongue-in-cheek wisdom. wink

  5. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 7 years ago

    To me, the meaning of life is experience and learning.

    For the more recent and short-term (several million years) of Homo sapiens existence, the meaning of life is one of awakening the spiritual, true self within. All else is merely window dressing in support of that purpose.

    Civilization is grand, but it is temporary and serves no other purpose than our spiritual awakening. Noah's Flood was sent to ensure that civilization would happen. Without it, our awakening would have been impossible.

    And without these Homo sapiens bodies, civilization would have been impossible.

    We all need to get back to the Garden and into the loving embrace of the Father.

    1. cmontijo profile image59
      cmontijoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Totally agree great answer and great way of explaining.

  6. profile image0
    Emile Rposted 7 years ago

    I think the meaning of life is simply to find peace with the fact that your own journey toward the understanding of your place in the universe is unique, to you. If you do that, you'll also be at peace with the journey of others.

    1. cmontijo profile image59
      cmontijoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      to find our inner peace...it's great

      1. profile image0
        stessilyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree that meaning is gleaned through a sense of peace. The journey through this earthly existence seems to me to be a search for balance between light (that which is desired) and darkness (that which is unsettling) as well as an exploration of the interim shades, through which facets of unity are glimpsed.

  7. aware profile image65
    awareposted 7 years ago

    Perpetuation of the species .

    1. cmontijo profile image59
      cmontijoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hmm, that's deep

      1. profile image0
        stessilyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        My studies and questions have led me to believe that there are levels of meaning. On the physical plane, perpetuation of the species may have great emphasis. In learning the different ways and styles of assuring perpetuation, so many lessons present themselves. There's perpetuation through dog-eat-dog survival of the so-called fittest; there's perpetuation through cooperation, not bitter competition, etc. So in perpetuating the species, the question surfaces as to the process and method for realizing that meaning.

        1. cmontijo profile image59
          cmontijoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Indeed stessily I really like what  you just wrote.

  8. DoubleScorpion profile image78
    DoubleScorpionposted 7 years ago

    Some humor from Turoks.com:
    THE MEANING OF LIFE:
    On the first day, God created the dog and said: "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years."

    The dog said: "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"

    So God agreed.

    On the second day, God created the monkey and said: "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."

    The monkey said: "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"

    And God agreed.

    On the third day, God created the cow and said:"You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family For this, I will give you a life span of sixty Years."

    The cow said: "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"

    And God agreed again.

    On the fourth day, God created man and said: "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."

    But man said: "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"

    "Okay," said God, "You asked for it."

    So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

    Life has now been explained to you.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Funny, but sad. lol

    2. cmontijo profile image59
      cmontijoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow a masterpiece really enjoyed it.

 
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