What is the meaning of life?

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  1. Greg Sereda profile image72
    Greg Seredaposted 6 years ago

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    For me, the meaning of life consists mainly of having a relationship with God and sharing with other.

    1. Shinkicker profile image94
      Shinkickerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's a pretty narrow definition Greg. Perhaps atheists and agnostics might also find true meaning to their lives in whichever way.

      1. Greg Sereda profile image72
        Greg Seredaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Are you an atheist or agnostic? Please, share your views.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image88
          paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          What does labratness have to do with religion? smile

    2. Maddie Ruud profile image77
      Maddie Ruudposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      42.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Gotta love that...

    3. A Troubled Man profile image59
      A Troubled Manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's it? Nothing else? No family, friends, dreams or anything else gives meaning to your life? Just the worship of an invisible super being that may or may not even exist? You toss the entire enchilada that is your one and only life into a basket over some ancient medieval holy book written by ignorant goat herders and dust farmers who believed the world was flat and the earth was the center of the universe?

      1. crater123 profile image60
        crater123posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You do have the bible for reference that's how you know there is a God . And believe me there's a God he's helped me through a lot of bad times in my life.. Just start reading you're Bible and God will speak to you. Also it does have meaning to you're life with friends and family. Believing is a choice that God gives you.

    4. crater123 profile image60
      crater123posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with that having a relationship with God is awesome!!!! If you have a faith in God and count on him and do what he wants you to do there nothing he can't do for you.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    There flat-out is no meaning to life. That means you can make it be whatever you want it to be.

    Fellow Lab Rats Unite!

    1. mischeviousme profile image60
      mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      For life there is no meaning, other than the meaning one gives it. If there is no reason, there is no meaning.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I'll go one better. big_smile

        There can be reason, and there is still no meaning.

        That is what labratdom is all about.

  3. Shadesbreath profile image81
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    If you pay any heed to what very old people will tell you, those who are dying, or the less barbaric and/or silly parts of many of the currently popular religions, or, for that matter, to the message of much that is great in time-tested literature, you'll notice that the bottom line seems to be roughly always the same:

    Relationships.

    People on their deathbeds reflect back on the people they have loved. They reflect on how they treated those people and typically wish they'd treated them better, appreciated them more, etc.

    The only mention of God at that point is usually hope, expectation or fear, depending on one's disposition. Which one of those three it turns out to be for any individual is usually dictated by how that individual treated the people in their lives.

    All people need people. Not all people need a god/spirit/magical entity.

    1. Shanna11 profile image91
      Shanna11posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I feel like you read the same CNN article as me...

      1. Shadesbreath profile image81
        Shadesbreathposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Haven't read one any time in recent memory, but if you link it, I'll have a look.

        1. Shanna11 profile image91
          Shanna11posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/2 … -they-die/


          I skimmed it, but I think it sums up what you said.

          1. Shadesbreath profile image81
            Shadesbreathposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            It's a lovely article, and yeah, it pretty much hit the same theme. Which just goes to show, it really is an old, well-established idea. Everyone tries to complicate it. Wrap dogma around it. Build a following out of it. When it's really very simple and requires no church. Just be good to people, especially those who matter most to you. Because, in the end, that's what will give you peace. Not how rich you were, how powerful you were, or even how regularly you attended church, mosque or synagog.

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              jomineposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Nothing more needs to be added.

              1. mischeviousme profile image60
                mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                The meaning of life, is that there is only a meaning one can attach to it. If I knew the meaning of life, I'd have to right 20 volumes just to graze the surface. The meaning would then, only be my perspective view of the the matter and would only be a meaning by concept.

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                  jomineposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  It comes down to this, do Good to oneself and the people that matters most, doesn't it? In simple terms. Your book will be regarding how you can accomplish that, which is different for different people.

                  1. mischeviousme profile image60
                    mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Exactly... I can no more guide my own path as I can that of another. In life we go where we go and do what we do, what ever meaning one finds, is the meaning one gives it.

    2. Shinkicker profile image94
      Shinkickerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well said Shadesbreath.

    3. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      logical

  4. nextgoodthing profile image60
    nextgoodthingposted 6 years ago

    In my view, life is the school for humans to grow as beings before the soul transitions to a higher place.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That is one of my fantasies.

      I would love for you to be right.

      1. nextgoodthing profile image60
        nextgoodthingposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I guess you must have faith and believe. We live the life we make to ourselves....and after that only God knows.... but if you believed and worked for it you might get your shot!

        1. getitrite profile image79
          getitriteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          God?!!!

  5. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    And maybe you are.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    A long time coming...

    But I have come to provisionaly conclude that faith does not equal logic...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, please, please, please... Someone dispute that...

      I'll get back to you tomorrow.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I have more experience than I have let on here regarding this subject.

  8. Diane Inside profile image76
    Diane Insideposted 6 years ago

    The meaning of life is different for everyone, no two are alike.  The meaning of life is what you chose it to be.  We all have our own reasons for the meaning of life.  Its what you live for. 

    I live for my parents, my husband, my friends and so forth.

    I treat people with respect and try to be a good person.  And when opportunity arises I try to be better than I am. 

    Some people make it their mission to protect children, or animals. Some chose jobs that help others.  Some chose to create art.  Now just because art doesn't save anyone physically doesn't mean it is meaningless.  Art uplifts the spirit, makes life fun and interesting.

    So every aspect of what people chose to do has a purpose in life. Thank God for diversity.  It is what sustains us, makes us stronger, and fortifies us.

    So the meaning of life to me, is simple, it is whatever you chose it to be.

    1. crater123 profile image60
      crater123posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Amen to that

      1. Diane Inside profile image76
        Diane Insideposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks crater I'm glad you feel the same way.

  9. LeanMan profile image86
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    It's still 42, ask any mouse!!!

  10. sean23 profile image38
    sean23posted 6 years ago

    Exactly how can we supply a helpful respond to ‘what is the meaning of life’ without basically knowing how to clarify our less-than-ideally-behaved, seemingly-imperfect human condition? I found an article here that should present really good respond to our egocentric and aggressive self.

    http://www.worldtransformation.com/what … g-of-life/

 
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