The meaning of things is a difficult subject indeed. I can have an idea of a meaning, but then it is only by perspective. I have an idea of what something does, but what is the meaning of it? Why is it there? Unless I put it there and I can use it in some way, what is the meaning of it? Life is intangible and therefor I am lost as to how to describe it, other than to myself. So the meaning of anything is conceptual and is a product of perception. In this way, all things become subjective to observation and object to perspective.
We are in search of meaning all our lives. Einstein said that one of most fascinating things is that we can put a question why in everything we see, and even more fascinating is, we would one day find an answer to it.
To me, Living is Meaning. To live is to experience and to experience is the only meaning we have. So go experience this world.
The perception of everyone is true and Life embodies every single perception. So all is true. None is not.
And if an object known only to a single mind were not cognized by that mind, would it then exist?
If an object is known to a single mind, then it is recognized. For anything to exist it must be in the mind First.
The Mental and spiritual world creates the Material objects, so Material objects cannot be here without the Mind knowing.
To further expand on this subject... Religion, philosophy and science, are only conceptually correct by personal perspective. In this way I am saying, that life in this way can be seen as a concept. I have a concept of myself and how that concept applies to me, as an individual. Trying to find a meaning to suit everyone, is like trying to rip water or give life to a trinket.
Very true Michevious, only in the eyes of the beholder does the meaning live. We have to many different definitions, and even when we are from different countries it means something else.
Dude, leave science out of that drivel. Thanks.
In the natural (non human) world meaning is inextricably tied to cause: the meaning of a tree is that another tree dropped a seed that took root and grew. That a rock sits in a particular spot may mean that an eagle dislodged it from the cliff above and gravity caused it to roll down hill.
In the human world meaning is indeed assigned by a human mind, usually very subjectively. The meaning of a tree may be that their God made it grow for their enjoyment and this means that God loves them. Or very nearly anything else the human mind can come up with. As a result any meaning assigned is very often useless except to the person that made the assignment.
The meaning of material things is more of an attachment then just mere concept. If I believe there is a meaning, then it becomes a concept of the rational mind. So then, any meaning can be construed as subjective rationality. The objective thinker generally doesn't acknowledge that their own views may be seen as subjective at times.
seems like it takes individual mind to create meaning. Anyone can create any meaning for life they want.
I truly believe its a spiritual journey towards spiritual maturity. I believe it has nothing to do with the Earthly aspects of life but with who we are and what we do. We are challenged to get our selves right with God and serve his purpose. I do not believe that this purpose is based on the failures of others or attending a church unless that is your purpose. Everything is not a Golden highway but serves a greater purpose in Heaven and sadly we judge our self and others in this journey by default. Still we our only human and only learning.
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There are so many different definitions of agnosticism, what is it to you?
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