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OfflineSafeHaven

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What is the Meaning of Life?
    #1085430 - 11/25/02 09:46 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

There is a question that i believe has been asked by everyone of us at some point in our lives. What is the meaning of it? What is the meaning of Life?
Well long ago I came across the answer , atleast for myself and I hope for others too.

The Meaning of Life is to "Give Life Meaning".

If everyone I believe searches in there Heart they will find a calling for something, "to each his own".
It's been said that the easiest explanation is usually the correct one, answers dont need to be difficult just because the question is "perceived" to be.

Just a thought.




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OfflineStrumpling
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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: SafeHaven]
    #1085437 - 11/25/02 09:49 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

The meaning of life is to discover that there is no meaning to life. How's that for a paradox.


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OfflineMurex
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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1085453 - 11/25/02 09:54 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

There really is no meaning other than to experience life.


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What if everything around you
Isn't quite as it seems?
What if all the world you think you know,
Is an elaborate dream?
And if you look at your reflection,
Is it all you want it to be?



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OfflineFcuerkt
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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1085486 - 11/25/02 10:05 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

> How's that for a paradox.

It certianly is tidy.


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OfflineAdamist
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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: SafeHaven]
    #1085504 - 11/25/02 10:12 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

Once long ago I asked this question and my Self replied "to experience the eternal cycle of growth and death, because that's the only way there can be growth." Or something like that....  :smile: 


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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: SafeHaven]
    #1085508 - 11/25/02 10:15 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

To experience that which you are, by using that which you are not.



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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: SafeHaven]
    #1085522 - 11/25/02 10:22 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)



Eris.....oh, Eris.  :grin: 


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OfflineGrowingVines
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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: dee_N_ae]
    #1085707 - 11/25/02 11:08 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

To become enlightened and wise is meaning of life. But to reach such goals, one must expericence many hardships and chanenges.


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OfflineFcuerkt
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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: GrowingVines]
    #1085721 - 11/25/02 11:12 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

I think life doesn't have any inherent meaning, you have to give it meaning. Since it's your life, you can do it however you want. You can meditate and think of preachy axioms, or do mushrooms and listen to shpongle, or become a heroine addict and die of an OD in a bus station bathroom. Or you can get laid as often as possible with as many different people as possible. OH YEAH! No, that's not how I am. Some people are like that, though, and that's cool. Just don't give me VD. Man, I'm totally off subject.


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OfflineAdamist
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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: Fcuerkt]
    #1085766 - 11/25/02 11:24 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

Are you saying that the meaning of life is to live it?  :ooo:

If so, I agree. 


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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: SafeHaven]
    #1085884 - 11/25/02 11:58 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

I beleive the meaning of life to be to learn about yourself. By knowing yourself you can know the world around you. The universe wants to grow, to do this it must learn about itself, and we (life-small parts of the whole conciousness) are the method through which it does so. We are like the subconscious of the whole. Each life is different and attempts to explore (know)existance/nonexistance from it's own unique viewpoint. As each person/being learns and experiences different things the whole is simutaneously experiencing and processing this new information to learn more about itself and hence grow.


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Without everything wouldn't nothing be everything and without nothing wouldn't everything be nothing.I am the beginning and the end,the source and the void, the light and the darkness,i am but a small drop of the ocean yet i am an ocean unto myself


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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: SafeHaven]
    #1085981 - 11/26/02 12:22 AM (14 years, 18 days ago)

Each life has it's own meaning. No one else can provide the meaning for your life (but there most assuredly is a meaning). Do not look for it in a destination (heaven, or 'the afterlife'), it is in the journey.


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To call humans 'rational beings' does injustice to the term, 'rational.'  Humans are capable of rational thought, but it is not their essence.  Humans are animals, beasts with complex brains.  Humans, more often than not, utilize their cerebrum to rationalize what their primal instincts, their preconceived notions, and their emotional desires have presented as goals - humans are rationalizing beings.


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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: SafeHaven]
    #1086224 - 11/26/02 01:34 AM (14 years, 18 days ago)

"Be excellent to each other."

"Party on dudes!"


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OfflineFcuerkt
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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: Evolving]
    #1086227 - 11/26/02 01:34 AM (14 years, 18 days ago)

"(but there most assuredly is a meaning)"

I'm gonna have to ask you to prove this, or at least give me some substantial reasoning.


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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: SafeHaven]
    #1086315 - 11/26/02 02:23 AM (14 years, 18 days ago)

Well... my ideas have already been stated singularly...

For Sclorch's answer to "What is the meaning of life?":
1. Combine Safehaven's, 3eyedgod's (Xibalba?), and Evolving's posts.
2. Add CHON (and a little P+S).
3. Bake @ 98.6? for ~77years.
4. Enjoy.


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OfflineTrippingBillies
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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: SafeHaven]
    #1086383 - 11/26/02 02:55 AM (14 years, 18 days ago)

To breathe while you can, and perceive what you may.


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InvisibleEvolving
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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: Fcuerkt]
    #1088109 - 11/26/02 05:25 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

In reply to:

"(but there most assuredly is a meaning)"

I'm gonna have to ask you to prove this, or at least give me some substantial reasoning



We're not talking about electrons or space aliens, meaning (or a meaning) is not something that can be proven objectively, any more than love (love, joy, and beauty all exist, but can you prove them objectively?). You'll have to discover it within yourself, examine your life, honestly, critically and fully; what frightens you, your weaknesses, your strengths, what moves you, who you share feelings of love or friendship with, etc. Pay particular attention to negative traits, circumstances and events and the lesson that can be gleaned from them. These things are the most instructive and will point you towards what you need to learn (I'm not referring to learning of facts, but learning to evolve yourself towards self-actualization, towards the betterment of the ineffable 'you'). I do not have the resources or the ability to prove it to you, it is your place to discover it if you desire.

P.S. The foregoing was telepathically transmitted to me by Swami.


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To call humans 'rational beings' does injustice to the term, 'rational.'  Humans are capable of rational thought, but it is not their essence.  Humans are animals, beasts with complex brains.  Humans, more often than not, utilize their cerebrum to rationalize what their primal instincts, their preconceived notions, and their emotional desires have presented as goals - humans are rationalizing beings.


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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: Sclorch]
    #1088270 - 11/26/02 06:42 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

I am not Xibalba. I just noticed today i had the same .gif as him. But his is animated damn it!!! mine should be


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Without everything wouldn't nothing be everything and without nothing wouldn't everything be nothing.I am the beginning and the end,the source and the void, the light and the darkness,i am but a small drop of the ocean yet i am an ocean unto myself


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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: Evolving]
    #1088324 - 11/26/02 07:16 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

There are many good answers in this thread but yours are improving over time. I am amazed. Always good answers and now even better ones.

Great post!

Cheers,


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OfflineFcuerkt
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Re: What is the Meaning of Life? [Re: ]
    #1088338 - 11/26/02 07:22 PM (14 years, 18 days ago)

Bah, Mr just give you props because he agrees. I'm a very self aware person, and the times I've lapsed into your field of beliefs have been the times when I lost track of myself and started thinking subjectively again. You can believe whatever you want, I will too, I just don't want to hear that existence "assuredly" has meaning just because you're quite confident that it does.

NotXibalba: Perhaps you should change your icon, I know everyone here by their image, prolly not the only one.


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