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OfflineStrumpling
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Is "meaning" the meaning of life?
    #1156630 - 12/20/02 12:35 AM (19 years, 5 months ago)

I was thinking about evolution and the progression (and/or degression?) of mankind and other life-forms here on Earth, and it occured to me that "meaning" isn't just man-made. Well of course the WORD is, but.. here lemmie give an example:

I ask my dog "you want some dinner?" and she flips out!! Those sounds and that vibe coming from Matt/Strumpling, my dog knows, MEANS that she will get food very soon.

Its also occured to me that meaning motivates people to take action. "Tom is going to kill me. This means I must get up and defend myself or get the hell outta here." If we applied no meaning to anything, I don't know if anybody would ever be doing anything.... I guess thats my point.

Any thoughts on meaning and what meaning means?


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Re: Is "meaning" the meaning of life? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1157782 - 12/20/02 11:58 AM (19 years, 5 months ago)

I'm afraid this is way over my head.


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Re: Is "meaning" the meaning of life? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1157803 - 12/20/02 12:10 PM (19 years, 5 months ago)

i think i kinda know what you saying...but...i can't explane...


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Re: Is "meaning" the meaning of life? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1158979 - 12/20/02 09:11 PM (19 years, 5 months ago)

I don't think it is. Desire is the cause of suffering. Desire comes before meaning. Humans make their own meaning. There is not one true meaning to life because different people have different meanings in their life. I think the point of living is to live.


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Re: Is "meaning" the meaning of life? [Re: Earth_Droid]
    #1158987 - 12/20/02 09:13 PM (19 years, 5 months ago)

I think the point of living is to live.

I couldn't agree more!


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Anonymous

Re: Is "meaning" the meaning of life? [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1159011 - 12/20/02 09:20 PM (19 years, 5 months ago)

Really?  From your sig line I would have guessed the opposite.  :wink:


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Re: Is "meaning" the meaning of life? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1159016 - 12/20/02 09:21 PM (19 years, 5 months ago)

According to the existentialist view, life has no a priori meaning. In other words, you're life has no meaning until you give it one.


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Re: Is "meaning" the meaning of life? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1159021 - 12/20/02 09:23 PM (19 years, 5 months ago)

This is either way over my head, or way under my head.

It hurts my head thinking about what you mean.  :crazy:


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Isn't quite as it seems?
What if all the world you think you know,
Is an elaborate dream?
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Re: Is "meaning" the meaning of life? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1159040 - 12/20/02 09:30 PM (19 years, 5 months ago)

I think..... something like meaning can not be easily communicated through language... you would have to write a detailed autobiography and cite specific examples from every learning experience you ever had, and it all would converge to become this THING that you strive for. and that's meaning.

Or you could just say the meaning of life is to live  :tongue:

damn why am I up at 3:40 am


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Re: Is "meaning" the meaning of life? [Re: Grav]
    #1159059 - 12/20/02 09:39 PM (19 years, 5 months ago)

Probably because you are in the same time zone as me. :wink:

I keep unusual hours. :wink:


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Re: Is "meaning" the meaning of life? [Re: silversoul7]
    #1159115 - 12/20/02 10:09 PM (19 years, 5 months ago)

"In other words, you're life has no meaning until you give it one."

Thank you. I suppose thats what I meant.


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