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Offlinegedezia
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The Meaning Of Life
    #1561872 - 05/20/03 12:45 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

any thoughts?


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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: gedezia]
    #1561972 - 05/20/03 01:25 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Life has no a priori meaning. You give meaning to your own life.


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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: gedezia]
    #1561978 - 05/20/03 01:27 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Meaning is a concept born in the human mind, we assign meaning to various things, with some of these things the meaning is more personal than others. The meaning of life cannot be found in a book, a religion, a guru or on an internet forum. It is you who is best qualified to discover it within yourself and within the scope of your existence (this is in no way meant to discount the opinions of others regarding the meaning they may have found). Enjoy the discovery, it can be quite wonderful and never ending.


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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: The Meaning Of Life [Re: Evolving]
    #1561986 - 05/20/03 01:29 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)


Great replies!

My thoughts: To experience and explore contiousness.


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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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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: gedezia]
    #1562013 - 05/20/03 01:39 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I thought that's what we were talking about in the Why am I Here? thread?


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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: Strumpling]
    #1562015 - 05/20/03 01:42 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)


It is.


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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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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: Murex]
    #1562019 - 05/20/03 01:44 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

well damn which thread am I supposed to post my thoughts on?


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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: Strumpling]
    #1562074 - 05/20/03 02:22 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

why not both? :wink:


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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: Smack31]
    #1562090 - 05/20/03 02:31 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

aren't you a mod? what's going on here? mass confusion, I say!!


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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: Strumpling]
    #1562116 - 05/20/03 02:43 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Mod Madness!  :laugh:

The meaning of life is to experience it, and hopefully learn a thing or two. 


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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: Shroomism]
    #1562132 - 05/20/03 02:50 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I'm wondering how what we learn here gets realized after our brain dies


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Edited by Strumpling (05/20/03 02:50 AM)


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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: Shroomism]
    #1562134 - 05/20/03 02:51 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)


I learned that poop smells bad.


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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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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: Murex]
    #1562154 - 05/20/03 03:04 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Hey, it's a start.


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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: silversoul7]
    #1562169 - 05/20/03 03:16 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

my take of the meaning of life.

we are made of heavy elements borne from supernovae. therefore we are the universe. when we look up to the heavens and wonder whats out there in a basic way its just the universe looking at itself. so maybe we are just here because the universe is trying ot understand ifself. of course to believe this you would have to believe in a greater consciousness, and all that. but thats how i look at things.

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"peace is not maintained through force it is acheived through intelligence." Albert Einstein

"Those who desire to give up Freedom in order to gain Security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one."
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"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." --Thomas Jefferson


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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: Strumpling]
    #1562172 - 05/20/03 03:18 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)


I'm wondering how what we learn here gets realized after our brain dies

I think it's imprinted onto our soul.


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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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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: Murex]
    #1562193 - 05/20/03 03:26 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

then I guess I'm wondering what my soul is (edit: addition) and how IT realizes the new information after the body dies


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Edited by Strumpling (05/20/03 03:27 AM)


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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: Strumpling]
    #1562205 - 05/20/03 03:31 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)


I don't know. Any theroy on that would be hard to prove.


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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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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: Murex]
    #1562213 - 05/20/03 03:34 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

well yeah heh that's why i like thinking about it - we're pretty deep here, man.. the meaning of life and the "hows" of evolution? heh that's tricky stuff right there :wink:


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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: gedezia]
    #1562728 - 05/20/03 01:16 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

IMO
Meaning of Life is very simple

The meaning of Life is to GIVE LIFE MEANING.

Hows that saying go, the only way for evil to triumph in the world is for GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING!

What meaning will you give to Life?


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Re: The Meaning Of Life [Re: SafeHaven]
    #1562740 - 05/20/03 01:26 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Hows that saying go, the only way for evil to triumph in the world is for GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING!

a problem arises when both sides believe they are the "good men".


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