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The meaning of life
    #2629200 - 05/02/04 10:16 PM (13 years, 23 days ago)

From Dictionary.com:

life
n. pl. lives (lvz)

1.
(a)The property or quality that distinguishes living organisms from dead organisms and inanimate matter, manifested in functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, and response to stimuli or adaptation to the environment originating from within the organism.
(b)The characteristic state or condition of a living organism.

2. Living organisms considered as a group: plant life; marine life.

3. A living being, especially a person: an earthquake that claimed hundreds of lives.

4. The physical, mental, and spiritual experiences that constitute existence: the artistic life of a writer.

5.
(a)The interval of time between birth and death: She led a good, long life.
(b)The interval of time between one's birth and the present: has had hay fever all his life.
(c)A particular segment of one's life: my adolescent life.
(d)The period from an occurrence until death: elected for life; paralyzed for life.
(e)Slang. A sentence of imprisonment lasting till death.

6. The time for which something exists or functions: the useful life of a car.

7. A spiritual state regarded as a transcending of corporeal death.

8. An account of a person's life; a biography.

9. Human existence, relationships, or activity in general: real life; everyday life.

10.
(a)A manner of living: led a hard life.
(b)A specific, characteristic manner of existence. Used of inanimate objects: ?Great institutions seem to have a life of their own, independent of those who run them? (New Republic).
(c)The activities and interests of a particular area or realm: musical life in New York.

11.
(a)A source of vitality; an animating force: She's the life of the show.
(b)Liveliness or vitality; animation: a face that is full of life.

12.
(a)Something that actually exists regarded as a subject for an artist: painted from life.
(b)Actual environment or reality; nature.

adj.
1. Of or relating to animate existence; involved in or necessary for living: life processes.

2. Continuing for a lifetime; lifelong: life partner; life imprisonment.

3. Using a living model as a subject for an artist: a life sculpture.


There you have it, folks. The meaning of life. You heard it here first.


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Re: The meaning of life [Re: silversoul7]
    #2629232 - 05/02/04 10:22 PM (13 years, 23 days ago)

:goodluck:


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Re: The meaning of life [Re: silversoul7]
    #2629244 - 05/02/04 10:24 PM (13 years, 23 days ago)

Haha!


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The meaning of meaning [Re: silversoul7]
    #2629384 - 05/02/04 10:52 PM (13 years, 23 days ago)

From Dictionary.com

mean
v. meant, meaning, means

1.
To be used to convey; denote: ??The question is,? said Alice, ?whether you can make words mean so many different things?? (Lewis Carroll).
2.
To act as a symbol of; signify or represent: In this poem, the budding flower means youth.
3.
To intend to convey or indicate: ?No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous? (Henry Adams).
4.
To have as a purpose or an intention; intend: I meant to go running this morning, but I overslept.
5.
To design, intend, or destine for a certain purpose or end: a building that was meant for storage; a student who was meant to be a scientist.
6.
To have as a consequence; bring about: Friction means heat.
7.
To have the importance or value of: The opinions of the critics meant nothing to him. She meant so much to me.

v. intr.
To have intentions of a specified kind; be disposed: They mean well but lack tact.


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Re: The meaning of life [Re: Lux]
    #2629494 - 05/02/04 11:24 PM (13 years, 23 days ago)

A book giving several descriptions of a word shouldn't be a filter with which to pass someone's intention in form of words because they will most likely become distorted. See the essence of the message.


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Re: The meaning of life [Re: Lux]
    #2629872 - 05/03/04 12:48 AM (13 years, 23 days ago)

ive seen a few of these posts...
whats the point?
im missing it


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Re: The meaning of life [Re: PHARMAKOS]
    #2629886 - 05/03/04 12:50 AM (13 years, 23 days ago)

Could you be more specific?


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Re: The meaning of life [Re: Lux]
    #2631095 - 05/03/04 10:33 AM (13 years, 22 days ago)

>See the essence of the message.
-If words didn't have certain values affixed to them, we wouldn't be able to communicate. It's important for communicating individuals to assign the same values to words; the dictionary was written to be a categorized system of these values.


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Re: The meaning of life [Re: TheShroomHermit]
    #2631159 - 05/03/04 10:56 AM (13 years, 22 days ago)

True, but sometimes words aren't adequate. It's then when I choose to express myself abstractly and I try to imbue the words with my intention while not paying as close attention to the words themselves, and it should be important to look at the intention of other's first and foremost than the words alone.

Art and poetry is a product of touching on that which can't be fit into words. It's trying to connect with the spirit and let it flow into ultimate expression and so, I try to make every act a product of art and poetry. Not as a thought out act necessarily, but just letting things flow. It is through trying to make that same connection with the spirit that allows us to simply absorb words, art, poetry, back into pure expression. Surely you've noticed how mushrooms allows this contact with the spirit, an experience so abstract yet so significant and pure.

Haha, sorry...perhaps I let things flow too much there....


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Re: The meaning of life [Re: Lux]
    #2656220 - 05/09/04 10:49 AM (13 years, 16 days ago)

Thats an easy one.
The meaning of life ? Not thousands of words, it's just >beeing< (existance). The conclusion follows in steps.

Think about it.

:wink:


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