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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: reflectedlight]
    #6974631 - 05/27/07 08:40 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Stop breaking the rules of this thread. :what:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #6974656 - 05/27/07 08:47 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

erm, one choice?
here then: choice


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: reflectedlight]
    #6974671 - 05/27/07 08:50 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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reflectedlight said:
erm, one choice?
here then: choice




Good one :thumbup:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: MushroomTrip]
    #6975055 - 05/27/07 10:32 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

The question concerns specifically humans, so in these terms:

Complex


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: daytripper23]
    #6975059 - 05/27/07 10:34 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Due to choice. :smirk:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #6975069 - 05/27/07 10:37 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Bold.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6975074 - 05/27/07 10:38 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

understanding


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: OGkush420]
    #6975222 - 05/27/07 11:10 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Awe(ful)somewhattoomuchnotyetwow


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6975421 - 05/28/07 12:01 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Evolution


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: elbisivni]
    #6976896 - 05/28/07 11:07 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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elbisivni said:
what of those born into lives of wealth and ease provided by well established parents?




What about them? They have a high rate of psychological problems and suicide, which would suggest to me that they struggle with certain things.

That which makes human life difficult comes from mental circumstances as well as demographic ones.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: gluke bastid]
    #6977188 - 05/28/07 12:30 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

no, you missed my point. I was viewing the purpose of this thread as being to pinpoint a word that most expansively describes the meaning of life for the majority of humans at a fundamental level. It seems people are instead choosing words that apply to themselves or criticize others.

My goal in mentioning what I did was to eliminate a word that I don't think defines this meaning accurately. Not all people find difficulty and struggle in life. This was my point. Just as people aren't all seeking truth, living in doubt, learning, forty-two, etc.

But at the same time my favorite children, 'preservation' and 'seeking' are not applicable to all people either. But I do think they define a more widespread population than many of the other definitions presented so far.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: elbisivni]
    #6978722 - 05/28/07 08:15 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Elbisivni, maybe those do apply to everyone but everyone isn't paying attention.  :plur:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: elbisivni]
    #6979800 - 05/29/07 12:07 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

elbisivni said:
no, you missed my point.


no I didn't. I chose the word difficult because I think difficulty is common to every human. Being born itself is a difficult experience for the baby.
Quote:


Not all people find difficulty and struggle in life.




I've never met someone who hasn't found difficulty or struggle in life. Buddha wrote a long time ago that life is suffering. I sort of agree, but I prefer the notion of difficulty over suffering, because sometimes difficulty is a form of joy. Without any sort of difficulty or obastacles us humans become bored, and that is why I didn't agree that people who are financially well off don't experience struggle. I think every human does so I stand behind my choice.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: gluke bastid]
    #6980171 - 05/29/07 01:12 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I see what you're saying, but what about total nihilists?


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: elbisivni]
    #6981091 - 05/29/07 10:29 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

wandering


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: elbisivni]
    #6981097 - 05/29/07 10:31 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Nihilists say they believe in nothing yet they believe in nihilism... enough said :tongue:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #6981118 - 05/29/07 10:41 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

pointless.....


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6981126 - 05/29/07 10:43 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

SmokenBabyJesus said:
Mine would be....

Varying.




Damn! Boy, I think we agree!

Mine would be...

Subjectivity (,and/or individuality!) ...


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Gomp]
    #6981974 - 05/29/07 03:14 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Game


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: gluke bastid]
    #6982011 - 05/29/07 03:25 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I have heard that 'struggle' is actually a more accurate translation of what the buddha was saying than 'suffering'. So life is struggle. This makes much more sense because 'suffering' usually implies emotional turmoil and other human concepts. However, a tree can be seen to struggle, in the way its trunk or branches gnarl as it resists forces of gravity or wind. Struggle suggests a fight for balance, which we see playing out at the sub atomic level. Struggle describes the kinetic nature of this world, whereas suffering only addresses the human, maybe the animal level. And as you said, struggle can easily coincide with joy, so it is a much better descriptor of life than suffering.


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