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One word to define the meaning of life for a human?
    #6968377 - 05/26/07 05:56 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Mine would be....

Varying.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6968391 - 05/26/07 06:19 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Hermeneutic


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Lakefingers]
    #6968427 - 05/26/07 06:47 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

plasticity


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6968460 - 05/26/07 07:31 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

beingness


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Revelation]
    #6968548 - 05/26/07 09:23 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

truth


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: EsKregg]
    #6968631 - 05/26/07 10:02 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Doubt


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: EsKregg]
    #6968633 - 05/26/07 10:02 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

learning...


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6968665 - 05/26/07 10:14 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Survival


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"Don't believe everything you think". -Anom.

" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6968679 - 05/26/07 10:17 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Experience.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6968680 - 05/26/07 10:17 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Searching...


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All this time I've loved you
And never known your face
All this time I've missed you
And searched this human race
Here is true peace
Here my heart knows calm
Safe in your soul
Bathed in your sighs

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6968714 - 05/26/07 10:33 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

pathetic


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6968774 - 05/26/07 11:02 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Om


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“Strengthened by contemplation and study,
I will not fear my passions like a coward.
My body I will give to pleasures,
to diversions that I’ve dreamed of,
to the most daring erotic desires,
to the lustful impulses of my blood, without
any fear at all, for whenever I will—
and I will have the will, strengthened
as I’ll be with contemplation and study—
at the crucial moments I’ll recover
my spirit as was before: ascetic.”


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Lion]
    #6968786 - 05/26/07 11:05 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

fluid


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Lion]
    #6968787 - 05/26/07 11:05 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Exciting


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6969015 - 05/26/07 12:49 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

for an average human:

(self) preservation


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6969036 - 05/26/07 12:56 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Forty-two


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: elbisivni]
    #6969038 - 05/26/07 12:57 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

"the" I doubt anyone understands my backwards thinking ass though


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6969053 - 05/26/07 01:05 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

senseless. (its what you define it as)


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Silversoul]
    #6969073 - 05/26/07 01:15 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

Silversoul said:
Forty-two


Ahhhh.  Could you expand on this a bit?  This was the first word in the thread that baited me into wanting a further explanation.

:sun:


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“Strengthened by contemplation and study,
I will not fear my passions like a coward.
My body I will give to pleasures,
to diversions that I’ve dreamed of,
to the most daring erotic desires,
to the lustful impulses of my blood, without
any fear at all, for whenever I will—
and I will have the will, strengthened
as I’ll be with contemplation and study—
at the crucial moments I’ll recover
my spirit as was before: ascetic.”


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Lion]
    #6969079 - 05/26/07 01:18 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

bug said:
Quote:

Silversoul said:
Forty-two


Ahhhh. Could you expand on this a bit?



No


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Silversoul]
    #6969100 - 05/26/07 01:25 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

This is the P&S forum, so it seems like at least a minimal explanation should be given if one is requested in a kind manner.  That said, I won't prod you any further. :japsmile:


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“Strengthened by contemplation and study,
I will not fear my passions like a coward.
My body I will give to pleasures,
to diversions that I’ve dreamed of,
to the most daring erotic desires,
to the lustful impulses of my blood, without
any fear at all, for whenever I will—
and I will have the will, strengthened
as I’ll be with contemplation and study—
at the crucial moments I’ll recover
my spirit as was before: ascetic.”


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: blewmeanie]
    #6969125 - 05/26/07 01:31 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

blewmeanie said:
"the" I doubt anyone understands my backwards thinking ass though



I like it.
just because some languages do not even have a definite article or an indefinite article - this proposal still holds water!
THE
or
THIS
maybe
or
THUS
even
DUH?
all of which involve an approach to (attitude) or attention towards something(s).
and this attitude or attending means FACING
and a very deeply engrained human feature is
the FACE
(maybe roundabout, but not backwards IMO)


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Lion]
    #6969134 - 05/26/07 01:34 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

bug said:
This is the P&S forum, so it seems like at least a minimal explanation should be given if one is requested in a kind manner.  That said, I won't prod you any further. :japsmile:




It is a reference to Douglas Adams book "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy". The answer to everything is "42".


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: adrug]
    #6969351 - 05/26/07 02:24 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

adrug said:
Quote:

bug said:
This is the P&S forum, so it seems like at least a minimal explanation should be given if one is requested in a kind manner.  That said, I won't prod you any further. :japsmile:




It is a reference to Douglas Adams book "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy". The answer to everything is "42".


:foreheadslap: It seemed familiar.


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“Strengthened by contemplation and study,
I will not fear my passions like a coward.
My body I will give to pleasures,
to diversions that I’ve dreamed of,
to the most daring erotic desires,
to the lustful impulses of my blood, without
any fear at all, for whenever I will—
and I will have the will, strengthened
as I’ll be with contemplation and study—
at the crucial moments I’ll recover
my spirit as was before: ascetic.”


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Lion]
    #6969785 - 05/26/07 03:56 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Meaningless.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Lion]
    #6969863 - 05/26/07 04:19 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

bug said:
Quote:

Silversoul said:
Forty-two


Ahhhh.  Could you expand on this a bit?  This was the first word in the thread that baited me into wanting a further explanation.

:sun:




Because 6x7=42


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FocusHawaii]
    #6969937 - 05/26/07 04:43 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Icelander]
    #6970076 - 05/26/07 05:46 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

repetative


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6970153 - 05/26/07 06:26 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Can't do it in one word, but 2 words;

"Simply Wonderful"  :sunny:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: hummermania00]
    #6970194 - 05/26/07 06:39 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

hummermania00 said:
Can't do it in one word, but 2 words;

"Simply Wonderful"  :sunny:




:laugh:


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All this time I've loved you
And never known your face
All this time I've missed you
And searched this human race
Here is true peace
Here my heart knows calm
Safe in your soul
Bathed in your sighs

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6970213 - 05/26/07 06:50 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Instincts.


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"Both liberty and equality are among the primary goals pursued by human beings through many centuries; but total liberty for wolves is death to the lambs" -- Isaiah Berlin


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FrenchSocialist]
    #6970235 - 05/26/07 07:02 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

chaos


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: TheHulk]
    #6970241 - 05/26/07 07:04 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

TheHulk said:
chaos




Chaos is not necessarily motivating.


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Edited by FrenchSocialist (05/26/07 07:05 PM)


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FrenchSocialist]
    #6970247 - 05/26/07 07:08 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

FrenchSocialist said:
Quote:

TheHulk said:
chaos




Chaos is not necessarily motivating.




Chaos gives us the opportunity to create what we want from it


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All this time I've loved you
And never known your face
All this time I've missed you
And searched this human race
Here is true peace
Here my heart knows calm
Safe in your soul
Bathed in your sighs

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: MushroomTrip]
    #6970277 - 05/26/07 07:19 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Love :heart:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: MushroomTrip]
    #6970294 - 05/26/07 07:26 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

MushroomTrip said:
Quote:

FrenchSocialist said:
Quote:

TheHulk said:
chaos




Chaos is not necessarily motivating.




Chaos gives us the opportunity to create what we want from it




Superstition.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FrenchSocialist]
    #6970335 - 05/26/07 07:41 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

Superstition.




Can you explain yourself please?


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All this time I've loved you
And never known your face
All this time I've missed you
And searched this human race
Here is true peace
Here my heart knows calm
Safe in your soul
Bathed in your sighs

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: MushroomTrip]
    #6970375 - 05/26/07 08:13 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

MushroomTrip said:
Quote:

Superstition.




Can you explain yourself please?




There is no connection necessarily between a system being chaotic and cognition playing a greater role in the system.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FrenchSocialist]
    #6970384 - 05/26/07 08:17 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

No, not in all cases, but it's also true that in many cases, a chaotic system is a motivation. It's just a part of the human nature :shrug:


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All this time I've loved you
And never known your face
All this time I've missed you
And searched this human race
Here is true peace
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Safe in your soul
Bathed in your sighs

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: MushroomTrip]
    #6970466 - 05/26/07 08:45 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

emotive


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: grebarius]
    #6970482 - 05/26/07 08:49 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

grebarius said:
emotive




If there is a hidden point to your statement then share it with me.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FrenchSocialist]
    #6970579 - 05/26/07 09:13 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

No hidden meaning there, emotion is everwhere in human life, fuels many things. It's one of the many meanings....experiencing emotion. So I guess one could say life is emotive.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6972491 - 05/27/07 06:56 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

happiness

or more generally: existence


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: BlueCoyote]
    #6973024 - 05/27/07 11:44 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I'm sticking with "(self) preservation", I think it is much more basic and primary than most of the things being mentioned. MushroomTrip's "seeking" was perhaps even better since preservation AND all of these other things being mentioned can be sought.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6973149 - 05/27/07 12:22 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

difficult


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: gluke bastid]
    #6973198 - 05/27/07 12:33 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: elbisivni]
    #6973674 - 05/27/07 03:12 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Those people encounter difficulty in their own way


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: grebarius]
    #6973783 - 05/27/07 04:00 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I doubt all of em do and I see the purpose of this thread being one word that expansively encompasses all humans, not certain bodies of.  instead of coming up with one word ~40 of us came up with ~40 words.

I continue to stick to 'seeking' or 'perseverance', if you can think of a word that more expansively and accurately defines the meaning of human life down to an even more basic level I'd be interested to hear it :yesnod:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6973843 - 05/27/07 04:25 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Intent


I like plasticity too, that was a good one.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: soulcircus]
    #6974274 - 05/27/07 06:49 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6974360 - 05/27/07 07:13 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #6974450 - 05/27/07 07:45 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

6


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: DarkMoon21]
    #6974453 - 05/27/07 07:46 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

6 what?


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6974496 - 05/27/07 08:02 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

ignorance


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6974500 - 05/27/07 08:02 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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    #6974529 - 05/27/07 08:11 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6974554 - 05/27/07 08:16 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

monkeys


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6974628 - 05/27/07 08:39 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

illusion
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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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erm, one choice?
here then: choice




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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)

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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)

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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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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:

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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]
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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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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Viveka]
    #6982032 - 05/29/07 03:29 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

struggle

I like this..there is always struggle in some form against some force.

best one yet :thumbup:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6982075 - 05/29/07 03:39 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

me :biggrin:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #6982115 - 05/29/07 03:48 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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




That's a crude interpretation of nihilism and your chiamus doesn't help.

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #6982618 - 05/29/07 05:34 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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Awareness




Then some robots are alive.

Self-aware robot turns mirror on humankind

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FrenchSocialist]
    #6982636 - 05/29/07 05:39 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Drive....

Verb and noun, and it's many different meanings....


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FrenchSocialist]
    #6982650 - 05/29/07 05:42 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

FrenchSocialist said:
Quote:

fireworks_god said:
Awareness




Then some robots are alive.

Self-aware robot turns mirror on humankind

Quote:

Nico gazes into the mirror in front of him. Looking back is his reflected self, wearing a grey Yale University sweatshirt and a baseball cap cocked at a jaunty angle. When Nico raises an arm, he recognises the arm moving in the mirror as his own.

It may not sound like much of a feat, but Nico is a humanoid robot. He has just become the first of his kind to recognise his own reflection in a mirror.







Who said you can't make friends with robots? :mushroom2:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FrenchSocialist]
    #6982696 - 05/29/07 05:55 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Robots are only aware of what they are programmed to be aware of.

Makes one wonder about those who are only aware of the physical universe.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FocusHawaii]
    #6982703 - 05/29/07 05:56 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

It was a joke :tongue:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #6983338 - 05/29/07 08:31 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Ineffable


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Grok]
    #6983395 - 05/29/07 08:43 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #6983753 - 05/29/07 09:58 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I'm a nihilist, I don't laugh.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Pulsating]
    #6983760 - 05/29/07 09:59 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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Robots are only aware of what they are programmed to be aware of.

Makes one wonder about those who are only aware of the physical universe.




Oh I'm aware of things outside materialism. It's just all bullshit though.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6983784 - 05/29/07 10:05 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Non-self.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FocusHawaii]
    #6983807 - 05/29/07 10:09 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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Oh I'm aware of things outside materialism. It's just all bullshit though.





That's quite a generality. Are you a materialist?


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FocusHawaii]
    #6983977 - 05/29/07 10:37 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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FocusHawaii said:
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Pulsating said:
Robots are only aware of what they are programmed to be aware of.

Makes one wonder about those who are only aware of the physical universe.




Oh I'm aware of things outside materialism. It's just all bullshit though.




If it is all just bullshit, then how do you explain existence? Materialism dictates causality, so is there a first material cause? Yet all materialism is composed of impermanent compound elements, so a first cause would be subject to decay and therefore it would not seem logical for a decaying material to spring by itself out of nothing.

You should not exclude materialism from that bullshit category if that is your mindset. Either there are truths in everything or there are truths in nothing, and if there are truths in nothing then existence has no existence.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Ravus]
    #6983990 - 05/29/07 10:40 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I thought he was joking..


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6984076 - 05/29/07 10:55 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6984713 - 05/30/07 12:34 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I have just one word:

becoming

We are always on our way to being something else. I am not the same person I was a moment ago.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6985546 - 05/30/07 03:46 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

hmmm... a few words come to mind... varying is a good one, wavering and adventuring also comes to mind, but i think i would have to settle on futile, as depressing as that is, i think that would be my word.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: subconsciousness]
    #6986718 - 05/30/07 01:06 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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I am not the same person I was a moment ago.




Multi-personality disorders are kind of cheating to use as a point/evidence....  :smirk:  :tongue:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: PhanTomCat]
    #6986756 - 05/30/07 01:22 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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PhanTomCat said:
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subconsciousness said:
I am not the same person I was a moment ago.




Multi-personality disorders are kind of cheating to use as a point/evidence....  :smirk:  :tongue:


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We all have multiple personalities. Only some of us reveal them in a chaotic way which turn them into disorders :wink: :lol:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: MushroomTrip]
    #6986839 - 05/30/07 01:49 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Mushrooms. Schizophrenia. Bipolar. Shamanism. Christ. Good. Bad. Yin. Yang. Aliens. Reptiles. Seeds. Weeds. Telepathy. 2012. Hidden agenda. Mind Control. Occult conspiracy. Power. Compassion. Positive. Negative. One. Mystery. Know??

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: backfromthedead]
    #6987029 - 05/30/07 02:45 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Ok let's order it:
Seeds - Negative - Occult conspiracy - Hidden agenda - Mind Control - Know? - Aliens  - Reptiles - 2012 - Christ - Mystery - Good Bad - Bipolar - Schizophrenia - Shamanism - Weeds - Mushrooms - Positive - Power - Compassion - Telepathy - Yin Yang - One

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: MushroomTrip] * 1
    #6987043 - 05/30/07 02:50 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

How much do I owe you, doc??:thumbup:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Ravus]
    #6987055 - 05/30/07 02:54 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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Ravus said:
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FocusHawaii said:
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Pulsating said:
Robots are only aware of what they are programmed to be aware of.

Makes one wonder about those who are only aware of the physical universe.




Oh I'm aware of things outside materialism. It's just all bullshit though.




If it is all just bullshit, then how do you explain existence? Materialism dictates causality, so is there a first material cause? Yet all materialism is composed of impermanent compound elements, so a first cause would be subject to decay and therefore it would not seem logical for a decaying material to spring by itself out of nothing.

You should not exclude materialism from that bullshit category if that is your mindset. Either there are truths in everything or there are truths in nothing, and if there are truths in nothing then existence has no existence.




The questions about the first emergences of material are answered, to the best of scientific evidence, with the Big Bang and theorizing how forces play a role in that condition. There's still a lot to be determined but with more experimenation those answers could come. However, one can't claim that just because we don't know x means that there is another cause of x. It's possible, but you need some proof rather than just the absence of answers.

Truths in everything or nothing? There's truth in God because there's truth in science? There's truth in anti-gravity because there's truth in gravity? This is fallacious because linking two seperate ideas with nothing other than "there can't be truth in something without it being in everything" is logically absurd. One truth doesn't lead to the next, but instead offers a proposal that can be confirmed/denied with the aide of science and experience. Materialism has passed both those requirements, while pretty much everything else hasn't and thus bullshit.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: backfromthedead] * 1
    #6987111 - 05/30/07 03:11 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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How much do I owe you, doc??:thumbup:




It was all my pleasure :rastamon:


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    #6987153 - 05/30/07 03:23 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Love it. :sunny:


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: backfromthedead]
    #6987376 - 05/30/07 04:20 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

One word? damn i could use more but in my view id say Art


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FocusHawaii]
    #6988336 - 05/30/07 08:44 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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FocusHawaii said:
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Ravus said:
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FocusHawaii said:
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Pulsating said:
Robots are only aware of what they are programmed to be aware of.

Makes one wonder about those who are only aware of the physical universe.




Oh I'm aware of things outside materialism. It's just all bullshit though.




If it is all just bullshit, then how do you explain existence? Materialism dictates causality, so is there a first material cause? Yet all materialism is composed of impermanent compound elements, so a first cause would be subject to decay and therefore it would not seem logical for a decaying material to spring by itself out of nothing.

You should not exclude materialism from that bullshit category if that is your mindset. Either there are truths in everything or there are truths in nothing, and if there are truths in nothing then existence has no existence.




The questions about the first emergences of material are answered, to the best of scientific evidence, with the Big Bang and theorizing how forces play a role in that condition. There's still a lot to be determined but with more experimenation those answers could come. However, one can't claim that just because we don't know x means that there is another cause of x. It's possible, but you need some proof rather than just the absence of answers.

Truths in everything or nothing? There's truth in God because there's truth in science? There's truth in anti-gravity because there's truth in gravity? This is fallacious because linking two seperate ideas with nothing other than "there can't be truth in something without it being in everything" is logically absurd. One truth doesn't lead to the next, but instead offers a proposal that can be confirmed/denied with the aide of science and experience. Materialism has passed both those requirements, while pretty much everything else hasn't and thus bullshit.





Everything that has been created must have had some force behind it to create it. Inanimate matter doesn't create anything....it just sits there*. Matter that is animated by life/spirit can be used to assist the lifeforce in creating things.



*that is why when we experience unhappiness we move less....we become more "dense" and closer to inanimate matter. "Happier" people are capable of more action because they are not being overwhelmed by the physical...but just observe it for yourself....


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: MushroomTrip]
    #6988360 - 05/30/07 08:47 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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PhanTomCat said:
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subconsciousness said:
I am not the same person I was a moment ago.




Multi-personality disorders are kind of cheating to use as a point/evidence....  :smirk:  :tongue:


>^;;^<




We all have multiple personalities. Only some of us reveal them in a chaotic way which turn them into disorders :wink: :lol:




:lol:

I am pretty sure you were just joking, but have you ever had the first hand experience with someone(s) that truly has a multi-personality disorder.....?
It usually goes hand in hand with previous extreme (sexual/mental/physical) traumatic abuse, and it is quite literally very frustrating to try to deal with, and I found impossible to solve.....
Chaotic, YES....    Logical, NO....   

All people wear different masks, but I would say the personality behind the mask stays the same (minus any disorders)....


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Pulsating] * 1
    #6988544 - 05/30/07 09:19 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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Everything that has been created must have had some force behind it to create it. Inanimate matter doesn't create anything....it just sits there*. Matter that is animated by life/spirit can be used to assist the lifeforce in creating things.

*that is why when we experience unhappiness we move less....we become more "dense" and closer to inanimate matter. "Happier" people are capable of more action because they are not being overwhelmed by the physical...but just observe it for yourself....




Actually, inaminate matter can do a lot. The entire scientific body of chemistry is a testament to the power of inanimate matter's ability to produce.

So if I run around in circles I'm happier then sitting down and reading?
There's a myriad of psychological neuroses that involve being overly concerned with things outside the physical, some of the afflicted can still move really fast. Some people are depressed because they're overactive and the resulting stress. Personally, I'm happier with the realities of materialism then I would ever be with the fallacies of spiritualism.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FocusHawaii]
    #6989108 - 05/30/07 11:27 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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Everything that has been created must have had some force behind it to create it. Inanimate matter doesn't create anything....it just sits there*. Matter that is animated by life/spirit can be used to assist the lifeforce in creating things.

*that is why when we experience unhappiness we move less....we become more "dense" and closer to inanimate matter. "Happier" people are capable of more action because they are not being overwhelmed by the physical...but just observe it for yourself....




Actually, inanimate matter can do a lot. The entire scientific body of chemistry is a testament to the power of inanimate matter's ability to produce.

So if I run around in circles I'm happier then sitting down and reading?
There's a myriad of psychological neuroses that involve being overly concerned with things outside the physical, some of the afflicted can still move really fast. Some people are depressed because they're overactive and the resulting stress. Personally, I'm happier with the realities of materialism then I would ever be with the fallacies of spiritualism.




I was referring to inanimate matter being at a state of rest unless acted upon by an outside force which ultimately must have been generated "by" something. But I bet you knew that. Chemicals, electrons, protons, neutrons, etc., act/react exactly as they have been designed to act/react.

The thing is, the unhappier people become, the more dense they become, as they shift their wavelength closer and closer to death. And death, finally, is the departure of the being from the organism with the resulting "no motion" occurring at death. It's all just a gradient scale upwards or downwards depending on your wavelength and a few other things. Just look at how you felt and how active you were depending on your differing moods.

Some people tend toward life and some toward death, and you can spot people on that gradient scale between by how they act towards various things such as communication, children, how they take care of their possessions, etc., etc., etc.

So, regardless of whether there is a lifeforce or it's all just a big accidental lump of clay and ammonia, there are "truths" to be observed.

By the way, look around your room and find something that just materialized itself into existence. Let me know when you find it and what it is.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Pulsating]
    #6989886 - 05/31/07 02:35 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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I was referring to inanimate matter being at a state of rest unless acted upon by an outside force which ultimately must have been generated "by" something. But I bet you knew that. Chemicals, electrons, protons, neutrons, etc., act/react exactly as they have been designed to act/react.

The thing is, the unhappier people become, the more dense they become, as they shift their wavelength closer and closer to death. And death, finally, is the departure of the being from the organism with the resulting "no motion" occurring at death. It's all just a gradient scale upwards or downwards depending on your wavelength and a few other things. Just look at how you felt and how active you were depending on your differing moods.

Some people tend toward life and some toward death, and you can spot people on that gradient scale between by how they act towards various things such as communication, children, how they take care of their possessions, etc., etc., etc.

So, regardless of whether there is a lifeforce or it's all just a big accidental lump of clay and ammonia, there are "truths" to be observed.

By the way, look around your room and find something that just materialized itself into existence. Let me know when you find it and what it is.




I don't understand your point. How does a force acting to change matter prove anything other than that certain force can act to change matter? One could ask "Where does this force come from?" "Where does your explanation for the source of the force come from?" etc. but you CANNOT extrapolate that there is anything more than the physical just because an answer hasn't been found yet.

Wavelengths? Mood is determined by chemicals in the brain and outside stimulus. A person has never died because they've been unhappy, which is what you're suggesting with your wavelength theory.

So a person who acts rudely to a child is closer to death than a person who acts nice to a child but is being crushed by a bus? Life and death have
biological roots, not metaphysical ones.

I completely agree there are truths to be observed. The crux is the logos from which the truth is determined. Religion is the primary antithesis to reasonable logos. Science is the primary posterboy of reasonable logos.

I could rationalize your final paragraph with the idea that with different circumstances, different forces will produce different things. But I know that's not your point. Your point is that at some point matter must have been created from nothing; my point is that I've never claimed to know the solution but instead denied the idea that you know and therefore everything you've inferred from your solution must be illusory.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: FocusHawaii]
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I was referring to inanimate matter being at a state of rest unless acted upon by an outside force which ultimately must have been generated "by" something. But I bet you knew that. Chemicals, electrons, protons, neutrons, etc., act/react exactly as they have been designed to act/react.

The thing is, the unhappier people become, the more dense they become, as they shift their wavelength closer and closer to death. And death, finally, is the departure of the being from the organism with the resulting "no motion" occurring at death. It's all just a gradient scale upwards or downwards depending on your wavelength and a few other things. Just look at how you felt and how active you were depending on your differing moods.

Some people tend toward life and some toward death, and you can spot people on that gradient scale between by how they act towards various things such as communication, children, how they take care of their possessions, etc., etc., etc.

So, regardless of whether there is a lifeforce or it's all just a big accidental lump of clay and ammonia, there are "truths" to be observed.

By the way, look around your room and find something that just materialized itself into existence. Let me know when you find it and what it is.




I don't understand your point. How does a force acting to change matter prove anything other than that certain force can act to change matter? One could ask "Where does this force come from?" "Where does your explanation for the source of the force come from?" etc. but you CANNOT extrapolate that there is anything more than the physical just because an answer hasn't been found yet.




"Because an answer hasn't been found yet" or "because you haven't found an answer yet"?

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Wavelengths? Mood is determined by chemicals in the brain and outside stimulus. A person has never died because they've been unhappy, which is what you're suggesting with your wavelength theory.




I never claimed anyone died because they were unhappy, but the worse an individual gets, the more capacity he/she has to get worse. It's a hideous geometric progression. What I said was, the more unhappy a person is, the closer they are to body death.

The body (brain included) is simply an *indicator* of what goes on mentally and spiritually. When those nifty little pictures (EKG, etc.) show color changes in the brain, it is no reason or proof that those chemicals are *causing* the feeling. In fact, it is the other way around.

The being operating the body is the causative force and the brain is only a complex biological switch board that the person uses to translate thought into action.

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So a person who acts rudely to a child is closer to death than a person who acts nice to a child but is being crushed by a bus? Life and death have biological roots, not metaphysical ones.




I never said someone who acts rudely to a child is closer to death, you said that. What I did say was that a person's wavelength can be determined by their behavior towards certain things in the environment. Yes, someone's behavior towards children is an indicator, but it's not as simple as "they were rude to a kid, so..." The most accurate index is how they communicate, however.

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I completely agree there are truths to be observed. The crux is the logos from which the truth is determined. Religion is the primary antithesis to reasonable logos. Science is the primary posterboy of reasonable logos.




"Any datum has only relative truth. Truth is relative to environments, experience and truth."

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I could rationalize your final paragraph with the idea that with different circumstances, different forces will produce different things. But I know that's not your point. Your point is that at some point matter must have been created from nothing; my point is that I've never claimed to know the solution but instead denied the idea that you know and therefore everything you've inferred from your solution must be illusory.




If nothing in your environment just materialized without a life force there to design it (desks, computers, books, carpet, etc.) how does the entire system which encompasses those things (the physical universe) come into being without any force there to have set things in motion. Atoms, molecules and other sub-atomic particles are fascinatingly complex structures and "modern" scientists can't reproduce these things.

Please explain any theories you have as to origination.

And simply because you disagree with my points is no reason that they are illusory...it just means you disagree.


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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: PhanTomCat]
    #6990895 - 05/31/07 12:49 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

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:lol:

I am pretty sure you were just joking, but have you ever had the first hand experience with someone(s) that truly has a multi-personality disorder.....?
It usually goes hand in hand with previous extreme (sexual/mental/physical) traumatic abuse, and it is quite literally very frustrating to try to deal with, and I found impossible to solve.....
Chaotic, YES.... Logical, NO....

All people wear different masks, but I would say the personality behind the mask stays the same (minus any disorders)....


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Actually I was halt joking half serious :lol:
But yes, basically you're right :wink:


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All this time I've loved you
And never known your face
All this time I've missed you
And searched this human race
Here is true peace
Here my heart knows calm
Safe in your soul
Bathed in your sighs

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: SmokenBabyJesus]
    #6991237 - 05/31/07 02:17 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

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Re: One word to define the meaning of life for a human? [Re: Epigallo] * 1
    #6991265 - 05/31/07 02:25 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)



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