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Offlinevaporbrains
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Life is meaningless...?
    #902823 - 09/23/02 10:48 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

After reading Mr. Mushrooms' "What is Truth?" thread it occured to me that a better question is "Is life meaningful?" I'll post some of my thoughts, but i'm more interested to find out what makes life meaningful and worthwhile to you.

my thoughts:

it seems to me that most people are content with life as long as they are met with a modicum of success in thier personal endeavors and are subject to a tolerable amount of frustration. these people drift through life, ask questions if neccessary to assauge curiosity, and pass over any troublesome spots without looking back. Others, on the other hand, seem to be plagued with questions. These people demand more meaning from life. They demand and explanation, a why. These two categories can probably be better represented in the form of a scale with your highschool cheerleading team at one end and Friedrich Nietzsche at the other. the primary difference being: the cheerleaders lead a long untroubled life and die and Nietzsche pursues a philosophical/spiritual journey to the ends of madness. all of us fall somewhere between soporific stupor and spiritual hero. where do you fall? how much explanation do you demand of existence?


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Re: Life is meaningless...? [Re: vaporbrains]
    #902833 - 09/23/02 10:53 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I get meaning out of my life by remembering myself.


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Re: Life is meaningless...? [Re: vaporbrains]
    #902865 - 09/23/02 11:06 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I use to be the cheerleading team, but after making a few key realizations, it would be silly for me to go back.


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Re: Life is meaningless...? [Re: chodamunky]
    #903320 - 09/24/02 01:39 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I demand answers for which I can never have and which will never have any relativity in my lifetime, and it makes my existence unenjoyable, at times.

as for meaningless?  i can feel meaning running through my veins.  there is no doubt in my mind that life is worth living the best you can.  but sometimes i get led on wild goose-chases on what that means. 

Spiritual Enlightenment? Become a human rights activist?  or just enjoy my freedom and pursue a happy content lifestyle?
Do i owe something to someone? 

im just starting to question the validity of these questions... 
i know how to be happy.. how to be myself.... im just afraid to be.

thanks for giving me a chance to think about that, vaporbrains  :crazy:


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Re: Life is meaningless...? [Re: vaporbrains]
    #903455 - 09/24/02 02:48 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

My life became more meaningful after I bagged my first cheerleader... that tight sweater and short pleated skirt - hoo yeah!


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Re: Life is meaningless...? [Re: Swami]
    #903674 - 09/24/02 04:31 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Adamist=STO=love is all there is= i love to teach you this.
Swami=STS=gimme power and attention=still a good person at heart. If you dont believe me, what happens when you spin the yin and the yang at the speed of light.



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Re: Life is meaningless...? [Re: Swami]
    #903691 - 09/24/02 04:39 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I bet she had pigtails too... fuckin' shit I love pig tails.

life is meaningless... what the hell does it matter that there's something rather than nothing? everything is going to _be_ regardless of anything, if you get my drift. the reason a lot of people are happy is they aren't aware of that. the other happy ones just delude themselves with spirituality and religion. the only way to stay sane is to stay in the present moment and not worry about what it all means. in all likelihood our consciousness is nothing more than a byproduct of the complexity of our brains... when our brains shut off we shut off.

but fuck it, who cares? we live until we die, there's no sense in crying about it. just try to stay in the present moment and do things that make you feel good.

Thats just something I thought about earlier, and I don't really have an opinion on it either. It was simply a thought that ran through my mind,





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Re: Life is meaningless...? [Re: ViBrAnT]
    #903697 - 09/24/02 04:42 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

what happens when you spin the yin and the yang at the speed of light

:laugh:

the tangental velocity would reach the speed of light but the Center would remain motionless.
 


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Re: Life is meaningless...? [Re: infidelGOD]
    #903957 - 09/24/02 08:26 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

...creating a vortex spinning tighter, tighter until it collapses into a singularity, pulling in all matter, which is why I never attempt that.


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Re: Life is meaningless...? [Re: vaporbrains]
    #904021 - 09/24/02 09:22 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

nothing in this life has any meaning, except the meaning we choose to give it


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Re: Life is meaningless...? [Re: In(di)go]
    #904064 - 09/24/02 10:09 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Follow your dream...


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Re: Life is meaningless...? [Re: vaporbrains]
    #904787 - 09/24/02 04:17 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Life kicks ass. Oh and it sucks too.

Hope that answered your question.


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Re: Life is meaningless...? [Re: In(di)go]
    #904800 - 09/24/02 04:24 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

In reply to:

nothing in this life has any meaning, except the meaning we choose to give it



Bingo!


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Re: Life is meaningless...? [Re: ]
    #905524 - 09/24/02 10:04 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

What do you mean shroomism, love is all there is.

I'm confused...............
Wink, wink, nudge.

Man even though it is all set up i still like it.

I keep having these daydreams in front of my eyes pointing to where i wil be in the future, it is quite arousing.

damnit, i want to move objects with my mind.....

relaxation, directed awareness and love my son.

but i want it now!!!!!!!!!

he,he.



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Re: Life is meaningless...? [Re: ViBrAnT]
    #907054 - 09/25/02 01:00 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

interesting.


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