What is the purpose of life?

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trishan (@trishan794)    2 years, 7 months ago

Can anyone help me determine the purpose of life?

0 votes, posted 12.28.2011 at 8:14 am
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Anonymous (@)2 years, 7 months ago ago

We all lead different lives. You must create your own meaning :D

But I reckon the very core and basic purpose of my life is “to be happy and useful”. Everyone wants to be happy, and being useful helps achieve that for myself and others!

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richard <3explore (@comeasyouare)2 years, 7 months ago ago

Well said mike

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Seth (@seth)2 years, 7 months ago ago

Genetically, to reproduce. Anything other purpose…could be considered to be purely opinion.

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Anonymous (@)2 years, 7 months ago ago

ha..and why reproduce?
Don`t you reproduce in order to feel happy and fulfilled?
I think that maybe the basic purpose is to experience the world, and of course we tend to favor pleasure to pain unless you find pleasure in pain..

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Anonymous (@)2 years, 7 months ago ago

To find your own answer to this question is the purpose of your life :)

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Martijn Schirp (@martijn)2 years, 7 months ago ago

Is there a purpose for a bird to catch fish? Is there purpose for the stars to shine? Is there purpose for you to feel your heart beating?

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ELI var namnet (@manimal)2 years, 7 months ago ago

Is there a purpose? Is there a purpose for purpose? Is there a purpose for knowing what this purpose is? Is there a purpose for knowing purpose even exists? Is there a purpose for caring about purpose?

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Anonymous (@)2 years, 7 months ago ago

Ha ha, i hope there are no wannabe psychoanalysts on he or they might conclude that we are exhibiting a obsessive-compulsive behavior…

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Alex (@hollowinfinity)2 years, 7 months ago ago

@Seth, there is no evidence to suggest our purpose is to reproduce. Obviously it must happen for life to continue, but I wouldn’t call that a purpose. I’ll use this quote again because it sums up so many thoughts of mine.
“The driving force behind all things is neither procreation nor survival, but expansion of awareness”

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Alex (@hollowinfinity)2 years, 7 months ago ago

Consider humans have golf-ball sized consciousness’ We can only look out to the world with a golf-ball size consciousness, can only understand things with a golf-ball sized consciousness. We are meant to expand this circle of ours, to understand more, to take in more, to be more conscious.

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Kate (@kate2200)2 years, 7 months ago ago

The purpose of life is to EXPERIENCE Who You Really Are. I would reccommend reading Conversations with God if this topic intrigues you.

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richard <3explore (@comeasyouare)2 years, 7 months ago ago

What comes. Waiting to be lived

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Anonymous (@)2 years, 7 months ago ago

I believe the meaning of life is something simple, so simple it’s over analyzed. I look at the beginning of man-kind and see a pattern. Love.
Everyone is after love, either it be with another, turning hobbies into passions or helping others. The meaning of life is to find love. And if you don’t find love, or do what you love whats the point of life, right?

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Jane (@simplelife)2 years, 7 months ago ago

I agree with Kirk on this one- I think that the purpose of life is to simply enjoy what is fortunately given to us and that is just too simple for many people to understand so they overanalyze it. But I also do think that the biggest part about finding ‘truth’ is to find your own.

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