Why do you live?

3 years, 4 months ago

personally, i live to have fun.

But I believe that we live so we can die since that is the only thing that is sure to happen. Yet we are all living and dying at the same time.

November 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm

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Profile photo of Kirsten Kirsten (@kirsten) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

My 2-Dimensional Foundations professor told our class that we could receive extra credit by telling him why we live. I thought this was a very interesting question (since it has nothing to do with 2D foundations for the most part), so I felt compelled to ask my fellow HEthens as well. :)

Why do YOU live? What makes your heart beat? Why do you get out of bed each day?

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie M (@tangledupinplaid21) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

To breathe air, to see trees, to meet people, to take joy in contemplating existence, to be a part of the human race, to learn as much as possible. Essentially, to experience many things that would not be possible if I stayed in bed every day :)

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Profile photo of Joe Joe (@joezachs) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Being alive and living are two different things.
We need not get out of bed, but just lie down there and laze away the whole day.
But that does not make one alive and lively.
You might have observed people who just go through the motions of living.
But contrary to that there are people who are exuberant and bubbly and happy.
That is living.

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Profile photo of Renee Renee C (@themorning) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

To see trees! I love that Ellie, and completely agree. I spend SO SO much time staring at trees. They are just so strange and wonderful, I never tire of it.

I would never have been able to answer this question before this year.

Now it’s easy.

I live to embrace life. I live to go with the universe and not against it and be who I’ve always been.

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Profile photo of stonedragon stonedragon (@stonedragon21) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

wow im gonna copy what you just said renee cuz that outlines it for me too… embracing life. flowing with each moment as it comes up. loving. i think loving is the main reason for being alive. to love feels sooo sooo good.

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Profile photo of Francisca Francisca (@fcueto93) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

“To breathe air, to see trees, to meet people, to take joy in contemplating existence, to be a part of the human race, to learn as much as possible. Essentially, to experience many things that would not be possible if I stayed in bed every day :)”

I HAVE FELT THIS WAY, HAPPY, IN HARMONY.. BUT I STILL ASKED MYSELF.. CAN I LIVE MY WHOLE LIFE HAPPY LIKE THIS? ( OBVIOUSLY BEING VERY THANKFUL) .. BUT I STILL FELT THAT THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE OUT THERE. I REALIZED THAT I NEED TO FIND MY PASSION AND MOTIVATION. EVEN THOUGH I FEEL VERY HAPPY.. ( THE SAME AS THE DEPRESSED) I STILL ASK MYSEF THE QUESTION: WHY AM I HERE?

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

The clean answer to a “why” question is always about personal intent. What I do with my life is not the reason why I live. How I ended up here is not the reason why. A why always comes down to intent.

I say I live to live, because I live, for I am alive, because I want it.

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Profile photo of jake arends jake arends (@jakexx) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Stone dragon, you copied what renee said and I I’ll copy what you said.
Love IS the reason why.

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Profile photo of eastsighed eastsighed (@eastsighed) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

My hats off to Joe and Manimal.

I’ve been hanging out in this cul de sac where the world has problems, and people live to try and solve these problems, and there are more problems, and people still spend their life trying to solve them. I feel like people keep trying to solve these problems to feel like a hero, avoiding depressive feelings mostly. Well, for me it’s avoiding depressive feelings and taking on a challenge. Challenges bring me much joy.

I don’t think I get out of bed to look at trees, although that sounds like a fascinating kind of drive. I just don’t have like you do.

I also feel like there is something else to say for me besides “just going with the flow and loving the universe” but that’s definitely not a negative way to look at it. I’m still working on it I guezz

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Profile photo of Radu Radu (@mrsparrow) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

I did not choose to be alive so I cannot have a reason for living. I just live….call it inertia.

I don’t think that life has to have a purpose. the question that everybody asks “what’s the meaning of life?” has a very simple answer: there is none :)

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

I live because I know I could be infinitely something more and I want to experience that.

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Profile photo of Haakon Haakon (@hawcon) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

I live to love. <3

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Profile photo of Carrie Carrie (@carrieee) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

I live to experience life and see everything and love people. I live to appreciate being alive. I live to be the most honest and just person I can be.

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Profile photo of Aero Aero (@shadowxd3mon) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

I live because i feel like i have to be here. and i live for My fiancee Mica. I feel like we are all here for a reason so i am here to do my part.

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Profile photo of Andrew Andrew (@tw0str0ke) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

To learn.

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Profile photo of Mica Mica (@micachu13) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

I live for my fiancee Aero<3, he is all need, and he makes me smile everyday. I love him and always will. I can’t wait till we get married XDD

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Profile photo of Francisca Francisca (@fcueto93) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

manimal: what do you mean by personal intent? explain!

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Profile photo of Francisca Francisca (@fcueto93) 3 years, 4 months ago ago
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Profile photo of Abraham Alcaraz Abraham Alcaraz (@abealc) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

i live because i want to experience more. it is that simple. Sometimes i stay awake late at night and i think to myself “I am going to die. i was 5 years old once, ill be 70 someday and then i will cease to exist” It is a state of mind that always makes my heart sink when i think of the lack of existence.
I have come to the realization however, that regardless of that, i want to live. I am currently working on becoming and emt and i want to become a paramedic after that. And who knows after that I may return to school to become a nurse, pa, or a dr. I want to achieve my goals.
Most Importantly however, i want to experience more, its really that simple for me. I want to know how far i can get. I want to know more about what it means to be human, and I want to see how far technology will get before i die. Humanity is an interesting thing to me, and that is all i need

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