What's the meaning of life?
Posted: March 5th, 2007, 11:00 am
What's the meaning of life? What's the purpose?
Philosophy for Philosophers
cynicallyinsane wrote:What's the meaning of life? What's the purpose?
DanteAzrael wrote:To me, the meaning of life is simple...The meaning of life...is to live life. The only meaning one can get give it is to live it because it shows that one values life...instead of waiting for death to go to another plane of existence or some other idea about the "afterlife". To me, it's always been that simple. Life itself gives itself it's on worth...it's own meaning. So, to live it, is all one needs to do.
DanteAzrael wrote:I know how that feels. I did it from around ages 6-17. Then I turned 18 and I started to slowly develop out of it...Or at least begin to get over it. I still find myself sort of in that funk every now and then...but I've learned to battle it off now.
I've always had the outlook that living life is the only meaning to life. I've had it since I was around 14. I've always thought it in those terms and felt that it was most fitting.
thestateimin wrote:I don't believe there can be a universal meaning to life. I believe humans enjoy putting meaning to life in order to make it seem significant. Therefor, I believe the meaning to life can be anything; its whatever keeps you going.
Etherealpoet wrote:The meaning of life is simple; it is survival. Everything else is social and secondary to the true meaning. We can discus and ponder and reflect all we want, but in duing this we only pass the time until the inevidible. There is only one true meaning of life, and all life forms on earth, including those that cannot recognize such things, share the same one. I suggest surviving with purpose though.
Bk2Kant wrote:A lot of people seem to be talking about creating your own purpose and creating and idea to give life purpose. To me there are two things going on some of you think that the purpose of life is whatevery you make of your life and others of you think that the there is not purpose of life, and we try to formulate all these theories to make ourselves feel significant.
Another suggested response was that the purpose of life is to survive. I think that seems more like a means that an end. That is I think survival is key to living and without which you could not fullfill a purpose but the purpose of life itself cannot be to remain living. It seems like saying the purpose of liveing is to stay living. uPurhaps you mean that the purpose of life is living, just to exist, a sort of purpose in the present but I do not agree that the purpose of life is a sort of survival game.