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There is no meaning to life

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Re: There is no meaning to life

Post by Hereandnow » February 11th, 2018, 6:31 pm

On this matter, wittgenstein has the proper insight: it is not whether life has meaning, for this is clearly the case. The question is, does that meaning have meaning? Goes to metavalue, absolute rather than contingent "meaning".

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Re: There is no meaning to life

Post by BelieveNothing » March 22nd, 2019, 5:15 pm

A poem carries meaning from the author to who knows?
The reader keeps on reading to find out the way it goes..
When the reader’s done, the author’s message in their mind,
they have had some fun or found a reason to unwind.

What the author’s made, selecting words to make it rhyme
is not designed to fade from memory even over time.
If you’re feeling sad or lonely contemplate a while.
It’s not all that bad if you remember how to smile.
Reality is not all in your mind.

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Re: There is no meaning to life

Post by Hereandnow » March 22nd, 2019, 6:39 pm

But does the smile beget an insight,
A rite, way to see?
Does it cast the world sublimely,
Undoing complacency?
What are smiles but willingness
To take the world unseen
And unredeemed and premature,
Celebrate a dream.

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Re: There is no meaning to life

Post by juney34 » June 7th, 2019, 9:37 am

Do we need meaning to live?

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Re: There is no meaning to life

Post by Felix » June 10th, 2019, 7:30 pm

juney34, was that haiku?

You may wish to ask where the flowers come from,
But even the God of Spring does not know.
"We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are." - Anaïs Nin

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Re: There is no meaning to life

Post by Karpel Tunnel » June 11th, 2019, 7:40 am

juney34 wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 9:37 am
Do we need meaning to live?
I think so, yes. Not necessarily an outside or objective meaning, our own sense of what things mean, what they mean to us, and goals within that.

The grammatics of the question lead to a yes answer implying that without meaning we would die. But my sense is more that the meaning is inherent in the we. If we exist, we apply meaning to some things, and have goals related to that. We cannot live with out them since this meaning creation is a part of us being alive. Rather than a causal thing, like oxygen getting to the brain.

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Re: There is no meaning to life

Post by Sculptor1 » June 12th, 2019, 5:21 pm

Felix wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 7:30 pm
juney34, was that haiku?

You may wish to ask where the flowers come from,
But even the God of Spring does not know.
Not haiku
Haiku is strictly 5-7-5

My life is unknown
Guess what my purpose must be
Never shall you know.


My life is unknown
1,2,3,4-5
Guess what my purpose must be
1,2,3,4-5,6,7
Never shall you know.
1-2,3,4,5

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