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Posted by Berfones on 24.04.2008 at 15:10
I have been looking the MS forum for this thread and I was amazed to find that the only matches to my search were Monty Pyton movie and some other thing that bearly mantion it, so I decided to open my own thread (hopfully this one will not be locked after one day) and to ask you what is the meaning of life for you, I know that this is a very abstract question, so everyone will have a different answer to it, and some will have several answers.
My meanings of life are music and my book, I think of them as my meanings of life because that if one of them will sieze to be I will probably kill myself.
This thread can also be a place for philosophical questions such as what came first, the chicken or the egg? (I have the answer to it if you want...), and one more thing, can someone tell me why do the mods hate Varg Vikernes threads so much?



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Captain Virgin

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  14.05.2012 at 23:51
There is no objective meaning of life. You are the master of your own destiny.

Written by Clintagram on 27.04.2012 at 00:08




That too.
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Dàibh

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  15.05.2012 at 19:16
"What is the meaning of life?"

To live and die without regret.
DJ Mythos

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  20.05.2012 at 06:53
Written by Bulletdodger on 13.05.2012 at 17:58

Written by DJ Mythos on 09.03.2012 at 20:47

There can be no answers. We are born, we die, we putrefy, we sustain life. That is our only legacy. To me, the question 'why are we here?' is absurd. Who says life has to have some deeper meaning? To comprehend the age of our earth, and, more to the point, the age and size of our known universe, is to comprehend our insignificance. We were lucky enough to have evolved during an improbable temperate period in our earth's climate. To some, that's evidence of design. To me, it's proof that our existence is relagated to mere chance. You can search for meaning, a quest that necessarily ends in disappointment, in the realization that you are, in fact, NOT smarter than the countless philosophers who have wasted their gifts on this meandering topic, or you can live life in the present, to its fullest. Ideals and philosophies are important to societies, but I think it's necessary to recognize that societies themselves are not important at all, that we're all food for worms ('The worm is our only emperor for diet').


Our existence is not mere chance, maybe a bit, but it still is a pinnacle of some kind, and a tiny attempt for the universe to understand itself.

Such a weak-minded position you have there champ, from personal experience the search for meaning led me to happiness, and who are you to say that they have wasted their lives in pondering and speculating, have you spoken to any of those countless philosophers and thinkers, have you concluded that they are all unhappy and full of regret ? What if buy speculating on these topics they lived their life fully and happily and helped other people do the same.

It is better to speculate in vain, than to reject the challenges that the awareness of our existence has imposed unto us, because our intellectual capacities can never grow by rejecting problems of our existence.



What is this 'problem of existence'? Are you saying just because we don't know why we're here, it's a problem? If that's a problem, you've made it for yourself. I have no such problem. I look at this universe and see no reason to expect answers. Weighing imponderables doesn't mean you're enlightened.

Rabbits eat food they can't digest, then shit pellets, then eat the pellets. There's no design.

I do think people need a reason to live, but I reject the notion that there is implicit meaning in anything.
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  20.05.2012 at 13:04
Written by DJ Mythos on 20.05.2012 at 06:53

Written by Bulletdodger on 13.05.2012 at 17:58

Our existence is not mere chance, maybe a bit, but it still is a pinnacle of some kind, and a tiny attempt for the universe to understand itself.

Such a weak-minded position you have there champ, from personal experience the search for meaning led me to happiness, and who are you to say that they have wasted their lives in pondering and speculating, have you spoken to any of those countless philosophers and thinkers, have you concluded that they are all unhappy and full of regret ? What if buy speculating on these topics they lived their life fully and happily and helped other people do the same.

It is better to speculate in vain, than to reject the challenges that the awareness of our existence has imposed unto us, because our intellectual capacities can never grow by rejecting problems of our existence.



What is this 'problem of existence'? Are you saying just because we don't know why we're here, it's a problem? If that's a problem, you've made it for yourself. I have no such problem. I look at this universe and see no reason to expect answers. Weighing imponderables doesn't mean you're enlightened.

Rabbits eat food they can't digest, then shit pellets, then eat the pellets. There's no design.

I do think people need a reason to live, but I reject the notion that there is implicit meaning in anything.



I never said "problem", but challenges, metaphysical, ethical, epistemological, throughout history many advancements came not from direct need, but from pondering and speculating .
I agree we don't have to expect answers from the universe, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't expect answers from ourselves, our universe is dynamic, so we need dynamic even in our thoughts.
That's cool. the only thing that caught my attention on your original post was the claim that searching is "a quest that necessarily ends in disappointment".
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  03.06.2012 at 09:27
You better check out the movie "naked". The human existence is explained to be one big f**king experiment.

It gives a new way of looking into god and life.

For me purpose of our existence changes with my moods

If i am happy : purpose is to find your passion in life and live happily ever after.
If i am sad/angry : the purpose of life is pain and suffering. This life is meant to be painful.
Cill O' Connor

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  10.06.2012 at 13:30
Written by Bulletdodger on 20.05.2012 at 13:04


I never said "problem", but challenges, metaphysical, ethical, epistemological, throughout history many advancements came not from direct need, but from pondering and speculating .
I agree we don't have to expect answers from the universe, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't expect answers from ourselves, our universe is dynamic, so we need dynamic even in our thoughts.
That's cool. the only thing that caught my attention on your original post was the claim that searching is "a quest that necessarily ends in disappointment".


While it might be comforting to come to your own conclusions, the truth is that nobody has the answer. Anyone who tells you they know what the meaning of life (and I don't think of that as pondering the goal, but more the excuse for our existence) is flat out lying. The only philosopher who could ever be deemed truly successful in coming to a conclusion on the world is Socrates, and that is because he said that all he could be certain he knew was that he knew nothing. And that is wiser than pretending to know the answer to something like the meaning of life, or if there is/isn't a creator etc. Because the simple fact is that nobody knows. And it will be at least thousands, if not millions of years before our race could explore the entire universe and even begin to assess how it came into being. However I believe the sun is due to die by then so it is likely we'll become extinct and never know. Therefore the answers will not come in our lifetime and, while it is admirable of scientists and philosophers to attempt to work out the answer, there is a good chance we will never know. So the purpose of my life is to find fulfillment and happiness.
MDM87

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  14.03.2014 at 23:43
Meaning of life? i would say there is no , i dont believe in god or in anything i would say its just an invention from humans
AngelofDeth
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  15.03.2014 at 06:20
I've read several NDE(Near Death Experience) books, where a person is certified dead for up to 8 minutes or so and they have spiritual experiences: life panorama("life flashed before my eyes"), being a literal ghost trapped on earth, ascending to another dimension, interaction with dead loved ones, interaction with beings of light etc. Many people argue the validity of the experiences and say they are hallucinations but the fact is your brain activity ceases upon death and after two minutes of heart failure there is literally no detectable brain activity whatsoever. Without brain activity dreams and hallucinations are scientifically impossible so there is really no physical explanation for the experiences(Yes, DMT is often cited as the culprit of these experiences but without a brain to react to the DMT the drug is useless). It's really interesting stuff and I would recommend anyone interested to read "Consciousness Beyond Life" by Pimmell Von Lommel M.D.(a cardiac Dr), it's written like a science journal report so it's bit thick and extremely thorough but still digestible and captivating all the way through. I prefer to use evidence as a means to find spirituality and this book is #1 in that regards.

Anyway a lot of people state that through their experiences, whether it was a life reflection or talking with another spirit, they found the meaning of life to be: to love and to learn. Seems to make sense to me.

Another meaning of life I adhere to is found in the good ole US Declaration of Independence: "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness". Though its a little more superficial than the former statement, it's pretty solid I think.
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Jtbmetal123

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  29.06.2014 at 05:45
I dont think there is a meaning. Were just kinda here.
Angry Soul

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  30.07.2014 at 18:03
Find your passion, create your principles and stick to it. Never compromise yourself to the gormless herd.

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