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Meaning of life

  1. Apr 11, 2004 #1
    meaning of life come think of it, it's just a fulfilment of pleasure, right?

    pleasure is something we gain, and got sick of it, and search for better pleasure so life goes on. therefore it seems never had an end, like a gambling , which we only stop and leave if we r out of life force.

    during that we learnt techniques that we can stay alive, so then we can keep search for pleasure keep gambling...
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  3. Apr 11, 2004 #2
    I'm beginning to think you won't find the meaning of life by asking What is the meaning of life? People who are happy don't really ask it. And when I think about it I get depressed. I don't even think we're trying to look for meaning when we ask that question, we just use it to mull over things. Being idle in thought can detract from your feeling of satisfaction in life. Drive like Brits do.
  4. Apr 11, 2004 #3
    What is the meaning of life? Nothing. Or, better, whatever you think it is. Just see to it that you don't enforce your meaning on others. Life is hard enough without egotistical powerseekers telling you how you should live. My goal in life is to learn as much physics and mathematics as I can and to be a good person (by the latter I mean ... help others, don't harm others, be polite, don't be greedy, treat people with respect, and stuff like that). My neighbour's goal in life involves spending and f**king. I don't see myself as morally superior to my neighbour (unless he treats people badly, which I don't think he does). As Brian of Nazareth once said, "You're all individuals. You're all different."
  5. Apr 11, 2004 #4

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    well, i thought about what the meaning of life was, and i looked in the dictionary, so here it is.

    LIFE - n. the condition which distinguishes active animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.

    There were many other explanations and examples but i wouldnt want to bore you.. sorry it's so unglamorous
  6. Apr 11, 2004 #5
    haha cool guess there is no dictionary for it
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    move to PHilosophy?
  8. Apr 12, 2004 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    to find meaning? You would never stop chasing your tail on that one would you? I agree a lot with Esperanto here. It is easy to think about this stuff way too much. There are certain questions that have been around as long as we have yet and no one has ever found an answer that can't be challenged.

    Really this should be in philosophy but it could be considered a personal question. If I take this as a personal question, then it is to do the best that I can with what I have to offer. I used to worry about everything else but really I don't anymore.

    or it may just be 42...but I think that was something else.
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  9. Apr 12, 2004 #8

    jimmy p

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    that was LIFE, THE UNIVERSE and EVERYTHING.... life is only a third of 42, which is... 14.
  10. Apr 12, 2004 #9

    Ivan Seeking

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    well then, so long and thanks for all the fish. :tongue:
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