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What is the meaning of life?

  1. Apr 6, 2008 #1
    To be.
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  3. Apr 6, 2008 #2
    exactly! TO BE, now being means some thing different for every body.....
  4. Apr 7, 2008 #3
    I looked it up in the dictionary and "life" has about 20 different meanings.
  5. Apr 7, 2008 #4
    By life, one usually mean something that can self-replicate, metabolism, undergo Darwinian evolution etc.
  6. Apr 7, 2008 #5
    Do you want the meaning of life or the purpose?
  7. Apr 7, 2008 #6
    Reproduce in bulk.
  8. Apr 7, 2008 #7
    If someone knew the purpose (meaning) of life, we won't be here wasting our time on a message board. lol
  9. Apr 7, 2008 #8
    Up to you dude.
  10. Apr 8, 2008 #9
    This guy does :approve:

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  11. Apr 8, 2008 #10
    The purpose of life is to live isn't it?

    If you're not doing something that you consider living... change.
  12. Apr 9, 2008 #11
    It seems to me that the meaning of life is to "continue to be"--it is not enough only "to be" in the moment.
  13. Apr 9, 2008 #12
    Lady Presenter:Now, here's the Meaning of Life.
    [Receives an envelope]
    Lady Presenter: Thank you, Brigitte.
    [Opens envelope, reads what's inside]
    Lady Presenter: M-hmm. Well, it's nothing very special. Uh, try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try and live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations.
  14. Apr 9, 2008 #13
    And the meaning of death? To NOT be ;)
  15. Apr 9, 2008 #14
    Life also has the fundamental purpose to die at some point.. why? To provide for new life.
  16. Apr 9, 2008 #15


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    We here on Earth accomplish that by mating. Try it; it's much more interesting than dying.
  17. Apr 9, 2008 #16
    I'm beyond mating, I'm a breeder!
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