What's the meaning of life?

Bangladesh
December 16, 2007 6:14pm CST
People, this question really made me think a lot and I am really freaked away. Now let me know now about your opinion. What is life for? Is our life to serve the mankind or just to have fun and chill around? Is this not a success of life that to make ourselves memorable even long after our death? Really hard thinking question as I think so, now wanna see how is your view about life.
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@Ruibinha (158)
• Portugal
17 Dec 07
I think we need both, fun and work. We need to have a balanced life. Actually I don't think "we came here" only to work or only to have fun. We need to know how much ingredients we need for both to get them balanced. I don't think also that many of us are fulfilled about our own lives. Well, I think no one will know exactly what is the meaning, but each of us have an own idea about it. I think that OUR meaning of life can be only ours. I can think my life (the meaning) is to complete my objectives that I go through each day of my life. Each day, month or even year, I can have a different objective, and that is my meaning of life. Other person can have other meaning... for example, tell and invite all people to their religion, or get something done before dying (like a cure). Other people say we are here to make world better, to help the needed one. For me, all i said above is objectives, are things we want to do, or try... So, i can say you that, for me, my meaning of life are my daily/monthly/yearly objectives.
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• Bangladesh
17 Dec 07
Ya, I agree with that every person has his own set of values about life, but can some of those be common that most of the people can follow? If so, what can those be? I am not saying about the religion, rather just think about the philosophy of life. Religion can not be universal as you see "so much religion to count even".
@Ruibinha (158)
• Portugal
17 Dec 07
Religion can be universal : there are different religions. It's only you that decide if you want or not to "follow it". Are you referring common like traditional facts/dates/parties? I don't consider traditional a meaning of life, i can consider that is a part of it. But I can also say that this traditional things can disappear, people might not like so much this traditional than before. And that is happening. Each person has their values, of course.... But i never told about values, I wrote objectives. My objective is became a biology researcher, genetic investigator. whatever - that's objectives, that is not at all values. Values is what your parents or even teachers and friends can "give" to you. You have the decision to follow or not to follow. But that is just values, selfish, hypocrite, liar, companionship, etc... that's values. Don't think i said objectives as values, they are two completely different things.
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@Box1989 (14)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I think life is just one massive test before Judgement day. Everything that happens in your life is a little part of the test. It's tough to explain it, but in my head, I think I've got it all figured out. Not saying I'm right, but it's a good theory I guess.
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@Umbra75 (56)
• United States
24 Dec 07
I don't think there is "A" meaning. I think that every life has its own meaning, or purpose. Not only that, but every time and every moment in life has a purpose. If all life had one single purpose to accomplish, then everyone would know what that purpose was. The moment one person found out, and told others, then eveyone would know, and no one would be asking. So many people wonder why we're here. What's the reason we're all alive? What they should be asking is "What is MY reason for being here, right now?" My reason for being here right now is to reply to this - and to think about chocolate, but that one's just for me.
@zhwbeast (328)
• China
19 Dec 07
The life is for,in my opinion,is not just for the funs?cheers?money and so on.The love is the most important part in the life.People who without love will never have the true happiness in the bottom of the heart.We need give love to my parents?wife?children and so on.And being a man,the second thing which my life for is have a successful business to keep my family.
@matt555 (19)
• United States
18 Dec 07
Recently I have began to think that meaning in my life can only be found by stopping the search for it. If you search endlessly for meaning and time and time again come up empty, you can be left rather hopeless. Instead, push past the search for meaning, and any feelings of meaninglessness that you may encounter and concentrate on the here and now. Paradoxically i can only seem to find meaning in life by not looking for it at all.