What life is for....

@krajibg (11936)
Guwahati, India
August 26, 2011 2:33am CST
How do you prove that your opinions are correct? Is it because your interaction with other in the community stand in most of the cases? If I say you are no body and what you have done bears no significant input. Think about yourself and compare yourself with others. You will feel, I guess, in a nebulous state where things are not clear. Even your being what you are and why you are here is nor defined. Sometime you feel it is all fruitless. Or are you waiting for the morrow that it would bring you a dozen of smiles and you put them one after another all in happiness?
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@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
26 Aug 11
I never thought that my opinion is correct to others. I only believe that my opinion is correct and valid in my own life. With the so many discussions here asking everyone to share thoughts, I did share my opinions, but whether they are correct or not it really depends on whoever read it. I tried not to insist others to accept my views on things, but if they did think mine is correct.... whoa then I guess I am correct...
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
26 Aug 11
Hi jennyze, Yes ,I accept that my opinion on a particular object/subject could be different. And this should not mean either that you are inflexible. Opinions are based on logic and when so many opinions reach a particular point we say all accepted opinions. Still that opinion could be a wrong one when something new data comes over.
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@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
26 Aug 11
Yeah, nothing is absolute if I can say...
@derek_a (10902)
26 Aug 11
I have learned from my meditation over the years, that in life there is no comparison between one person and another. There is a saying in Zen that states that "without you the universe would be incomplete". The feeling that everything is fruitless is just a feeling and in life, all things, including feelings are impermanent and subject to change. To feel negative about life today, will disappear to manifest a feeling about feeling positive about yourself. Opinion, as just opinions and are subject to the same changes. Opinion, are not really real because they disappear and become changed. The only reality is here and now. What you can sense and feel, but the here and now is instantly gone. So if you can think along these lines, it may feel strange at first, particularly if you have not really done so before, but can be quite empowering. _Derek
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
24 Sep 11
Hi derek, What you have put has is very much relevant but my doubt is how many of us really try to follow them? Yes, this Earth is meaningless without the creature that are supposed to be there. Out of all these creations only men are bestowed with the power of reason and a thinking head. The irony however, is that all heads are not capable of thinking and thus they come and go. The purpose then? No specific one. We need people to do various tasks. This is why, I mean because of this the hierarchy of stream of life is necessary. Just to sum up life is to do the good and help progress help other species to benefit or else there is no point as to why you were born.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
26 Aug 11
hi rajib da Seems that you are quite upset and feeling depressed today! Whats the matter dear? Ok, if for the discussion - I do not believe that I am important, in fact no one is. It is all there in our hearts and brains that this person or that is important to me/us and life would be difficult with/without him/her. My opinions are mine, they have some value to me - maybe I learned them from experience or someone told me, I have a brain that tells me this should be right and this should be wrong. I have a heart too and it tells me I should do this or that because it would bring happiness to other(s) or sadness to other(s) and I follow these recommendations as and when needed. For me, life is about living to bring smiles on others, and seeking happiness in that.
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
5 Sep 11
Hello chhotu, Those Summits, Conferences, meetings, discussions etc. are scheduled at different venues and different countries just to reach a solution. Your saying that your opinion does not matter is an invalid tale. Of course in isolation neither yours nor mine would have any validity. Even in a public meet where there are people from the community and to meet up the matter your say must have logic and coherent or else that would not be accepted. Where there is logic and harmony in a given society. Opinion for the sake of opinion makes no senses.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 11
Hi raj, society can live only by standards of right and wrong. But these standards can be lost. Right and wrong are largely matters of 'feeling,' and even when something is said to be 'wrong in itself,' such as murder, few seem to be able to say why it is wrong. Morality is reduced to something as personal as taste, the mind becomes like the stomach, preferring right to wrong as it might choose pickles rather than cucumbers, It all depends upon your point of view.
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• Pamplona, Spain
26 Aug 11
Hiya sid, Right on I don´t usually complain either but this morning the slowness of this Cooker is enough to drive anyone up the Wall sometimes especially when you have to rush things like today. I never like to rush either if I can help it. It does not take me long to come bouncing back and smiling like a Cheshire Cat (grin). I am here with my tea laughing at how silly I am my Husband just laughs at me well he would would´nt he?
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
26 Aug 11
Hi lovinangelsinstead21 Took me a while to figure out about this response but I do see that the day is surely going to be great for you as you have started your day on a happier note - and you and your hubby are smiling and enjoying. These moments make the day for me
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• Pamplona, Spain
26 Aug 11
Hiya thesids, Well I was referring to the main response I had made then I was reading your response to kraj and that´s what made me respond in that way. I posted it at the top so I won´t interfere with kraj´s response Box that way. Yes we are both laughing now especially me as I got everybody out and ready in time as well but I had to work very quickly to get everything done on time. Day is working out much better thank you sids I hope yours is too and everyone else´s come to think of it.xxx
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
26 Aug 11
Life is good enough if you think so.you need n't try to prove whether you are right or wrong,it's there.
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
24 Sep 11
Hi prefessor, Yes I agree that we do not need to show up of your works and think that work has benefited all. Thanks zhouxi.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
25 Sep 11
have a nice day!
• United States
26 Aug 11
Hi krajibg I am a very open minded and caring person, of course in my opinion. When I come forth and apply opinions and or advice, I do so because it is what my heart and mind believes. It may or may not be correct, but after careful thinking I find it is correct in how I believe it to be. I do not feel like I am more important than anyone else is because I am human and always room for improvement for me. I don't ever compare what others say as to what I can say better, in fact I like to read/listen to what others have to say because it might just sway me into understanding better. It is during depressive time/nebulous states that perhaps I can't put my best foot forward and for this reason perhaps it is best I not apply any wisdom to others because I might not be constructive. Depression hits me profoundly and if I am not able to shake the feeling for myself I don't think I can be helpful. Though listening and or reading to others does help for me.
• United States
26 Aug 11
Forgot to add that life is for living, experiencing, comprehending, and understanding that no two people are alike.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
26 Aug 11
I don’t feel as though I have to prove that my opinions are correct. They are right for me and for me that is all that counts. We all have points of view and that is part of being human. Everybody’s opinions matter as they are every individual’s right regardless of whether they are found to be correct or incorrect down the track.
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
5 Sep 11
Hi Paula, sorry for late comment. We fprm the opinions on issues. The opinions might be in the form of by law as one particular opinion is unanimously accepted by the community. Bending on its importance we could be rigid or flexible there. I could not agree to your line [b]Everybody’s opinions matter as they are every individual’s right regardless of whether they are found to be correct or incorrect down the track. [/b]. This is fine. But where do we look for the absolute opinion? That is why I say in whatsoever matter only the opinion of the majority get the upper hand.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
28 Aug 11
Hi krajibg! This is an interesting discussion. I have to say that I have no clue what I am meant to be doing. I am almost driven sometimes where my job and education are concerned but I don't know why or for what. As my children get older, I feel unsettled like there is something else I am preparing for. I take every smile I can get and laugh as much as possible. I guess all I can do is hope that when whatever it is that drives me appears..that I will know what to do.
• India
27 Aug 11
Hello my friend krajibg Ji, I ythink Liogfe should never be taken so serious. Life is meant for enjoyment and taken smilingly. I have already forwarded much earlier. However let me temoind yet again :- [i][b]"SATSANG (a) ”If you can balance /stable your mind, when people around you are in un-balanced , and at the same time blaming you”. (NO-reaction) (b) “If you have belief on yourself, when others have doubt and at the same time, you strongly oppose their belief of their doubt” (c) “If you can wait for Good/Bright days without loosing patience/getting disheartened of waiting”. (d) “Everyone around you is deceiving you , whereas you are not in any way.” (e) “ Every body hates you and you do not, at the same time, you ARE not proud to be ‘good’ and ‘wise’. (f) “ If you Can dream, but do not allow them to overpower you, and you Can ‘think’ but at the same time, do not plunge into dreams of ‘thinking”. (g) “If you can welcome ‘gains’ and ‘defeat’ OR ‘profit’ & ‘loss’ with open hearts and they do not unbalance your mind”. (h) “If you can accept your own words in twisted/mutilated /distorted form, happily by ‘fools’ and they do not involve you in their bad plans”. (i)“ If you Can bear/tolerate the ‘gains’ accomplished by you ‘raise to ashes’ , for which you took whole life to build, and at the same time you can once again order your tired hands to restart making”. (J) “ If you can take one chance to reduce your gains in your life, ‘loose’ or ‘gain’ (like a great gambler) (k)“If you can, after loosing every bit in your life, get ready fresh to obtain the same with total energy from all corners of your body and mind, without uttering a single word even”. (l)“ If you Can compel your heart, mind and limbs, when they are so tired and refuse to accept any thing, except that your ‘belief’ and ‘desire’ to order them that they have to march forward and not falling back”. (m) “ If you can roam in crowds, but do not allow your ‘thoughts’ and ’abilities’ to wander stray, and you live with emperor, but do not neglect common man “. (n) “ If you are unharmed by people loving you and people hating you”. (o)“ If you Can respect everybody within the limits, but at the same time nobody”. (p)“ IF YOU CAN REMEMBER THE UN-EXCUSED MOMENT/SECOND (time) OF YOUR LIFE, AND EXPLAIN THE REASON FOR THE SAME”. Then, the whole world belongs to you only and every thing that exists on this, at the same time you fall under the category of ‘ACTUAL HUMAN BEING ’, which is greatest achievement in the life than any thing else”.[/b][/i] Thanks. May God bless You and have a great time.
@celticeagle (119330)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Aug 11
Why do you have to prove that your 'opinion' is correct? It is only your opinion and to you it is as best as correct. If things are clear to you who cares what others think? Pushing your feelings off on others is not always appealing and not always looked upon with anything but boredom.
26 Aug 11
That is quite a hard question to answer as really many people will be able to say they feel life is one thing or another or means one thing or another but, I guess my opinion is that I simply do not know what life is for!
@navtech (1776)
• India
26 Aug 11
Dear krajibg Life is for happiness, worry ,stress,confidence,relaxation etc.You just have to live life to the fullest.Life has no pause buttons.It is like piano, i think white keys are for happy moments and black keys are for sad moments but still we have to play the both keys so that it gives a sweet music right ? Thats how we have to lead our life .It is very natural that in our life we used to face so much problems,so much stress, so much worry but still we have to overcome of it,thts the spirit of living life.Life is life just fight for it.Life is just like a olympic game there r many sports like faith, trust, love, feelings,fight, ignore,dominating mentality.who won those games that person is the real winner! so slow and steady win the races ,me always with honest people because honesty is a part of life and it is my strength!
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
26 Aug 11
Yes what life is for? Why we exists in this world and what is our purpose in life..You are right how do we prove that our opinion are correct..? anyway we cannot tell that we are always right.. Let other tells what we have done coz sometimes we cannot read ourselves in the middle of obstacles, problems that sometimes lead to us into depression. Even into myself i cant explain sometimes what i want... I just go on what the necessary is according to my mind set.. according to what is needed, where i stand.. what i am currently doing and who i am.. for me life is hard to express because it is myself the reflection of me itself. ohhh what really life is for me...?
@pickwick (858)
• India
26 Aug 11
Hi rajib.Why should one prove that their opinion is always correct.I feel everyone is entitled to have his/her own opinion.I feel the whole life is just an illusion.Why should we take it seriously ( better take it sincerely)I have never felt all is fruitless because I am not search for fruits.We have had this precious birth to experience life.I do so without judging anything or without resisting any experience.I live each moment with joy and happiness withoout thinking of what the next day would bring for me.
• Pamplona, Spain
26 Aug 11
Hiya derek, True as well if we never stated our actual state of mind no one would ever listen to us and nothing would ever get done I suppose. But I was just having an opinion there on my response that is very mundane and my bad mood passes very quickly I don´t let it affect my Day ever. Its way too trivial to go on and on about it. I was just thinking really how much power I waste and have to pay for as well that is what gets me a bit niggly at times.
• Pamplona, Spain
26 Aug 11
Hiya kraj, Well a dozen smiles is what I am smiling now I have finished doing the Dinner I have had to prepare two different lots of Meal and with two very poor Gas Rings that I have had to make do with for so long I shall really get to miss them I expect. Whats that got to do with this? One my opinion about the quality of the Gas we receive here is below par its way below normal power and the Gas Rings are about thirty years old as well. Now when I tell them my opinion about it here its just casual remarks as I don´t expect them to believe me as they are never in the Kitchen except to eat after (grin). What they don´t want to see with their own eyes so I never expect my opinion to be taken much notice of unless I am talking about something National like say on the News. Now I have stopped my two minute complaining mostly its frustration of wasting energy with me two normal Gas Rings with normal power would have done all this in half the time. But thats only my view and of course I understand no one is interested either except Women with the same problem. Its a silly opinion for most but not for me when I get a huge Bill for very poor standards. Fruitless is how I have been feeling while I have been trying to make that Water boil quicker and I have to keep put the lids back on and off every five minutes too. However now I am smiling because what I was telling them I know to be true but its all the same to me whether they take any notice or not I still love them all and I guess I will be doing the same thing tomorrow and the Day after that. Its just that I have had to rush everything as they have to be out and ready for one o´clock hence my frustration with that Cooker (grin). I cool down very quickly thank goodness so a dozen smiles is what I am sending to everyone and I mostly keep my opinions to myself well most of the times.xxx
@topffer (35586)
• France
26 Aug 11
Hello krajibg, Proving an opinion -- or a theory in human sciences, my working domain -- is a matter of logical reasoning, and many people are not very... logical : a good theory in human sciences can need 20 or 30 years to be adopted, never mind who exposed it first. All we can do is to expose/explain our opinion to others and to see how they receive it : maybe they will demonstrate us that our opinion is wrong and we will have to change it. Except professionally, where I need to have some points of reference, I never try to compare myself to others : I believe I like to be "in a nebulous state". If we were knowing why we are here, life would certainly be less interesting, but it is just my own opinion.