What is life?

Mumbai, India
December 2, 2015 3:35am CST
I have been bothered by this question since I was 14. What is life? Is there an purpose? Or its just a struggle to earn and keep yourself healthy and fit and entertained till your time to die comes? Death is inevitable and frankly I don't believe in life after death. So, if one considers this fact about death, then what is the motivation to stay alive in the first place? What is the motivation to earn money, to get famous, to get a big house, a car, a wife, children? It seems that logic can't be applied to all aspects of life. If we apply logic to our existence, the futility of living comes to the fore.
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@totobasso (347)
• Canada
2 Dec 15
You may notice that even on Mylot there are a few discussions on the the question of what is life, what is the purpose of life, what is life all about or similar questions? Here is a question for you to think about, if there was no purpose then why do so many of us wonder about it? Why would we care? It is not logical that so many of us would ask the question and the answer would be that there is no purpose. We ask, we wonder, we care, we search because there is a purpose to life and we want to find out what it is! Why are we searching for life outside of the earth because it is not logical that there would be life only on earth. I'm glad that you are interested in this topic! Welcome to Mylot, the place where everything is explored!
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@sugartoes (35533)
• Greencastle, Indiana
3 Dec 15
@totobasso WOW what flipping CONCEPT I love that.
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@sugartoes (35533)
• Greencastle, Indiana
3 Dec 15
what is life ? hum think about that ?? life is just what you make it to be fun, boring, thrilling, dreadful, Scary, exciting, a learning experience, successful, what you DO in life is up to you it's HOW you think about life that changes it for you.
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@dodoazo (12322)
• Philippines
3 Dec 15
Life is what you keep to live for happiness. Believe it or not you have been born to find happiness. Sooner or later you may know why there is life? Why people live and why people die? For the meantime enjoy your life to its fullest.
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@birjudanak (7166)
• India
3 Dec 15
when you enjoy with family and give happiness to them its life,we have to go ahead with positive mindset to achieve our goal and forget all about past what ever happened,this kind of motivation need to live good life.
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@MALUSE (33743)
• Denmark
2 Dec 15
Life is there to be lived.
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@cindiowens (3914)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
4 Dec 15
I think we make our own purpose in life. It is given to you, and you use it the way you want. This is an age old question that probably everyone ever born has asked.
@Butchcass4 (5826)
• United States
3 Dec 15
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Psalm 139:1-8 1 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. 2 You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. 3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. 4 You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. 5 You go before me and follow me. You place Your hand of blessing on my head. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! 7 I can never escape from Your Spirit! I can never get away from Your presence! 8 If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave,You are there.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
3 Dec 15
I was once told Life is a trial and it is up to yourself to make the Life Learn the Lessons that have been put to you .........learn to live your Life the best that you can.....be grateful for what you have got ........ fight for yourself when you have to ........don't complain for what you haven't got, feel lucky to what you have got ......think of the People around the world who are not as lucky as you and just be grateful I have not had an easy Life from 5 years old onwards but because I made the best of it and fought for myself in many different ways I survived and I am so lucky with all I have got and achieved .....it was not easy no but I am here and grateful