What's the meaning of life?

United States
January 29, 2010 10:40am CST
I Just woke up not to long ago staring up at my ceiling thinking to myself. What's the reason for all of this? What's the point of even waking up in the morning? I mean, My life and many others like mine cab end in one foul swoop.....I mean ahaha don't you guys ever think how your going to end up in 15-20 years? I do...AND IT CREEPS ME OUT! People you love are going to go away and your going to grow old and weary, and the more I think about it the more it scares me. What do you guys think? Does anyone on myLot ever think about death or the future and stuff?
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11 responses
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
29 Jan 10
Hi! When I was your age (at the beginning of time it's such a long time ago) I used to think the same as you. I was never satisfied with life even though I was out all the time and working (something that is rare for me nowadays). Are you working yourself or are you unemployed like me? My nephew is the same age as yourself and he finds being unemployed boring more than anything else. He does have friends but I'm not sure if they work or not...but anyway, he's not in the house that much. He goes out, even if it's to someone else's house rather than staying in his own. What do you mean when you say "People you love are going to go away?"
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• United States
30 Jan 10
The point to living life is to do you passions, interests, and talents. People will say that life is just about working a job, having a family, etc, but it's really about doing what an individual wants regardless about what others think. Society makes it so that everyone feels like they have to life a certain way, but life is not about doing what others want. What's the point to living life like a mouse in a cage?
• United States
30 Jan 10
Dude, I'm really loving your answer. Society expects us to follow some code of ethics and written laws. I mean, I know I'm destined to do something, I just can't seem to do it because there are all these limitations on every corner.
@nautilus33 (1831)
29 Jan 10
~ Hi! The meaning of life is very very simple- it is connected with the people around us, with our feelings and nature. For me the meaning of life is,to have a family(parents, sisters, brothers, because they make us feel alive), to fall in love with a girl, to have at least one moment of truly happiness( I mean really happy, with all my heart) to have some real friends in my life, who I can trust and count on! A person who haven't fulfil this four things in his life I can surely say, he/she doesn't know the meaning of life!
• United States
29 Jan 10
wow, ty so much guys. You guys have all the right answers dont you lol? xD
• Philippines
31 Jan 10
I used to want to figure that out, too. I don't claim to have all the answers to life already, but it really helped me find direction when I got to know the Lord Jesus as my Savior and Master. Knowing Him, having a relationship with Him and knowing that He has a plan for my life helped me understand what this life is for and what counts. What helped me find that path was reading the Bible. The books Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren and One Month to Live by Chris and Kerry Shook are great reads to point to that direction as well. For me it was one puzzle whose pieces just started to fall into place. :) It took a lot of effort and a lot of battles struggled through, but by now, I'm winning, by the grace of God. :) Here is a blog which helps me remind myself to keep going when the tough times come: http://lorie.feeblesaint.com Enjoy!
@23uday (2998)
• India
30 Jan 10
hi friend, When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing then we truly live life. When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up. When you have a sense of your own identity and a vision of where you want to go in your life, you then have the basis for reaching out to the world and going after your dreams for a better life. have a good day.
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
30 Jan 10
I think a lot of people wonder what the meaning of life is, myself included. in fact I think about what my life's purpose is quite often, and sometimes I wounder what my life will be like in the next few years, but I accept that only our creator knows that, so I try not to think about my life and mortality in that way, meaning I try to view life in a more optimistic way because its pointless to think of all the negative things that go with being alive else we cant be present for the good things that life has to offer. We have to just deal with things as they come and not think about things like growing old and losing loved ones because we cant control whats meant to be, we can only live our lives the best way we can and hope that everyone in the world and in our circle lives a long and happy life.
• Jamaica
30 Jan 10
my perception on this matter is that life is life. it comes and then one day it will go. i believe that everyone here on earth has a purpose. i also believe that instead of fretting about life one should just live it to the best of their ability. persons should just enjoy their days of live by making themselves and they people around them happy.
@ANIME123 (2472)
• United States
30 Jan 10
The meaning of life is to live it up the most that you can. To learn what is your purpose in your life. What you were meant to do and so on. For me the meaning of life is to be nice to people because I do not want to be known as one of the meanest people when it is my time to go. Still the meaning of life is to enjoy life have fun while you still can. You never really know when that day will come. Party time, yeah!!!!!!!
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
30 Jan 10
I can understand and relate to some things you've said there. Sometimes I think about my own parents, my love ones around me and friends and their love ones too; what if they depart, then how would I react? What would I do and will we still be together like living close by to be able to pay a visit, giving some comfort words, or will we be miles apart or a country's away that sort of thing. Life can be very simple; life given, life taken. But in between, we build memories, share stories and love too and to lose those around us can be a very hard thing to accept, but eventually we will have to. That's part and parcel of what life is all about. If I think right, we have to do good in this world, so that when we depart, we depart with the sense of feeling good as well.
@y2j2008 (44)
• Sri Lanka
29 Jan 10
This is a Ultimate question to the all creatures.. As for me life is something depends on Hopes..!! When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing -- then we truly live life..!!
• China
29 Jan 10
i can't remember how many times i have thought about life. Sometimes i see some people live a hard life, but why they insist living in such a world? At that time, i didn't know why. But now when i experience my own life, i realize that what the meaning of the life is. When we were born in somewhere, we are not alone,we have our family members. We live with them, share happiness and sorrow together. Life makes us know what the love is. Though everything will be away at last, but life gives us some important memory with our important person. For them, we live in such a world no matter happy or not.