The Purpose of Life

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  1. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Is that not the same as being dead? Death offers total freedom fom a sentient existence.
     
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  3. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    death of the ego or personal I...perhaps?
     
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  5. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Well, I would call it death of a personal I (a self-aware sentience), due to total oblivion inside a non-functional brain. "Nothing there to be afraid of, nothing at all"..... (Anil Seth)
     
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  7. pluto2 Registered Senior Member

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    This world can be extremely cruel, harsh and dangerous so no there is probably no purpose to life.

    Also there isn't any scientific evidence for a purpose to life except trying to survive as long as you can.
     
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Well, there's your purpose then.
    To survive in a harsh, cruel and dangerous world.
     
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  9. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    The purpose of life is the wish to be.
     
  10. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Double post.
     
  11. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Hence the term "survival instinct" which apparently is a common denominator in all biological systems.
     
  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I would ask how a 'wish' can be a 'purpose' - I mean, once you make the wish - is your purpose is fulfilled? If you made that wish right now, could you die, knowing you'd fulfilled your purpose? Does it matter whether the wish is fulfilled or not (or would have been, had you lived)? - but I know you don't have an answer. What you'll do is modify it, to make it another deepity - which you could have just posted in the first place, if you had thought this through.
     
  13. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    You have this wish, its never made or granted it, it just is.
     
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  14. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Glad that's not my purpose in life...

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  15. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Shades of Jan

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  16. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Jan IS.......

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  17. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Jan has been IS NOT for sometime

    Got boring, assigned to the Iggy grave yard

    According to the Jan Universe though he would be with his beloved IS in some sort of blissful heaven

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  18. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I'm gonna write a book. "In the land of IS".
    Holds promise for a fantastical landscape with outlandish ISMs and a population of ISEMITES, no?

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  19. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    To IS, or not to be IS, that is the question
    Wether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
    Or to take Arms against a Sea of Scifotums post,
    And by opposing end the post: to die, to sleep
    No more; and by not post sleep, to say we end
    The heart-ache, and the thousand natural questions

    Sorry Bill

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  20. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Why so?
     
  21. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Frankly, because it doesn't meet the minimum requirements for a purpose. It's nonsensical.

    (For an exploration of how it is nonsensical, reread post 149.)
     
  22. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    You may have upset him. I saw him shake his spear in anger.
     
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  23. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    YES I have been told I am bard from his presence

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