your life has purpose? tell me about it

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Search & Destroy, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Search & Destroy Take one bite at a time Moderator

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    So if you believe you know the purpose of your life tell it to me now.
     
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  3. Vkothii Banned Banned

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    Do you mean from a biological or from a moral or an altruistic, or anthropological perspective ..?

    That's the useful thing about perspective, you can hide behind one.
     
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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I am born, I consume, I reproduce, I think, I die.
     
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  7. Yorda Registered Senior Member

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    don't be a fool. i am never born because i'm eternal, then i am born into a body and i have fun and then i die and go to the nonphysical spirit world and have more fun and then i go back again.
     
  8. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    To be happy and not to suffer.
     
  9. Enmos Staff Member

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    In what light do want my answer ?
     
  10. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Almost forgot that making mistakes is also a very big part of life.

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  11. Search & Destroy Take one bite at a time Moderator

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    Well what I am wanting to get at is this

    People ask themselves the purpose of life, the question dwells and is probably unsolvable (stepping out of the system (yourself) to assign yourself purpose.) You could look at it in a deterministic way and say something like "my purpose is to extend my genetic influence."
    But I don't think an answer like that satisfies anybody. None of the usual answers can provide satisfaction.

    Now when you're or content or in a very good mood, ask yourself the question. What happens? You don't care. The purpose of life goes from something difficult and grinding on the mind to something simple. The purpose of life is just to be alive, right now, and I am content with that.

    I propose a universal purpose of life, to be content and spread contentedness.
     
  12. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    But you are then dictating to others what your idea about life is, not letting them determine their own.
     
  13. Search & Destroy Take one bite at a time Moderator

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    that's fine with me. Or maybe another angle is I am helping them find their own (which is always the same)
     
  14. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Then where will any deviation or growth come from if everyone is the same?:shrug:
     
  15. Search & Destroy Take one bite at a time Moderator

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    Aren't there typically many ways to reach a goal?

    Here is a rule that any individual can adopt:

    "individual purpose" - Life's purpose is to be content. because once content, purpose is irrelevant.

    The purpose, engulfs itself.

    Are you troubled by a purpose problem, struggling to find meaningful purpose in your life? Buy "individual purpose" cleaner - the way to deal with your purpose-problem's death.
     
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  16. pharaohmoan The illusion is you, let go. Registered Senior Member

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    The purpose of life is to rise above the crap and come out unscathed yet knowledgable of what to avoid in order to remain in a higher stream of consciousness and experience a more pleasing reality. We do this by piling knowledge upon knowledge and experience upon experience.
     
  17. Enmos Staff Member

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    In that case, none at all.
     
  18. Search & Destroy Take one bite at a time Moderator

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    This is just your belief - a purpose you created for yourself, for how could it be any other way? How can you step outside of yourself and assign a meaningful purpose?

    Consider an ant, one of millions in an ant colony who goes by the name pharoahmoant. One day he is piling rocks, and considers the purpose of life.

    The atoms respond: "We are here to bounce!"
    The cells say "We are here to multiply!"
    The organs say "To transform energy!"
    The pharoahmoant then says "No, I am here to pile rocks!"
    The ant colony says "You are here to build a nest!"
     
  19. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    My my, that is one mighty ant then, piling rocks!
     
  20. Enmos Staff Member

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    Ants pile up rocks all the time, very 'small' ones..

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  21. sowhatifit'sdark Valued Senior Member

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    Content seems to me a reactive state. One I also value. I also like challenges and adventures and am curious. I don't want to be simply content. Which is why images of Heaven and Nirvana have often seemed offputting. Sitting around blissfully content with God or with my own Kundalini or the breathing in and out of the universe actually sounds like a nightmare to me. Despite, and in part because of, the eternal smile.
     
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  22. pharaohmoan The illusion is you, let go. Registered Senior Member

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    Yes but it is a belief that is based on having piled many rocks in my lifetime. In your anology I see the colony as the collective and many would say I am at the whim of it (in your anology) just like society and how it thinks which is currently along the line of eat, be happy and multiply. It does not really steer us and it generally scorns those who choose to challenge the paranormal and peer underneath the circuitry. In your anology I would consider that ants can achieve great feats by collectively piling rocks and I would advise the collective of just that. Whether this falls on deaf ears is another matter altogether.

    So i stand by my orginal statement as I believe it to be the truth for me and logically speaking many others for I beleive it leads to true advancement.
     
  23. Loretta Banned Banned

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    Life in itself has no purpose as i understand it. People can decide on their own purpose but it isn't a given.
     

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