What is the purpose of life?

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  1. eve94

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    For everyone what is the main purpose of life? What are you living for ?
     
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    To have fulfilment which is different for everyone.
     
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  3. Lord of the Ocean

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    Can't answer. Deep down I know what it is, but this ain't the time nor place to answer that.

    Wish I could say the same as Jackie boy. I suppose he is correct, fulfillment is what the majority are after yet not many attain in this world.

    I mean the way Jackie boy put it you could say fulfillment for not only me but others too.
     
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  4. To live. Many people go about that differently.
     
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  5. You essentially asked two questions here.

    To answer the first one, in order to truly be able to answer that, we'd have to be at a stage where we can observe life without actually being a part of it. Which we can't do. It's a question we'd have to be on the outside looking in. That's how I see it, at least.

    For the second one, I'm living for the entertainment, fulfillment, and experiences life has to offer. I just have to know how to listen for opportunity to knock at my door or better yet, make them myself.
     
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  6. u376

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    i think the purpose of life is to get better with every birth and life we take
    and to do good deeds........so that we can avoid punishment of hell.......
    we all have our different goals and opinions........but i have realised it is very important to enjoy the ride when you are on it
     
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  7. eve94

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    i just can`t find a deep purpose i can live for .. maybe it`s depression or anxiety that makes me question the purpose of life but am a live so there has to be a purpose i suppose & maybe the point is to figure it out throw your life
     
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  8. u376

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    I also suffer from depression and social anxiety
    I can understand it's very difficult
    Yes ....we all have a purpose
    Actually my purpose is to become the idol person which i want others to become
    I don't want to differentiate others on basis of their status, looks, race
    So you can try this kind of motivation
     
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    I believe my purpose here is to experience the trials and tribulations; to know and to grow from them.

    That’s as nonreligious as I can get before I go deeper into my beliefs, but that’s the summary of it.
     
  10. My purpose is to know, love, and serve the truth. This is why I have an intellect, will, and a fucking conscience.
     
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  11. Little Bo Peep

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    I think it's what you make of it really, because each person has their own version of what life is or should be about in their mind. There is no right and I think you just have to find out what life is about for you, everyone does eventually.

    For me I want to get enough dosh to move away from the city and ino the country side with my SO, have a nice yard with a big garden, and live out my days not stressing or worrying about the rubbish I do now. Those are technically goals but that's what I'm living for and can't wait to do, my 'purpose' is to just be happy and enjoy life and what it has to offer.

    As long as I can live in nature away from everyone I'll be happy I think.
     
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    I've had a team working on this over the past few weeks, and what we've come up with can be reduced to two fundamental concepts. One: People aren't wearing enough hats. Two: Matter is energy. In the universe there are many energy fields which we cannot normally perceive. Some energies have a spiritual source which act upon a person's soul. However, this "soul" does not exist ab initio as orthodox Christianity teaches; it has to be brought into existence by a process of guided self-observation. However, this is rarely achieved owing to man's unique ability to be distracted from spiritual matters by everyday trivia.
     
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  13. I will answer your first question.I believe that there is no purpose in life,it is what you make of it.My main reason for living or having something to live for is my art.My art is my passion without it my life would be meaningless.
     
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  14. u376

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    Spiritual matters?..... you mean worldly matters
     
  15. eve94

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    How can I understand my self? How can I know what I want , what I really love ,what I care about the most ... I mean of course I love my family and my friends and I can literally die for them .. But I can't live for them if that makes any sense .. Is it about money ? No not really .. Is it falling in love? Will everything change I suppose or at least doesn't stay the samesame .. What can I relay into in my weakest moment ? Sometimes I can't drag my self out of my bed ! What's the point eventually
     
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  16. This reminds me of the thoughts I used to have when I started asking the "why am I here" question. So far I've been able to conclude that:
    • All of our actions, whatever they may be, are motivated by our desire for happiness.
    • My capacity for happiness is infinite which is why finite things like: money, food, sex, drugs, relationships, and etc cannot sustain it. The attempt to have a finite substance fill an infinite results in addiction or death.
    • My desire for knowledge is infinite. I will never get to a point where I will want to stop learning, yet finite things cannot sustain this because I will get bored of them.
    • My being is surrounded in mystery. Who am I? Why am I here? Everyone around me is likewise a mystery since none of us knows everything about the other person.
    With these observations I've concluded that I have a spiritual side (soul) which exists in conjunction with my material side (body). I believe this is also why, like you, I could die for my parents but not live for them. I recognize that my material side comes from them and and that my physical form comes from their image and likeness. Then on the other hand I know they did not give me the spiritual side of which holds my very being and personhood. So where is its source? I know based on the characteristics of my body that my physical look come from my parents; their traits can be found in me. This then means my spiritual characteristics are likewise found in their source. This mean the source for my spiritual side must be:
    • Spiritual/immaterial in nature
    • Infinite/Eternal
    • Mysterious/incomprehensible
    From these questions I traveled from atheism, to agnosticism, to theism and the acceptance that this thing I'm searching for is God.

    Now this is just my personal experience and journey thus far, but I figured I would share it with you since you brought up the questions.
     
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  17. This.
     
  18. There ain't no time like the present right? Why can't those questions be answered now?
     
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  19. HatePorn

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    To loose belly fat.
     
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  20. u376

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    Hahaha
    Learn belly dancing
     
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