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The meaning of life

Discussion in 'The Philosopher' started by Bloopy, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Bloopy

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    What's the meaning of life?

    Those of us who are atheists would likely concur that there's no intrinsic meaning in life, and it's all just a tremendous accident. If anything exists outside of our universe, it's probably more universes containing equally baffled creatures. So, maybe the question needs rewording, eg.: What's the greatest meaning you can give to your life?

    Just a reminder that this is a serious and mature section of the forum (outside of the bible basher threads :D). I wanna see a few paragraphs, not screeds of text copied and pasted verbatim from your favourite holy books.
     
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    Fuck your rules, also:

     
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    Why does there have to meaning to your life or anyone elses?
     
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    I didn't mean to imply there has to be a meaning. The best answer could be none whatsoever. But if so, surely someone can justify that answer somehow.
     
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    If one doesn't think about a meaning, or live life looking for one that might be all the justification needed for them, without any explanations. But I suppose that wouldn't be enough for someone looking for answers, or a direction.
     
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    The answers to a question similar to yours could be hugely insightful. Not why a life has to have meaning, but rather why anyone would wanna give meaning to theirs. It's probably depends on how the individual feels. Eg. if one person simply enjoys figuring out a meaning to slap onto their life then maybe their meaning of life is to enjoy it. Whereas another who sees this search as a serious and satisfying pursuit may then find their meaning of life is to achieve satisfying accomplishments. Though most would probably then get philosophically greedy and claim their meaning is a combo of both and more.

    For me these sorts of things aren't a search for a direction. It's more about examining, deducing and defining things based on experiences of where one is at now. Reaching some kind of answer/conclusion can lead to feeling happier and more confident in making the same choices I probably would've made anyway. And if there's no answer to be found, I still enjoy taking my brain for a walk around the block.

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    You could also take the point of view that someone who spends a lot of time looking for meaning is actually looking for the wrong thing.
     

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