Meaning of life ?

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by BlueMoose, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Yonescoh Registered Member

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    That's bizarre. That's EXACTLY what I thought in my head right before I read your post....!!

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  3. draqon Banned Banned

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    that's bizzarre as well. because what you just wrote was exactly what I thought in my head right before I read your post!!!!!

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  5. Yonescoh Registered Member

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    Maybe there is some significance on that. Maybe that's the meaning of life......! :itold:
     
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  7. Tnerb Banned Banned

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    Nah.
    That's whats crazy about life.
     
  8. Reiku Banned Banned

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    To live life. I suppose that would be the meaning of it no?
     
  9. Tnerb Banned Banned

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    Seriously.
    That's like the most straight foward answer.
     
  10. Donnal Registered Member

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    ahh me tinks
    to get things ready for the next generation
    but i cant be quite certain bout that hehehehe
     
  11. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Sh - Boom (Life Could Be A Dream)
    ( Crew Cuts )

    Hey nonny ding dong, alang alang alang
    Boom ba-doh, ba-doo ba-doodle-ay

    Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom)
    If I could take you up in paradise up above (sh-boom)
    If you would tell me I'm the only one that you love
    Life could be a dream, sweetheart
    (Hello, hello again, sh-boom and hopin' we'll meet again)

    Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom)
    If only all my precious plans would come true (sh-boom)
    If you would let me spend my whole life lovin' you
    Life could be a dream, sweetheart

    Now every time I look at you
    Something is on my mind (dat-dat-dat-dat-dat-duh)
    If you do what I want you to
    Baby, we'd be so fine!

    Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom)
    If I could take you up in paradise up above (sh-boom)
    If you would tell me I'm the only one that you love
    Life could be a dream, sweetheart

    Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
    Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
    Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da, sh-boom!

    Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
    Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
    Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da, sh-boom!

    Every time I look at you
    Somethin' is on my mind
    If you do what I want you to
    Baby, we'd be so fine!

    Life could be a dream
    If I could take you up in paradise up above
    If you would tell me I'm the only one that you love
    Life could be a dream, sweetheart
    (Hello hello again, sh-boom and hopin' we'll meet again) boom sh-boom

    Hey nonny ding dong, alang alang alang (sh-boom)
    Ba-doh, ba-doo ba-doodle-ay
    Life could be a dream
    Life could be a dream, sweetheart!

    Life could be a dream
    If only all my precious plans would come true
    If you would let me spend my whole life loving you
    Life could be a dream, sweetheart

    (dee-oody-ooh, sh-boom, sh-boom)
    (dee-oody-ooh, sh-boom, sh-boom)
    (dee-oody-ooh, sh-boom, sh-boom)
    Sweetheart!!
     
  12. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    The experience of being alive.
     
  13. Donnal Registered Member

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    cosmic traveler thats a nice song did you make that up
    well its nice anyway
     
  14. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Not me, look at the top of the song and you will see the name, Life Is But A

    Dream and The Crew Cuts were the group that wrote it. It is an old song

    from the 50's or so.
     
  15. Kovak Registered Senior Member

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    Reflection on the meaning of life?

    The meaning of life?
    It could just be.....no reason or meaning what so ever.However given the grandeur of the universe and its unknown mysteries I at this stage am 'sitting on the fence'. Why do I feel uplifted when listening to a beautiful guitar melody or when just 'being' in nature on a river in a kayak? Why do I feel loss and suffering? For what purpose?

    Here is my thought on this question;

    At the instant of the 'big bang' from nothingness 'the source' of light and energy manifested itself in physical form. For what purpose? Love is the highest quality that seems to arise in my mind.Could it be hate?

    Thus as I write this thread, I and you, who reads it are conscious and thinking on the edge of the 'known'universe as it unravels. Probably more intelligent than if we were discussing this same question in the 'middle' ages ,when the Earth was deemed the centre of everthing and flat...

    At death I and you die physically but does consciousness transcend our death? For what purpose? Maybe our offspring continue this refinment of the intellect through strong genetics.Is there a gene/s discovered that carries forth consciousness as opposed to intelligence?

    'The source'(of consciousness?) in nothingness before everything seemed to have survived the biggest of all currently known atomic explosions(big bang),if it indeed exists.Possibly consciousness does then transcend physical death.For what purpose?

    Hard work this philosophy stuff...If your confused ditto!
     
  16. Donnal Registered Member

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    ohh ok is a really nice song eh cosmic
     
  17. sly1 Heartless Registered Senior Member

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    What is the meaning of life? Its the philosophical equivalent of the mathmatical pi.......

    good luck
     
  18. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    For all those who have postulated a "meaning of life", and especially to those who are so adamant that their's is the correct response .... one further question is all I ask... please provide the evidence.

    Please provide the evidence not only that your answer is correct, but also that life has any meaning whatsoever beyond what we, as sentient individuals, create for ourselves.
     
  19. ProCop Valued Senior Member

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    Life cannot and does't have any meaning at all. Like an infinite space infinite life has no direction (which would lead to something preferable).
     
  20. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    To live, to marry a bitch, to die.
     
  21. granpa Registered Senior Member

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    what is the purpose of life?

    a common argument seems to go something like this:
    human beings are just piles of atoms, therefore life is meaningless, therefore people choose their own arbitrary goals, therefore there is no right or wrong, therefore there is no morality.


    first we have to distinguish between physical and spiritual life. the purpose of physical life is to reproduce.

    i would suggest that the definition of (spiritual) life is 'moving toward our goals (which in the grand scheme of things are more or less arbitrary)'. the goal of moving toward our goals may sound like a tautology (and perhaps it is) but the point is that the mind can get so screwed up that it can actually set itself the goal of moving away from its own goals. of course, that insanity, being the opposite of life must lead, ultimately, to death.
    a right goal therefore moves us toward our primary goals and a wrong goal moves us away from our primary goals.

    curiousity, which is a primary goal/drive, amounts to little more than 'use your brain'. i suspect that all our primary goals are like that.
    strangely, getting a job and paying our bills is not a primary goal. work seems to be an after-thought. i suppose that is why we find it so difficult.
    the subgoals that we choose to pursue (and perhaps even the primary goals that nature has hardwired into our brains) are mostly arbitrary. however, they arent completely arbitrary since the goal of moving away from our goals would not be acceptable. therefore whether our goals are arbitrary or not (and therefore whether life is meaningless or not) depends very much on how you look at it.

    regardless of how arbitrary our goals are, if there is more than one person present, then conflict is inevitable and some fair way of resolving those conflicts must be found (think golden rule).
     
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  22. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Aren't the questions "What is the purpose of life ?" and "What are our goals in life ?" rather synonymous ?
     
  23. granpa Registered Senior Member

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    no. that is where the confusion lies.
     

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