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What is it about life that makes it worth the trouble?

Asked by cdwccrn (3605points) December 7th, 2008 from iPhone

Sometimes it ( life) feels pretty hard. Other times, full of sorrow and pain. Is it worth it?

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skfinkel's avatar

Yes, it is worth it. And even if it feels like it isn’t, I can assure you that there are many people you know who care about you a great deal, a little bit, or just casually, and each of these people want to have you around. Just in case you are thinking that life isn’t worth it.

As a person who has experienced a profound loss, I know that life can be full of sorrow and pain. There were times I didn’t know if I could survive the pain I felt. If you are lucky (and you never know when this can happen), life can also be full of joy and wonder and goodness. And much of the time it is full of fresh air and clean water, and the things we take for granted that others can’t imagine. These are pretty good too.

So, take heart. Be strong. Live through the hard times. You’ll find that it is worth it.

cdwccrn's avatar

I can’t see to type though the tears…..

laureth's avatar

While some moments are dark, I have always kept on simply because I must know what comes next – how the story turns out.

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Cardinal's avatar

Sounds like you wouldn’t believe any answer and the answers will be different for everyone.

I suppose one lives for fulfilment, love or kindness received. For many, life is a challenge. Joy and love and furfillment are requirements to be happy. The age old question, of course, is: Does happiness find you….... or…....... must one go out seeking happiness?!? A few hours ago when I returned from church I was met at the gate by my 3 dogs, Huckleberry, Finneghan and little Sadie and I was very happy and at that point my life it couldn’t have been better. Occupy your free time doing what makes you happy, that should make your life enjoyable.

btko's avatar

I think it’s short enough that you may as well put up with it. 60+ years isn’t really that long and in the end I bet you will be wishing for more.

nikipedia's avatar

It beats the hell out of the alternative.

augustlan's avatar

My heart is breaking a little, reading this question from you.

I’ve learned something from years of depression: Things always get better. Hold on to that thought, and be at peace.

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