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What is the meaning of life ?

Asked by crossword (14points) April 2nd, 2009

Do you make a purpose of life for yourself?

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gambitking's avatar

I shall again quote Metallica, who seems to have figured it out

“Forever trust in who we are, and nothing else matters. Life is ours we live it our way and nothing else matters.”

Life is generally relative… Wouldn’t you rather know the meaning of YOUR life?

dynamicduo's avatar

I believe the meaning of life is to have fun and enjoy oneself. So I do just that.

Les's avatar

Nope. I wake up, get dressed, eat the same damn gruel I eat every morning, walk to work, sit at work for the entire day, doing the same thing I do every day, go to the gym, walk home, make dinner, fall asleep on my chair watching TV, wake up, decide it is time for bed, brush my teeth, and fall asleep.

Hey, you asked. Maybe I’m just sick of these “what’s the meaning of life” questions.

jrpowell's avatar

I kinda go with “don’t fuck anyone over.”. I try to be a good person. I will help a person in need if I can.

If I get rejected at the pearly gates (for not worshiping) that means god is the dick and I don’t want to hang out with him anyways.

Les's avatar

@johnpowell : Amen to that, brother!

gerdog's avatar

The meaning of life is TO LIVE. Life is its own reason.

crossword's avatar

I guess its up to us what we want to pick ..negetaive or positive side of life ! If we think of teh positive side ..we can drive or push ourselves better?

ubersiren's avatar

I sort of have the idea that there is no reason. I think we were a little bit of an evolutionary glitch. A highly functional glitch, that has overrun the Earth. Sort of like a giant bacteria.

freezepop's avatar

It’s a Monty Python movie that was released in 1983.

crossword's avatar

Les ,great to have a third comment from you ! I thought i had pissed u off with my question .

crossword's avatar

Didnt know we have movie with that name .Thanks !

manoffaith3112's avatar

I have a feeling this isn’t going to be popular. But oh well.

There is definitely a purpose in life.

The purpose of life as I’m presenting it come from the New Testament. Jesus said if a person follows these two things they fullfill all of the required to do ten commandments.

The first one is to love the Lord you God with all your heart, soul, and mind.
The second one is to love your neighbor as you love yourself.

I have turned away from my sins and sinful past, and am trusting in God’s unmerited favor. By living for Him I’ve found direction both in a natural and a supernatural way.
For God so loves…..
By knowing I’m accepted its easy to have confidence to reach out to other’s, and begin to explore spirituality.

Les's avatar

@crossword: Now worries, I’m not pissed. I’m just incredibly bored with this current “life” of mine. Hearing how other people “live each moment as if it were my last!!” makes me angry. That is just so impossible at this point in my life, I don’t get how other people have the time or the inclination to do so. Ah, well.

Sol's avatar

Why do you assume that there is a meaning of life?

crossword's avatar

i agree with u Les ..we are so very pre-occupied with work ,we have less time left out to enjoy life – may be we just need to grab that oppertunity ,when ever it comes to us.

crossword's avatar

Sol ,i do assume there is a meaning to life and you youself give it shape with your own thoughts and deeds .Am i clear?

manoffaith3112's avatar

In my opinion…..since you were kind enough to ask…...

I’ve lived life two different ways. One was to get all the pleasure, and love for myself I could. At times I was likely to be selfish. For myself that eventually caused all kinds of heart break.

Now I’ve found a second way of living. Through repentence, I now have a friend who is always with me. Plus life for me is more exciting, and I’m leaving behind an eternal mark on this earth.
Now even though I may start to get lonely, upset, or sad I’ve found through prayer I always have a friend. By living my life in a different way life has become more exciting, I sense direction from a Holy God, and can sense pure energy of love through the Holy Spirit.

I’d sure like to see other’s experience what I’ve been fortunate enough to find.

Dr_C's avatar

Life is a cookie

Lightlyseared's avatar

I can’t beleive no one has said 42!!

AstroChuck's avatar

Be excellent to each other, and party on!

Lightlyseared's avatar

see it even apears in @AstroChuck ‘s lurve score

Dr_C's avatar

@AstroChuck & @Lightlyseared…. you have made my day!
Best movie references to hit fluther since… me.

EnzoX24's avatar

Sex. Procreation. Fucking your brains out.

Humanity has but one purpose: to survive.

fireside's avatar

Words of Wisdom

This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.
Hindu, Mahabrata 5:1517

What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man. This is the law: all the rest is commentary
Judaism, Talmud, Shabbat 31A

Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.
Buddhism, Udana-Varga 5:18

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them
Christianity, Matthew 7:12

None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.
Muslim, Number 13

Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself.
Baha’i, Baha’u’llah

Don’t fuck anyone over.
Fluther, johnpowell

syz's avatar

Genetically, the biological imperative to pass on our genes.

jrpowell's avatar

Well played fireside.

Zen's avatar

Suck less.

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