Fundamentally Meaningless.

Hitomi (@kidvisions) 10 years, 8 months ago

I have goals, I try to give my life a meaning but by the end of the day I realize that life doesn’t make sense and that it is simply pointless to do all of these things. We haven’t chosen anything… so far and the "accept what is" is simply absurd…. How to accept a tragedy?? It simply can’t work for everyone… Then I probably should end up my life and hope to be reincarnated into some kind of rock star, or Paris Hilton or something…
They say these people are not happy but I really don’t know… I think they are too busy doing meaningless things that they don’t notice that life is fundamentally meaningless…

September 1, 2011 at 11:09 pm
Syn.Ther. (46) (@luna) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

I believe the purpose of life is to celebrate every waking minute in its honor.

That is not much of a plan but it is what i have come up with so far..

took me 37 years…….. so maybe you are right….

but i just disregard that ;)

Peace

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Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

Life is meaningless…

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Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

People would say “give it a meaning” but when if giving life a meaning is in itself meaningless??

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Syn.Ther. (46) (@luna) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

we will probably never know but that does not make it untrue or true.

so saying you don’t know might give you a reason to search for it, if only for yourself out of curiosity….

Peace

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

Meaning isn’t found in words, in thoughts. It is found in your heart.

Wisdom tells my I am nothing.
Love tells me I am everything.
Between these two, my life flows.

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paul_g (21) (@paulg) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

you got sartre and camus on your reading list — what do they have to say on that? (homework :). next question: who could answer such a question/conflict for you? what would an answer that would come from the outside and be acceptable to you look like? if you think Paris is a good alternative, then i think there definitely is hope for you for improvement =] third homework: how does this question relate to your boyfriend question (which has a very personal title? what are the interconnections, where are these motives intertwined and entangled, and where do you struggle with something in you of which you think is in him and vice versa? as i’ll also say in the stuck-post, everyone i know goes/went through this i-thou confusion in which personal life and relationship issues are all mixed up into one big fit of mental agony. but everyone i know did at some time sooth the waves, so hang in there.. and do your homework :)

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Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

What love?? What is love but a mere illusion?? A simple misconception?

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Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

@ Paul: a little note before doing my homework: I have always had these thoughts, even before knowing him so I think it has nothing to do with him, unless you are right about what you are saying…

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Jay (281) (@cptapples) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

I once heard that the meaning of life is to give it meaning.

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Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

That’s what I am trying to debunk… It simply doesn’t…

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Syn.Ther. (46) (@luna) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

so that is your meaning, now you have found it

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paul_g (21) (@paulg) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

hehe, nice syn.
kid: your past defines how you lead your relationships today, no matter what i’m saying =P and to the other thing, i actually thought like you for a long time, too. and then it changed. and then it changed again. and it will again change in the future.

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Julian22 (1) (@sanatan) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

The meaning of life or rather the purpose of life is to grow as a person, to rise above your limitations. We all have limitations, physical, intellectual and mental. Not all of us can be Olympic athletes, not all of us can be nuclear physicists but we all can rise to our maximum potential as human beings.
That’s where the meaning of life comes in: to become the best possible you as a human being. It doesn’t matter whether you are a window cleaner or a university professor, we all have the same challenges as human beings = to free ourselves from hatred, prejudice, racism, sexism, envy, violence, etc. All the negative stuff we carry within has to go. That’s a lifelong project so why not start right away?

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Bryan Hellard (307)M (@xyver) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

@ Julian… All I can do is start a slow clap. Awesome words good sir!

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daveb (119) (@daveb) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

I would agree that life is meaningless – if it had a meaning, it would mean some other force is saying “here’s what you are supposed to do with your life” and I don’t think being told what to do is anyway to live.

because life has no meaning, it is instead limitless choice to do whatever you want to do.

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Jeff (2) (@pairodime) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

@dave The meaning of life isn’t supposed to be over bearing, if it was life would be a joke of itself. Just because your life doesn’t have meaning doesn’t mean the other 6 billion don’t either.

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daveb (119) (@daveb) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

Hi Jeff – I didn’t say *my* life doesn’t have meaning, but that life itself is a blank slate to which we are free to any add colors we like.

we imbue our lives with meaning by the choices that we have made, and continue to make.

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Em (473) (@emily) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

@ daveb, I completely agree. Well–with ‘my’ interpretation of what you said :)
Nothing matters, yet everything matters. It’s the paradox!

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Jeff (2) (@pairodime) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

if you’re saying life is a blank slate, where we can add anything, then we can add meaning.

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Bobby (190) (@bobbylloydxd) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

My personal belief is that all of our lives have the same meaning and none of them are meaningless. Human beings are distinct from all other mammals because of the large size of our cerebral cortex which allows many traits that other animals dont have. The most important in my opinion is the ability to care for other people and animals.
I also believe in two specific forces that flow through the universe making things move. One is related to gravity, and making things fall. Fear,
anger, jealousy, depression are related to gravity. The other force is relative to levity, and making things rise. Love, Happiness, and compassion are all related to levity. It is easy to see a tree fall due to gravity. It is hard to remind yourself of how incredible it is that the tree grew from a tiny little seed due to levity.
I believe that humans are the only animal blessed with the ability to differentiate between positive and negative forces. Because of this, through great amounts of practice and effort we are able to channel that energy. I believe that the point of life is to eradicate negative energy from yourself and through this strengthen the flow of positive energy in the world around you. My goal in life is to become full of positive energy and spread positive energy to everything that I touch. Its an ambitious goal but I find meaning in it.
Live for what you love.

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Kudzanayi Lewis Hove (0) (@kudzanayi) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

@kidvisions….. True I do agree with you, life is meaningless and things like truth, happiness are not important because in the end you “will” die and it all amounts to nothing. You could live a happy or sad life, rich or poor it does not matter because in the end it will all come to an end.

@Julian22…Dear Zeus your words are inspiring but I regret to say this ( remembering this is my point of view) when life has no object meaning/purpose then even aspiring to be a better person loses meaning. I don’t know… this is just my view. I would love to say more on the matter but my inability to express all my thoughts limits me.

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Jeff (2) (@pairodime) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

it appears the only thing that holds back the possibility of a meaningful life is death, but what you’re not seeing is that death is a part of life. just like birth and rebirth. Life doesn’t stop after death. one life does, and 2 more begin. And if you’re not a believer of re-incarnation, think of death as your deadline to make your life meaningful

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Renee (71)C (@themorning) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

If life has no meaning than why do we feel the need to give it so?

If life has no meaning than why do we love?

If life has no meaning than why do we ask why?

If life has no meaning than what are we searching for? I think those who have touched on growth are correct. What would happen if everyone awoke to love, to the connection we all have? It would be heavan on earth. Every person on the planet would be cared for, given the ability to rise beyond just ‘surviving’, to realize how great we really are. You find no meaning in that?

I want to say more but im at work using my phone. I hope this helps.

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Kudzanayi Lewis Hove (0) (@kudzanayi) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

@Jeff oh how I dread that deadline.


@Renee
…. you know.. I really do not know, I wish life had answers written on the surface of the moon for all to see. I think we only want to be relevant in life hence the search for purpose/meaning. It’s a never ending want in a human’s heart, either you want more or you want less. It’s impossible to exist without want even Buddhist desire less suffering. Being without want is a non-existent state.

Think of an eagle does she wonder what her purpose is or has she already found her answer. Do other animals know their purpose? do they even have one? Do two vipers need to care for one another or do these concepts just depend on the societies of the animal in question. You mention every person should be cared for .. OK what about other animals should we care for them and if not why?

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Renee (71)C (@themorning) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

Here is my take on it: animals do not, in the form they are in, wonder about meaning; they are not self aware, we are. But thats not to say theyre life is meaningless. We give them meaning. They are a part of the universe, and therefore, a part of us. We are the universe. And honestly sometimes, I think animals have a huge part of it figured out. Take my dog-he lives only in the moment, knows that the only true things in his life are the people in his pack, fun times, and excitement for nearly everything. Animals can bring us immense joy, I think that givrs them meaning too. If the original source of the universe has no meaning, we wouldnt have a need to look for one. you wont find my responses backed by paragraphs of data and knowledge like peter, but this comes from a deep truth I can feel (im a feeler, you see). Im still using my phone and its dying so I must end here, but one last thing. If life has no meaning for you, you must keep looking and never give up! Looking for it is half the fun.

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