So, This is Life?

 RobCox1980 (@robcox1980)8 years, 2 months ago

Someone recently asked the question what the point to existing is. The question rattles around my head so much I thought maybe I’d try to answer it for them. Here is my best theory.

This idea crosses my mind more frequently than I care for it to. The answer I’ve concluded is this. In the beginning there was truly nothing. This nothing was also everything. That’s the easiest way to describe what some would consider “god.” The part you’re looking for would be this. Nothing having what I would consider “absolute consciousness” decided to start to try to understand itself. This caused nothing to split into half. Now, being 2 things, that by becoming so caused the original nothing to cease existing, perception of other, therefore helping understand self, began. This was also the first time the collective consciousness came into existence. Since then it has been an eternal echo of seeking to continue to understand what we are as an existing universe, not only people. The human aspect is towards the tail end of a complex understanding of life before the cycle more than likely starts back from us experiencing life as simple celled organisms and continuing back up the evolutionary ladder, this time further along in the timeline though. By the time we get back to humans, there will probably be (but probably already is) a higher life form that understands on an even higher level.

Hope this helps. Even the idea I’ve come up with seems to be evolving constantly though. I’m sure if you believe it, and it’s right today, it will be different tomorrow. You’re welcome to add your own ideas.

Also, an afterthought after writing the above is that in the beginning the only thing nothing had going for it was a life without death and knowing everything, since it was nothing. Now, we know nothing, and I believe we’re searching for the ability for infinite understanding and limitless life on an individual level.

July 2, 2013 at 5:43 am
Conner J. (1,558) (@connerj93) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@robcox1980,

I thought I had my own theories that played similar to yours but saying, “Nothing having what I would consider “absolute consciousness” decided to start to try to understand itself. This caused nothing to split into half. Now, being 2 things, that by becoming so caused the original nothing to cease existing, perception of other, therefore helping understand self, began.” Blew my fucking mind, and now i’m rethinking, and rethinking some more. Thank you for the inspiration friend!

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RobCox1980 (13) (@robcox1980) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@connerj93,

Much appreciated. This is the evolving idea that I’ve had for a little while now. Seems to make sense to me with emphasis placed on the fact that if someone tries to get too technical with understanding it actually takes them further from understanding. It’s a funny thing.

Funny that it came to me when I stopped trying to figure it out. It hasn’t made me happy by any means though. Actually, it about drove me nuts. lol. If it helps anyone else to not worry about it anymore, I’ll be happy that people don’t have to waste time thinking it up themselves. Though, I’d say if they do find it, they’ve already put considerable time getting to this point.

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Guywho_is (19) (@Guywhois) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

The point of life, of THIS one, is to live and be happy. Have experiences that are worth reliving infinitely if you had to.

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Filip (2,818)M (@filipek) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

There is no point in life. Nature does not have a point, nature just is. We create concepts and are looking for a point, or a sense to live, but there is none. There is just existence as it is.

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@filipek, Nature is cruel.

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Filip (2,818)M (@filipek) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@spaceghost, No no, nature is just nature. Cruel is a concept we made up.

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MarkII (71) (@mwinship13) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

The point in life is to evolve. That’s why the universe started. To evolve before the end and if we don’t reach oneness before that time then it will happen again.
Or maybe our concepts of right and wrong and good and bad are all wrong and the purpose of our lives is just to experience. Experience anything. Whether we consider it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ or whatever.
I prefer the first one.

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@filipek, Yes, and I am currently in a human state, with other humans, and cruelty is a thing. To me, nature is cruel.

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Obfuscate (126) (@HowardHolmes) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

A self needs a point to exist. The self is not and neither is the point.

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

With the cold fact of there being no point, this is not a bad thing, it is an opportunity.

If there were a common and indisputable point to all our lives, we would have no free will, we could not enjoy life in our success because we would have no failure for comparison.

Roller coaster or plateau, we can be the artists of our own lives, free to express the inward outward.

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emptyminded (68) (@thoughtless) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@robcox1980, I believe the same thing. but take this into account. if the nothingness seek to understand its self (much like humans) then wouldn’t that make him not all knowing. From the moment he obtained consciousness and began to search for its true self by dividing, he was affecting the time-space continuum in his “reality”. all this possibility has lead me to believe that something had created the nothingness but such a being is unfathomable and transcends my current thinking capacity.
to sum up what I’ve been saying is that the creator may not know his creator and this continues endlessly. The hole in this theory is that it must have started with something (the transcendental object ).

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