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I think the objective of life is to live up to your potential, and to help others.

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Good answer Shaylen. I have a hard time noticing your answers cause you always have a different profile picture.
I hope things are going well for you.
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Thanks:) and aha yea, sorry 'bout that. I always change it, can never make up my mind, or I get bored with it. Hope you're doing well!
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Hi, Shaylen. Are you into philosophy? I have a theory pertaining to it. It's probably very amateur. :P
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Hi, Star. :)
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Hey Marcus. I love philosophy :) thought about taking a class in it this semester, but it didn't work quite work out. What's your theory?
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Why didn't it work out?
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My theory is: maybe there are many layers of consciousness and each consciousness does not link with the other. For example: a person robs a bank and tries to convince his- or herself that they didn't do it. By doing this they create a new, additional conscious that's completely unaware that they robbed a bank. So within that one person there's a conscious that knows they robbed, and another that doesn't. A more interesting way to look at this is that you could have done anything but are the conscious that doesn't know.
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Well, for complicated reasons, I can't drive myself to school anymore, and it's a lot for gas for my mom to drive me there and back, so I can only go two days a week, and a philosophy class didn't work for two days a week because it was on different days then my other two classes.
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That's quite an interesting theory there, got me thinking there. I agree to an extent. I think you're onto something with the different levels of consciousness, but I don't think someone can make any part of themselves unaware that they've done something. Actions usually require pre-mediatory thought before the proceeded action. Robbing a bank (I don't think) is something you do without consciously preparing to do it before hand. But maybe there are different ways we perceive things consciously, in terms of levels of consciousness? Or just different types?
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Sorry for the delayed response: was trying to think with other stresses going on, and had to walk my dog, lol. Idk if I made any sense. I've never really thought about that before.
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Oh I'm terribly sorry! I hope you get to go sometime. And I understand your stress; if you'd like to reply to this another time I understand. You don't even have to read the rest of this. (I might disappear any time here anyway. :(
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I've never heard anything about different conscious-es (only came up with the idea) so I don't know about the different ways to perceive in terms of levels of consciousness.
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But yes you're right, things like robbing a bank would probably always need premeditation. I confirm that phenomenon but what does it prove?
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Don't be sorry you're fine! You didn't do anything wrong! It's family stuff and other stuff, nothing to do with you. I just felt bad cause I was being a little slow :P I was biking before commented as well, that's also why it took a while.
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Idk, I actually was curious, so I looked up stuff about consciousness, found it interesting. It said there were things like introspective consciousness, guilt consciousness, and others (I don't remember them all.) kinda got me thinking more, that there must be lots more than that. I find, that when I'm caught up in overwhelming feelings of sadness or stress, for example, my mind will protect itself by kinda numbing down certain thoughts and most of my emotions. (I don't do this often.) I find it blocks emotions out, but I wonder if it affects certain levels of consciousness, cause I kinda feel like a zombie. Like I have a conciousness awareness of the world around me, but I wonder if I lose certain aspects of self-awareness, such as awareness of certain thought processes. Idk.
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I guess I didn't make a point with that one-was still trying to think of that. I was going to say, I think when you're committing an act, especially one you know you're not suppose to be doing, there is a high awareness, such a high awareness that there is no possible way any part of you could forget it. You're thinking beforehand (usually) during, and often afterwards. Only our subconscious cannot discern fantasy from reality, but it feeds off our conscious mind ("reality"). Unless there is some way you could convince yourself subconsciously that you didn't do something, I suppose. Idk. At least, that's what I think. (Lol idk if that made any sense.) I guess I always just thought of "consciousness" as "awareness", so it's hard for me to wrap around an "unaware" consciousness. I always thought of that as unconscious.
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Not "forget" but be unaware, unless you didn't know you did it.
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You might be right about the different levels of consciousness. You would be a good psychologist! :)
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Consciousness is awareness, yes. Unconscious is the subconscious without any affect on the conscious. Subconscious is the unconscious WITH affect on the conscious. At least, that's what they mean in psychological terms. But I think you're feeding on what scientists already know about the mind, while I'm feeding off of what they don't. Yes consciousness is awareness but I'm saying is that we have many awarenesses though they're not connected. So each awareness is unaware of the other.
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Aha thanks. Idk about that!
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Ahh I see. Like, what types of awareness are you saying that you think people have, that may not be connected? Why don't you think they're connected? I feel like all our consciousness are connected in some way or another.
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I'm not saying I believe this theory, just playing around with logic a little bit. Haha.
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I know haha. You're smart Marcus; I like the way you think :)
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Back at you. :)
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Oh well thank you :) how are you btw? I already go to school pretty late, but my teacher canceled health (my first class) so I'm like, weee, yay! (I wish they just up and cancelled classes when I was in high school. Oh my goodness.)
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I'm doing well. And you? Do you mean to say you have the day off?
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That's good, glad you're doing well. I'm good. And no, I still have film, it's just not till later. So I'm just chilling till then. It's kinda nice :)
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I hope you get healthy rest. :) You're in film class?
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Yea! It's really interesting I like it! So far we're only on chapter two in the book, and we've discussed what different angles mean, why they use certain lighting, why they use certain camera proximities, ect. And we kinda talk about how movies are like mirror images of the real world: full of codes and opposing conflicts, and we have to base our papers off the conflicts in the film. It's interesting. It's like we learn about film, and how it relates to how humans behave, and how society is. (Sorry: just came back from getting my bangs cut. She cut off slightly too much too. Arg, lol.)
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I've always been interested in camera views but never studied it. Do you want to tell me about some of it?
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I'm sure you still look beautiful. :)
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Sure:) what we talked about in film class, is nothing in film is accidental, the director has a message and using certain lightings and angles to portray a sort of significance on a scene, person, or message. Directors usually use the low camera angle, for example, to make characters seem more threatening and powerful, or to show that the character is very important, while high camera angles (from above) make a character look vulnerable and submissive, and less significant. Idk I can't think of it all of the top of my head now for some reason: but there's a lot of things with angles. Composition is kinda like how characters and things are set up, to draw your attention to a significant person, which is what we're learning about now. I find lighting most interesting, light and dark portray different meanings, light usually portrays innocence and honesty, while dark is more like suspicion and lies, and when they use both lightings within a frame, it shows conflation, especially when it's portrayed upon a person's face, usually expressed conflicting emotions of honesty and hidden motives. Idk it's more interesting when the teacher talks about it, haha.
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Meh lol. Thanks.
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*confliction (I guess that's not a word, or I'm spelling it wrong... Nah, I say it's a word. I'm making this a word. What the heck is conflation? Lol anyway....)
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Judging by your two last sentences in that comment, you doubt yourself too much. :P
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That sounds a lot like body language and dream reading. I think such things all have something in common, but I'm not sure what. Thank you, Shaylen, this is very interesting. :) I have a question about a camera view I saw on the movie The King's Speech (that movie is so well composed in every aspect). Do you mind?
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Wait, in which one? Conflation? Lol.
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A lot of it is psychological too. The eye is drawn to certain objects and people by how things are set up, and our minds are able to connect and create concepts based on the way something in the film is portrayed. I think we subconsciously notice these things about film, and consciously see it when it's pointed out. My teacher actually says "psychological" a lot, it always catches my attention, cause I know how you're into that stuff :P anyway, the teacher gave a cool example too, about how scientifically, light actually weighs more, but since humans put weight upon the unkown, and light and dark are separated, since darks are more of things on the ground, (like earth and sky), we see dark as heavier. If a white and black were thrown, a person would most likely catch the white. I just thought that was cool :) sorry for the essay xD and if that even made sense, cause I kinda got to go soon, haha.
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Sure :) I'm no expert (YET... Lol jk.) but I could try :) I might have to answer when I get home.
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Sorry, I mean in the previous one from Conflation. :P Oh and you delay your response as long as you want, I understand.
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Wow, cool! I love the light vs dark idea. You have a gift for explaining things, Shaylen. Speaking of metaphors and opposites, do you think the reason people see up good, and down bad (for lack of better terms), is because the ground below us is solid and so we can't go any further that way; while up is infinite?
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Well in that movie, the king was sitting with a therapist. The king was doubtful that he needed a therapist and so he felt apathetic toward the therapy session. As he was apathetic, the camera view included much of the bland—blue wall behind him. But later in the session there was a spike of confidence from the king toward the therapy session and as he became more open to his therapist, the camera slowly panned away from the wall and eventually centered view at the king. Subconsciously I understand the view metaphor but I don't get it consciously. Could you explain?
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*ball. (Colors being thrown... Lol. Pretty sure that doesn't work.)
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(I understood it. :P)
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Ohhh ok. Lol. And thanks for understanding :) I tried to answer earlier, but things lots of things came up when I came home. Aha idk why I always try and explain xD
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I like it too:) I find it interesting, how two colors that represent two separate ideas can work together within a frame, to show conflicts within a person, or in a scene. Oh well thank you:) I think I'm horrible at explaining things, lol. The upward angle, isn't always necessarily "good": it's the camera angle pointed up at a person. It can be used in scary movies; the villain looks powerful, while the viewer feels small and vulnerable. Downward angles make us feel like we're above the character, when they do the angle where the camera is placed completely above the characters, it makes them appear even more vulnerable. If that makes sense. Sort of like looking down on someone, in a way. It shows a weakness in the character. I think this is more based upon our relationships in terms of people: how when we stand above someone, or look down on someone, it's condescending, dominate. The teacher made a good example, of asking if we've ever noticed how when you talk to have a fight or disagreement with someone, you might subconsciously move forward, almost to intimidate them with your size. (I can't say I have: I'm not very tall, lol.) sometimes it's a good angle though, it's like they're important.
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Hmmm... I think I might have to see this scene. I can try to visualize it, but I'm more of a visual learner, I like to see things. Colors used in film are more of a subconscious thing, you don't really pay any attention to them in movies, but we did discuss colors in class, like yellow, blue, red, orange, and violet, and green, and what they mean to us psychological or universally. Blue can be depression, sadness, calm, suppression, serenity, ect. They've done studies actually, that people are calmer and work better in blue rooms (in getting on a tangent, lol.) if you're working with anxious patients, you'd probably keep them in a blue room, and depressed patients, in a yellow room. Anyway, the wall must've held some sort of symbolic significance, and I'm not sure if the color was part of it. Maybe the wall represented a sort of trapt feeling, and the tearing away from the wall expressed that, I wonder? And the camera is zeroing in so we can visually see the emotional change in the king, and that his wall he's putting up, is slowing tearing down.
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I think the wall represented his feelings of being trapt into the therapy session, or perhaps a wall he built within himself against the session, and the camera leaving the wall, is showing the wall coming down, and we see his face expression re-affirm that. Aha, maybe that's it :D we should watch that for my film class ^_^
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When I talk about the up/down metaphors I'm not talking about camera angles. But that was useful information, anyway. Really, camera views have a lot of relation with dream reading! o_o
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I've learned color psychology but I forgot about it. You just reminded me, thank you. :) Maybe that was the depiction. Thanks! ...Again. Lol.
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I'll definitely try to find it on YouTube, if you want.
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Oh lol sorry- I thought you were talking asking about film still-my mistake. What exactly is "dream" reading?
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You're welcome :) I don't know if the color held any significance in the scene-since doctors offices that work to help patients are usually blue or calm colored. But maybe it did mean something... Idk! Apparently colors are used for a reason, but people usually don't think too much about color.
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Idk if it would be on YouTube, but sure, you could try :) oh my goodness though-off topic, but the movie we watched today was very inapropiate (sp). I had to build the guts to walk out, cause that's always awkward. >.<
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Dream reading is the practice of interpreting dreams.
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You walked out? From a conservative POV I find that very impressive. :)
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I'll try to find it now.
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Consider this in relation to the black and white thing: "To dream in black and white suggests that you need to be more objective in formulating your decisions. You may be a little too unyielding in your thought process and thus need to find some sort of balance between two opposing views. Consider the views and opinions of others." Is that similar to the camera style thing?
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I couldn't find the video. :(
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Ahh ok.
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Yes, I did. And thanks :) I'm also very conservative, but that's not why I did it. It's against my religion and own moral standards, to watch anything that is po.rnographic, se.xual, and se.nsual in anyway, and graphic in that manner. I don't watch rated-R movies, and I was always taught in my youth, that even if everyone else is doing the opposite and you're alone, you have to stand up for what's right, and walk away. It was sooo hard, but I once, in my English class, because I am very concerned about others judging me, sat through an inapropiate music video. I felt so guilty for knowingly sitting through something that made me uncomftorable, because of other people, I promised myself I wouldn't do that again, and it took about 20 min to build up the guts, but I did it! I was embarrassed when I walked out, but when I was free, I almost felt empowered, I was surprised I actually did it. Makes me wonder, why I was so surprised. I mean, I planned on getting up...it reminded me of what you said, about parts of our conscious being "unaware", which reminded me of a comment one of my English teacher said: that in some ways, we must be mysterious to ourselves. I know that's probably not what you meant, but I'm starting to agree with my teacher, I think, in some ways, we are mysterious to ourselves. Sorry for the essay lol. I found that too interesting not to share :P
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YouTube is lame now! It doesn't have anything. I use to be able to find full length movies, aha. Free movie!!
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That's interesting, but no, black and white lighting in frame is something different. White represents things like innocence, purity, honesty, truth, and light. While dark and black is mystery, the unknown, hidden motives, and so on. When a face, for example, is lit with dark and light, it can reflect a conflict of truth and hidden motives. Concepts such as that.
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I agree we can be VERY mysterious to ourselves. It is interesting!
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That is extremely similar to dream reading. Lol.
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Do you feel like reading this? If not, that's okay. If yes, you don't HAVE to read it all. I did a personality test and the it was my result, I just want to know if you think it matches me. But again, say no if you want: do NOT feel obligated. Lol.
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It is. Like, nobody knows you better than yourself (or God, but on earth, yourself.) Yet on some occasions, not very often, I'll wonder, why did I say/do that? Where did that even come from?? I think we all do that sometimes.
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Well, I guess opposing ideas was similar, but it's different than finding balance and trying to be objective. But I guess I'm being too articulate: I forgot you said SIMILAR, not the same.
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Sure :) I might be a minute-gotta talk to my mom about something when she come back up stairs to heat something up for me.
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She's on the phone with my dad-I'll read it now:)
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Yeah, I think we all do unfortunately.
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Okay but I gtg in 15 minutes. I could just check Ask in the morning, though; it's not like you have to stop relpying.
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I mean replying.
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It does seem like you :) I felt like a lot of that described a lot of things about me as well, aha. And alright, I'll talk to you later/when I get the chance then :)
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Okay I hope that's a good thing. LOL. I do think you and I have a lot in common.
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Goodnight!
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*hesitantly* it could be... Lol jk :P I agree, I think so too.
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Night, Marcus :)
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Phlorence_602

To live through it....and find out, the objective of it.

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To do the Will of Our Heavenly Father.

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Live it to the fullest. Don't mess up your life either.

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To live long and prosper .

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Get as many girls as you can.

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Biology. It's all biology. What are you built to do? Eat sleep, survive, and make more of yourself.

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We essentially live to reproduce,then die.

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To me, it's to have a good time, helping others. You can help anyone, and get a great feeling from doing it. Be nice to others, and respectful. Believe in God, and treat others the way you want to be treated yourself. That is my meaning of life. It's good and bad, and if you remember one thing, it will be better: It's not what happens to me today, it's all in how I react to it. Good luck.

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KatsaBitterblue

To do as much good as you can and influence others to do the same. In addition, I believe that showing other people Christ is even more important.

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Live a life of truth following God. Also to help all the other people who are simply surviving :)

Surviving is good but flourishing is better!

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To get to heaven.

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To reproduce, plain and simple. It's the purpose of all biological life.

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The objective of life is to utilize your free will, choosing good from evil in your daily life. Obviously the righteous choice is to consistently choose to do good. Choosing evil will result in immediate harm to others, as well as long term harm to yourself.
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Those who have a religious bias, like myself, believe that you will be called to judgement one day by God for both your faith and your choice to do good in this life, and thus you eternal life will be based on that judgement, completing the objective of your mortal life.

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To love God
To love people
This will bring much happiness

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Nice answer, betty :)
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Then I realized that is is good for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him-for this is his lot. Moreover, when God gives any man wealth as possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work-this is a gift of God-Ecclesiastes 5:18-19.

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We were put here to believe that God sent His only Son; and "..as many as did receive Him, to them He gave authority to become God’s children," (John 1:12) "I came upon a child of God, he was walking along the road....."

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There isn't one

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To love...and be loved.

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To be born, grow up learning lessons, work and love

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Mine changed from time to time, due to more knowledge and age, but the one constant, was to maintain the well being of family.Like all animals,the objective is to survive, and teach our children to do the same. Of course there's nothing wrong with enjoying life along the way.

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