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The meaning of life is deeply mixed with the philosophical and religious conceptions of existence, consciousness, and happiness. It touches many other issues, such as symbolic meaning, ontology, value, purpose, ethics, good and evil, free will, conceptions of God, the existence of God, the soul, and the afterlife. There are a large number of theories to these questions from many different cultural and ideological backgrounds.


I often say to "Live, love and laugh. Emotionally and phyically."

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Big words O_o
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Whoa, you have said much that is true, but once you start piling on all the near-infinite factors involved things start getting confused and murky. I think these can be better distilled towards the essence, which actually you've touched on in your second statement.
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That just blew my mind
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Exactly what happened to me! O.O
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hahaha I apologize. Sometimes I get carried away if it is something I am passionate about.......
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There is no meaning of a life.why do we live.
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In YOUR opinion there is no "meaning to life".......Perhaps you need to search within yourself to find the answer why you live.......I know what life and living are to me.....thankfully.
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Oh i will find answer when I go from this Earth.
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Death.

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How is death the meaning of life?
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RedRose
common misconception. the end is not neccasarily the meaning.
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Death does have a share in what life means. It makes it more precious.
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Life is like a box of chocolates.
<insert picture of a dog here>
It kills you.
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I don't like chocolate.
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LiES.
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Truth.
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Still. Life kills you. End of story.
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Definitely.
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But if you don't like chocolate, you never had a life in the first place.
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life does kill you
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Life is the meaning of life enjoy it
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that, true.
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Lets all be happy! What is so bad about knowing that you are here and will eventually die? Rejoice! You have been given the gift of being here at all!
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Gift?
I think you mean "curse."
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I can agree that.
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RedRose
no, nazzy. thats up to YOU entirely.
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Actually, It's up to fate.
I have nothing to do with it.
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Listen to RedRose!
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iNaZzy, if you change your personality, would that change your destiny? YES. So you have EVERYTHING to do with it.
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RedRose
Its not neccasarily personality. its perspective.
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I meant anything about him.
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..I'm not going to change my personality...
Anyways, life was already planned for me before I was born.
I just follow the path, I don't know where it leads.
No right or wrong turns, I just follow the road.
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RedRose
Ur right. u cant control everything in the world. but u CAN control how you look at things! and whether or not you are happy!
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...It's not easy to be happy with the life I have...
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i understand tht, but what im saying is its not hopeless.
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...What hope?
Right now, only 1 thing is keeping me alive...
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You are on the Ask hall of fame. I envy you and yet your hatin' yourself.
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You should play Minecraft. Really clears your head.
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I lost interest in video games a while back, but thanks for the advice.
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RedRose
There are many things tht cn make you happy you just need to change your state of mind
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I guess... RedRose, congrats for making it into the Hall of Fame.
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Thanks! u 2! this is the first im hearing of it xP had no idea!
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Really? Well, you win a shirt.
Check your Email.
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thanks :)
by the way, have you considered therapy?
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I took counselling...but that didn't work.
My pshychiatrist just made it worse.
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I do. Everyday.
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it could be his/her approach. there are a ton of different kinds of psychologists-because of that, there are a myriad of ways to get help. if you went through something tramatic, or if life is just hard, there are different ways to help you. I suggest you look for someone trained in "the three principles". do whatever it takes to find happiness, you deserve it.
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The only happiness I find is talking to the person I love. <3
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I will be praying for you too. =)
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oh my gosh i love your answer Mr. iNazy:)!!!
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Okay...
Huh, that's ironic... My parents were talking about divorce last night...
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Im sorry iNaZzy:( that must be terrible for you! my parents died when i was 9 and have lived with my grandparents ever since. i miss them so much.. just be thankful that you will still be able to see them
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thanks zoepetals:) it means a lot but, i am doing well

cinnley101: i ment that even if his parents do get a divorce, he should be thankful that they are still alive and he can still talk and see them.....
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OHH i thought you wanted to know what my response was:) i just adore tasmanian devils:)


and saying God has a reason for everything does not make me feel any better
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so your saying that my parents ans sisters death made MY family stronger? How so?
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whatever man. but i still dont really believe you.:)
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haha what do you mean zoepetals?
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i dont even read the bible i am a jew. that is my religion and im so freaking tired of christians trying to change peoples religions. why cant you guys just leave us alone?
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cinnley101: how would you have?
zoepetals: haha that doesnt even happen to me. i totally respect everyones beliefs but. like i said, im so tired of the way some christians i know/see act or treat other people
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Phlorence_602

That's for you to decide.

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No,it's not
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No?
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It seems if he could decide it he wouldn't be asking the question.
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That was the fact I let out....it is his job, to decide it.
Even if he can't, it's a must.
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truth
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43... Cus I can't stand losing!
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to make a fake meaning :O)

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that,s inaproprate.
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how so?
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He didn't replay back.
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to be happy and make others happy :)

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Philosophy. Think about it.

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your answer doesnt make any sense
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that,s awfully sarcastic don,t you think so.
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It's not seriously think about it. You'll get it eventually
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Who knows?

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I'll tell you sometime between right now and never. Probably never

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what kind of response is that?
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One that requires some thinking, do some before you comment a negative response
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To find your own purpose. Make your mark, on this world.

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To find meaning.

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yes thats a good answer rose = )
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thank you, i thought so too
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to find a purpose an inspiration something so strong that affects lots of people to become better human beings ....this is rare when somebody has something a special gift but its not activated or turned on until somebody else comes until there life and then the trigger is pulled special bond begins the magic starts to happen everything comes full circle... even if its for a moment in time.. a blink of an eye " poof " then its gone because the other person is gone and the magic fades left only to wonder ...wow what would they have accomplished together if they stayed together.....
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I believe in taking advantage of each and every magical moment....just because the person is gone does not mean the magic has to go.
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yes it does = {
the magic fades it becomes just a memory ... but i thank god for every second that he gave me with that special someone .... as i do now cherish every word every moment we have left.....
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thats why i get so stressed because i want to post the songs and the video before you leave... this is the only way we have to talk and when you close it thats it... theres no other way i just hope you get the utube link
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i just got off work I'm going back with martin and Ryan lets see if we can post the song I'm very very curious of your opinion is about it rose... i wont be on till later ok bye ill talk to you soon i hope you had a nice day = )
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cant sleep = (
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you there...?
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yeah its late probably not hhhmm ok then I'm going go take a sleeping pill good night again = )
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did you know that chuck Norris got bit by a cobra .... the cobra died 2 days later = |
true story...
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"Life lives and wants to live." (Endre Ady)

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It doesn't have a meaning, but you can give your life a meaning if you are very fortunate.

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how do you know that?
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“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”
........... Joseph Campbell

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grrrrrrreat answer hippy!!
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Why, thank you Miss Patti.
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That's heavy man...)
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Groovy dooood.
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What he said^^^.
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He ain't heavy, he's my brother, sister.
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Far out...)
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Why, you are so very welcome hippy. Now, I shall go watch a groovy movie. lol
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Don't forget to twist up a tasty bud while you're watching it...)
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Make mine a Yuengling lager.
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HA! @sarte. Oh, believe me, I used to. :) Now, all I do is remember.......hahaha (I'm sure there is probably more that I DON'T remember though.) lol
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I love JC (would love to find a set of "Transformations of Myth Through Time") but here I see a contradiction. He says life has no meaning and starts the very next sentence with what has meaning. I understand what he's attempting to explain, just think he could have done better. Still, probably the best answer so far, next to mine.
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Its what you make of it, being kind, helpful, and dutiful to you country, Family and friends is an excellent start.

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The meaning of life is to do everything you can in the fullest, and that is why we are all sitting on our butts answering your question by typing it and not doing anything productive.

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true meaning of life hmm very interesting lets see ohh yeah its motorcycles = )

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There is none.We,and this world we live on happened as a quirk of nature.Eventualy it will all cease to exist.Maybe at some point in time it may happen again somewhere..All you have to do is look at what is going on around you and you will see that this is not the only place it has happened.What makes you think there is some kind of special meaning to it all?Don't waist your time wondering.There is none.

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life is a ride but not a race. in certain moments we should enjoy it as a race but remaining entirely we should ride our life happily enjoying every moment even the sad too. its simply a chance as a game player to win some points and happiness

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Lots of drinking, lots of sex, and making lots of mistakes. That's how you start. By the time you're 23 it should be more like...
Lot's of working, lot's of drinking , like 1-3 kids.
When you're 40.... Lot's of working, lots of hating, still 1-3 kids, less sex, and still lots of drinking.
once you're 60... just think bout bigger things taht lie within the small things.

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Soooo true ;)
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That sounds like a depressing life.
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Well I don't do all of that I do make lots of mistakes, I do lots of working, I do lots of hating, and lots of Running.....
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on and on and on what do
you think this is are you trying to
be pushy or something?
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what the h*ll are you talking about
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Hey sorry for getting back to you guys so late.
I answered the meaning, not the routine. Sorry for the confussion.
You shouldn't have a routine to life... only in your home and work and maybe common rituals, but with that... that isn't all too depressing.
Drinking without getting drunk is awesome for me. I get to have a good time without regrets, I already love my future children, Work gives me purpose... I had the sex, I've made the mistakes... I'm glad that I've moved passed that and now know what it means to make love and learn from mistakes. No regrets here, just in love with life.
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to live and have fun

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I say that all the time Umm just Live young, Wild, and Free while you still can!!!!

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It tells you in the Bible at Ecclesiastes Chapter 12 verse 13.

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I don,t discuss relgion over the internet.
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you can totally listen to everything the bible says without questioning it whatsoever. if the bible told you that it would rain purple unicorn turds, I bet you would believe it without giving it a second thought..
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@ feather2. I have to agree with you on that one. I have seen wayyyyyyyyy to many arguements because of a comment made, or question asked about religion. You have those few that will NOT respect another persons opinion, or belief without wanting to "word battle" and I, for one, am far beyond those types of immature behavior.
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I made a reference to a book. You can do what you want with it, like get in an uproar or start a war.
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Life is what you make out of it! with the guidance and help of God also

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nope.
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cuz god is fake
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GOd is true... thnx for defending Cinnley!!
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what proof do you have?
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proof please?
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there is none

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that is uncalled for and there is no excuse
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you are uncalled for and have no excuse for response.
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Feather2: Your answer was just as vague...
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"If I can not dance, I shall die!" -Anna Pavlova
This is my meaning of life- to dance!

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ups and downs

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that makes no sense.
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Actually, it depends on who you are.

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life is a puzzle... Involve yourself fully in the moment so that something can extract, the highest point of X.

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To help others. To give them reason to smile.

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the meaning of life: Life is a piece of crap, there is no meaning to life. yes, there are moments i life where you laugh and have fun. but over half of the time you are crying and hurt that is the meaning of life

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cut the crap.
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Or talk to a councelor
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is to succeed your dreams

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Life is a mystery to be lived not a problem to be solved ;-)

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Amy, really liked that answer
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Thanks nemo999!
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It's like a test for human beings , God put you in this life to worship him and be good , when you die God either puts you in heaven or hell , that depends on what you did in life . that's the only reason that you are alive .

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your a horses ass.
stop putting dumb religious stuff on ask.
its not the answer.
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Serve God and live for him. Love, and living while we are young!!!

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What is life!!! It is when you act, live, share, and be happy!!! so try to be happy and go make others happy as well! XD

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life is only what you make of it.

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the meaning to life is a complex one at the least i personally do believe that it is a question that can't be answered and will never be answered .
some claim we are here for no reason we are just here others say it was a accident some say the big G-O-D put us here so on and so forth i personally believe in something and you yours but i digress
do what you will try to enjoy yourself and live it to the fullest if you can .

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We are put on this earth to decide whether to accept Jesus Christ as our Savior. That's why God created this earth - so we would have a place to live and make that decision. We have the freedom to not accept Him, but on Judgement Day He will say, "I never knew you." If we accept Him and are wise enough to walk with Him we will have the joy of His presence and guidance in our life. I do and He gives my life meaning.

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Hello Wasermelon - I sense some hostility there. Is there an explanation for your opinion?
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oh, nothing much, just scientific evidence.
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By scientific evidence, I assume you are referring to the theory of evolution. I have Biblical evidence that God spoke the universe into existence. His purpose is to provide an opportunity for us to find him and his way for our life. You can check out websites for creation research which will quite convincingly refute the theory of evolution.
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Finding your soul. Your passions. Enjoy life as much as you can. Fulfilled as much as possible. Life is too short. Too short for arguing, fighting, being mean or cruel, being offensive, being angry, being too sensitive, being so sad, and being too lazy.

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The answer is laughably obvious, which is why few see it..The Meaning and Purpose of Life is To Live! Know reality and reality shall set you free.

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I quite like your answer as well nemo999! ;-)
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the answer is in the question. i wont tell you, you'll have to figure it out, but, you aren't here to laugh, have a good time and go...just giving you a head start...figure the rest out yourself

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Read Galatians 5: 13-23 in the Bible. This is basically what life is about. It certainly isn't about death, depression and feeling sorry for yourself. That is living in the dark. If you live by these Biblical standards, you feel a purpose and joy in life that is unknown to the unbeliever. It doesn't mean life will be easy, but you will feel a peace and joy regardless of your circumstances. If you can achieve this, you have achieved a fulfilled life.


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because the bible is full of lies. people blindly trust it for no real reason
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tell me three things that aren't lies that are not common sense either.
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"2.In space humans or any life form or electronics have enough force to push this world, so there has to be a greater force outside of our galaxy, and that force is god. " ORLY NAO? sure ur not talking about gravity and magnetism and vaccum and the other forces of nature?
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waste of money
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spreading the word of reason and common sense around the world.
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stick that in your bible and smoke it.
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weird, I realized the crap being fed into me was all lies when I was 7.
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definitely NOT.
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Life is the chance to be the most awesome person ever. So dont be a jerk and be awesome. Be happy and think of all the positives. Thats how i live life. Happy and trying to be an awesome person. :D

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"The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God." (John 1:9-13)

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spewing bible verses doesnt do anything. its just regergitating a bunch of baloney.
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"My word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."(Is. 55:11)
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"A little while and the wicked will be no more." (Ps. 37:10)
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really, do you just sit on your ass all day and memorize this crap?
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(wasermelon 28:16)
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love

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dominar o mundo

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To be 100 years old. (;

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doing whatever you wanna....no evil though!

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JEZZZZZZZZZISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
jk lol
Idk, to exist I guess.

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to live pure and live to the fullest

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Ask Siri...

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Happy, Love, Sad, money and then death.

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Love and happiness.

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This isn't a disney movie is it? Love and happyness? We are humans, we are like a machine. We were made to be curious and made with emotion. No one knows what the meaning of life is. What is love? Love is when a human being LIKES another human being. Love is an emotion we are programed to have. Same thing with happyness. If someone thinks they know the meaning of life, they made it up themself. They are not God (If he exist) What created us and why is beyond us,and I don't think we are suppose to know. If we were suppose to know than would it be programed into us like how to breathe?

Sincerly M

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According to all the prophecies and promises of the Bible, God's "first fruits" (those called in this age) will be rewarded with a place or position of rulership in God's Kingdom (John 14:1-3; Revelation 3:21; 20:4-6), right here on this earth (Revelation 2:26-27; 5:10; Daniel 2:44). The true saints (those who overcome the trials and evil of this world and truly keep the commandments) will become full sons of God - "sons of the resurrection" (Luke 20:36).

God's purpose is that He is reproducing Himself and that those converted, ultimately, become full members of the Family of God, under the authority of the Father and the Son (1 John 3:1-3). They will share divine glory in the resurrection. Jesus prayed, "And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me" (John 17:22-23).

Your ultimate reason for existence, should you choose to accept it, is to become a god (lower case g), managing creation, living, and loving with God, your father and creator.

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I asked that question,there is no meaning of anything,we all are going to die,and this all exists for nothing.When you die ,you will find out,when you met a Good.

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there is none, you just take it day by day

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Read Henry David Thoreau, other than that, breath and enjoy.

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I guess Life is a roller coaster- It has its ups and downs.....

Its your choice if to scream and get scared, or to enjoy the ride...!!!!

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one direction c;

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duh...?

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i know.... i don't know... how come people are soooo crazy about one direction, that they treat them as their whole life or even the main priority..!!!

they worship the people who might not even know that these kinda people even EXIST...!!!
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Its the meaning of my life c; and we don't WORSHIP them FYI. We love them beyond anything, and we would do anything for them. We meaning directioners (our whole fandom) and trust me, the boys (One Direction) know we exist. And if they don't, that's like you saying "Why do you even like them if they don't know you exist? Well why do you still breath even though your going to die one day anyways? Exactly. im done here c;
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hmmm.... that was a good one
but i really don't believe in falling for these people sooo badly!! (my opinion... no offence though)
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hahahah..... lol xD
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sooo.......???

P.S wlcum
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yaa.... it's kinda what you say.... "sms language"!!!
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i use it here in my place.... i am sorry if you don't..!!!
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you are just as dumb as all these religious nuts.
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ohh please @wasermelon, would you mind to shut your pancake mouth and not interfere in others business when not at all needed!!.......