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What is your opinion? I believe it all comes down to the individual, and my meaning of life is to fulfill my goals and ambitions, then die. I can't wait to die, personally, because I simply want to know what happens. But I want to live first. What is your meaning of life, or definition/opinion?

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I can't wait to die, personally, because I simply want to know what happens. But I want to live first.
Dude... That begs the question: Will you even know what happens? As for the thread, I have nothing to add at the moment. I suppose I could philosophize. Edit: I didn't see you made a thread about death. :P
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Re: The Meaning of Life Life means consciousness within a corporeal body. Now the purpose of life is an entirely different matter. I'd say the highest goal in life is to logically and equitably seek out the objective truth and being willing to change your current hypothesis should facts dictate. In other words, stick to your guns unless they don't work. My guns are made by Christ and have undergone extensive modification through experience. They have been working fine thus far so I don't see any reason to chuck 'em out. I want the truth, nothing less. That's why I've got that Latin script at the bottom of my signature. As Anata once said: 'Better Grieved Than Fooled'.

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Re: The Meaning of Life Excuse my blunt, not so friendly reply to this thread, but I don't believe there is a meaning to life. We live, we love, we hate, we cry, we die, we rot, we decompose, we fertilise the next part of the natural world. Unfortunately, I don't see anything else at the moment. I'm not in the best of moods as I write this reply, so maybe it's just my extreme pessimism, but having said that, I believe that there is something bigger... something we aren't supposed to see. If humans were meant to comprehend such things, we would be able to with steady logic. At the moment though, I don't think that humanity has the mental capacity to even think of something like this. I suppose it's a question with no answer, or the answer is so far from our mind, we will never reach it. The world is not meant to be understood by people like us, there is no supreme, cosmic being that will answer it for you, there is just you, and your opinions... hell, I'm not even sure about that, and in truth, nobody can.

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Excuse my blunt, not so friendly reply to this thread, but I don't believe there is a meaning to life... I believe that there is something bigger... something we aren't supposed to see. If humans were meant to comprehend such things, we would be able to with steady logic. At the moment though, I don't think that humanity has the mental capacity to even think of something like this. I suppose it's a question with no answer, or the answer is so far from our mind, we will never reach it. The world is not meant to be understood by people like us, there is no supreme, cosmic being that will answer it for you, there is just you, and your opinions... hell, I'm not even sure about that, and in truth, nobody can.
True, we do not entirely comprehend, but we can guess at the meaning with steady logic based on our discoveries about the world. Of course, death does clarify things very sharply.
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I'm not sure about whether death clarifies or obscures things really... I mean' date=' it just raises further questions.[/quote'] Death, as considered from the perspective of the living, is mysterious. However, death is the great decider. Once you experience death you will truly understand the underpinnings of reality.
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Or' date=' you'll just be dead... :/[/quote'] True, but you still understand the underpinnings of reality that way. What I mean to say is that the world's theologies have pretty clear-cut visions of the afterlife and death helps you discover the truth by process of elimination.
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