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  • be happy

    14 43.75%
  • change the world

    4 12.50%
  • create beauty

    6 18.75%
  • have fun

    9 28.13%
  • gain more power

    1 3.13%
  • improve yourself physically and mentally

    11 34.38%
  • make as much money as possible

    0 0%
  • make other people happier, or at least less miserable

    15 46.88%
  • reproduce

    8 25.00%
  • be or do something not listed above (please specify)

    18 56.25%
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Thread: The Purpose of Life

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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    There is no inherent purpose in life, everyone decides what purpose they wish to pursue.
    If that's true, it would seem reasonable that most people would be happy with their choice of purpose, or they'd simply choose another. That being the case, does it follow that the ultimate purpose of this choice is for the individual to be happy?

    Just some food for thought.
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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    If that's true, it would seem reasonable that most people would be happy with their choice of purpose, or they'd simply choose another. That being the case, does it follow that the ultimate purpose of this choice is for the individual to be happy?

    Just some food for thought.
    But since lots of people go through life miserable, often of their own free will, apparently it isn't that simple.
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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    Philosophically, it's to live, love and laugh leaving the world a slighter better place for having been here.
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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    That's why the tenth option was "fill in the blank."
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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    There is no higher purpose to life (outside of biological laws of evolution). Whether your life ultimately has purpose or not is up to you. You must give your life purpose otherwise your life will simply be one of billions that spans a few decades and ultimately has little impact. So do something that leaves the world at least a little better for someone and your life will have purpose to it.
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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    There is no higher purpose to life (outside of biological laws of evolution). Whether your life ultimately has purpose or not is up to you. You must give your life purpose otherwise your life will simply be one of billions that spans a few decades and ultimately has little impact. So do something that leaves the world at least a little better for someone and your life will have purpose to it.
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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    There is no purpose.

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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Have you seen this?

    No, but it certainly sums up how I feel about it.
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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    But since lots of people go through life miserable, often of their own free will, apparently it isn't that simple.
    Unless being miserable is what makes those people happy.
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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    to Serve God and Serve Others.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Be happy, gain more power, improve yourself and reproduce.
    Both of these, arguably minus the "gain more power" part.

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