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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

    It is not about ''what'', it is about ''how''.

    For muslims like me it is important how you live your life, as a sinner or believer in daily life choices.

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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    Something similar may have already been said, but I have not read the thread yet. The purpose of life is to find your own way, your own path and make your own purpose(s) that are specific to you - and at times potentially extending and intersecting with those that are near and dear to you.

    There is no overarching purpose that is shared by everyone.
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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    My purpose in life is to not waste it. I try to do and see as many things as possible. I try to leave things as good or better than I found them. I help when I can even if it's just to help someone else feel better. Being happy is a good goal, but how would you know what that was if there wasn't a couple bumps in the road along the way?

    Everyone is different as I assume everyone's path and goals are too.

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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    This totally explains it for me:


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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    Quote Originally Posted by süt View Post
    It is not about ''what'', it is about ''how''.

    For muslims like me it is important how you live your life, as a sinner or believer in daily life choices.
    And for muslims like you, is it possible for other people to make good daily life choices even if they decide not to become muslims?
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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    And for muslims like you, is it possible for other people to make good daily life choices even if they decide not to become muslims?
    That is the question you should answer, for I already answered it for muslims.

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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    How does one know that one is serving the "correct" God, though?
    Does there have to be a right God?
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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    I find it interesting that money is at 0% yet most people make money their top priority, and money drives so many of our decisions on an individual and global level.
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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    I find it interesting that money is at 0% yet most people make money their top priority, and money drives so many of our decisions on an individual and global level.
    That's because money is the most superficial manifestation of our deeper drives. All you have to do is take yourself through a Socratic line of questioning as to why someone would want money, and keep asking questions, and soon it will have relatively little to do with actual money.

    Ironically, as someone who once considered the possibility of intentionally never reproducing, I do truly believe that if there can be any compelling answer to the nebulous question "what is the purpose of life," then I have to say the purpose of life is to create more life. That has always been the case, because if it weren't, there would be no life.

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    Re: The Purpose of Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Does there have to be a right God?
    Plenty of people believe that, unfortunately.
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
    This group is the worst enemy of America and its freedoms. It includes, but is not limited to, all Trump supporters.

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