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post #31 of 69
Well, a lot depends on what the prof meant by education. If he just meant degrees, then he's an idiot. But if he meant spending your lifetime learning and being interested, there's not much to argue with that, imo.
post #32 of 69
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Well, a lot depends on what the prof meant by education. If he just meant degrees, then he's an idiot. But if he meant spending your lifetime learning and being interested, there's not much to argue with that, imo.

That I can see, but degrees are mentioned, and that's just paper and a willingness to comply to someone else's standards. I have a master's, it looks great on my wall and was very expensive, but it doesn't make me a better person.
post #33 of 69

 

“I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous.

They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer.

They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind.

They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”

 

 

 

 

     ~ Neil Gaiman

post #34 of 69
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“I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous.

They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer.

They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind.

They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”

 

 

 

 

     ~ Neil Gaiman

 

 

 

This is exactly what i needed, the one the thing the professor forgot was humanity.

post #35 of 69

Learning.

post #36 of 69

 


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This is exactly what i needed, the one the thing the professor forgot was humanity.

 


One of the amazing things in life is that we all have a shared heritage in thought that is available to us. Your professor has one point of view, an important one to understand for practical grade reasons, but it's really only a small part of a much larger conversation. You can look at the history of philosophy and see that there are a ton of ways to think about fundamental issues of existence. It's all there, and we all have access to the ideas. No idea is so precious that it can't be examined and questioned. 

 

post #37 of 69

Pffft. The meaning of life is you need to create your own.

post #38 of 69
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The answer has been misinterpreted as 42. It should be "For Two".

 

Life only gains meaning when one loves someone or something other than "thyself". Life and it's meaning depends on the capacity and willingness to love.


Thought provoking thread. I think LFF is on to something.

 

I firmly believe the meaning of life is to find truth. Not the process of seeking but the act of finding. 

 

Do you agree? If so do you think truth is relative, differing from individual to individual? 

Or that there is a universal truth, applying to all of mankind?

 

I believe in the latter.

 

EDIT: 'you' is referring to anyone reading the thread.

 

 


Edited by DesireUsername - 1/27/12 at 4:52pm
post #39 of 69


 

For my own part, I might rephrase that to: 

 

"I firmly believe the meaning of life is to find truth. Including both the process of seeking and the act of finding."

 

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I firmly believe the meaning of life is to find truth. Not the process of seeking but the act of finding.

 

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post #40 of 69

"We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are."

 

~ Anais Nin

 

 

Hopefully we will all individually glimpse a minuscule fraction of Things as They Really Are before we depart this world. I believe that's the best most of us can hope for re Ultimate Truths in This Life.

 

 

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Originally Posted by LFF View Post

The answer has been misinterpreted as 42. It should be "For Two".

 

I do like this quite a bit smile.gif

post #41 of 69

Life has no meaning, it is an accident. Of course, we will probably never know who/what set up the conditions for this accident to occur.

post #42 of 69

I just want to meet someone and fall in love, listen to good music, ride my bike, eat good bread, read all the time, and watch wonderful films. I would also like to travel, because it's nice to see new landscapes. THAT, is the meaning of my life. I don't want to worry so much about the sad things, because life is to short.

post #43 of 69

The Meaning Of Life In Values

 

Light-Dark 

Time-Non Time

Existence-Nonexistence

Love-Hate

Good-Evil

Life-Death

Organization-Chaos

White-Black

Energy-Non Energy

True-False

Beauty-Ugly

 

All extreme aspects and factors share the same single existence and are the same value. 

 

post #44 of 69

^ Duality, cool. Nothing exists without its opposite smile.gif

post #45 of 69
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^ Duality, cool. Nothing exists without its opposite smile.gif



 

 

And the opposites are really the same.eek.gif Only the level of frequency has changed.

 

 

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Edited by Redcarmoose - 1/28/12 at 2:02am
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