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post #46 of 69

I could not resist adding some pythonesque absurdities...

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43?

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The Meaning Of Life In Values

 

 

True-False

 

 

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

 


I think that Bool might disagree with you on this one...

 

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post #51 of 69
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wow, thanks for that. I've never looked at it that way (in literal meaning).

post #52 of 69
and sex, because without it most of us* wouldn't be here.






*It's been proven that forum trolls reproduce asexually, via budding. Not by choice, but simply because no one will **** them.
post #53 of 69

To fight the good fight to be happy every day without being a jerk or at least too much of one.

To be nice to everyone especially people who are nice to others.

To not always judge a book by its cover because chances are the real story is written in the pages.

To know life is there for you so live it.

To never forget who you are for the world surely wont and use it as your strength so it can never be used against you as a weakness.

To be buetiful because God dont like ugly.

To play...THE ELDER SCROLLS

post #54 of 69

There is no meaning to life. Thinking there's a meaning to life is another symptom of the human condition. Life is no more significant than dust floating through space, or falling rain. It's just something that happens, along with a whole bunch of other stuff which happens.

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There is no meaning to life. Thinking there's a meaning to life is another symptom of the human condition. Life is no more significant than dust floating through space, or falling rain. It's just something that happens, along with a whole bunch of other stuff which happens.

 

Then why stay alive?

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Then why stay alive?


Because to live is an urge humans have, which is just a characteristic of what humans are - along with some other living things. The desire to live is not an intentional trait, it's just the way we are.

 

If you take non-sentient life, such as a flower - that has no desire to live, it's just a system which works. Human's are systems too, they're just more complicated.

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Because to live is an urge humans have, which is just a characteristic of what humans are - along with some other living things. The desire to live is not an intentional trait, it's just the way we are.

 

If you take non-sentient life, such as a flower - that has no desire to live, it's just a system which works. Human's are systems too, they're just more complicated.

 

Flowers have desire to live. That's why they reach their roots out. That's why their buds close in the winter and open again in the spring. It doesn't matter if it's automated or not, it's done for a reason.

 

There is meaning in life because life strives to live. Humans get to take that a step further and find personal purpose.
 

 

post #58 of 69

I'm afraid I don't agree. A plant stretching it's roots out is no different to a DVD player reading a DVD and producing an output when you press play (a rather odd analogy I know!). It's just a system which works in the way that it does.

 

Nihilism is the obvious answer to the question of the meaning to life to me. Though I'm not a nihilist - I don't think humans are actually capable of nihilism.

post #59 of 69

The DVD player doesn't play DVDs to survive and reproduce. The DVD player is not a complex system of cells working together as dictated by millions of years of selective reproduction. A DVD player is a human fabrication for human needs. Plants were created by life so that life could keep living.

post #60 of 69

I personally don't think life - in respect of something which knowingly attempts to perpetuate itself - exists.

 

I sense we have fundamentally different views on this, so coming to a mutual understanding probably isn't going to happen. Thanks for the good discussion though, I enjoy thinking and debating this subject - I don't get to do it very often. regular_smile%20.gif

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