Meaning to Life

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Meaning to Life Is there a meaning to life? First, to clear up any misunderstandings in the next few paragraphs you are about to read, I shall explain a few things. I am not talking about the individual people in our lives, that mean so much to us, or individual lives. That is a whole other matter. What I mean by the "meaning of life", is the greater picture. There are people all over the world, doing their own thing, living their own lives, in their own areas. Is there a point to this? The people themselves, benefit from learning and having experiences while they're alive, but then they die, and all they have accomplished, ends. Then the process begins all over again with the next generation. So one purpose for life is established. We are here to reproduce. It has been genetically coded into us, and with little prompting, we continue to produce tiny versions of ourselves. But, is there a POINT to this? Well, I solemnly believe not. Some people say the point of life, is to have fun and make others happy. Righto then. Sure, that's a good thing to do, I don't disagree with that. But in terms of the big picture, what does it exactly accomplish? A person lives their life, has fun, and perhaps has the knack of making lots of other people happy in the process, then that person dies. And so eventually, do all the other people they brought happiness to. And through different generations come people who have the same philosophy....same thing, just happening later in time, with different people. Nothing has been accomplished...So, this obviously cannot be the point of life, unless it's inventor has the same intellect as that of pond scum. I would like to think otherwise, so I am interested in finding another answer. Other people belie... ... middle of paper ... ...ncept of a meaning to life (I'm not talking about them giving love to their owners...but the bigger picture). Would you prefer to know there was no big plan, and have your bubble burst, or would it be better for you not to know at all? I say, it's better to know. Then, you can get on with doing other things. You might say it makes no difference, but with intellect, you have the capacity to do different, and more challenging things with the understanding that you stand alone in this world, unique and irreplacable. I hope I have not upset anyone terribly with my thoughts on the matter. I am comfortable with my conclusions, am happy with my life, and do not need counselling. *indignant* There is a point to day to day life, but with the 'big-picture' major faults and queries just jump out at me. Perhaps a little disappointed at the lack of celestial preparation, but....

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