In my own personal opinion, the purpose of life is to live it. We would not be here if it weren’t for the laws of physics that formed the Van der Waals bonds between carbon and hydrogen atoms to create the first organic compounds in the primeval Earth. We would not be here if it weren’t for that mass extinction in the Mesozoic era that cleared the way for smaller, weaker creatures to propagate. We would not be here if something went horribly right. Because of these things, I believe that we should thoroughly enjoy our eighty-some odd years in existence to enjoy everything that we can. Whatever it is that you want to do, I believe that you should do it, even if it is risky or life threatening. Death will come in time to all of us, and the best way to go is to go while doing something that you find exhilarating.
On that note, I would like to mention that I already have a bucket list. Before I die, I want to go skydiving and base jumping and...
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...It is impossible to sum up the entire philosophy of one person into a single paper. So many things go into that one person. One thing that I have learned through High School that I will keep with me through the rest of my life is that everyone is unique. Everyone is extremely important, and everyone has their own ideas, thoughts, and dreams for the future. It just goes to show that a philosophy is not really a thing or a single idea, but it is more of a sum of the aforementioned ideas, thoughts and dreams of the individual. I would love to ramble on and on within the train of thought that is created by the word “philosophy”, but my fingers just wouldn’t be able to keep up with my head and I would be sitting here for days. Even as young as I am, I am proud that I have formed a rough life philosophy, and I cannot wait to see what it evolves into in the years to come.
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