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#1    SereneScene

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:43 PM

Do you feel you truly have a point in life? Are you satisfied with going to work everyday so you can pay your bills, get new materal items, and do some things here and here?

What makes you happy? Are you doing what makes you happy? What is the point of all of this? Surely we must have a point, a destiny....or is that the human ego talking again?

Are you happy with the way our society is constructed? When you sit watching people in a city going about their business like an colony of ants what goes through your mind? Surely we should not be compared to ants....but are we closer than we like to admit?

What is the point of all this? I still have not found what makes me happy and a purpose so I wonder these things a lot.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:44 PM

Caveman DNA says not happy.
Ego says happy.

I'm caught in the middle.


Edit to add -- "We're the middle children of history, man. We have no war, no great depression. Our war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives."

Edited by Dark_Grey, 15 November 2013 - 10:46 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:47 PM

if there was no point, nothing ever would of exist, a black void, darkness.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:56 PM

View PostThe New Richard Nixon, on 15 November 2013 - 10:47 PM, said:

if there was no point, nothing ever would of exist, a black void, darkness.

Why cant things just exist? Why does it need a point?


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:00 PM

View PostSereneScene, on 15 November 2013 - 10:56 PM, said:

Why cant things just exist? Why does it need a point?

Because we're egotistical creatures. We can't stomach the idea of NOT having a "special purpose" for being here.

It's like believing in Karma: it just helps us come to terms with an otherwise hopeless situation.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:21 PM

The way I see it is, you're here, make the best of it. No one really knows what the purpose of living is...but I'm willing to bet on the side that we do have a reason for being here. Find a way to take care of yourself and then find something that makes you happy. For some it's art or music, for others it's animals or travel...whatever. Go out and have some fun...because all too soon you'll find yourself at the end of the journey.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:36 PM

I can't see why people are so unhappy with their lives, just have a think that there are millions in cemetery's around the world that would gladly exchange places,you are all part of the on going history of the Human race.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:47 AM

It seems to me that most of us, at least in the so-called "West," have many opportunities to fulfill the old adage: "Life is what you make of it." Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we fail--screw up--self-defeat via a multitude of avenues. But we have the option to pick up the pieces and try again.

Those who enter a life of grinding poverty, literally born in a garbage dump outside Calcutta or abandoned at birth behind a bar in Bugville, Mississippi, must strive mightily to establish meaning and purpose in life. Yet even such heavily disadvantaged persons can rise above their original limitations to aspire to satisfaction, fulfillment and even greatness.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:54 AM

View Postspud the mackem, on 15 November 2013 - 11:36 PM, said:

I can't see why people are so unhappy with their lives, just have a think that there are millions in cemetery's around the world that would gladly exchange places,you are all part of the on going history of the Human race.

Its great that you can be happy so easily but many find it very difficult because they feel they have no purpose or ambition in their lives and are left with this empty feeling of living "just because".


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:01 AM

I think you can only be bored in life if you're uncreative.

WE all have to find our own purpose, theres no some handbook given to us saying "Hey, Jimmy, be a mechanic, you'll marry Susan at 33 and have a wonderful life this way"

Personally, I like to think we're in c ontrol of our own lives and happiness, a little imagination, and you can have a happy, or at least interesting life.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:26 AM

View PostSereneScene, on 15 November 2013 - 10:43 PM, said:

Do you feel you truly have a point in life?

Nope

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Are you satisfied with going to work everyday so you can pay your bills, get new materal items, and do some things here and here?

(shrugs) I guess.

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What makes you happy?

I don't know

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Are you doing what makes you happy?

I don't know.


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Surely we must have a point, a destiny....

Nope

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or is that the human ego talking again?

Most likely

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Are you happy with the way our society is constructed?

I don't know and am not really concerned.

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When you sit watching people in a city going about their business like an colony of ants what goes through your mind? Surely we should not be compared to ants....but are we closer than we like to admit?

That's life.

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there's not some handbook given to us saying "Hey, Jimmy, be a mechanic, you'll marry Susan at 33 and have a wonderful life this way

Sadly there are quite a number of people who feel life is exactly like that. Predestined and predetermined. All you have to do is basically sit back and let things come as they may.

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just have a think that there are millions in cemetery's around the world that would gladly exchange places

They're dead. Dead and decaying bodies don't care about anything.


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:40 AM

View PostRyu, on 16 November 2013 - 01:26 AM, said:

They're dead. Dead and decaying bodies don't care about anything.

At least until the zombie apocalypse

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:43 AM

View PostKelevra, on 16 November 2013 - 01:40 AM, said:

At least until the zombie apocalypse

Ah..good point. But by then all they'll care about is eating brains. (Mmmm....brains...)


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:44 AM

Slightly hi-jacking.


Why is it zombies who are decayed bodies, can spli topen skulls and ribcages, when full grown adults can't open a pickle jar?

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:50 AM

View PostKelevra, on 16 November 2013 - 01:44 AM, said:

Slightly hi-jacking.
Why is it zombies who are decayed bodies, can spli topen skulls and ribcages, when full grown adults can't open a pickle jar?

Hmmm..I don't know. Massive and constant adrenalin rush?

By the way, we need a good zombie smiley for stuff like this.

Edited by Ryu, 16 November 2013 - 01:50 AM.





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