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  • To have a good time..

    1 4.55%
  • To constantly evolve in all ways (spirit, soul, body)

    5 22.73%
  • To achieve perfection (inside our human limits)

    2 9.09%
  • To get as much knowledge as you can

    1 4.55%
  • To travel around the world as much as you can and experience as many different things as you can

    0 0%
  • To repent for our sins and go to Paradise after we die

    2 9.09%
  • To live a full and decent life

    4 18.18%
  • To make your name famous and make as many children as you can, so that your name and memory will not fade in time..

    5 22.73%
  • How the hell should i know?

    2 9.09%
  • Who cares!

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    Post What Is the Meaning of Life?

    What may your opinion be?

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    To survive, enhance, and expand. That's the meaning of life. One alternative is that life has no meaning altogether - but that's the rationalist answer (rationalism inevitably leads to nihilism, one way or another). The remaining one is both.
    All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream at night, in the dusky recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams, with open eyes, to make it possible.

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    To prevent the universe from collapsing ...again. :-)

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    I didn't vote in the poll, since my opinion was not clearly represented in the choices.

    IMO, the meaning of life is simple:

    It is the same for humans as it is for any living and reproducing creature. The meaning of life is to have sex and create offspring for a next generation. That is as far as any single generation can realistically aspire to. What the ultimate meaning of existence is, nobody knows, I think (except for some patronising religionists who think they know all, but in fact don't).

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    You summed it up rather well, let's not mistake purpose and meaning. I'd say that purpose of life is universal, the same for all beings, while it's meaning is individual.

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    posted by Loki:

    What the ultimate meaning of existence is, nobody knows, I think

    The ultimate meaning of existence is a very abstract issue to discuss.

    However there is a personal meaning of existence for every person, at least concerning his/her own existence. That is what the poll is about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWAR
    You summed it up rather well, let's not mistake purpose and meaning. I'd say that purpose of life is universal, the same for all beings, while it's meaning is individual.
    True, there is a difference. I was mainly describing the purpose. What is the meaning of life? Perhaps an opportunity to participate in living the purpose to fulfillment. And this opportunity to participation should be able to generate a sense of wellbeing and accomplishment in the individual, also described as happiness - otherwise it is meaningless.

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    I just voted, "To live a full and decent life," because it seemed the most fitting. If you'd call hopefully doing what you want in life, and having kids, among other things, a 'full and decent life.'

    Just as a side note, this reminds of of what happened on another forum I help moderate. One of the Admins made an account with the name THE LORD, he even had the birth and registration date set to 0 AD, and had a custom icon from a painting of God or Jesus, i can't remember which. Anyway, he made a thread where he would answer all the questions people asked him. He would go on at length, quoting from the bible and all the works for each question. Then someone asked, "Oh mighty and powerful Lord, what is the meaning of life?"
    His reply: "Whiskey and Women, any idiot can tell you that."

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    rofl

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    Humans have the same purpose in life as any other living being. We are here to pass on our genes and keep our species going. That is it. The meaning to life is procreation and from that procreation, healthy and fit to survive offspring. Nothing more, nothing less.

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