Does life have a purpose or not? If not, does that give us the chance to make up any purpose we choose?

To those who haven't traveled in an non air-conditioned railway coach (generally referred to as a sleeper coach) in India, I apologize for my choice of metaphor here. To give a bit of a background, more than half the reserved coaches in India are non-AC. They are generally messier,

How to find my real purpose in life

Here is the Road map. I am not saying this is the only way. I am saying, this worked for me. It can work for you. It might not work for you if you focus on following the things I did in a literal sense rather than understanding the

How to find your life's purpose

I dropped my offer of admission to UCLA, went to community college, and I interned EVERYWHERE!I knew I was going to pursue a major in history, I love history, but I did not know what I would do with my degree in History. So I took a

Should I give up on life?

You're absolutely right to feel this way. More and more people do. The reason being that we are entering a completely new phase in our development. Like all change, it starts with a lack, an emptiness, that forces you to seek something else. Something doesn't add up. The

What are your 10 rules of life?

Entertain no lies. Small or big. Its hard really hard for me to respect someone Who lies on frivolous matters and discredits other people.Live and let live. I am very territorial by nature. I simply cut off people who are creating differences or doubts.Keep positive, encouraging, motivating and goal oriented people around. Life is to

What is it that really matters the most in our life?

At different times in your life, different things take importance. In school and university, it was grades or making friends. Those math tests really mattered. Getting into a university of your first choice mattered. Once you graduate, getting a cool job matters. When you come face-to-face with failure, learning from mistakes, matters and will

What is life about?

I didn't believe there was a god, and I didn't believe anyone could prove that God existed - however, I'd ask if they could - and inevitably, after 40 years in which I felt that either there was no proof,

What is the purpose of life?

Life has an extraordinarily deep meaning and purpose, and it is amazingly fascinating when understood. Many of us are unaware of it, that that is why we suffer life instead of basking in the glory of its purpose and beauty.Let me begin by a summary of my long answer,

What makes life worth living?

I just read the book When Breathe Becomes Air. It is the memoir of Dr. Paul Kalanithi who died in 2015 from lung cancer at age 37. Dr. Kalanithi was a neurosurgery resident when he was diagnosed

What's the point of life?

I visited a friend of mine in jail. He had been protesting a war and whenever you protest 18 year olds being killed, there's a chance you can get arrested.When he was in the county jail, he took off all his clothes and tried to

Why should I live?

Hey there. Over 100 answers on a pretty deep question, yet none of the answers thus far have a significant amount of upvotes. Death, and suicide in particular, is difficult to articulate.I came here, because I would like to die. I am here because I am trying my hardest, not to take the knife next to my bed,

Can you explain your life's purpose so far in one paragraph?

This is going to be more than one paragraph.I've gone through what I would describe as immense suffering, continually, for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for at least 25 of my 40 years

How to regain hope about life when everything seems meaningless

Felt like i found myself after couple of years. You have the same doubts which i had three years back . I have realized that it's not the work or the team we work for which really matters, it is how we feel about ourselves. If we don't love/enjoy ourselves,

If the purpose of life is only procreation, why does biology allow humans to live longer than needed?

As others have noted, purpose implies a purpose giver, an intelligent agent that decides what this Universe and life in it is "for." There does not appear to be any such intelligent agent, or if there is, the purpose giver must

Is fighting my purpose in life?

Fighting in life is definitely meaningful unless the reason for which you fight is meaningful and correct. Do you want to know what those reasons are ?Fighting for your AIM and PASSION in life.Fighting for the expectations of your parents. They

What do you believe to be the meaning of life? Whatever it is, how do you strive daily to strengthen your beliefs and improve your life?

I read a book by a Navy Seal a few weeks ago at work. Graveyard shift and it was just lying around. In it, the author described his basic training and the hells they went through. One passage struck me as particularly poignant.As I'm sure everyone knows, the way you tap out

What is life without life?

Life without life is so sad, dull, plain. It's very boring. You do things with order. And I recently read something that said,

What is life without purpose?

Hello Elijah. Responding to your question, "What is life without purpose?" My legal disclaimer is – I don't know! Because you asked the question, you probably don't either. So, let us slip into the arena of opinion.In my opinion, I believe our species has a purpose-built in. Make human babies. Once we have

What is our purpose on this earth? Is it just to grow up, work, have a child, help him grow up and die?

I fondly recall my house maid when I was in India. She was originally from Nepal . She roamed and lived in different parts of India for work, before moving to Bangalore. She has 2 kids and her husband was a security guard in a nearby apartment. They lived in a small servant quarter in the same apartment.She was

What is the meaning of being human?

Recently I came across a blog that talks just about that, simply, beautifully. The blog is curiously titled Words Into Silence by Acharya Prashant. I have taken the liberty to copy and paste it. Here, take a peek:What is it to be

What is the point of living if we are going to die and not remember anything?

You're right. Life is totally meaningless. We live. We wake up. We eat. We do whatever work it is that we do. We use the restroom a few times. We move from place to place. We hold a few conversations in between. We spend time with a few people. We try a few things. And at the end

What is the purpose of life for someone who is in constant pain and will continue to be in pain?

I have been in chronic pain for the past 51 years.  It likely will continue the rest of my life.  I take morphine every day.  I spend several hours per day taking care of all the things I have to do, or not do, to control the pain.  I no longer remember what is like to not be in

Why do we exist?

This question is interesting. Interesting because most answers are oriented forward, towards a telos while a few address origins. Answers that address origins usually begin with

Why do you live? What is life for you? What motivates you to get up in the morning?

In 2006, I had a massive stroke. My husband called 911, but by the time they got there I was dead. They did everything possible to revive me, but I just lay there a corpse. They were ready to call in my time of death, but my husband insisted that they try again.

Are humans really happy?

You are actually right  but that isn't 100% true. Life wasn't that peaceful even in the antiquity. Whatever  may be circumstances Life provides us with opportunity to be peaceful,  to be Happy, to be Joyous and to be frustrated and to be sad.After reading a lot of history I am quite

Do you think we have a purpose in life?

Yes, absolutelyI discovered my purpose quite late in lifeand it was a Eureka moment when I didI was in a beautiful park with a friendit was a warm sunny day, and I was thinking what a wonderful world it iswhen my friend jumped up shouting

How to KNOW that my life is worth living? Is EVERY life worth living? Why

You're asking a value question. You have to believe, in your heart of hearts, that life matters and things matter.But let me try to get you somewhere close.I cite one of my favorite quotes at

How to find my purpose faster in life if I feel frustrated

B patient and live the moment!Do it step by step:get rid your frustration first. Understand the cause and find solution. Give yourself many choices of solutions and select the best one. Solving your problem!stay focus, if you cannot find your purpose, keep traveling , changing your life, give yourself more time!

In one sentence, what's the point of life and living?

To learn and grow.For a very long while, humans have lived on the Earth. We've started out with nothing, making our way from looking and hunting for food. Then we learned how to grow our own food. Then we started to domesticate, and that

Is it true that in nihilism people believe that if life has no purpose, & there is no reason for living, whilst post-modernists think that if life has no objective purpose, & that frees a person to find/create and follow their own personal purpose?

Um...ok, let's unpack that.Is it true that in nihilism people believe that if life has no purpose, & there is no reason for living,Ehhh...kind of. It really depends on your flavour of nihilism. Generally it just means that there is no

Is the point of life to die?

So let's pick this apart:If we are going to die, then there is no point of living.This is also implicitly saying:If we never died, then there would a point to our livesNow if you object to the implicit premise,

Is the purpose of life, life itself?

There is no purpose. We just want to give it one, because that gives us a sense of security.Also, the insight that there is no purpose puts a lot of responsibility on us to decide what we want to make of it. It is a lot easier to follow what a certain god wants you to do. It

To all the runners, what makes you want to run, more importantly what makes you keep on going?

Thanks for A2A.1. I like the peace and calmness during and after the run.2. Running is like meditation for me. I like the level of consciousness I achieve while and after running. I love to see and feel

What are the 9 things that matter in life?

I am trying to list down those 9 things in order of priority as much as possible. So, here they go:Personal health and well being.Relationships (Family/Friends/Spouse) (P.S: These 3 are also in the order given)Your career and life goalsMoneySelf respectPeace of mind, and break for yourself at several intervals in life.Upgrading oneself with knowledge

What are your 10 rules of life?

Entertain no lies. Small or big. Its hard really hard for me to respect someone Who lies on frivolous matters and discredits other people.Live and let live. I am very territorial by nature. I simply cut off people who are creating differences or doubts.Keep positive, encouraging, motivating and goal oriented people

What is it that really matters the most in our life?

At different times in your life, different things take importance. In school and university, it was grades or making friends. Those math tests really mattered. Getting into a university of your first choice mattered. Once you graduate, getting a cool job matters. When you come face-to-face with failure, learning from mistakes, matters and will take you

What is the 1st rule of life?

Having a certain set of principles and ethics that you abide by at all times in your life is fine but having a rule book in life is not.Life is not a computer program that you can describe using a set of rules

What is the main purpose of life to you?

To Spread Happiness Around Me!I realized this long back that what made me happy truly were not things I loved but, things people loved. Yes, from beginning I was a giver and I loved every bit of it.But as fate had different thing in mind for me, my family had financial breakdown. I gave up almost

What is the main purpose of my life?

Praise be to Allaah.Firstly:One of the greatest attributes of Allaah is wisdom, and one of His greatest names is al-Hakeem (the most Wise). It should be noted that He has not created anything in vain; exalted be Allaah far above such a thing. Rather

What is the purpose of life?

True essence of life. Read this and trust me, you won't be disappointed!!Thanks Bhanu Khera for sharing this! :)You were on your way home when you died.It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife

What is the true way of life?

Te true way is the way of Brahman(absolute truth). To attain moksha( to become the part of eternity). This can be done by serving the world. Every day when you get up say to yourself:We stand as one familyBound to each other with love and respect.We serve as an armyCourageous and disciplinedEver ready to fight against

What is the ultimate aim of human life?

For a long time i thought the the main aim of our lives is to survive, every other day, every deadline that we have to keep and we strive just to fit in this model of the world created by the

What is your meaning of a life worth living?

Take ten deep breaths.Try to focus on the inhaling and exhaling of the oxygen.Something flashed in your mind right?Something bothered u right in your heart, isn't it?May be something as small as the difficult chapter in the upcoming exam, or something sad that you might be going through. It just stopped you from focussing on your

What is your ultimate aim in life?

I recently wrote a post about this because I have been carrying this ‘ultimate life purpose' goal with me for a while now as well...so I'll just share the post as my answer :)For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for my ‘life purpose'.I've travelled the world, lived in a community surrounded

What makes life worth living?

I just read the book When Breathe Becomes Air. It is the memoir of Dr. Paul Kalanithi who died in 2015 from lung cancer at age 37. Dr. Kalanithi was a neurosurgery resident when he was diagnosed with

What makes life worth living? Advices?

There are many reasons why a life is worth living. You may look into many directions to make your life worth living. But mostly its PEOPLE and GOAL .Most people may think how does people make your life worth living. Its pretty much clear how your goal makes your

What's my purpose in life?

We all have the EXACT same purpose in life. It is quite easy to deduce what that purpose is.Watch, and see if you don't agree.(Gentle reader, please do me a favor. This question gets asked all the damn time on Quorain various ways, and it is such an

What's the point of life?

I visited a friend of mine in jail. He had been protesting a war and whenever you protest 18 year olds being killed, there's a chance you can get arrested.When he was in the county jail, he took off all his clothes and tried to flush them down the toilet. They had forgotten

Where do I go from here with my life?

You can be successful, happy just as you are.Optimize your life.Use the greatest secret human power.Add the use of the greatest secret human power. It is a form of super-mindfulness that also engages the ability to dissolve bothersome emotional tangles. It works very well

Why am I feeling tired and low all the time?

There can be more than a few possible reasons why this is happening, maybe focusing on these areas could help you out.1.You Lack HydrationA drop in the fluid level inside your body is directly proportional to drooping energy. Dehydration causes your blood pressure to drop which means your brain and muscles do not

Why are we born to die?

Life is limited but this does not negate its potential for value or meaning. In fact, the very limit to life is what enables us to give our lives value and meaning.If no one every died, there would also be no particular value to one's life or individual moments in it. After all, you're going to live

Why is it so difficult to find the meaning of life?

Because by itself the question "what is the meaning of life?" is incredibly vague. It is impossible to answer a question before it is properly defined.What does one understand by the term "the meaning of life"? How would one know when one has found it? What would be a way to rephrase

What makes life worth living?

I just read the book When Breathe Becomes Air. It is the memoir of Dr. Paul Kalanithi who died in 2015 from lung cancer at age 37. Dr. Kalanithi was a neurosurgery resident when he was diagnosed with advanced cancer.It is a beautiful book.Dr. Kalanithi describes his life

Why should I live?

Because suicide/attempt to suicide is illegal under section 309, IPC.‘Living will' needs certain terms and conditions so you can't go for that also.But before going against law, you can read this:Puneet was sleeping, early morning his wife saroz came and said.. congratulations we are going to be

Are we born for marriage? Is marriage everything in life?

Getting married is an important step you take in your life, but no more than that. In itself marriage is nothing more than a social contract, it doesn't change you as a person, nor does it change your spouse. It changes your social standing, yes.Everyone has a different view on what they

How is life wherever you are at?

Life is quiet. Warmer than usual. My roof produced 26 kWh today. Unusual warm. I am afraid that climate change deniers are going to clog up the beauty clinic halls for nose jobs as they all will fall flat on their faces.Anyway, it could be worse, to