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PostSubject: "What's the meaning of life?"   Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:11 pm

If someone asks you this, and you feel a nihilist argument coming, just say "of yours maybe nothing."

See if the nihilist is still standing.

 

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PostSubject: Re: "What's the meaning of life?"   Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:04 pm

Lol.

 

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PostSubject: Re: "What's the meaning of life?"   Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:05 pm

I like to turn it around on them-- "what's the meaning of life?" "Whatever is meaningful to you."

 

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PostSubject: Re: "What's the meaning of life?"   Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:32 am

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I like to turn it around on them-- "what's the meaning of life?" "Whatever is meaningful to you."

I have done this before. Look out the window and we see no meaning in life. Therefore we must create our own meaning.

And as Camus said, life is absurd but it is still worth living.
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PostSubject: Re: "What's the meaning of life?"   Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:10 pm

Isn't that the beauty of it all? We are limited mostly by our own imaginations. If the meaning of my life is whatever I create for myself, then how can I "blame" anyone but me?

LOL...I can feel one moment that something means "everything" and another moment realize it meant "nothing at all." - I think once this is understood, the secret to a happy life is revealed.
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PostSubject: Re: "What's the meaning of life?"   Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:57 pm

Are there things that remain meaningful? Or is all meaning temporary?

 

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PostSubject: Re: "What's the meaning of life?"   Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:28 pm

Welcome to the forum Jupiter.

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Yes, there are some aspects of our life that are fixed once they become firmly established. Ideology is one of them for many people. Some people never get established though.

And I still enjoy listening to my music from the 1950s. That will never change.

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PostSubject: Re: "What's the meaning of life?"   Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:57 pm

Some conservative views are that the meaningful things are "values." And many teach that your values should never change. I don't agree with this. Nature teaches us that all things change over time or in an instance!
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PostSubject: Re: "What's the meaning of life?"   Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:17 pm

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And I still enjoy listening to my music from the 1950s.  That will never change.


good example



music relates us to our own permanence of joy.

 

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PostSubject: Re: "What's the meaning of life?"   Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:19 am

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Some conservative views are that the meaningful things are "values." And many teach that your values should never change. I don't agree with this. Nature teaches us that all things change over time or in an instance!
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You are welcome. It sure didn't take you long to get active here. Good for you.

Yes, our values. They do change somewhat over time for most of us. As we gain more experiences we gain more knowledge and sometimes this knowledge inspires us to re-think our values and make changes, if necessary.
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PostSubject: Re: "What's the meaning of life?"   Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:09 am

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You are welcome.  It sure didn't take you long to get active here.  Good for you.

You know me... not shy, opinionated, and respectful of other's thoughts.

BTW, I asked our friend Jonathan to join us here. He had some problem signing on (said a password issue). I'm hoping he'll figure it out soon. He is another valuable contributor to good conversation.
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PostSubject: Re: "What's the meaning of life?"   Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:06 pm

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You are welcome.  It sure didn't take you long to get active here.  Good for you.

You know me... not shy, opinionated, and respectful of other's thoughts.

BTW, I asked our friend Jonathan to join us here. He had some problem signing on (said a password issue). I'm hoping he'll figure it out soon. He is another valuable contributor to good conversation.

Yes, I think Jonathan would enjoy being here. I hope he keeps to it until he has succeeded in becoming a member.
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