Meaning of life From Wikipedia,Popular views

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“What is the meaning of life?” is a question many people ask themselves at some point during their lives, most in the context “What is the purpose of life?”.[10] Some popular answers include:

To realize one’s potential and ideals

  • To chase dreams.[143]
  • To live one’s dreams.[144]
  • To spend it for something that will outlast it.[145]
  • To matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.[145]
  • To expand one’s potential in life.[144]
  • To become the person you’ve always wanted to be.[146]
  • To become the best version of yourself.[147]
  • To seek happiness[148][149] and flourish.[3]
  • To be a true authentic human being.[150]
  • To be able to put the whole of oneself into one’s feelings, one’s work, one’s beliefs.[145]
  • To follow or submit to our destiny.[151][152][153]
  • To achieve eudaimonia,[154] a flourishing of human spirit.

To achieve biological perfection

To seek wisdom and knowledge

  •  To expand one’s perception of the world.[144]

To do good, to do the right thing

  • To leave the world as a better place than you found it.[143]
  • To do your best to leave every situation better than you found it.[143]
  • To benefit others.[6]
  • To give more than you take.[143]
  • To end suffering.[173][174][175]
  • To create equality.[176][177][178]
  • To challenge oppression.[179]
  • To distribute wealth.[180][181]
  • To be generous.[182][183]
  • To contribute to the well-being and spirit of others.[184]
  • To help others,[3][183] to help one another.[185]
  • To take every chance to help another while on your journey here.[143]
  • To be creative and innovative.[184]
  • To forgive.[143]
  • To accept and forgive human flaws.[186][187]
  • To be emotionally sincere.[145]
  • To be responsible.[145]
  • To be honorable.[145]
  • To seek peace.[145]

Meanings relating to religion

  • To reach the highest heaven and be at the heart of the Divine.[188]
  • To have a pure soul and experience God.[145]
  • To understand the mystery of God.[151]
  • To know or attain union with God.[189][190]
  • To know oneself, know others, and know the will of heaven.[191]
  • To love something bigger, greater, and beyond ourselves, something we did not create or have the power to create, something intangible and made holy by our very belief in it.[143]
  • To love God[189] and all of his creations.[192]
  • To glorify God by enjoying him forever.[52][193]
  • To go and make new disciples of Jesus Christ.[194]
  • To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.[195]
  • To be fruitful and multiply.[196] (Genesis 1:28)
  • To obtain freedom (Romans 8:20-21)
  • To fill the Earth and subdue it.[196] (Genesis 1:28)

To love, to feel, to enjoy the act of living

  • To love more.[143]
  • To love those who mean the most. Every life you touch will touch you back.[143]
  • To treasure every enjoyable sensation one has.[143]
  • To seek beauty in all its forms.[143]
  • To have fun or enjoy life.[151][184]
  • To seek pleasure[145] and avoid pain.[197]
  • To be compassionate.[145]
  • To be moved by the tears and pain of others, and try to help them out of love and compassion.[143]
  • To love others as best we possibly can.[143]
  • To eat, drink, and be merry.[198]

To have power, to be better

Life has no meaning

  • Life or human existence has no real meaning or purpose because human existence occurred out of a random chance in nature, and anything that exists by chance has no intended purpose.[172]
  • Life has no meaning, but as humans we try to associate a meaning or purpose so we can justify our existence.[143]
  • There is no point in life, and that is exactly what makes it so special.[143]

One should not seek to know and understand the meaning of life

  • The answer to the meaning of life is too profound to be known and understood.[172]
  • You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.[143]
  • The meaning of life is to forget about the search for the meaning of life.[143]
  • Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.[201]

Life is bad

  • Life is a bitch, and then you die.[146]
  • Better never to have been.[202]

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meaning_of_life

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