Life Purpose

Jose Torres
Jose Torres

so, what's your life purpose Holla Forums? I really wanna meet someone who thinks that his life is meaningful…

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Jeremiah James
Jeremiah James

nothing

Angel Peterson
Angel Peterson

Why the fuck would anyone want to have a life purpose? Live for yourself.

Levi Hernandez
Levi Hernandez

The purpose is to be better, and it applies to all living organisms.

Jack King
Jack King

When I was a young lad, around the age of 6 or 7, I was playing on a playground with some of my friends. Mind you, I was not a particularly bright or empathetic child, so when another boy on the playground tried to climb up onto the slide that I was standing on, I pushed him off. He fell six feet and hit the ground on his hands and knees. Although he was unharmed, he ran off to his mother, crying. Later, I was punished by my own mother for this transgression and "learned my lesson" so to speak. However, I sometimes find myself pondering the boy whom I pushed. What became of him after that? Perhaps the meaningless act of violence had little to no bearing on his personal development, but what if it did? I wonder if the boy faced bullying from other people in his life or if he had abusive parents or siblings. Maybe, by pushing him off the top of the slide, I did not act alone, but as just one of many cruel people in his life. Maybe every time that boy was made fun of by the other children, or when his dad slapped him, or when the teachers sent him to detention, the anger and resentment he felt for the world bubbled and broiled within him.

The incident occurred around 12 to 13 years ago, which means that he must be in college by now. I wonder if I helped create a school shooter?

Ryder James
Ryder James

To remain as busy as possible until death.
and possibly buy a mustang

Eli Gutierrez
Eli Gutierrez

I don't think about it.
I only live to fulfill my own desires.

Chase Flores
Chase Flores

Shit, I have so many memories that weigh on me lIke this. It doesn't matter how much I tell myself that languishing in guilt is illogical, it doesn't change the fact that once I start thinking about how I've mistreated someone in the past, it usually takes me hours (or even days) to shake it… and then I'll be reminded of another.

Jayden Cook
Jayden Cook

if you think of life and manage to come up with a definition for life, you would know that there would be no practical answer for your question. if there is, can you give me what would qualify as a "life's purpose"? i've always wanted to be a physicist since childhood, but alas, i just couldn't. since that was the situation, i ran after money in STEM. definitely no regrets actually, not a lot
i was bullied a lot in my childhood. i'm older than the kid you pushed off. i met the guy who used to bully me a month or two ago. i really resented him. it was subconscious. i was trying to act normal, but when he walked away, someone asked me "why do you hate him so much?". maybe it's different with you and him. maybe he hanged himself. maybe he remembers you as someone who made him stronger. as someone inferior…maybe you are.

Josiah Sanders
Josiah Sanders

fap to weird porn is the purpose of most people here

Ayden Stewart
Ayden Stewart

Death. Now go find the best way to it.

Hunter Brooks
Hunter Brooks

what is the purpose of a caterpillar, a chicken egg, a seed?
what is the purpose of a cloud, a breeze, a photon?

mechanically we know the relation between things, and the destiny of unrealized entities.

therefore, my purpose in life is to shitpost

Joshua Morales
Joshua Morales

to browse memes and work 9 to 5

Juan Cruz
Juan Cruz

If you're talking about INTRINSIC purpose, then the answer is survival–everything else is superfluous.

Jordan Thompson
Jordan Thompson


amazing dubs of truth, checked

Andrew Perry
Andrew Perry

Jordan Peterson claims the meaning of life is finding balance in everything you do. This is not only meaningful and useful but you can work at that indefinitely because perfect balance is an ideal.

Ethan Rogers
Ethan Rogers

He also divides meaning into positive and negative. It is clear that almost all of us believe in negative meaning (not to feel pain, not to feel hunger, not to be completely alone).

Dominic Jones
Dominic Jones

It is clear that almost all of us believe in negative meaning (not to feel pain, not to feel hunger, not to be completely alone)
I find it questionable that those things can be called meaning. An organism avoiding physical pain, even an abstract thinking human avoiding isolation and the mental stress that comes from that; these seem more like biological responses, cause and effect. Many people who can't find meaning in their life neglect those things and destroy themselves.

Jeremiah Clark
Jeremiah Clark

same faggot, here.
Those just seem like approaches to life to keep going. Not meaning.

Nolan Long
Nolan Long

That's why positive meaning exists to differentiate from those things. Anyway I see your point but I don't even the most disgusting basement-dweller can ignore physical pain or hunger(unless he has ascended). They've given up on the positive meaning, not the negative one.

Eli Rivera
Eli Rivera

Samefag:
Ofcoarse, people who have given up on negative meaning exist also but they are very rare and extremely fucked up.

Carson Cook
Carson Cook

When I was a child, I used to write stories. I used to sit in my room for hours by myself, writing away, about aliens, about superheroes, about great warriors, about my friends and family. Not because I wanted anyone to read it. Not because I wanted to impress my parents or teachers. But for the sheer joy of it.

And then, for some reason, I stopped. And I don’t remember why.

We all have a tendency to lose touch with what we loved as a child. Something about the social pressures of adolescence and professional pressures of young adulthood squeezes the passion out of us. We’re taught that the only reason to do something is if we’re somehow rewarded for it.

It wasn’t until I was in my mid-20s that I rediscovered how much I loved writing. And it wasn’t until I started my business that I remembered how much I enjoyed building websites — something I did in my early teens, just for fun.

The funny thing though, is that if my 8-year-old self had asked my 20-year-old self, “Why don’t you write anymore?” and I replied, “Because I’m not good at it,” or “Because nobody would read what I write,” or “Because you can’t make money doing that,” not only would I have been completely wrong, but that 8-year-old boy version of myself would have probably started crying.

Jeremiah Campbell
Jeremiah Campbell

to lurk Holla Forums

Jonathan Reed
Jonathan Reed

OK so life is meaningless? Well pain isn't is it. If I fucking stabbed you, you wouldn't call that meaningless.

Alexander Parker
Alexander Parker

JP IS GOD
JP IS LIFE

Kayden Price
Kayden Price

stfu

Colton Wood
Colton Wood

by that logic isn't death to avoid pain

Oliver Anderson
Oliver Anderson

Yes. But pain is a part of being human and alive. Death is nothingness

Sebastian Jenkins
Sebastian Jenkins

but if avoiding pain provides meaning to life, doesn't that make being dead fulfilling that purpose, due to not being able to feel pain in death?

Jose Gomez
Jose Gomez

can you stop b8ing? we're trying to have a reasonable discussion over here.

Easton Wilson
Easton Wilson

Death is just probabilistic cryonics

Joseph Taylor
Joseph Taylor

i will destroy all dataminers!

Thomas Johnson
Thomas Johnson

youtube.com/watch?v=1GCf29FPM4k

William Foster
William Foster

To love and flourish with others.

Blake Phillips
Blake Phillips

kek

Christopher Rogers
Christopher Rogers

JP is God
Depends on your definition of a God I guess. I'd sooner call him some sort of messenger of "God", in the sense that he tells people how to strive for the good and an ideal (and this ideal being your own "God", roughly speaking.).

I've been seeing this guy pop up a lot since I came across him myself a couple days ago. Funny how that works. Guess either people on here are either incredibly similar, which wouldn't be too strange to imagine, or he's making bigger waves that I realize.

Maybe both.

Adrian Morris
Adrian Morris

He is the second coming of Buddha and Christ combined.

Henry Parker
Henry Parker

He's probably making bigger waves than you realize.

He's not saying much that's remotely original, but I think his increasing popularity is a combination of his clarity of expression, affability, and courage in the face of the liberal extremism that he's surrounded by.

Parker White
Parker White

*is due to a combination

Blake Ortiz
Blake Ortiz

True. The manner in which he talks is incredibly easy to listen to. I've been listening to some of his 2+ hour lectures on top of some other videos of his for the last few days now.
I think it's also because of the times we live in, where a great amount of young men try to find their own purpose in life without any real 'compass'. He provides a clear-cut way of at least making the first steps into figuring this out.

Benjamin Richardson
Benjamin Richardson

+1

Brody Perez
Brody Perez

That's super gay

Leo Brown
Leo Brown

One becomes perfectly balanced when one dies. Don't seek enlightenment, harmony is death. Worship chaos - worship life.

Joseph Rodriguez
Joseph Rodriguez

JP THREAD? JP THREAD
youtube.com/watch?v=xY48e1oDXSU
<his best video imo

Luis James
Luis James

At least post wallpaper quality you worthless faggot.

My life purpose is to make myself feel better than everyone else.

Jace Ortiz
Jace Ortiz

That makes you human, user. Savor that feeling of caring, but don't let it control you.

Camden James
Camden James

Buddha knows all

Blake Davis
Blake Davis

Well pain isn't is it
Pain is meaningless. That doesn't mean I don't dislike it or won't try to avoid it.
Good vid, but the "inspirational" music at the end ruined it tbh.

Jose Bennett
Jose Bennett

datamine thread

Easton Gutierrez
Easton Gutierrez

jordan peterson is a logic shill (mental corrupter) (bad advice giving flawed logic spreader) probably hired by the globalists.

"here I'm just going to indirectly state reasons why you should just be happy with literally SHIT life"

sounds like exactly what the government wants people to think. just accept life for what it is and enjoy the fun little happy moments. No. I don't think so.

this guy changes the subject and redirects his points and derails himself and then goes full silly mode for a moment and then brings himself back to his point.

he uses completely unrelated points (and makes some really good ones to be fair) to make himself sound more credible and make more sense when he makes his other really dumb points. I smell shillery afoot.

a summary of what he says in my opinion: "life is really crazy and bad and happiness is really hard for people to find, but basically all you have to do is find happiness and then you will be happy"

Yes, time flies when you're having fun but this is the equivalent of asking someone why they are sad that they don't have a million dollars, and then telling them that all they have to do is just make a million dollars so that they wont be sad about not having a million dollars, because this will help them cope throughout their whole life with the sadness of not having a million dollars, while they simultaneously have a million dollars to wipe their tears with. except that it's easier said than done.

if this guys advice was any good then everyone would always be happy even though there are hundreds of other problems wrong with their life. the truth is that people are never going to be truly happy in a society that has so many issues. sticking your head in the sand just because there's one nice thing in your life and pretending that hundreds of other problems don't make you constantly feel stressed out or bad, doesn't solve any of the issues that exist.

I honestly feel as if the only thing that will come from people taking this guys advice will be a bunch more people who pretend to walk around with fake happy attitudes and think "positive" who are just too hopeful but too lazy to ever do anything to change the way things are. on the other side, people who are already very angry and frustrated with how overcomplicated and stressful life is may listen to this advice and ride the false wave of euphoria they get from watching some guy talk in a video saying positive things with emotional music playing in the backround and then snap out of it the second that they are suddenly reminded again how awful their lives are when they realize they haven't automatically transcended reality by listening this enlightened genius of a man who couldn't save them from the IRS coming to repossess their car because they couldn't make the payment because their boss fired them because their co-worker framed them as the person who didn't clean up the ketchup machine that leaked everywhere because fast food places have leaky ketchup machines or something.

Landon James
Landon James

discerning true from false, real from illusion;
communing with God.
attaining self-knowledge.
being fit, wise and strong so I can take care of my wife and future kids.

Adam Williams
Adam Williams

just acquire a million dollars if you're sad

you're missing the point, happiness is not something external you acquire, the money analogy doesn't work; instead happiness is something internal you discover/generate through self-inquiry or extreme force of will or faith or spontaneously through blind luck; happiness isn't even the right word to be precise….point is that lasting human satisfaction and peace is what people are actually "seeking" and longing for, yet they already have it, it's in their grasp, if only they knew how to perceive it, how to pierce through the distractions and noise, and finally see what's going on.

Noah Hall
Noah Hall

just acquire a million dollars if you're sad
you're missing the point, happiness is not something external you acquire, the money analogy doesn't work; instead happiness is something internal you discover/generate through self-inquiry or extreme force of will or faith or spontaneously through blind luck; happiness isn't even the right word to be precise….point is that lasting human satisfaction and peace is what people are actually "seeking" and longing for, yet they already have it, it's in their grasp, if only they knew how to perceive it, how to pierce through the distractions and noise, and finally see what's going on.

I disagree and this is why.

happiness, peace etc. is something you just get, and it was there all along so you just have to realize that
good summary correct?

the reason why this is an imperfect and short lasting solution or rather short lasting delusion is because life and the many different aspects, factors, variables, and so on leave an imperfect human person with very little control over the many different things in their life in this imperfect earth reality.

there are always more problems, and there is no such thing as lasting peace, here- at the very least.

lasting human satisfaction is not what imperfect human beings are searching for.

what imperfect human beings are searching for is not temporary, or lasting, but rather eternal peace and and happiness and love and freedom. this can only be reached through not obtaining or grasping, but rather being gifted some semblance of perfection by God. this isn't about christianity, islam, judaism, buddaism, or any other flawed and imperfect attempted human interpretation of perfection using imperfect concepts and means in an imperfect hell/earth simulation.

pro tips:

Alexander Kelly
Alexander Kelly

Basically the best advice I can give you is this, and I will try to stay on topic and not derail too far unless it's slightly important to know or be aware of:

God exists. He exists not as a theory and not as a concept of the universe as a whole, but as an actual thinking real individual/beyond being/entity of pure power and love and permanently unmatched and immeasurable intelligence.

God is the one and only God

God controls everything and everynothing

there is free will but God created free will so God controls it.

all things that happen percieved by people as good or bad are things that God chooses to make happen

there is no devil or bad enemy figure, and these false idol characters are always created by people who childishly refuse to give God credit for all events that take place.

people who can't handle giving God credit for everything in every way, are accidentally foolishly insulting the intelligence of God by pretending they are taking away power from God by inventing false idol puppets like jesus and satan.

some people can't handle giving God all the credit for everything because "my puppy died" and they rationalize "my puppy is good" so how can God be good if God made my puppy die? it's extremely sad and I'm not denying how these people feel even if I know that they are being stupid. not everyone can grasp the big picture, but even those who can grasp it are only grasping like a baby grasps at their mothers breast.

Daniel Foster
Daniel Foster

God communicates directly with every human being. You've been doing so your whole life, but not everybody realizes it.

When you first learn to listen, it is very easy to convince yourself (and for others to convince you) that you are insane.

It's not always a good idea to tell others what you are experiencing because they might react in very irrational ways that are harmful to your health and wellbeing. however, this is a great way to test who your real friends are. warning: you may end up alone because as it turns out, most people are shit. (most being shit based on experience. could simply be that some people just run into alot of bad people, giving them a confused angle on what people are the most common)

there is no such thing as a random thought in your head. everything you think was meant to be thought of. yes, we all have silly or disturbing thoughts pop into our heads like this very simple and shallow example: "what If I choked on the food I'm eating right now?".

some thoughts are given to you so that you can hold them in your mind and consider them without agreeing or disagreeing with them, similarly to how ideas are handled by the most intelligent people.

some thoughts come up as miraculous ideas

some thoughts come up so that you can think "No! that's stupid, that's totally bad, lets not do that." because it can make you aware of what Not to do.

God will offer undeniable proof to you if you ask. But, and here's where it gets kind of funny… the proof is not transferable. The proof will absolutely convince you of the truth, but will not be anything that can convince others.

Once you have a personal relationship with God, that supersedes all other teachings, the bible, your pastors, or history.

Connor Adams
Connor Adams

most if not all religions are mostly if not all wrong- but most if not all religions have small pieces of truth.

many religions are designed to get in everyones way and tie them up with tedious obsessive busy work that accomplishes nothing and gets them nowhere and entraps them in very limiting belief systems (just like schools and college and jobs in this world) (if you are too busy stressing out trying to do your homework and pass tests and exams and get good grades and figure out your taxes and pay all your bills, and worry about insurance, you can't stop and think clearly to improve on philosophy and wonder why you're doing any of this in the first place) there is no fun allowed, you are not allowed to wonder, you are not allowed to feed your curiousity, you are not allowed to be free, you are not allowed to dream.

many religions are designed to trick people into thinking they need to go to a special building to worship God so that they don't feel as if they are being heard by God as well as if they were praying in the (((approved place of worship))) like churches, synagoges, and mosqs.

the bible and all religious texts from most if not all religions are flawed and imperfect at the very least because of the fact that human people wrote the bible and human people are flawed and imperfect (many examples in the bible where both good and bad people had a chance to write/add things in while it wasn't done yet) "money is the root of all evil" but "money answereth all things"

human beings are imperfect, and everything they make, say, do, and so on is imperfect, including bible, scripture, stories, any religious texts, books, teachings, and so on.

the word of God doesn't come from the bible. everything here is a false idol including the bible, money, statues, kings, and so on.

Exodus 20
"You shall have no other gods before Me."You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth."

Deuteronomy 5
You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.

the word of God only comes straight from God.

remember people, I'm talking about the one and only God here. the infinite, beyond infinite. eternal

Charles Adams
Charles Adams

I'm trying to explain:
1 How to listen to god
2 Listening to god is of the utmost importance
3 Humans talking about (what god wants) are not actually talking about what god wants. The bibile/ any written test "of god"/ any religion of god. is not actually of god
4 what god wants from/for each human is different hence point 3
5 It's important to try not to commit the "sin" the imperfect human beings who wrote writings of gods and religions make. alot of these imperfect human beings attempt to claim authority and falsely claim officiality as they try to imperfectly extrapolate the message of god into a broad message easily digestible for everyone in such a way that it is used to control them or further confuse them by covertly and indirectly distancing people from god by giving them false ideas to worship- Which is not the nature of the message of god because the message is personal to each and every human being. I would be would be somewhat guilty the same as them if I told you how to talk to god and how to receive the message of god the way that others do, which is why I'm trying to convey the most simplest understanding that I can.
once I got rid of all the garbage between myself and god, I felt much closer to god.

I'm not exactly shitting on everything the bible or every religion says, since you can clearly see me using the bible as a source. just remember that most if not all religions are mostly if not all wrong- but most if not all religions have small pieces of truth, if you are willing to sift through the corruption. believing everything you read or experience in life as perfect, that's the problem.

Nathaniel Jackson
Nathaniel Jackson

wanted more philosophical discussion
thread just ends

Joshua Johnson
Joshua Johnson

youtube.com/watch?v=yrBd96o7y4Y
we are living in desperate times and there is no way out of here

Aiden Long
Aiden Long

i will be king

Aaron Young
Aaron Young

purpose in life

To do what makes you happy. Do everything you can do be happy. See how much you get away with. Set no limits to your own happiness.

That's really it.

Gabriel Edwards
Gabriel Edwards

kys kid

Lucas Morales
Lucas Morales

no, u kys, nigger

Ryan Anderson
Ryan Anderson

then i will kill you first, who are you and where are you now?

Ryder Stewart
Ryder Stewart

i am better, than u and im in my house, faggot

Christian Murphy
Christian Murphy

what a pussy.

Brayden Baker
Brayden Baker

NORMIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE GTFO NOW

Jacob Morales
Jacob Morales

says a whore

Oliver Torres
Oliver Torres

Life is meaningless,so we have to create our own meaning to live for.

Connor Rogers
Connor Rogers

such as…?

Cameron Brooks
Cameron Brooks

Art

Gabriel Evans
Gabriel Evans

And knowledge.

Luke Lee
Luke Lee

no

Wyatt Perry
Wyatt Perry

fgt thread

Mason Thompson
Mason Thompson

Then what?

Oliver Sanchez
Oliver Sanchez

I hope someone is learning something good!

Lucas Thompson
Lucas Thompson

My creed:
1. Life is Glorious, Grand and Glorious
2. The final things are Good and Evil, Right and Wrong

Lucas Nelson
Lucas Nelson

this

Joseph Jenkins
Joseph Jenkins

ty

Zachary Allen
Zachary Allen

Very nice. Thanks.

Liam Hill
Liam Hill

to eat

Sebastian Jackson
Sebastian Jackson

I ate ur mum

Zachary Peterson
Zachary Peterson

make things and give them to people who will appreciate them

Jose Jones
Jose Jones

happiness

Jackson Parker
Jackson Parker

revenge

Carter Carter
Carter Carter

WHOOOOOOOOO?!

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