Life Purpose

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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.

fap to weird porn is the purpose of most people here

Death. Now go find the best way to it.

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

to browse memes and work 9 to 5

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

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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.

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).

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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JP IS GOD
JP IS LIFE

stfu

by that logic isn't death to avoid pain

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

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?

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

Death is just probabilistic cryonics

i will destroy all dataminers!

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To love and flourish with others.

kek

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.

He is the second coming of Buddha and Christ combined.

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.

*is due to a combination

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.

+1

That's super gay

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

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At least post wallpaper quality you worthless faggot.

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

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

Buddha knows all

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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:

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:

>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.

>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.

Exodus 20

Deuteronomy 5

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

I'm trying to explain:
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.

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we are living in desperate times and there is no way out of here

i will be king

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.

kys kid

no, u kys, nigger

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

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

what a pussy.

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

such as…?

Art

And knowledge.

no

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Then what?

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I hope someone is learning something good!

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

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Very nice. Thanks.

to eat

I ate ur mum

make things and give them to people who will appreciate them

happiness

revenge

WHOOOOOOOOO?!