Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Why Are We Here?  
User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

What is the purpose of life?

31 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

to quote deep thought


"42"


or

To try to learn from each other, enjoy life and visit a.net often

IHAP

[Edited 2004-12-21 03:18:28]


Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

Be careful, IHAP, you know what happened the last time... Big grin

User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1121 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

To contemplate the meaning of life, and argue with each other over our interpretations of readingd of tea leaves and navel lint.

Your purpose is your own. Figure out what you want to do, do it, pay your taxes, die. Thats about it.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

To flamebait each other on the Non-av forum???  Big grin

Charles, SJ



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

I thought it was mentioned in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  Confused

User currently offlineJfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1106 times:

To see if Northwest ever does really get rid of those DC9's Big grin

User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11571 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

But they could't remember the original question in Hitchhiker and they needed to build an expressway anyway.

Simply put, our existence on this rock is futile according to Hitchhikers Guide. Big grin

Or, to paraphrase Animaniacs: Waiting for an end to pestilence, and famine, and pestilence. Until then, I'm just browsing.

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

Well, if we're good enough during our life... we get to go to a little place called SXM (aka: Heaven).

-Mike


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

"Why are we here"

Plain and simple: Cause our mommies and daddies decided to go at it unprotected one night, and they just might have had the intent of having a child.

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13985 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

British soldiers in WW2 have found the solution and expressed it in a song (goes to the tune of Auld Lang Syne):

"We´re here because we´re here because we´re here because we´re here! We´re here because we´re here because we´re here because we´re here; we´re here because we´re here because we´re here because we´re here, we´re here because were here because we´re here because we´re here!"

This says it all, doesn´t it?!  Wink/being sarcastic

Jan


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Why ?

Because.

Signed

God.


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7092 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

-To become an airline Pilot
-To commune with my 2nd family here on A.NET  Big grin

PS. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.


User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

Why am I here?

That was the same question Gkirk asked when he woke up with rubber up his a$$ in Jasepl's bed after a wet evening at the pub  Big grin

[Edited 2004-12-21 10:56:52]

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

Monty Python made an entire film on the subject many years ago, and still you ask...  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

OYRJA,

That was the same question Gkirk asked when he woke up with rubber up his a$$ in Jasepl's bed after a wet evening at the pub.

Wasn't there a sheep also involved in there, somewhere?  Big grin



אני תומך בישראל
User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3462 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1000 times:


The purpose of life is to obey to God, to spread its law, and get its great recompense if we succeed in that great mission.

Life is nothing but a "passport" to a everlasting existance, in peace or in punishment, God bless all  Big grin The result depends on what we did during the exam; the current life, "below" !!!


User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 955 times:

The purpose of life is to obey to God, to spread its law, and get its great recompense if we succeed in that great mission.

How do you know you picked the right God?

If we all spend less time trying to figure out WHY we're here we'd get alot more done...

 Smile


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 953 times:

Once we decide who has the best livery can we only then proceed to answer the meaning of life.

Priorities !!!


Andreas  Big thumbs up



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 947 times:

the meaning of life.....

the meaning of life.....it's here so we could ask what the meaning of life is....so we could figure it out.....



The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 935 times:

To eat, sleep and breed and make war on our neighbors. And when we get too old to sire sons anymore the tribe is free to disembowel us and read their future in our guts.

Ever turn off an old-fashioned television set and watch the gun narrow down to the center of the tube and leave a white spot there for ten minutes or so?

Well the famous "light at the end of the tunnel" is sort of like that. As we die and our flashbulb in an eternity of darkness is coming to an end, the light we see is just the last of our perceptions narrowed down like that before we wink out forever.

At least that is what I hope for.



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineScandinavian From Sweden, joined Sep 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 901 times:

The meaning of life is to drink beer.... Smile


"He was a wise man who invented beer"-Platon
User currently offlineSkysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 871 times:

We're here to have the best time possible in a sh!tty world...at least that's how i see it. But to get a little more serious, i don't think there's any purpose to life except to actually live it......if you figure it out then let me know, coz then i'll have to get you working on figuring out women!!! That's the holy grail right there, hehe

Cheers



In the dark you can't see ugly, but you can feel fat
User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 862 times:

Skysurfer: then i'll have to get you working on figuring out women!!!

Ya, now, chicks are what I've given up trying to figure out. Life is so so simple compared to trying to figure out a woman.

I guess trying to define the meaning of life, is like trying to define everything with one ambiguous word.

I'm too lazy to explain.

Anyway, my opinion is that the meaning of life is struggle. That's as specific as I can get to defining something so ambiguous.

I believe that there is a God, because it makes more sense to me. I also believe that the planet is billions of years old, not thousands. I'm rambling.

Thom@s: Monty Python made an entire film on the subject many years ago, and still you ask...

Ya I couldn't figure the movie out either. It was hysterical.

Ts-ior: The result depends on what we did during the exam; the current life


I believe that life is a test. Everyone is trying to prove something, whether to God, to people, or to themselves.


Greg:
Plain and simple: Cause our mommies and daddies decided to go at it unprotected one night, and they just might have had the intent of having a child.

Greg


Probably the most reasonable answer I've seen.


But of course, we all know the meaning is 42  Big grin




User currently offlineJuanr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 848 times:

It is a shame that nost people here have not tried to provide a serious answer to Thecoz question...which leads me to think that certainly those who have replied with jokes and funny comments have no idea whatsoever about the meaning of life.

By the way, I certainly still can't get it right myself, why the hard work, why to spend too many years studying, working, raising children, seeking for love, finding love, suffering the break ups, etc, etc, etc, if, the only thing we have for sure is our death?

Of course the religious argument tries to tell us the reason, but still for some of us, even God believers (I'm Catholic), can´t understand why God keeps on playing dices with our lives.

Juan
SKBO


25 Skysurfer : Juanr: Maybe it's because most people believe that there is no meaning to life except to live it as best we can? Sure, people can cite god and religio
26 Post contains images Ts-ior : Airplay, Anyway, there's only one God, so you should pick the right, the unique one
27 Post contains images GKirk : Airplay, Anyway, there's only one God, so you should pick the right, the unique one ,/i. What if your like me and think that there is no God?
28 Bravo7e7 : Like IHAP said, 42.............
29 Post contains images SlamClick : A quick lesson in comparative theology for those who need it: Jews don't recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah. Protestants don't recognize the Pope a
30 AAplatnumflier : My biggest question...why are we dying to live if were just living to die?
31 Yukimizake : We are here, objectively, simply to propagate the species. If you are asking about the meaning as to why we are here, then your guess is as good as mi
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Why Are We Letting Afghanistan Get Away With This? posted Mon Mar 20 2006 17:11:36 by Jaysit
Why Are We Still Using This Crap? posted Sun Oct 24 2004 17:36:23 by N771AN
Why Are We Waiting Around? posted Fri Sep 21 2001 15:33:36 by Airbus380
Why Are We Americans? posted Tue Oct 10 2000 14:56:34 by Adam777
What Are We Doing Here? posted Mon Jul 14 2003 05:43:33 by QANTASFOREVER
Why R We Here? posted Thu Aug 22 2002 01:50:13 by OzarkD9S
Why Are Some A.net Members Too Good For A.net Chat posted Thu Nov 9 2006 16:22:47 by NWOrientDC10
Why Are People Offended By A Second Grade Riddle? posted Wed Nov 8 2006 19:46:08 by Matt D
Why Are Page 3 Girls So Mysterious? posted Mon Nov 6 2006 18:54:17 by Shinkai
Natalie Holloway Tragedy; Where Are We? posted Fri Oct 13 2006 01:21:46 by Zippyjet