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User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1201 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 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1189 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, 21495 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1184 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 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

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 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1152 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 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1150 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 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1138 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, 11731 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1110 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 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1099 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: 52
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1091 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 onlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14088 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1087 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 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

Why ?

Because.

Signed

God.


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7108 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1067 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 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1064 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 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1052 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 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1050 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, 3488 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1032 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 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 987 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 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 985 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 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 979 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 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 967 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 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 933 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 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 903 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 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 894 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 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 880 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
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