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Purpose

So most religious people believe that atheists do not have much to live for because we are godless heathens, so my question is, what brings meaning to your life? Or do you even have to have a "purpose" to live?

By TyrionLannister4
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Doing things I enjoy, with people I enjoy, in places I enjoy gives my life plenty of meaning.

SamL Level 7 Mar 28, 2018
6

The pursuit of happiness, knowledge, adventure, reason, beauty and love are my primary purposes.

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I am a star child, manipulated at birth by extraterrestrial beings, I vibrate at a higher frequency and existence, I am more sensitive than most, and yet I am able to endure more pain than most. This allows me to tap into the collective consciousness and total awareness of the planet.
I was sent here from far away to help transform the current society, to inspire, teach and to be a vessel to help raise you to a greater level of understanding and enlightenment. E.H.F. or "extra human function" is what I bring, through alien activation of normally dormant D.N.A. strands that all humans posses. To bring about a more advanced, superior human being for the greater good of your species....that or just to eat pizza.

MMMM, Pizza.

5

Since facing death I don't need an official purpose. I just take one day at a time.

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I guess that helping others gives my life purpose. I work to try to make sure that parents that have neglected or abused their children have the education necessary to strengthen their family unit. My goal is to leave this world having made a positive difference in at least the life of one individual.

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My purpose is to help others I believe.

clim995 Level 5 Mar 28, 2018
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My purpose: work hard so I can afford a lot of holidays then back to work!

ABack Level 6 Mar 28, 2018

I know a lot of people that feel this way, I on the other hand do not believe it is my purpose to spend my life working and consuming things. But to each their own. smile009.gif

@TyrionLannister Holidays mean experiences and experiences create lasting memories!

5

Carpe Diem is what I live for! Many religous folk I know are so busy preparing for their afterlife, thety forget about the day in front of them

4

My "purpose" is whatever I decide it is, on any given day.
Some days, I don't have one, and that is absolutely fine with me.
As far as "meaning" goes, I'm here. That's all the "meaning" I need.
Like I'm going to go along with anything the delusional believe.

KKGator Level 9 Mar 28, 2018
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I don't really think of my life in terms of "purpose". Do religious people NEED "purpose", I wonder? I live my life trying not to hurt anyone or be hurt by anyone if I can help it. I enjoy several creative passions, my grandchildren, a small circle of friends, my pets, most of my family, and I hope to find love again before I go toes up! That, and relatively good health is all I require.

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Try and navigate life while leaving what I think is a positive impact, with my limited knowledge set, whilst simultaniously looking after myself and the life around me as much as possible. Connecting with nature and friends works for me. Trying to be kind to myself and others, even if that means opting out of some situations. Plus having a good laugh, joke and sing when possible.

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What gives my life purpose? Creativity, whether it be making robots, writing, doing a web page, or whatever. Helping people when I can. Being able to look at myself in the mirror and say yes when I ask myself if the world is a better place for me being in it.

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I believe our actual purpose is to keep mankind pointed in the right direction as we steer through this twisty path of diversity towards the inevitable homogenization. Once there we can start to develop collective consciousness and evolve.

In the grand scheme their silly beliefs mean little. But in the minute details they cause a rather bumpy ride. Sometimes that ride outweighs the good it allows for in terms of social conduct. Sometimes it doesn't. It's up to them. But don't push the fish.

The concept of an evolving collective consciousness is interesting.

I see mankind eventually becoming a mental murmuration.

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Someone once said: "The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose." From that I deduce that it is up to me to create a life of purpose. I love my work and I have a few different interests and love to spend time with friends and others from whom I can learn something.

ASTRALMAX Level 7 Mar 28, 2018
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I like this quote:

“You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.” – Carl Sagan, Contact (1985).

bodhi1 Level 4 Mar 28, 2018
3

My job gives me a purpose. I've done a lot of good work that benefits my fellow humans in the testing labs I've worked at.

3

As I only have one life, my purpose is to make the most of it and enjoy my time on this planet.

If I can manage that without pissing too many others off, then all the better.

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I create projects for myself that hopefully leaves a lasting positive effect

btroje Level 9 Mar 28, 2018
2

I don't think having an over all purpose is necessary.

I think purpose can be foudn in pursuing one's passions, enjoyign things that make you happy as well as love and friendships

snytiger6 Level 9 Mar 29, 2018
2

We bring meaning to life by our thoughts, decisions, and actions. Otherwise, life has no inherent meaning.

wordywalt Level 8 Mar 28, 2018
2

On this road of life, I've learned. I've passed what I've learned onto others and hopefully helped someone along the way. Possibly I've affected how some see religion and set them on a different path of enlightenment. If seeking the truth is purpose then that's mine.

IAJO163 Level 7 Mar 28, 2018
2

I work in public health. I try to bring some small but of joy and beauty into the world. But I don't know that I have any "purpose".

moonmaid Level 8 Mar 28, 2018
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I’m here to give, to experience all I can, and produce joy and happiness.

CM1965 Level 7 Apr 18, 2018
1

Some days, my purpose is my children. Other days, my purpose is to anger and annoy as many people as I possibly can.

For the record I am spectacular at making people annoyed and angry.

Not sure how I'm doing with the children, they are all still alive, so perhaps I'm doing ok.

Fornax Level 5 Mar 29, 2018
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Purpose implies that we were made with intent. For example cars were built with the purpose of providing transportation. If you are asking about what gives us meaning, well that varies based on personal priorities and philosphy. Personally I derive meaning from the challenges I overcome, the problems I solve, the enemies I defeat, and the mysteries that I solve. In short I derive my meaning from the effect I have on the world, as that is all that will remain of me once I am dead.

Katrik Level 7 Mar 29, 2018
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