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Are there any special purpose in our life other than eating, drinking, sleeping, making merry, quarrelling, amassing wealth, criticising others and such other silly things?

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"Purpose" is a subjective concept. It's different things to different people.

KKGator Level 9 Oct 9, 2018
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We (humans), have no more "special purpose in life" than do other primates swinging through the trees. Also, you left out throwing feces at interlopers in our territory.

dahermit Level 7 Oct 9, 2018
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The purpose of your life is what you make it. Some lives have no purpose because they are not lived purposefully.

Seeker3CO Level 7 Oct 9, 2018
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When I stopped believing that life must have a purpose I also stopped worrying if I was doing it right.

Gareth Level 7 Oct 9, 2018
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Exactly

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The physical things, eating, drinking, sleeping, are not purposes but biological necessities that are common to us all.

Being loved and loving others is purpose enough for me. All others things, creativity, job satisfaction, etc. are to attain this purpose.

thinktwice Level 7 Oct 9, 2018
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This is exactly how I feel. If I can feel fulfilled, feel like I'm discovering new things, and learning new ways to grow, then I'm happy and my purpose feels like it's being met. You're beautiful inside and out, TT.

@PolyWolf back atcha PolyWolf...part of feeling fulfilled and having purpose is meeting complete strangers who feel and live as you do...glad to have done so...

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Well you actually just described life as a human. But if you’re seeking a higher purpose then that’s on you the individual.
I personally would like to rule the world but I’m also lazy and would be just as happy living in a two room ( bathroom must be separate 😏) shack in Baja Mexico fishing during the day and drinking tequila and having a little smoke at night.

So I guess that you must ask what is it that makes feel happiest and that hopefully should be purpose enough.

Robsweapon Level 4 Oct 12, 2018
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I think you may have slightly overcomplicated things...

I'd basically boil it down to just, "Eat, Shit, and Fuck."

The eating & shitting are obviously related: the soil from which the food grows is more or less composed (or composted! Ha!) of decaying plant matter. The most efficient way of synthesising this plant matter into a usable form for supporting a new generation of plant life is for something to eat it... then shit it out. Said plant life has produced both the oxygen and food sources integral to our evolution- the current product of this evolution being a creature so unclear about it's place in the world that it feels compelled to ask questions such as this...

I would assume the Fucking bit is pretty much self-explanatory: it's fun.

xylophonix Level 3 Oct 9, 2018
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You forgot f-cking.

PalacinkyPDX Level 7 Oct 9, 2018
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That's included in merry making

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Creation, imagination, serving others. Pretty much my personal, self-imposed, purposes.

CommonHuman Level 5 Oct 9, 2018
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Why are those things silly?

Donotbelieve Level 8 Oct 9, 2018
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You make it what you want.

SkotlandSkye Level 8 Oct 9, 2018
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you make your purpose. if what you listed is it for you, then no, there is no other purpose. if you can find another purpose, then yes, there is another purpose.

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genessa Level 7 Oct 9, 2018
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Teaching, learning, going somewhere new, changing my mind and the minds of others and so much more.

paul1967 Level 7 Oct 9, 2018
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Whatever purpose you give yourself.

Omen6Actual Level 7 Oct 9, 2018
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Killing the enemies of The Empire.

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Only if you can make yourself meals totally from scratch to the point of raising it first, you may answer this question.
Otherwise you’ll keep going circles

Morganfreeman Level 7 Oct 9, 2018
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Personal growth. I think most if not all things flow from it.

MacTavish Level 7 Oct 9, 2018
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Wow, that's a double-entendre... Hahaha! smile002.gif

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Try and improve the lives of those you meet

maxhyde Level 6 Oct 9, 2018
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No.

patchoullijulie Level 8 Oct 9, 2018
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Sure, anything YOU want to make. It is mostly entirely up to you.

jlynn37 Level 8 Oct 9, 2018
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Yes there is.Literature science, love of outdoors.In essence a love of life which is a matter of luck as who is born and where they come into this world.To live well one needs food, shelter, sanitation and some disposable income to provide choice.If one lacks any of these items then existence rather than life is the outcome, a situation endured by millions around the world with little or no hope of escape.Hence if good fortunate smiles on us we should not complain about our lot but find our own meaning through our own actions.

Williamrj17 Level 4 Oct 13, 2018
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No but some of those things are enjoyable. We can choose whether we partake in the others. Laugh as often as you can and don't let the silly actions of others bother you

Echo7 Level 3 Oct 13, 2018
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The purpose of living a good life is..........
Living a good life

273kelvin Level 7 Oct 13, 2018
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We are also food for a lot of bacteria, fungus and large carnivorous animals. We also serve as hosts for viruses and insect larva.

Dwight Level 7 Oct 12, 2018
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There is no special purpose to my or any other life, to think so is delusional. As life forms, we evolved to survive and reproduce. That's it.

Mitch07102 Level 7 Oct 12, 2018
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There is only one intrinsic purpose to life, and that is to perpetuate itself. In order to do that, living things engage in eating, drinking, and eliminating waste to preserve themselves until such time as they propagate more of their kind. Humans and some of the animals we share the planet with create any of the purposes beyond the rudimentary. Humans have honed this purpose seeking to a fine edge and have thus convinced themselves that they are somehow special in the overall scheme of things.

evidentialist Level 8 Oct 10, 2018
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