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    we continue because we know no better and we also continue in the hope that one day in our lifetime a meaning will be found. if we really want to get deep the fact that life starts and end may be false under the assumption that start and end are human concepts.
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    To love your family and friends, to do good for other people and to experience everything you want to experience. Adding another generation to have those opportunities.
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    (Original post by lazzarus)
    If you believe there is no god, then presumably you believe there is no heaven... what then is the point of life? If there is no moral reason to do or not do anything, and most desires are instincts to perpetuate this seemingly pointless phenomenon, why then do we bother?
    It's better to exist and make most of what nature has given us rather than expect something better to be waiting for us after our death. Besides its all about good fun in this life imo but don't get me wrong to have a good life some effort is required to build it first.
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    (Original post by NHM713)
    We are meant to be gardeners btw.
    Come again bro? This is the first time I hear about intelligent spices
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    (Original post by John Fluffy Bunny)
    Come again bro? This is the first time I hear about intelligent spices
    Yep, Gardeners.
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    The truth is there is no point to life, our lives are but a blink of an eye in terms of time, in reality most people will be forgotten shortly after they die having made no lasting impact at all even great titans of history who are currently so memorable like Hitler or Lincoln, will eventually be consigned to no more than a foot note.

    I believe you do what makes you happy and that is the only point of your life, as it is pointless to waste what little time we have.
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    (Original post by The Country Lad)
    The truth is there is no point to life, our lives are but a blink of an eye in terms of time, in reality most people will be forgotten shortly after they die having made no lasting impact at all even great titans of history who are currently so memorable like Hitler or Lincoln, will eventually be consigned to no more than a foot note.

    I believe you do what makes you happy and that is the only point of your life, as it is pointless to waste what little time we have.
    Time is an illusion, the only real identifier of time is decay.

    the is no meaning as far as we are aware, yet there is war, famine, religion, nationalism....all pretty pointless stuff we have invented, how silly we can be.
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    To me, life is about knowledge; knowledge of others, our surroundings and communication. People make my life what it is so my aim in life is to be able to understand them as far as I can by studying languages, history and the way we work as people.


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    Why does there need to be some grand 'point' or purpose to life? :confused:
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    (Original post by NHM713)
    Time is an illusion, the only real identifier of time is decay.

    the is no meaning as far as we are aware, yet there is war, famine, religion, nationalism....all pretty pointless stuff we have invented, how silly we can be.
    Time is not illusion. It's reality. The past, the present, and the future do exist.

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    (Original post by RandZul'Zorander)
    Why does there need to be some grand 'point' or purpose to life? :confused:
    Why do you eat or drink? No reasons? No causes?

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    Not an athiest (but I used to be).

    I would answer why does there need to be a point? You reproduce, you die. And that's that.

    Doesn't mean you can't have fun while you're here though!
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    (Original post by skunkboy)
    Why do you eat or drink? No reasons? No causes?

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    Because I get hungry or thirsty. Reason and causes =/= purpose or point

    EDIT: Note that such everyday things do not reflect on the greater purpose or 'point' of life as a whole.
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    (Original post by battycatlady)
    Not an athiest (but I used to be).

    I would answer why does there need to be a point? You reproduce, you die. And that's that.

    Doesn't mean you can't have fun while you're here though!
    Or you don't reproduce and you die. Really...the only thing in life that definitely happens is that it comes to an end.
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    We are an accident. It just happens that earth has habitable conditions for life to form

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    Life has no meaning. None what so ever. And that is absolutely fantastic. Either you can create your own meaning, which many do, or just accept that their is none and live in spite of this fact. Yeah some people might say that we have to continue the species etc. yadda yadda yadda. Why? It doesn't answer the fundamental question of what is really the point in doing that. So what if you die, that's life (pardon the pun). Still, even if there is no meaning that doesn't mean you can't have a bit of fun while you're here eh?
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    What's the point of life if there is a heaven? Seems like a waste of time.
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    (Original post by skunkboy)
    Time is not illusion. It's reality. The past, the present, and the future do exist.

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    No, only now exists. The past is a memory, the future is a projection/idea.
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    (Original post by RandZul'Zorander)
    Because I get hungry or thirsty. Reason and causes =/= purpose or point

    EDIT: Note that such everyday things do not reflect on the greater purpose or 'point' of life as a whole.
    Lol. Really? Have you ever eaten or drunk with no hunger or no thirst? Why? What's the point of doing that?

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    (Original post by NHM713)
    No, only now exists. The past is a memory, the future is a projection/idea.
    I don't think so. The present depends basically on the past. And the future rides on the present. If the past doesn't exist, the present or the future can't exist.

    Memory is not the past. It's something that's remembered.

    Idea or projection is not the future. It's something that you think about or it's the plan that you make for something.

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