How much can we take?

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  1. Atheist Demon

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    Why do humans hurt so bad?

    Why can't we find the answer?

    Why is life so confusing and painful?

    Why do others put us down?
  2. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    its having emotions and a conciousness sadly

    to what exactly?life? life is what you make it or so i was told

    i honestly dont know hun, if i did i would say

    to make themselves feel better, i found that anyway.
  3. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    These questions don't have simple answers. What I've written down is far from a definitive answer. Rather, they're what I think. I'm assuming you want opinions. Here goes:

    1. Because the opposite of hurt cannot exist without it. And it's not a bad thing, to hurt. It means you have a conscience. If you didn't hurt at all, you'd be cold and heartless.

    2. Oh but you can... it's just that you don't always realise you've found it. Sometimes, the answer can take ages to find. Other times, there isn't an answer. It'd be bad for us if we knew EVERYTHING. And there'd be nothing left to discover, which would make things boring.

    3. Life is confusing and painful. Yeah. I can't deny that. But life is also happy, and fun, and all of those wonderful adjectives that I would normally be able to think of, if I weren't so tired. Life isn't all negative, it's positive too. Its just that the positives are usually a little harder to find.

    4. Others put us down because they're insecure, usually. Bullies generally have low self esteem, and are pretty screwed up inside. Sometimes they want attention, or it's the only way they know how to act because of how they grew up.

  4. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Hey there's a million answers to these questions.
    My first two answers would deal with God, so that wouldn't suffice.
    -Life is confusing and painful so long as we make it that way.
    -Others put us down because of their own insecurities.
  5. Atheist Demon

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    But how about at a perspective of a nonbeliever?

    I find it that life, which ever religioous or politial look is that life is tough. But I guess how you succeed.
  6. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Nonbelievers may find an easier time by believing.

    I'm currently in search of God, because it's a lonely motherfucking existence to live in a universe of science.
  7. MeAndYou

    MeAndYou Well-Known Member

    We are hard wired with emotions that are built to accent our instincts. Purely survival.

    The truthful answer, or what we want the answer to be? I've found our existence to be pretty darn pointless. The meaning of it is the same for a goldfish, or a zebra, or a bird. We survive to survive. We survive today, so that we or some form of our species can survive tomorrow. So we have instincts hard wired to help us do that but with a human (and maybe some other specific animals) we have a brain that is capable of higher levels of cognition. In combination with our (some would say barbaric) instinct, we have not only short term memory but long term memory as well, critical thinking etc.... I think its the truest definition of a conscious (or at least the truest we've ever seen). So as a result we have the conscious/higher cognitive ability to wonder why and how and thats just what we do. But i think on a sub-conscious level a simple "survive to survive" answer just isnt good enough so we create a "deeper" meaning through our work, love, passions etc. which in the bigger picture is so meaningless it is completely subjective and becomes everything we truly have. Does the answer stop there? Why are we here to survive to survive? Alien ant farm at its finest? Im obviously just rambling and im probably completely fucking wrong. Lets be honest. Your guess is as good as mine.

    It is what we make of it. If youre confused and hurt try not wondering and not feeling. Is life any fuller?

    Because on some barbaric instinct driven way, it makes us feel good. Survival of the fittest. In an age like now, in western society primarily, where you dont need to hunt or gather or throw a punch for a sexual mate what else can we do than throw words and taunts and insults to show we're still the alpha, we're still number 1, our genes are still worth preserving.

    I'm beginning to head in the direction of the post above. Religion may not be right, or it may be dead on. No one truly knows. But questions answered through science can make one feel rather pessimistic, boring, sad, and just plain lost. It feels good to know the answers to your questions and be a part of that, even if youre wrong. Ignorance is bliss right? Whats so wrong with that?

    Also something i think about with topics like this (im probabyl just ramblnig). But in my opinion (not really scientific ill be honest) the human brain is as smart as it will ever be, and as smart as it has ever been. But i liken it to a computer. Go out and buy the best computer money can buy today april 25th 2009. Now go back to the year 1750. Its useless. Why? No one knows how to use it. I think thats sort of our brain...If its true that we only use just barely 10 percent of our brain then theres a whole 90 percent more we dnot know how to use.
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  8. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    No I meant I would've answered that way lol my perspective was coming from a point of view that would apply to anyone
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