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What does a life look like?

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by Øyvind, Nov 19, 2011.

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  1. Øyvind

    Øyvind Senior Member

    What does a human being do on an average day in what can be called a life?
  2. eagles_fan

    eagles_fan Well-Known Member

    Work and/or school, talk and hang out with friends and family.
  3. the_unknown

    the_unknown Banned Member

    Its the "hanging out with friends and family" part that separates those with life or those without one.
  4. eagles_fan

    eagles_fan Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I don't even do that that much myself. lol :D
  5. sickjk

    sickjk Member

    Be called my whom, me? Anything.
  6. justMe7

    justMe7 Well-Known Member

    From whose perspective? Life is relative to an individual and their standards/perceptions.

    If you mean in general society.. :( sorry i still dont get how people do it and not going insane or numb inside.
  7. BeautifullyChaotic

    BeautifullyChaotic Well-Known Member

    It seems to me "living" is about socializing and going out and stuff like that. Stuff I have no interest in. I don't like "hanging out" with people because in order to do that you have to have a level of falseness that I don't have. People don't like me because I'm very honest, I don't hide my opinions and I say what I'm thinking and if being "normal" means changing all that then I don't need to be "normal".

    I just stay to myself and take care of my family. Not much of a life by socialistic standards, but it's just fine by me.
  8. VALIS

    VALIS Well-Known Member

    LOL you might be asking the wrong crowd
  9. the_unknown

    the_unknown Banned Member

    This. Wrong crowd, many of us here has their own interpretation of "life" that we want to experience. The lack of it also causes many of us here different problems.

    If people here actually experience having a functional or at least a normal "life" then probably half of the population would be gone.
  10. Mr Stewart

    Mr Stewart Well-Known Member

    I don't know what life is supposed to be or what any of us are supposed to do. Procreate, I suppose. Breath in oxygen and exhale CO2. I wonder if concepts of intelligence and technological acumen have any real significance or purpose beyond survival skills. Are we any more important to the universe than moss or fungus or bacteria? Are we, like planets, simply a byproduct of star formation? There, but serving no particular purpose.

    The more I think about small scraps of information we kinda sorta know about the universe, the smaller I feel and the less I think that anything that happens in our lives matters to anything anywhere whatsoever.
  11. BrinkOfExistence

    BrinkOfExistence Well-Known Member

    For me life is about learning, trying to know everything about everything, but i find it hard to concentrate of things long enough to learn anything and my memory is deteriorating very quickly, i spent 5 years learning spanish in school and i can only remember how to count, so because of these conditions i am failing at 'life'.
    Now i just want to help people with their lives and make them happy but i just don't know how to, i always think that i need large amounts of money to do so.

    I believe humans are at a stage of evolution where they can choose what they want the meaning of life to be, it's no longer a case of survival anymore, for the majority.
  12. In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place Well-Known Member

    To me when I was young I thought it should be getting a half decent steady job finding a partner,living together and setting up a comfortable home. Getting a little money behind you,starting a family,having a circle of good friends and family around me.Hobbies,good social life,raising the kids to be better than me. Growing old with someone. Ha! I have none of those things,I don't fit in. I'm not living a life just existing but that was the life I once dreamt of.
  13. Growing Pains

    Growing Pains Well-Known Member

    This. Whatever it is, it certain isn't what I'm doing with myself.
  14. gloomy

    gloomy Account Closed

    It's a series of routines, occasionally broken by something extraordinary.

    If you exist, then life is only that.

    If you find something to fill the vacuum of your existence, then life is good.

    If you are in love, then life is better.

    If you are in love AND loved in return, then it's excellent.

    If you are secure, reasonably healthy, in love, loved, and doing something meaningful, then life can't get much better than that.

    On the other hand, even the people who have everything will still question themselves and everything around them from time to time.

    This is also why it is easy to feel like you have so little to lose by dying.

    But in the grand, cosmic sense of life, it probably just looks like a lot of unfulfilled yearning and transient distractions.
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