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what is the meaning of life, exactly?

Question Posted Thursday July 15 2004, 5:43 pm

what is the meaning of life?

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cheerxleader14 answered Friday May 14 2010, 10:36 pm:
It's what you want it to be.

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sarline answered Wednesday May 12 2010, 5:09 pm:
Nice question, i like it. the meaning of life is your life. it's how get it started each day and how you control it and lead it where you want to head to. the meaning of life is the ability to pilot your own life...

most people will say when you breath that means you are leaving when you don't then you are dead....

but that is just to basic isn't??

the meaning of life is.......what do you think?

hope i helped!

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adviceman49 answered Wednesday May 12 2010, 8:49 am:
I am a great deal older than most of the advisers on this site, so my advice will be somewhat different from what you may have received and may continue to receive from others.

What is the meaning of life? That’s one heck of a question you asked. I do not believe there is just one answer to that question; as I believe life is what you make of it.

For intendance ever since you were a small child the adults in your life have asked you what you want to be when you grow up. Your answers differ based on many different factors in your life. Most children answer Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Doctors and Lawyers. Then as they get older and start their education they become interested in different things as they learn more. Some do go on to be Doctors, Lawyers, Police Officers and Fire Fighters. Others become Teachers, Pilots, Truck Drivers, Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters, and other needed professions. All of this is the result of our ability to learn and be inquisitive.

We all follow a path in life that we ourselves layout for us; based on upbringing, heritage and education. From this we choose what we want from life. We could want riches, fame or we could want life handed to us. Life is a series of choices that we make to get what we want from life. To me that is the meaning of life.

I am somewhat troubled by your asking such a deep question. I would like to know why you asked. Is this a school question? Are you troubled by something? If you would like to answer me in a private message you can do so by selecting my column: adviceman49 on this website.

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Katlyn answered Wednesday May 12 2010, 1:37 am:
for me, the meaning of life is to live, and to discover yourself along the way. Every single day is precious, so maybe you should do something every day that makes you happy, that makes it worth it.

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xo_tragicglamour answered Tuesday May 9 2006, 3:38 pm:
Read the Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.

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sorry_about_that_x3 answered Tuesday March 14 2006, 7:22 pm:
haha hey jake.
i dont know, go on a quest and find out.

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Mackenzie answered Tuesday April 26 2005, 10:12 am:
WhateveR you make it out to be

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x0 answered Saturday April 23 2005, 6:00 pm:
A journey towards home (heaven)


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eldiablomccabeo answered Wednesday April 13 2005, 7:52 pm:
well, it really depends on the person who asks this. do you like sports? do you prefer to play the cello? if you like different things in life, you have a different meaning. God put you on this planet for a reason, and whatever you are good at is a gift from Him. even if you don't like your gift.

there is another thing that could be an answer: to help people and respect others. this could be something that is hard for someone who is shy, and it could be easy for someone who is very good at being social. it is not always easy.

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macaholic17 answered Wednesday April 13 2005, 7:53 am:
See below

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macaholic17 answered Wednesday April 13 2005, 7:52 am:
42? Yes.

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Spike answered Monday April 4 2005, 7:26 pm:
To live it to the fullest----Spike

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maria2653 answered Monday April 4 2005, 6:57 pm:
well....for some people it means the hell that comes before heaven. others think its the greatest thing that ever happened. i think that life is like a rose, even the most beautiful things die, no matter what. life, my friend, is a beautiful thing but no matter how nice or how beautiful it is, it will die. and sometimes the death of beautiful things are a good thing, some are bad. for you it seems that the death of this beautiful thing will be another beautiful thing. but before you think of this just think of all your family members, will life be as beautiful with out you?

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achras answered Monday April 4 2005, 12:36 am:
the meaning of life is to serve the one and only true God. if you want to know more just ask me.

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kevin1986 answered Sunday April 3 2005, 3:36 pm:
A really awesome Monty Python movie.

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XxKandyshopxX answered Sunday April 3 2005, 2:48 pm:
life is your living it to your fullest.. and have fun.. dont let things get you down.. and give it your all

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PT answered Sunday April 3 2005, 2:45 pm:

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some_girl answered Saturday April 2 2005, 11:18 pm:

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harrisgurls answered Saturday April 2 2005, 10:08 pm:
the meaning of life is whatever you want it be. My meaning for life is music and making a change. even though that sounds corny!

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icey0990 answered Saturday April 2 2005, 3:27 pm:
it depends on what aspect you look at it
some look at it from a religious point of view
other look at it from a view of "we're all here for individual reasons'
This is question often thought about and there are many philosophies of why we are here.
some give simpl answerrs : to grow,live,love,be happym
some give more complex answers..
Its a true wonder and nobody knows for sure..but many people have indivudual opinions on why the whole human race is here..or why they themselves are here. There are many stories about this..check out bookstores..go online and research it..its very interesting.

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buttface101 answered Saturday April 2 2005, 3:11 pm:

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BeautifulMadness answered Saturday April 2 2005, 2:36 pm:
This question was on a Philosophy exam once (I wasn't part of it, I just heard the story). 99% of the candidates wrote long winded essays saying to inspire people, to contribute to the economy, to make people's lives better, etc etc etc. These all got grades C-E.
One guy wrote 'I don't know', walked out...and got an A*.
Just thought I'd share that story :)
And as for me personally...I think everyone's life has a different meaning, so no-one can truly answer that question. I guess, in it's most basic form, the meaning of life is to live.
Blessed Be,
Rach xxx

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ShYbl0nD3 answered Saturday April 2 2005, 11:36 am:
humm... thats a good question. But i would just make the best out of it! and Just remember that you can always change somthing if you don't like it, but this is only to you. You cannot change others lol

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FunkyHoMoSapien answered Saturday April 2 2005, 11:10 am:
the meaning of life.... there is no right or wrong answer.... one meaning is to reproduce and survive, this is the nature reason. all animals, and plants have two goals in life, survival and reproduction. another meaning, in a religious sence, is to serve the lord, of your god depending on your religion.... it could mean to the everyday man or woman to do the simple things in life, or even to make a bigger impact. one woman i know (i'm living in Africa right now) teaches the african women to become teachers. this can be a 'meaning' in her life. not all people have those kind of purposes tho and many of them follow the first two examples i gave. the people of indonesia, (i lived there for 7 of my 14 years of life) they dont see themselves as useful to the world, so wat do they do? they fuck... literally... the population of indonesia almost matches that of america, and is predicted to double by 2015. the meaning of there 'lives' is to reproduce.... there is no right or wrong answer... i hope you understand....

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ChEEtAh_X_gRL answered Saturday April 2 2005, 10:54 am:
to live

&hearts; caitie

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evilenterprisesinc answered Saturday April 2 2005, 10:43 am:
websters define it as "being alive"

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girdy_goo15 answered Saturday April 2 2005, 10:41 am:
well you spin a dial and move a peice and win money. get married. have children. get a job then loose that job. so on and so forth.

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sshelbyy answered Saturday April 2 2005, 10:41 am:
eat taco cabana then go shopping. and then like, do your hair and then go shopping some more. and then when your done, sit down, and take a nap. GOOD BYE. and what kinda question is that? come on, do u need advice on the MEANNANNANING OF LIFFFEEEE?

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deceivingxheart answered Saturday April 2 2005, 10:33 am:
The meaning of life is to enjoy and spend it however you want. i mean, I hope you wouldn't do anything stupid to stick yourself in a situation where you could be in jail or anything..but live how you want because it's your life and have fun!

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sunshine1232 answered Saturday April 2 2005, 10:27 am:
the meaning of life is to just enjoy life and live life while you can because once you die the lights are out forever and there is no turning back to your hopes and dreams and also live life to the fullest and never say you hate your life.

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passionate answered Saturday April 2 2005, 10:04 am:
Go to a religious leader, like a pastor or a priest, and ask them. There are different views and everyone might have a different answer. You might just have to come up with your own.

PS. I edited my answer just for you!

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lillegend222 answered Saturday April 2 2005, 9:53 am:
what ever you make of it! YOur question won't be answered until you die. So relax, you'll figure it out on your own.

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Kels answered Saturday April 2 2005, 9:31 am:
theres a book, its called like, like living life or something like that!

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RBfootballTD answered Saturday April 2 2005, 9:08 am:
the meaning of life.... life means that you have a choice, a choice to live how your expected, or live the way people dont want you to. It means that you have an effect on what is going on, be it little or major. The meaning of life is a chance, a chance to get somthing that some people never got; the babies that have been aborted, the people that have been killed for whatever reason, and the babies that have been "miscarried" which is somthing that happens. That is the meaning of life, its about choices, effectiveness, and chances. And if you were thinking of ending either yours, or having somthing aborted, dont, because you will be ending somthing great. If you are/were goin through a hard time right now, and you do want to end it, then you need to hold on, let whatever bad thing that is happening. Also think of those who would be heartstruck if you did. And im hoping to God that you are getting really annoyed with me telling you this because the thought never crossed your mind, but i just want to make sure...

hope ive helped

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gakkuhideto answered Saturday April 2 2005, 8:42 am:
The mean of Life? 42, of course.

Sorry that you don't get it. If you read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, you will get it. There is a movie of that book coming out soon that might mention it (I don't see why they wouldn't if the movie is done well). So read the book or watch the movie and then you will understand. I don't think it's fair to rate me a one just because you hadn't read the book, but whatever, I guess it doesn't matter that much.

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FReNCH_i3aRBiE answered Saturday April 2 2005, 8:24 am:
Whatever you want it to be :o)

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perfectangel2171 answered Tuesday March 1 2005, 8:27 am:
thats a pretty good question i ask myself and my religion teacher that all the time. And I believe that whether we know it or not God has a plan for every one of us even though we may not realize it. So even though life sucks 99.9% of the time we are here for a reason whether it's to help someone else or what not. I just know that everyday whether we realize it or not we have an effect on someones elses life in some way or another and I think that makes life meaningful just by itself.

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CuPiDakaAdViCeQuEEn answered Monday July 26 2004, 1:24 am:
live every day like its your last.
thats all i can say.
every1 has their own meaning ya know.

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Ilana answered Friday July 16 2004, 12:49 am:
Life is like a red, red rose that's newly bloomed in June.
Life is like a melody sweetly sung in tune

okay, lets get to the point:
The meaning of life is...

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