Lunar

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You should know that I didn't get a very high mark for this essay because I didn't stick to the question and got distracted... And my information isn't all right... lol it was a couple of years ago, but yes, enjoy ^_^
(P.S. I can't wait for the awesome discussion that is going to come after the end of this ;) haha)


What I believe to be the most important discovery in the history of the world hasn’t actually been discovered yet. So, the most important discovery in the history of the world will one day be the meaning of life, though not just the meaning of life also why we are here and what compels us to live on.
  We strive most days to be happy but in the end there is no reason for our happiness when you look at it. We strive for other peoples’ approval, for praise and for people to accept us, but why? There at first seems reasons for us to want all these things, but when you look at it deeply there doesn’t seem much reason.
   Humans, as we are now, go about our day to day lives for no apparent reason. Yes, we decide to buy food to cook, and cook to eat, and eat to live, but why? Why do we so strongly believe that we have to live? There may at first seem a point to buying that food, but in the end there really isn’t because we have no reason to live. Is there really any significance to human existence?
  Many religions have their own take on the purpose of life, which differ greatly from one to the next. Judaism, Christianity and Islam typically believe that they were created by God and therefore their purpose in life is simply to serve their creator which will therefore determine their afterlife. Most Indian religions see the soul as eternal, going from one body to the next through reincarnation, though they want to be freed from this process and this is done by the things they do in their lives. This, therefore, governs the way the behave and gives them a reason to live.
  But why do they need a reason to live? Striving to relieve your soul from reincarnation would merely leave you in the same body for longer, but what is the point? What makes us so set on being in that body for longer, what have we got to gain? And what could we possibly gain from serving a God and therefore having an afterlife in heaven which is still more life to live with no purpose?
  Could it be that the meaning of life is to realise ones potential and live happily in the knowledge that you know exactly what you are capable of and what you can do with that? This is possible, though I cannot see how the purpose for such a huge population of human beings on earth is for them to realise their potential.
  Another theory is that the meaning of living is to seek out knowledge and wisdom which is also a plausible idea, though how can we simply be here to learn what has gone before us and what could possibly be ahead of us? I can’t see how this could possibly benefit anyone but the human race which would have no benefit from knowing this except continued existing. And since there is no meaning to this existence then it seems a silly idea to me.
  Some people have the idea that the meaning of life is simple to do good things for other people and to enjoy living. Again, possibly plausible, but from doing this good deed then means someone else is happier and what is that person doing which gives the first a meaning?
  All of these many theories have their own possibilities, but when it comes down to it is it not more probable that there is no meaning to life at all? If you look at it scientifically, we are all here originally by chance and therefore have no reason for living. There isn’t particularly even a reason to carry on the human race in general, when you look at it like that.
  Everyone day to day lives there lives for no apparent reason, and I believe that if we had a basis for continuing our existence, we wouldn’t feel so useless in the things we aren’t accomplished at. Generally, when we feel that we have failed at some aspect of our life, we feel sad and upset which are both natural human feelings. But if we had something to aim for, we could understand why it wasn’t meant for us to be able to do these things, and why we have to carry on and get over these things. This, of course, is just one example of what the discovery of the meaning of life could bring to us.
  Another would be that we would, pure and simply have a reason to live. Like I said before, when it comes down to it there really is no known reason for everything we do, but if we discovered the meaning of life I genuinely believe that the world would be able to run smoother and that  there would be a whole lot less violence.
  This brings us onto the ultimate question – is there really any meaning to life? To our existence? To anything? What you have to understand is that no one can really know, not yet at least. The thing is, when we come to know the real meaning of life, we will be able to live in a world where everything means something, but until then we must continue with our day to day lives, struggling to be happy and content with ourselves, the world, and what we do.

 

Bunny

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I love this!!! Very deep and well thought out!

I don't think knowing will help us. We'd not want to do what we were meant to and ask why we were doing it and why it had to be that way. Have you seen antz? I think that covers that subject.

 

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JoJoAmI

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Now this is fascinating Lunar, makes me need to think for a bit.  My gut reaction to what the meaning of life; is complicated.  I think there are parallel reasons.  We live and strive for the community of humanity, yet twisted within we are also individuals seeking our own meaning of life.  Like I said fascinating!

 

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Whaa?

Did anyone get my Antz reference? Ants know what they're made to do yet in Antz he wants to be something more and fights the system....we relate because we value freedom and free will.

 

Lunar

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Thanks guys :) I think if I rewrote this essay now it would be better, this was a while ago. I really enjoyed writing this essay, so yeah :)

 



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