Do you agree that "racism is taught??"
I TOTALLY AGREE
Hitler killed 6 million Jews & he was a Christian. Does that mean all Christians are Killers & Terrorists?
@sheapard in my eyes it is ok to agree to disagree. But to agree to disagree on evolution is like to agree to disagree that the holocaust happened
[Re] let's talk
We both have conflicting views. You were the one who said it is more constructive if both parties agree to agree and agree to disagree. Yet, you always seem to disagree here.
Parents are God more than God..
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Would you slap your best friend for 2mil dollars?
but what if, we both agree to it?
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What's the meaning of life? What's the point?
That was a good answer. I do agree with your answer and I found another way to look at it.
I will agree that being positive about life and being productive is an essential part of it.
But as I was pondering this question again in my mind, I came to one conclusion which gave me satisfaction.
We as human being are currently limited in the ways of thought and we are still slaves to fundamental laws of physics.
I do not believe we are capable of seeing the underlying truth (if there is such a thing).
This may not pertain to future human beings.
Anyway, my point is that I think we cannot find the answer for now. It might be hidden for a millennia.
That being said, I do think that there may be no overlaying reason/point, but we assign meaning to our own lives don't we.
So doesn't it come down to faith? I don't mean that in a religious way (sorry for getting anyone's' hopes up that are religious).
Let me explain.
You can look at your own life like this:
- You were created within this universe and you are apart of the universe (quite literally).
- Even if you believe that your life has meaning or not, you play a part of entropy.
- So if you are apart of this ever developing system, that means your life (no matter what you think) has meaning in the sense that your actions affect the stream of the timeline.
(You could argue that your actions are predetermined, and I will agree with you. But I will say in return that you are sentient, meaning that you can understand how your actions have affected everything around you).
- The molecules that make your body have been passed down the ages to you, and even if you die, they will be passed on. This will have an everlasting change on the space time continuum.
- If you think that no matter what you do, it doesn't mean anything because taking action and not taking action doesn't change the fact that time will continue on and that the universe doesn't care what you think, you will also be correct.
So......... that is why I think it comes down to belief/faith. Once you sincerely believe that your actions in your life have meaning no matter how small or big, that in-turn gives meaning.
And as you said, it's human nature to attach meaning to everything. If you do not attach meaning, that is that.
Put simply, there is no meaning to life (as we know).
BUT, your life has value if you believe it. Sounds contradictory doesn't it. lol.
Depending on what scale your looking at, your life is meaningful and meaningless at the same time.
It also sounds weird when you can say that every action/non-action you take has meaning.
The power of belief also sounds wiffy, but then again.... it may be all we have.
Thank you for your reply. The story you gave as a link was also interesting.
I feel as though it has relevance to what I have spurted out here as a response.
It is interesting to see how people perceive their own existence.
I look forward to seeing what other people write.