Do we have a common "purposs" in life?

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    Religions are supposed to answer that question. Another way of putting it is "what is the meaning to life (our life)?" I remember when young people used to travel to Asia to find "the answers" from some guru there. Now, young people go to college and study "the liberal arts" inorder to get the answers. :eusa_think:


    What is your experience? :confused:
     
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    We all have a "special purpose" in life

    Didn't you see "The Jerk" ??

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    To serve the Lord and glorify him. Keep his commandments. All done though is son Jesus Christ.
     
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    Personally, I believe in Cause and Effect. We all know what it is, and it's often applied to books and other little every day things. But I prefer to take it out a step further, and twist it around a bit. So we're born. now we need to have some effect to give a cause to our birth. It could be something small, like giving a moment of ones time, or something huge like curing cancer. That's just my outlook.
     
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    the best human purpose is to spread joy that sustains ourselves and others.


    Not everyone does it the same way.


    They way is not as important as the results.
     
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    Who says?

    Religions are to keep a church hierarchy in power. That's always been the purpose.
     
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    Oganized Religion.

    It should never be organized because when it is someone uses to to control people.
     
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    Procreate, make sure the next generation has the tools to survive and procreate as well.
     
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    At some point if man is to survive we will have to de-stress the procreation part.

    Life is about learning to be a better person.

    The ones who walk the planet now need to not be so concern about whos child composes the next genration.

    Our planet can only support so many humans.
     
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    Good question because how you live your life will be based on that question.

    When my daughter was young she said that she intended on doing something for the poor because there was always a possibility re-incarnation was real and she would like to make sure the world was not in too much of a mess if she came back.

    I think when people travelled to Asia and I did, it was about finding a different level of consciousness. Experiencing that we are all one - very unique and deeply respecting of our individuality, but also related. Why hurt others if in some unknown but felt way they are a part of you?

    I think their is a high probability there is a reason for life and that reason could be to experience the reason. To find we all belong. Of course quantum mechanics says we create our own worlds. I think that is also probably true which means that collectively we have the choice to build creatively or destructively.
     
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