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Reply #45 - Aug 16th, 2011 at 6:48pm
 
Grey wrote on Aug 16th, 2011 at 12:07pm:
Life has no meaning, it just is. 'Meaning' is the gift you give back.



Naturally, you don't 'mean' that.

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Reply #46 - Aug 17th, 2011 at 7:56am
 
Don't be mean.
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Reply #47 - Aug 25th, 2011 at 8:51pm
 
Sappho wrote on Aug 14th, 2011 at 5:20pm:
Sappho wrote on Aug 13th, 2011 at 6:08pm:
freediver wrote on Nov 22nd, 2010 at 8:15pm:
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That is the meaning of life.


That is merely a definition.


That's a very good point Freediver. To understand the answer, we need first to understand the words used in the question. 'Meaning' and 'Life' have different interpretations.

So, since you raised this issue... What doe you think is meant by 'meaning' and 'life' in the question posed?


Freediver?



And no answer issuing forth cometh. No surprises there.  

Lay people don't know what is meant by the meaning of meaning or of the life in life when sat in their ikea armchair philosophizing. Heck they don't even contemplate the question. They twist it instead so that what started of as 'What is the meaning of life?' becomes 'What does my life mean to me?' But what your life means to you was never a part of the question.
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Reply #48 - Aug 25th, 2011 at 8:57pm
 
Sappho wrote on Aug 25th, 2011 at 8:51pm:
Sappho wrote on Aug 14th, 2011 at 5:20pm:
Sappho wrote on Aug 13th, 2011 at 6:08pm:
freediver wrote on Nov 22nd, 2010 at 8:15pm:
Quote:
That is the meaning of life.


That is merely a definition.


That's a very good point Freediver. To understand the answer, we need first to understand the words used in the question. 'Meaning' and 'Life' have different interpretations.

So, since you raised this issue... What doe you think is meant by 'meaning' and 'life' in the question posed?


Freediver?



And no answer issuing forth cometh. No surprises there.  

Lay people don't know what is meant by the meaning of meaning or of the life in life when sat in their ikea armchair philosophizing. Heck they don't even contemplate the question. They twist it instead so that what started of as 'What is the meaning of life?' becomes 'What does my life mean to me?' But what your life means to you was never a part of the question.

Is it even possible to stand outside one's own life and seriously answer the question 'What is the meaning of life'?
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Reply #49 - Aug 25th, 2011 at 9:05pm
 
NorthOfNorth wrote on Aug 25th, 2011 at 8:57pm:
Sappho wrote on Aug 25th, 2011 at 8:51pm:
Sappho wrote on Aug 14th, 2011 at 5:20pm:
Sappho wrote on Aug 13th, 2011 at 6:08pm:
freediver wrote on Nov 22nd, 2010 at 8:15pm:
Quote:
That is the meaning of life.


That is merely a definition.


That's a very good point Freediver. To understand the answer, we need first to understand the words used in the question. 'Meaning' and 'Life' have different interpretations.

So, since you raised this issue... What doe you think is meant by 'meaning' and 'life' in the question posed?


Freediver?



And no answer issuing forth cometh. No surprises there.  

Lay people don't know what is meant by the meaning of meaning or of the life in life when sat in their ikea armchair philosophizing. Heck they don't even contemplate the question. They twist it instead so that what started of as 'What is the meaning of life?' becomes 'What does my life mean to me?' But what your life means to you was never a part of the question.

Is it even possible to stand outside one's own life and seriously answer the question 'What is the meaning of life'?


Yes, because we more alike than we are dissimilar.

Taking this question further than was first intended at its inception so many thousands of years ago, Deep Ecology philosophies are also addressing the meaning of life, yet able to rationalize reasonably from an objective viewpoint.
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Reply #50 - Aug 28th, 2011 at 3:52am
 
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Is it even possible to stand outside one's own life and seriously answer the question 'What is the meaning of life'?


No it is not.
It's only possible to reflect a perceived meaning of what life means to others.
Most people interpret that to mean that everybody else wants the same as they do.





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Reply #51 - Sep 17th, 2011 at 4:06pm
 
The meaning of life is to ...replicate what we are currently destroying.
So we have a world.
We destroy it.
We pass through the eye of the needle ...that is, will Humanity survive its own destruction of its world?
If Humanity survives - it will endeavour to play God and replicate that which it has lost.

Its right up there with North Americans wanting to fly off into space (Heaven) as the world's premier Aviation/Astronomical region ...and leave a 'Hell' behind for the rest of us. Roll Eyes

Humanity will eventually ...die.
How we die, how we check out ...now that's a very big discussion indeed.
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Reply #52 - Sep 18th, 2011 at 1:44pm
 
NorthOfNorth wrote on Aug 25th, 2011 at 8:57pm:
Sappho wrote on Aug 25th, 2011 at 8:51pm:
Sappho wrote on Aug 14th, 2011 at 5:20pm:
Sappho wrote on Aug 13th, 2011 at 6:08pm:
freediver wrote on Nov 22nd, 2010 at 8:15pm:
Quote:
That is the meaning of life.


That is merely a definition.


That's a very good point Freediver. To understand the answer, we need first to understand the words used in the question. 'Meaning' and 'Life' have different interpretations.

So, since you raised this issue... What doe you think is meant by 'meaning' and 'life' in the question posed?


Freediver?



And no answer issuing forth cometh. No surprises there.  

Lay people don't know what is meant by the meaning of meaning or of the life in life when sat in their ikea armchair philosophizing. Heck they don't even contemplate the question. They twist it instead so that what started of as 'What is the meaning of life?' becomes 'What does my life mean to me?' But what your life means to you was never a part of the question.

Is it even possible to stand outside one's own life and seriously answer the question 'What is the meaning of life'?



Never mind that. Is is possible to get a plumber on a Sunday?
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Reply #53 - Sep 18th, 2011 at 1:49pm
 
Soren wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 1:44pm:
NorthOfNorth wrote on Aug 25th, 2011 at 8:57pm:
Sappho wrote on Aug 25th, 2011 at 8:51pm:
Sappho wrote on Aug 14th, 2011 at 5:20pm:
Sappho wrote on Aug 13th, 2011 at 6:08pm:
freediver wrote on Nov 22nd, 2010 at 8:15pm:
Quote:
That is the meaning of life.


That is merely a definition.


That's a very good point Freediver. To understand the answer, we need first to understand the words used in the question. 'Meaning' and 'Life' have different interpretations.

So, since you raised this issue... What doe you think is meant by 'meaning' and 'life' in the question posed?


Freediver?



And no answer issuing forth cometh. No surprises there.  

Lay people don't know what is meant by the meaning of meaning or of the life in life when sat in their ikea armchair philosophizing. Heck they don't even contemplate the question. They twist it instead so that what started of as 'What is the meaning of life?' becomes 'What does my life mean to me?' But what your life means to you was never a part of the question.

Is it even possible to stand outside one's own life and seriously answer the question 'What is the meaning of life'?



Never mind that. Is is possible to get a plumber on a Sunday?

http://www.yellowpages.com.au/search/listings?clue=plumber&locationClue=All+Stat...
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Reply #54 - Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:04pm
 
"Your call is important to us, please leave your name and number and we will...  ZZzzzzz...."

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Reply #55 - Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:22pm
 
Soren wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:04pm:
"Your call is important to us, please leave your name and number and we will...  ZZzzzzz...."


When you get through, tell them there's an extra five hundred bucks in it for them if they get there within the hour...

They may not know the meaning of life... But the colour of money...
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Reply #56 - Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:31pm
 
NorthOfNorth wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:22pm:
Soren wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:04pm:
"Your call is important to us, please leave your name and number and we will...  ZZzzzzz...."


When you get through, tell them there's an extra five hundred bucks in it for them if they get there within the hour...

They may not know the meaning of life... But the colour of money...


And when they do come and get down to work, head under the sink, plumber's cleavage greeting the sun, ask them, "hey, Jimmy, what's the meaning of life, then?"

But make sure you stand well back...

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Reply #57 - Sep 18th, 2011 at 3:48pm
 
Soren wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:31pm:
NorthOfNorth wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:22pm:
Soren wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:04pm:
"Your call is important to us, please leave your name and number and we will...  ZZzzzzz...."


When you get through, tell them there's an extra five hundred bucks in it for them if they get there within the hour...

They may not know the meaning of life... But the colour of money...


And when they do come and get down to work, head under the sink, plumber's cleavage greeting the sun, ask them, "hey, Jimmy, what's the meaning of life, then?"

But make sure you stand well back...


Yep... And what's the bet you'll get the meaning of life 2 seconds before the plumber wrench smashes through your skull.
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Reply #58 - Sep 18th, 2011 at 8:09pm
 
NorthOfNorth wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 3:48pm:
Soren wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:31pm:
NorthOfNorth wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:22pm:
Soren wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:04pm:
"Your call is important to us, please leave your name and number and we will...  ZZzzzzz...."


When you get through, tell them there's an extra five hundred bucks in it for them if they get there within the hour...

They may not know the meaning of life... But the colour of money...


And when they do come and get down to work, head under the sink, plumber's cleavage greeting the sun, ask them, "hey, Jimmy, what's the meaning of life, then?"

But make sure you stand well back...


Yep... And what's the bet you'll get the meaning of life 2 seconds before the plumber wrench smashes through your skull.



Indeed.
Tobias Woolf's Bullet in the Brain captures just those two seconds.

https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ro/www/LiteratureandMedicineInitiative/20080304/bullet...

A brilliant story.

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Reply #59 - Sep 18th, 2011 at 8:54pm
 
Soren wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 8:09pm:
NorthOfNorth wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 3:48pm:
Soren wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:31pm:
NorthOfNorth wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:22pm:
Soren wrote on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:04pm:
"Your call is important to us, please leave your name and number and we will...  ZZzzzzz...."


When you get through, tell them there's an extra five hundred bucks in it for them if they get there within the hour...

They may not know the meaning of life... But the colour of money...


And when they do come and get down to work, head under the sink, plumber's cleavage greeting the sun, ask them, "hey, Jimmy, what's the meaning of life, then?"

But make sure you stand well back...


Yep... And what's the bet you'll get the meaning of life 2 seconds before the plumber wrench smashes through your skull.



Indeed.
Tobias Woolf's Bullet in the Brain captures just those two seconds.

Sure does.
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