You may answer it in anyway you want, what exactly are you looking for? Everyone views this question differently and the point of this is to make you question exactly that. What are you looking for? If there's nothing you're looking for, what's the point of you being here?
This reply came late, but I am interested in this term hippie. Could you explain more on that?
i'm not sure what they were supposedly hip to but the term came into use with the movement of largely college students who shunned the US military involvement in Vietnam, and much of 'mainsteem' society in general, at the time. it had ties with a what has been called the free love movement as well as the civil rights movements of the time.
it is still used to refer to those who prefer nature over technology, individual freedom/self expression over big goverment and corp expansion/lifestyle and peaceful resolution over violence....mostly.
I don't know what I'm looking for. I don't really live for anything, and I just make it through each day one day at a time. I'll probably never figure out what I'm living for.
not to split hairs but not the clearest question... i mean sure, the implication is ...'in general/out of life,' but it's easy to miss that, or to think you could be meaning, 'out of the forums/ning/nerdfighteria' or as the holidays are just ending/we are all using the internet, could mean, 'online'
now, i'll admit for some, any number of these options could overlap as i think all of us are on a continuous search for clarity and community.
I just want to be happy.
Out of life? Happiness! By that, I think I mean emotional and intellectual satisfaction. How I am to achieve that can change on a day to day basis. I reserve the right to change my definition!
I am looking for life, for love, and for happiness. But i wouldn't just like to feel, i would like to understand, to understand the danger of love and the beauty, to be contently happy but aware of the other extreme, to live though i know all is lost in the end.
I am looking for contentment. I am looking for a way to increase my reading speed. For friends that are actually interested in the same things that I am. For life to settle down. For more opportunities to help people.
I like your idea :)
I was going to say my keys but then I noticed this was more of a 'what's the meaning/purpose of your life' thread and I realised I don't have a meaning or purpose, and I don't need one defined for me.
I could look at my life and based on the constant clusterfucks inherent to it, conclude that I am a punching bag, born to be tortured, discarded, and wonder why I bother breathing, let alone attempting something else.
I could also look at my life in that way, and say that surviving all that are feathers in my cap, I'm better than it all because I'm still here in spite of it.
But, mostly, I do not like being a vessel for torture. I have always wanted five minutes of peace, where I am not sick, tortured and clusterfucked, and can just enjoy myself without guilt, or fear or shame, or some dramatic major threat automatically spoiling the moment. But, I have learned that is impossible. Every day is just an attempt to distract myself from suffering, from world suck, by creating my own awesome - (why not use those terms, the shoe fits).
So, for the sake of my own sanity, and to have an identity separate from pain, I have concluded that the reason why I am here, is to create awesome.
I don't think that anyone should live, being a punching bag for others dissatisfaction. And you deserve more than five minutes, you seem awesome. So I hope that awesomeness will surround you, if they don't, you could like you say, create it
I have awesome friends but they get busted up by life as well... Also I'm not literally getting punched in case you're wondering...pardon my Strine. Also thanks for the thoughts. I'll be fine. I know I'm here to create awesome...I just hope that post encourages other people who've been shat on to know that of themselves. xxxx We're all capable of epic awesome uber greatness