"Interestingly, the Camus quote does not exclude being happy or living if you have the answer for what happiness consists of or find the meaning of life. I think this is (perhaps unintentionally) a good commentary on the fact that almost everyone…"
"I would say that before and after all that our teleological purpose is to be human to the greatest extent possible. Your list is obviously inclusive of some of what that entails, but far from complete."
"Why must life have meaning beyond what we make for it? To imply a teleological conception demands that it can be objectively determined. It cannot, so pragmatically (Never bar the path of inquiry) it is best to live in the way that works best…"
"I think the meaning of life is to live it knowing that it has no meaning at all...
“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” ―…"
"i think it should be for science. that while you are alive do as much as possible to add to the meaning of humans by making art and furthering science so that in the future people can build on your work and achive more than they could have with out…"
"The Christian response, in the abstract, is:
Worship and glorify God
Learn about God
Be creative (including teaching other people)
Protect (including protecting people and property)
These aren't really distinct purposes. That means that…"
"I've found two major answers that are applicable to all cases
1) Very few people live according to a meaning. Most people want to know life's meaning as just an assurance but not something they'll structure their lives around. Most…"
So I've been thinking about the meaning of life/the question of why even live? I haven't made much progress because it seems like there's no big reason to even exist. I'm not suicidal or anything, I'm just very curious about what others think the answer/reasoning could be. Reply with anything you would like to, maybe it will help me. Or if you guys know of any works by philosophers that try to tackle this question that would also be helpful! DFTBA!See More
Book/Star Wars Nerd. When I was younger I loved video games but I slowed down on that. I still enjoy The Legend of Zelda though.
They used to call me Obi Wan, but know everyone knows me as Ben.
I'm a nerd who likes to do nerdy stuff but recently the art of socialization has baffled me.
I am studying at the University of Victoria right meow, History and Anthropology are my callings.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Sherman Alexie books, Star Wars books, Hunger Games, The Hobbit, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Iliad, anything that helps me escape. John Green naturally.
I like German music like Die Ärzte, Die Toten Hosen, Wir Sind Helden, and Cro. For English music I like Billy Talent, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Foo Fighters,Gym Class Heroes, Hank Williams, Kano, Lupe Fiasco, Louis Armstrong, Michael Jackson, The Streets, and such.
For movies I would say James Bond, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, anything coolio like that. I don't watch TV really.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
The entire Star Wars universe.
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Yeah I agree there's definitely no way I could handle doing five a week, my schedule might be a bit too busy for that. Maybe doing alternating three-times-a-week posts. Like alternating posts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays maybe, or something along those lines.
Oh wow, you got to study abroad? How awesome! You sound great, I look forward to getting to know you. :) Do you have any preferences on a posting schedule? Names for a channel? What about would you be interested in doing challenges and punishments?
I'm pretty open to doing whatever at the moment, I really just want to learn how to make videos and I figured jumping in headfirst is the best way to start, and I love making friends with other nerdfighters.