brainninja11Featured By OwnerNov 12, 2012Student General Artist
Why does one need an overarching reason to exist? Perhaps life has no inherent meaning and just appeared by chance. That just makes life that much more precious, and gives you more reason to enjoy life all that you can.
I wonder, does it have to be a reason for our existance? Why would it cheapen the lives of people if they thought they had no purpose given to them from some being they wouldn't even begin to comprehend?
I think the most plausible explination as of now is that we are the result of an event that happened about 14 billion years ago and that we have no Higher purpose. Our "Soul" is just the conjecture of a mind that is the result of inumerable atoms working together to form the human body that has somehow created a form of consciousness. I have been given a brief period where I can experience the Self, accumilate ideas and thoughts and interact with others. I do not require an afterlife to find a value in this one, I do not need a purpose being given to me. I am capable of recognizing a problem and coming up with possible solutions, so I make my own purpose in life.
I suspect that our existence is the result of love in the highest kind.
Not created out of any wanting or unfulfilled desire, as a carpenter makes a chair to serve the purpose of sitting. Rather, we are created out of the nature and character of God - who in being a carpenter, must construct things. Or in being a dreamer must dream. Or in being a musician, must compose.
Our living and existing is a testament to his essence, and his love. And so we are also given similar ability to construct, dream, and compose.
Some disbelieved and challenged God's character - and so a war arose, that is still being fought to this day. Lies were spread, misinformation, and death, etc. with the purpose of destroying God's character. I believe we are all caught up in this war, some struggling to know which side we stand on, others convincing themselves that the war is real (or unreal). And so the fight for good and evil continues, until we are rescued.
Hello, I'm some who goes through the throws of existential crises regularly.
There is no reason for existence, about 'eat, fuck, reproduce.' Look around. Compare the earth with humans and without? Which is in a better state?
Yes, animals do 'evil' things, but I'm rather fond of the saying 'evil is knowing better and doing worse.' Animals know no difference. We do. We are capable of great things, but we don't. When it comes down to it, everyone is a violent, selfish being capable of great love and beauty, but the vast majority of us do not strive towards it.
When it comes down to it, most people can not even reason above 'society says so' 'this is how it is' 'the ends justify the means.'
and the few people who do find this deplorable and are not able to stand this go to therapy... and are taught how to be part of society, not how to accept how others are, but work at a level above society.
That is an interesting view. I've always wondered if we had a reason to exist. Maybe it was because at the time I wanted a reason to be going through all that I went through. That I was actually making an impact. Now I see that as unreasonable, really.
I don't believe that there is a point to live in the sense of that there's something our live is inherently good for. We are free (and required) to make up our own goals for live and find our own reason why we want to continue existing.