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pljames
Posted: Friday, July 1, 2016 6:16:11 AM
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Why are we here? What if there is a reason that we are here, then what? What if our life has a deeper meaning that we don't understand yet and the thought haunts us? Curious-Paul
whatson
Posted: Friday, July 1, 2016 8:19:47 PM
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We're all here, cause we ain't all there.
TheParser
Posted: Saturday, July 9, 2016 7:29:24 AM
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I have not been able to find the quotation, but I read somewhere that Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, supposedly said:

"The purpose of life is to get through it."
Orson Burleigh
Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2016 11:50:30 AM

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Would it be narcissistic to suggest that we are the target of a cosmic joke, that the entire universe is laughing at our search for meaning?
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2016 12:01:14 PM

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pljames wrote:
Why are we here?
While an interesting thought, no one really knows, so it doesn't matter. We are here, so now we have to decide how to live.

What if there is a reason that we are here, then what?
What if there is? It doesn't matter since no one knows what that might be. The only thing that matters is what you do while you are here.

What if our life has a deeper meaning that we don't understand yet and the thought haunts us?
Again, it doesn't matter if there is a meaning or not, since no one knows what it is. Why be haunted by what no one can know. Focus on how you live and what you do now that you are here.

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