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    Are extraordinary events meaningful or just random?

    Maybe a strange title for a thread, but I didn't know what to call it. On Saturday I was driving home back from picking some papers at work. It is a fairly broad road (3 lanes each way separated from a large median) surrounded by trees. There is a lot of wild life of all kinds: birds...
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    I know what the purpose of life is

    As there seems not to be conclusive evidence of what that purpose is (beyond living itself) or whether there is any, then it comes down to mood. Someone in the apex of exaltation, love, success, etc, will probably believe in some sort of transcendental meaning, whereas the opposite is true for...
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    I know what the purpose of life is

    So it seems to be. Then, I'm already predisposed to sullen moods by nature, so when something bad happens it's all bleak. I normally have a good (even dark) sense of humor. I suppose it's like a shield for me, but it's being of no help at the moment.
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    I know what the purpose of life is

    Yes, humor is great. One of the few things that can cheer me up when I'm down. :(
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    I know what the purpose of life is

    This is only true to a point though. There is a palpable reality, and we can't escape that by wishing or deluding ourselves I don't think. But then, maybe ignorance is preferable, as it seems better to pursue that same outcome under some sort of delusion to make it more palatable.
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    I know what the purpose of life is

    Delete thread, ban OP?
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    I know what the purpose of life is

    Em... yeah I know, sorry about it. It really wasn't my intention to be a downer, but I was mildly intoxicated and things have been rough. Still, what is the purpose of life, just live it knowing that it is simply a finite experience and that nothing remains? Is there any sort of permanence? What...
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    I know what the purpose of life is

    And why would that be the case? If there were no judges, does that mean doing evil things would be acceptable? Morality is perfectly possible even if God didn't exist (which I'm not saying is the case in any definite way,) by appealing to human empathy, social usefulness, and some other criteria.
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    I know what the purpose of life is

    It was a rash decision to create this thread maybe, but the purpose wasn't to burst any bubbles. I think nobody is going to have any sort of big revelation from looking at this thread. This is stuff people think about throughout their life a lot, and how you feel about it comes down to your...
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    I know what the purpose of life is

    Yes, something. There is always something. Unless you are too young and fortunate to not having been exposed to death and misery without any redeeming value (often talked of as "meaningless".)
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    I know what the purpose of life is

    Empathy is a very powerful motive. I am much the same way actually, and the idea of this thread wasn't to annoy anyone. I was venting off and maybe get a conversation going, though in this matter I think people are either irrationally dogmatic or simply profess to not know or care, and in...
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    I know what the purpose of life is

    Find what?
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    I know what the purpose of life is

    There is none. You just get through it as best you can. I hate to burst your bubble. but better that than having some false sense of purpose. Sure, try to be a good person and not hurt anyone, and so forth. But in the end there is nothing beyond. This is all you have. Enjoy, folks.
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    Roland Garros, the Grand Slam more faithful to tradition?

    I don't know who, there would be different people or the ones that are there now would play differently. TBH, there are so many threads right now disparaging Roland Garros and saying that clay is a garbage surface that I wanted to shake things up a bit.
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    Roland Garros, the Grand Slam more faithful to tradition?

    Peak Sampras is a much better S/V player than Fed. Don't go by what you see from Fed in these conditions vs what you saw from Sampras in fast grass conditions, completely different conditions and play.
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