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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 1 decade ago

Do we know NOTHING about life?

Do think at the end of our lives most people did it right?

Do you think humanity actually truly knows what life is really about?

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To GUSSIE,

You always have the BEST finishing lines. . . .

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  • gussie
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    1 decade ago
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    I don't know if anyone can say "they did it right" ,all most of us can say is that we did our best.I read a saying the other day andI will share it."Don't just go through life,grow through life." I guess that is a large part of what life is about. Life is not just about me but also about the many people whose lives I touch.Remember it costs nothing to be kind.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    LIFE, also known as The Game of Life, is a board game originally created in 1860 by Milton Bradley, as The Checkered Game of Life. The modern version was originally published in 1960 by the Milton Bradley Company (now a subsidiary of Hasbro). Two to six players can participate in one game; however, variations of the game have been made to accommodate a maximum of eight or ten players.

    The game consists of a track, on which players travel by spinning a small wheel with spaces numbered 1 through 10, located in the middle of the board. The board also contains small mountains, buildings, and other similar pieces, so the playing area does not appear flat. Playing pieces are small, colored plastic automobiles which come in six different colors (red, blue, white, yellow, orange, and green), and each pawn has six holes in the top in which the "people pegs" are placed throughout the game as the player "gets married" and has or adopts "children".

    Each game also includes a setup for a bank, which includes imitation money (in denominations ranging from $5,000 to $100,000), insurance policies (automobile, life, fire, and/or homeowners' insurance depending on the version), $20,000 promissory notes, and stock certificates. Other tangibles vary with the game version.

    Hope this helps.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I was taught that 500 years ago they thought the world was flat and the earth was the center of the universe, etc... The Greeks accurately measured the circumference of the Earth and medieval knew the Earth was round by IT'S SHADOW ON THE MOON! Much of what people have thought was so in history was nonsense, including what we think people didn't know! I try and keep a sense of the likely fallacy of what I believe in, but that being said, I DO BELIEVE in things.

    I believe God has a plan and that I will be following it whatever I do, because it isn't my choice. So if God has planned me to be a gangster, I will be a gangster and if God has planned me to be a saint, I'll be a saint. I try and be good because I'd rather God chose me to be that, so that is God's motivation within me to do good.

    I used to long for the moment of death, when it would all make sense. But then I saw my father die and he wasn't ready and had no more to go on than the rest of us. I don't want to wait for the end to understand. So I will cling to my "ridiculous little ideas" and make the best of my life.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes we only know about, which is not the same as knowing which means becoming the known. Knowing about China is not the same as going there and assimilating the experience.

    The mind presumes to know, but can only know about. Socrates, in his pursuit of finding the absolute truth, admitted that he did not know anything.

    Enlightenment is the liberation from the duality of the human mind which obstructs reality and limits us from truth. All thoughts, ideas, concepts and notions are about something and are actually vanities. That is why in the East, traditionally, emphasis is put on the pursuit of Enlightenment, and not intellectual accumulation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Gussie said it exactly right. What a smart lady!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nope, and no matter how much further technology advances, there will be no way to understand life other than the fact that we must live it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nobody knows, who is living or past, the ORIGIN and PURPOSE of human life.

    This is the question frequently asked in this forum.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Everything done is done perfectly - otherwise it would have been done differently. Humanity knows exactly what it is supposed to know, otherwise it would know something else or know more.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, and no one ever will. I think that's kind of the point. And no one dies without at least one regret, big or small.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A) there is no "right" way to do life

    B) Clearly not

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