Joe asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 1 week ago

Is why we exist a philosophical problem that may never be solved?

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  • 1 week ago
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    I think it depends where you're coming from. Some say we exist because God wants to be honored, some say we are eternal and thru time will exist in many forms at least as atoms, some say we exist for the sake of each other, some say we exist as a matter of chance, others say we will never know if there is a reason why we exist.

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  • 2 days ago

    The two are mutually exclusive. The fact that we exist creates the question. Why we exist is irrelevant and has nothing to do with philosophy.

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  • 4 days ago

    It MAY never be solved.. yet or because it may never-be-agreed-upon.

    1)  If we don't act fact in resolving & solving the continued pumping-out of

    BILLIONS of tons of CO2 using FOSSIL Fuels.. then it may be a horrible

    EXISTENCE for our relatives soon. If they can exist at all that is.

    And will the future young CHILDREN & TEENAGERS thank us do you think?

    I have said & maintain that the here LAUDED Ancient Greek culture died

    out not just because of their wars.. but also because of their NAIVE &

    unsolved "corrupt culture" ; a culture where it looks as if they certainly

    discovered a-high-powered-learning-and-educational system where

    WHAT was learned could be BETTER passed on, & on & so forth...

    B.U.T.  T.O   W.H.A.T.  A.I.M...….?...?..?.????

    Did they eventually RUN OUT OF poor PLEBS, those servants who could

    work & work & work some more until they too could be discarded like some

    Greek Uber delivery driver or some naïve temporary (VERY temporary)

    Amazon Greek Store/warehouse worker....  

    What I mean Is This..., - were they AT A CROSSROADS Like us here & now 

    in 20 20, the 2nd decade of the much-waited-for twenty first century, the

    century which has for ages has been praised a lot in both fictional reports

    and factual ones.... all praising this our century for its HOPED FOR exciting

    & real new future offering not JUST space travel for citizens but also a

    real possibility of the END of wars as we know it along with the elimination

    of Poverty, etcetera.

    And here we are in 20 20..  Popular-ism is rife in the WEST where the 

    good voters get to vote on "WHO TAKES CONTROL" (meaning who is

    right for "my party" or who-is-right-to BE IN CONTROL  !?! 

    Forget "why do we exist"... for we were taught that every day that we 

    turned up & turned in to school...

    it is a good & reasonable life as happy citizens who can work toward a

    happy & worthwhile retirement...

    but something happened along the way didn't it?

    Our scientist workers realised soon after the problem

    of the dangerous & massive polar OZONE HOLES came to light

    that everyone's use of cheap available electricity PLUS the

    use of (dangerous) & massive amounts of Oil, Gas & Coal was actually

    increasing a disturbing & HEAT TRAPPING CO2 GAS INTO THE EARTH'S

    ATMOSPHERE.... a heat-trapping & potentially CATASTROPHIC THING...

    w.e.  h.a.v.e.  t.o.  s.t.o.p.  p.r.o.d.u.c.i.n.g. this CO2 which is soon to be

    at a CRITICAL LEVEL, an ACTUAL level where our scientist workers think

    that SOMETHING MAY HAPPEN....  but they  d.o.n.t.  k.n.o.w. what, for sure.

    The Polar regions may melt & the Climate could go into an unforeseen

    uncontrollable cycle. Perhaps a severe cycle which brings unknown


    Do we really want to talk of "Why we exist.." instead of WHAT THE HELL DO 

    WE DO NEXT  (about the serious coming situation above) ?

    Huh ?    

    Source(s): critical & rational philosophy preparing to help the Environment, determined now for sure to help science, our cultures, our world and a future for ourselves.....
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  • 5 days ago

    When you ask if a thing "may" ... it makes it a nonsense question. Who can say what "may" be in the future. The future is a long time. Like, did you want to limit consideration to your lifetime? How about six hundred thousand million billion trillion years? Yes, we "may" solve that problem or we "may" not.

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  • 6 days ago

    You'll see it if you get the eyes to see it.

    Life doesn't really have any meaning, and that's why you have to find why you or anything else exists. There's only meaning in finding Truth and escaping the meaningless pain and suffering of life, and any theory or belief isn't enough.

    You just have to look at yourself and everything else to see that you are designed. Why would matter want to survive and why would it have a self-identity and consciousness?

    What I've personally found is that we are here because we are God in the process of knowing who we are. When God became conscious in the beginning and knew Himself, He also created, by the nature of duality, unconsciousness, which also contains His whim to know Himself.

    But unconsciousness can't overlap consciousness, and so it has to evolve slowly from innumerable forms of God as an innumerable amount of souls in infinitesimally small particles of matter as a gas. Matter is encoded with electromagnetic charge coming from the souls inhabiting it that forms the universe and physics to evolve consciousness to the human form, which is then complete but not conscious of being God.

    So you are God in human form with the purpose to realize who you are.

    You can download this book to get a better detail:

    God Speaks by Meher Baba

    • Dan5 days agoReport

      While I agree with much of what you said, it did absolutely nothing to explain our reason for being or how we became to be in the first place.

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  • 6 days ago

    Yes .

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  • 7 days ago

    No it's a physics problem.

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  • 1 week ago

    I think it's been solved many times by many people. Our reasons are our own. 

    We exist so that we can do as life enables. We use our minds to choose or adopt goals, and take action. We use our actions to manipulate objects, and manipulate or influence others.Without our existence we would be unable to choose or do anything. 

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  • j153e
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    1 week ago

    If life is a learning curve based in God, then at some point the portion of Soul-awareness which is able to evaluate being is able to understand some of Life, God.

    If one is limiting one's awareness to 5-sense data, aka atomic materialism/realism, then the answer to the problem of "Who am I?" is preconditioned by and limited to atomism:  one is a collection of atoms with supervenient 5-sense data-based awareness, Kant's default position short of Noumenon or God.Related:The Path of the Higher Self;Man, Master of His Destiny.

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  • Liz
    Lv 4
    1 week ago

    Actually it's a very simple thing - we exist because God is love. (1 John 4:8) Although Jehovah did not lack anything, his love moved him to create intelligent beings, both heavenly and earthly, who can benefit from and enjoy his love and care. He unselfishly prepared the earth to be the ideal home for his human creation. And he continues to show love to all humans in that “he makes his sun rise on both the wicked and the good and makes it rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous.”—Matthew 5:45. Therefore we are here to do God's will. 

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