Gerik asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 1 month ago

Why isn't life a waste of time?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    The true meaning of human life is.... Self Realization. Love /hate, Good/evil, happiness/sorrow, positive/ negative, virtue/sin, soul/ body, heaven /hell.. are the creations of God.... So, by pure faith in God we can understand our eternal nature... which relates to our soul as our soul is the Part and Parcel of.... Supreme Soul...."God" ... Actually, we are spiritual souls but we are in human body. We are from the spiritual world. God has sent us on the earth...only for self realization.. as our souls are not as pure as, they have to be... So, God has given us human life where our body feels happiness as well as suffers pain. Therefore, we souls are here... to achieve... the level of purity and to become pure soul.... we should make an effort to understand the deeper meaning of unconditional love for all living beings.... in every situation... 

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  • 1 month ago

    Hii Gerik 

    I am Rishab Shukla I am saying that because In this day and age, it is a waste.

    There are no use understanding schools of thought and methods of approaching the world when we are all so sure the scientific community is supposed to answer ALL the questions.

    There is no use struggling with the meaning of life when religions are so good at pre-interpreting the most important events of life like love, suffering, death, and fulfillment.

    There is no use challenging your world view, political opinion, thoughts, and base assumptions about reality and community because politics commands obedience - if you're not with us, you're for THEM.

    There is no use analyzing other opinions, debating with challenging people, or trying to understand what is "true". Want an "answer" to something, Google it.

    Philosophy is utterly useless, especially if it hints that in our conscious journeys, objective answers to the hardest questions may not exist and we are forced to recognize our own inherent freedom to interpret and carve out our own meaning and reality. It's just too warm under the blanket of other's interpretation of existence.


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  • small
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Life is an opportunity and it is always possible that an opportunity can be wasted by not availing it properly and on time.

    Life gets wasted if one goes about living it without a clear direction and goal in life or ends up not being able to attain them as set by his/her own wisdom.

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  • 1 month ago

    Life itself is the aspect of existence that processes, acts, reacts, evaluates, and evolves through growth. The crucial difference between life and non-life is that life uses energy for physical and conscious development. Life is anything that grows and eventually dies. That passage is time. So, essentially how can the very thing that makes up your time, be a waste of it? Cool question, we all think it and my answer doesn't answer it. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I don’t know. But it’s kind of a quirky and interesting question. I like it. Conformity is death

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  • P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Perhaps you have an alternative in mind the rest of us have missed. 

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  • It’s the only time you have or ever will have, so it would be a waste if you could have lived but you died in the womb. 

    Every moment is a chance to change the direction of your life, to break away from established routines. 

    If your soul wanes in the night, it’s time to break free and evaluate how you should live. 

    Live for life. For vitality. 

    Just stop your routine. Spend some time to re-centre yourself. Continue to hone your blade that is your soul. So that it might cut through any problem. 

    The busy routines of mindless repetition can cause your blade that is your soul to grow dull. 

    But if you periodically break away to find your peace, life will never take you. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Like life philosophy isn't a waste of time because we can ask questions

    of it and of the direction the wider community may be going.

    It helps of course that both you & I have Open answers and questions

    unlike the others here ; and that therefor our strength of direction and

    reasonableness is intact (which is not the case for the others who we

    cannot be sure have PHILOSOPHY^ AT THE HEART of their studies).

    Philosophy & philosophers will never understand criticism -it's acceptance

    of mistakes & renewal from new ways of describing relatively new things 

    like "the environment". One has to drop the early but flimsy subjectivism

    otherwise as objectivists can point out the behaviour going forward will

    become a sarcastic criticism of what such relative philosophy can do ;

    it can make-a-mockery of people's sensitivities including an individual's

    sensitivity to any young person's naturally-flourishing-criticism where

    such hits-the-button as it has done with that young person Greta Thunberg.

    And some older people may be correct about the "economic reality" of

    their situation but unfortunately they are incorrect about the "economic

    reality" going forward under the PRESSURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL 

    change. And we know that OBJECTIVE philosophy encapsulates

    change with it's search for valid learning mistakes in the future.

    Which of course belongs only within the study of critically rational philosophy

    and how I for one was able to understand that ultimately from an education 

    in the History of Ideas, many years ago. 

    Does that mean one has to study that to gain an objective type foothold

    in philosophy ?

    In my judgement the answer is no, not necessarily. For their are other

    ways of coming to the same conclusion, for example through the close

    study of psychology or sociology etcetera. Likely then a study within "the

    humanities" should get a better & better idea of just what objectivity

    we are talking about here (& I myself have spent years & many critically

    formative words on this very thing using examples which may be helpful

    to a searching mind). And because LEARNING philosophy as study

    situation is a real thing, an exhilarating thing with the expectation that

    coming-close-to some truth is perhaps all one needs to keep an

    objective focus on such an objective study. 

    ^ objective type philosophy, (the grown-up kind of us not-so-much

       as carefree immature young people but as us as more "capable of

       assimulating reasonable herd philosophy" for an active future so to

       speak (like active in a challenging, necessary environmental way, 

       etcetera) ) 



    Source(s): Open challenges to those who use platitudes and ignorance in their so called philosophy answers.
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  • Mike W
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It's a better use of time than the alternative, you have forever for that, and only a limited time for life.  Make the best of it.  

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    What you love...a rose blossom, a smooth pebble, a sunrise...rises to your treasures in heaven.  That which you love...endures.

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    • j153e
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Divine love is the metric; there is no injustice in God; Love is always in God, and God returns more Love to the Lover, as a law of increase.  Unrequited human love, if pure, is given to God, and that is blessed. The human who ignores is their own issue, not the Lover's; cf Kahlil Gibran The Prophet

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