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Old 2021-10-14, 12:53   #34
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You should have said instead of - does not exist - I am unable to designate.

Someday I hope we will talk about this topic.
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No. You asked "What do you call..." and I told you: The thing you describe does not exist.

You might as well propose talking about the "topic" of counting numbers between 1 and 2.
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Old 2021-10-14, 13:30   #35
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What is the meaning of life for you?

Try to express it in just three words...
"Learn Something Everyday"

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Old 2021-10-14, 13:44   #36
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Life is like an alimentary canal. It doesn't matter what you put into it, you only get two things out of it, and one of those is hot air.

Life is a sexually transmitted terminal disease.

Life is a four-letter word.
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Old 2021-10-14, 14:48   #37
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Life is like an alimentary canal. It doesn't matter what you put into it, you only get two things out of it, and one of those is hot air.

Life is a sexually transmitted terminal disease.

Life is a four-letter word.
Life is a terminal condition
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Old 2021-10-14, 16:59   #38
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"Learn Something Everyday"

So far, this is the most interesting answer.


All the rest ones remind me more the answers of patients in a psychosis clinic :)

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Old 2021-10-14, 17:02   #39
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I'll assume you're not looking for a definition of the term "life."

I'll assume further that you're referring to human life.

Also, it is not clear whether "for you" means "your life specifically" or "your idea of the meaning of human life." I will assume the latter.

Now, we get to "meaning of life." I'll assume "purpose or significance," but whose purpose? What significasnce?

I do not subscribe to the notion of humanity existing to serve the purposes of other beings. If it did, you'd have to ask them what the meaning is.

Therefore, for the purpose of present discussion, any purpose or significance has to be self-designated.

So I am led to think about things we humans can do that other living things do not do, at least as far as I know.

One of these things is imagining our future, and the future world, beyond our individual existence and even beyond our existence as a species.

So given the constraint of three words, I would say

"In looking ahead."
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Old 2021-10-14, 17:19   #40
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"In looking ahead."

This is also an interesting answer.
In looking ahead is kind of vocation for me. I do this with great passion enthusiasm.
And I like that it sounded from you.

My definition of the meaning of life is somewhat different.
And this definition answers why I have a passion for certain things.

And I don't need three words to express it. It's too much.
One word is enough for me.

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Old 2021-10-14, 19:29   #41
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An interesting video on the topics that we touched on here.

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Old 2021-10-14, 20:01   #42
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So given the constraint of three words, I would say

"In looking ahead."
I like.

I haven't actually read this thread, but I can infer the intent. (I'm taking a break from screaming at network engineers; connectivity is /almost/ as important as electrons...)

My goal with my life is to leave the system with a /little/ less entropy than when I entered. At least, the very few bits I have an opportunity to interact with.

Put another way... I believe that the Universe reflects.

Namaste.
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Old 2021-10-14, 20:40   #43
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The thing you describe does not exist.
Ok. Then you will never know about it.
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Old 2021-10-14, 20:45   #44
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What is the meaning of life for you?

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Try to express it in just three words...
I don't care.
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