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Old 2017-06-01, 15:25   #1
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Default what is the purpose of my life ?

it seems nothing right now.
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Old 2017-06-01, 16:28   #2
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But it is true for everyone! Don't feel special.

Re-read Ecclesiastes ...then keep on reading all chapters!
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Old 2017-06-01, 17:11   #3
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I think the most valuable literary piece is a poem by Omar Khayam.
There is no hope I can do justice to it by translating it, regardless, for what it's worth it says:

"It's a (wine) vessel that the human mind adores. 100 kisses to its forehead.
This vessels maker of the world, fabricates such beautiful vessels and keeps smashing them to the ground."

The point is, whatever our purpose is, it's over before you know it.
If you are feeling down, try listening to some stand up comics on the net. It will take your mind off whatever is bothering you. It works for me.

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Old 2017-06-01, 18:26   #4
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Quote:
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The point is, whatever our purpose is, it's over before you know it.
This is a poem I wrote in 1988 to help keep me motivated:
Quote:
The fundamental currency is time.

Of this, we are given an allowance,
which may be revoked without notice.

It may be traded for other forms of currency.
Simply enjoyed.
Squandered.

It may not be saved…
I sometimes also get "down"; feel like I'm not being optimal.

Find a driving problem which interests you. Write some software; volunteer to teach young kids things they wouldn't ordinarily be exposed to; garden.

I'm currently working on a book (it probably won't sell a single copy, but the exercise is not easy and thus valuable).

At the end of the day we're all dead. IMO, what matters most is what we can do which will be beneficial and can be passed on.

I hope that makes sense.
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Old 2017-06-01, 18:35   #5
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Why does there have to be a purpose?
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Old 2017-06-01, 18:52   #6
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You just need to wait for the right train at the station.
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Old 2017-06-01, 19:34   #7
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Life is a sexually transmitted terminal disease. Like a sewer, what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
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Old 2017-06-01, 19:37   #8
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Like a sewer, what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
well that's not good for me. my life is full of a bunch of crap.
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Old 2017-06-01, 19:37   #9
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You just need to wait for the right train at the station.
That comes across as a bit benign and passive to me.
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Old 2017-06-01, 19:44   #10
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my life is full of a bunch of crap.
Compared to what?

Manage the situation.
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Old 2017-06-01, 19:57   #11
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Why does there have to be a purpose?
Squandered opportunity.
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