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    What is the meaning of life?

    Life has no inherent meaning. The only meaning it has is the meaning we give it. Look at the world right now. It appears that we humans are giving life the meaning of greed, property, starvation of poor people, competition rather than cooperation, overpopulation, extraction of minerals and oil, warfare, income inequality, poisoning the air water and land, destruction of the environment, and murder. That is the meaning we are giving life. Nothing will change until we honestly admit that this is the meaning we are giving life.

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    Re: What is the meaning of life?

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    Life has no inherent meaning. The only meaning it has is the meaning we give it. Look at the world right now. It appears that we humans are giving life the meaning of greed, property, starvation of poor people, competition rather than cooperation, overpopulation, extraction of minerals and oil, warfare, income inequality, poisoning the air water and land, destruction of the environment, and murder. That is the meaning we are giving life. Nothing will change until we honestly admit that this is the meaning we are giving life.

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    don't be distracted by the ugly squirrels. Your description ignores the majority of things in life. It doesn't have to be all posies and unicorns, though that would be nice. There's still lots left of value.
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    Re: What is the meaning of life?

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    don't be distracted by the ugly squirrels. Your description ignores the majority of things in life. It doesn't have to be all posies and unicorns, though that would be nice. There's still lots left of value.
    I have to agree with you podfish. The colors of the Tubbs Fire flames and of the Camp Fire flames and the Australian brush fires and the Brazilian matto grosso fires were exquisite. Also, the silence now that so many birds are dead is truly amazing. And too, it was exciting to see the cars swept away by floods in Italy and St Mark's knee deep in water. Same with the flooding across the midwest. Wonderful reflections of the sky in the waterlogged fields.
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    Re: What is the meaning of life?

    That seems to be a rather cynical perspective.
    I agree that those things exist, but when I look around to the people in our communities I see a different thing. On a small scale i see lots of positive meaning and value. And yes on a large scale, things rather suck, but that is because we have been living in a banking and corporate run society that has been hell bent on distorting our world through every means possible for the last 100+ years which does NOT represent anything inherent of LIFE.

    Thankfully enough intelligent and aware people are using the Internet to reveal the filth and try to get it purged out. Unfortunately the poison does not dispel without a fight. Thus I see that there is a wonderful and positive meaning to life if you care to see it that way, and thus the Meaning of Life is a Choice that you either take on to embody and hold or not.
    Thanks, Ken.

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    Life has no inherent meaning. The only meaning it has is the meaning we give it. Look at the world right now. It appears that we humans are giving life the meaning of greed, property, starvation of poor people, competition rather than cooperation, overpopulation, extraction of minerals and oil, warfare, income inequality, poisoning the air water and land, destruction of the environment, and murder. That is the meaning we are giving life. Nothing will change until we honestly admit that this is the meaning we are giving life.

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