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Featured What is the purpose of life?

Discussion in 'Theological Concepts' started by Sharikind, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Shantanu

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    You are welcome.
     
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    How would you define 'fully'?
     
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    As fully as is possible for the individual in question. That varies from person to person.
     
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    Through genetics no doubt?
     
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    In part, yes.
     
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    What other influences does one have help one realise our own potentials fully?
     
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    Environmental influences, such as a good teacher, come to mind.
     
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    Would any good human teacher know what another individual really needs without assessing the students genetics that determine individual objectives?
     
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    I think the history of the world has shown there have been many good teachers who were ignorant of a student's genetics.
     
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    Perhaps a better phrase for you would be, do you think your life has a purpose, or do you set a purpose for your life, other than exist (live) and die.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing. I see pictures of far away places and some say, oh, you have to see this once at least in your lifetime. (I think it may be nice, but... I'm not too eager to travel to go to these places. I'm sure some are...)
     
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    Fully to me means one's genetic potential has to be fullfilled. This potential is different in different individuals.

    In the genes there is seemingly a 'truth' gene or a system of DNA arrangement that causes the mind to enquire the reality and this system of the genes is amplified in some individuals but not in others. The greater the amplification the more successful the person or family is in life and that is the activation of mechanisms for the survival of the individual and hence the familial 'species' through fitness to the environment.

    Right now only God knows the genetic potential of any individual as the science is at its infancy. So one needs to communicate with God to be able to live fully.
     
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    That is a good question. For instance, a person can have what they call a talent, such as a good voice but never be able to utilize it fully. At least in this lifetime.
     
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    How do people in poverty in crime filled areas get to live fully through God?
     
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    What a wierd and normal way of understanding things i must say. What you ate asking is called anthropormorphic projection.

    Purpose is related to what exactly? I mean whats the purpose of air. Does air have purpose? Does it find it meaningful if it does have purpose.

    On the other hand i am nature you are nature, you asked the question do you as nature find purpose or not?
     
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    Yes i think thats way more appropriate and accurate in context to the term purpose. When we make a broad universial statement a kind of over lord of the entire of all of reality its always wrong no matter what. Religion is great at doing that nonsense and science does it as well. I tend to be very non reductive. So i am always listening for context. In what context.
     
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    Right. It's important to look at the context of any proclamation.
     
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    Ok. I get your point. On the other hand, as someone alluded to, when they awaken from sleep, they may be motivated to get up because they smell a pleasant aroma. Which makes me think I might like to get a coffee brewer with a timer near my bed.
     
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    Yes, I have found my purpose in life. It is to love God and do His will. Mark 12:29-31.
     
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