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    Thread: [help] how to find out your life`s purpose

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      [help] how to find out your life`s purpose

      so here`s a pretty random, yet a meaningful question, which all of you might ask at least one time in your life

      I`m not a newbie, matter of fact is I`ve been doing self-help stuff for years

      it helped me a lot, with my confidence, relationships, health, finances and so on

      I`ve read and done all the major stuff, that`s out there, including hypnosis, to change myself for the better

      and even though I do meditation on a daily basis, I`m still lost when it comes to my main purpose, as well as my core identity

      when I was a kid, I was hurt really badly and to become even, I chose to be a person, that was immune to that sort of vulnerabilty

      lots of years have passed since than and as I transformed myself I became somebody powerful, until I lost almost all and realized it was an illusion, comparing myself to an image that never was, while making faces into a bent mirror

      so the main question is:

      WTF SHOULD I DO NOW?

      HOW DO I FIND OUT WTF I`M SUPPOSED TO BE DOING?


      ps: I`ve been through a lot in my life, so pls no woo-woo stuff, like just rest with your wiener in your hand, because the universe shall throw the answer at you, okay ... and yes I`m well aware that this forum is about lucid dreaming, which means that I should wait for some "dream guide" to tell it to me in my sleep, that might happen or not, I`m looking for something more pragmatic pls

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      What makes you think life has a purpose?

      (And moved to Philosophy)

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      Why do you feel as though you're "supposed" to be doing something in particular? Just do what ever the hell it is you want. Do you want to go into a specific line of work, do you want to start up a family, maybe help the needy?
      Last edited by GavinGill; 01-19-2012 at 08:06 PM. Reason: Damn old people, sniping my posts...

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      This whole forum is not all for lucid dreaming, the majority is, but not everything. As for a purpose, why would there even be one? people tend to think they need things to look at or forward to because they are "supposed" to. Life's what you make of it, if you want a purpose then go do what you think is right, instead of what you think you are supposed to do (that's listening to what people tell you, not what you tell you). If you're looking for life's purpose as a "whole" you will never find one. Do whatever the hell you want, life is short and you only live once. Stop clinging to an idea that you're "supposed" to have a purpose.
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      first of all thanks for the answers

      Darkmatters

      having an existential outlook on things damages your general self-worth as well as the quality of the relationships with the people around you

      so I`ll be straightforward:
      1. how old are you?
      2. are you happy like this?


      GavinGill

      similar questions to you

      1. how old are you?
      2. how did this advice work for you so far?


      LucidFlanders

      yep, the same questions to you

      1. how old are you?
      2. how did this advice work for you so far?

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      1.) I am 27 years old
      2.) I never follow my advice because i'm a sheep. But when you think about it, it makes sense.
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      Quote Originally Posted by LucidFlanders View Post
      1.) I am 27 years old
      2.) I never follow my advice because i'm a sheep. But when you think about it, it makes sense.
      no troll, no attack, just plain old honesty from a 30 year old guy

      you are mature enough to be over your social anxiety ... theoretically

      giving "bad" advices to people is like spreading the flu, you know like telling everyone that the only way to get rich is learn your ass off, than find a good paying job

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      Why should I answer you questions when you refused to answer mine?

      I repeat, what makes you think life has a purpose?

      And for the record I'm 49 and very happy with my life. My personal way of creating purpose is through art.

      And it sounds like what you're talking about is actually Nihilism. Nihilists say "There's no pioint to life, so screw everything and just have fun". Existentialists create their own meaning for life.

      To be honest, I wasn't entirely sure if I should move this to Philosophy or Religion/Spirituality, but from your approach I'm starting to think I made the wrong choice. Because as far as I know the only people who believe life has some inherent meaning or purpose are religious or spiritual.
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      Quote Originally Posted by blackholesun View Post
      no troll, no attack, just plain old honesty from a 30 year old guy

      you are mature enough to be over your social anxiety ... theoretically

      giving "bad" advices to people is like spreading the flu, you know like telling everyone that the only way to get rich is learn your ass off, than find a good paying job
      Bad advice is only bad if it is made from ignorance, which the advice i gave is not ignorant, it's learned. Am i ignorant? Yes! Is the advice? Nope. I've learned that advice through my 27 years of living, i just don't follow it because of reasons i'm not going to get into.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Darkmatters View Post
      Why should I answer you questions when you refused to answer mine?

      I repeat, what makes you think life has a purpose?

      And for the record I'm 49 and very happy with my life. My personal way of creating purpose is through art.
      for happy 49 year old artist, you are little bit jumpy to put it so

      it`s not philosophy

      yes I know that we are supposed to do 3 things, which are eat, survive and fuck

      so based on that next time I see a cute girl I should go to her and say:
      "I`m not hungry and the bear is not chasing us, now my DNA says, that it likes your DNA, let`s procreate"

      how`s that?!

      sorry for the sarcasm

      if you have nothing to wake up for in the morning, that can fuck up your brains a lot

      your main purpose is to create art, so you have something "to live for" and that`s self-expression

      I ain`t got anything alike
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      Quote Originally Posted by LucidFlanders View Post
      Do whatever the hell you want, life is short and you only live once. Stop clinging to an idea that you're "supposed" to have a purpose.

      ....

      Bad advice is only bad if it is made from ignorance, which the advice i gave is not ignorant, it's learned. Am i ignorant? Yes! Is the advice? Nope. I've learned that advice through my 27 years of living, i just don't follow it because of reasons i'm not going to get into.
      Posts: 2,852 ????????

      1. do you have offline friends?
      2. when was the last time you had sex?

      me:
      1. yes
      2. tuesday

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      sorry for the sarcasm
      When people say this it's basically the same as saying "not to be an asshole" just before proceeding to be an asshole. Sorry for the honesty.

      Now I'm wondering why you asked the question to begin with since you seem to feel you already have all the answers and just want to slam people for their responses.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Darkmatters View Post
      When people say this it's basically the same as saying "not to be an asshole" just before proceeding to be an asshole. Sorry for the honesty.

      Now I'm wondering why you asked the question to begin with since you seem to feel you already have all the answers and just want to slam people for their responses.
      okay

      how did you find out you wanted to be an artist Mr.?

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      I don't like your pissy attitude mister.

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      Quote Originally Posted by blackholesun View Post
      Posts: 2,852 ????????

      1. do you have offline friends?
      2. when was the last time you had sex?

      me:
      1. yes
      2. tuesday
      ... Ok time to get a mod to lock this thread now.

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