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The Meaning of Life

This more or less sums it up perfectly…

You need to step your game up. Jack Urboady’s running circles around you.

So when I shit it smells like an elephant enclosure in the fucking zoo, does anyone else get this? I probably should eat some vegetables or something. I definitely won’t eat any carrots though, I hear they are like steroids.

[quote]The other Rob wrote:
So when I shit it smells like an elephant enclosure in the fucking zoo, does anyone else get this? I probably should eat some vegetables or something. I definitely won’t eat any carrots though, I hear they are like steroids.[/quote]

Switch from pancakes to waffles.

No it doesn’t.

If you find the meaning of life in someone else’s words, and not your own deeds, goals and accomplishments then you have missed the point.

She wrote her own philosophies on life, which are very good. For her.

We should each write our own. To glom off of someone else’s personal philosophy is to shortchange yourself of the experience, knowledge and ability to have your own.

All that this Ayn Rand worship means is that you have forfeited your own autonomy.

[quote]Headhunter wrote:
This more or less sums it up perfectly…[/quote]

No it doesn’t. The answer you’re looking for is…42:

[quote]Dre the Hatchet wrote:
42.[/quote]

Heh heh. Philosophy at its best…

The meaning of life is to convert as much high quality energy to low quality energy as possible.

/end thread

[quote]LarryDavid wrote:
You need to step your game up. Jack Urboady’s running circles around you. [/quote]

LOL!!!

I wouldn’t be surprised if HH breaks down in tears after this comment.

Edit: I edited my post and fucked it up, so sue me.

Ice Cube “Life ain’t nuthin but bitches and money.”

[quote]Branded1 wrote:
The meaning of life is to convert as much high quality energy to low quality energy as possible.

/end thread[/quote]

?

The responses here somewhat match my view that 70% of people are raving morons, while 30% are somewhat rational.

“I will stop the motor of the world.”
— John Galt/Alan Greenspan

You all DO know that Alan (a member of Ms. Rand’s inner circle) has destroyed your world?

[quote]jasmincar wrote:
Branded1 wrote:
The meaning of life is to convert as much high quality energy to low quality energy as possible.

/end thread

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It’s thermodynamics. The idea is that every conversion from one form of energy to another, say heat energy to electric energy, creates a small amount of the lowest grade of energy called entropy. The universe strives to convert all energy to entropy which is what’s going to happen far off in the future.

[quote]SkyzykS wrote:
No it doesn’t.

If you find the meaning of life in someone else’s words, and not your own deeds, goals and accomplishments then you have missed the point.

She wrote her own philosophies on life, which are very good. For her.

We should each write our own. To glom off of someone else’s personal philosophy is to shortchange yourself of the experience, knowledge and ability to have your own.

All that this Ayn Rand worship means is that you have forfeited your own autonomy.
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Well said, Skyzyks!

Of course your common sense will be lost on HH.

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
SkyzykS wrote:
No it doesn’t.

If you find the meaning of life in someone else’s words, and not your own deeds, goals and accomplishments then you have missed the point.

She wrote her own philosophies on life, which are very good. For her.

We should each write our own. To glom off of someone else’s personal philosophy is to shortchange yourself of the experience, knowledge and ability to have your own.

All that this Ayn Rand worship means is that you have forfeited your own autonomy.

Well said, Skyzyks!

Of course your common sense will be lost on HH.

[/quote]

What would you know about common sense? You’re a lib.

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
SkyzykS wrote:
No it doesn’t.

If you find the meaning of life in someone else’s words, and not your own deeds, goals and accomplishments then you have missed the point.

She wrote her own philosophies on life, which are very good. For her.

We should each write our own. To glom off of someone else’s personal philosophy is to shortchange yourself of the experience, knowledge and ability to have your own.

All that this Ayn Rand worship means is that you have forfeited your own autonomy.

Well said, Skyzyks!

Of course your common sense will be lost on HH.

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Well, it wasn’t an exactly earth shattering thought among a few bright minds here. I think most of us understand she was a philosopher and with all philosophers, they have their own bent on life. Their value is the way some may inspire us for the better with a thought, sentence or paragraph - for we all do not see the world thru the same lense.

And since when has “gloming” off someone elses “personal philosophy is to shortchange yourself of the experience, knowledge and ability to have your own” been so new and how would philosophy differ from religion then? :slight_smile: Frankly, unless you had a pretty weak mind or, you were “indoctrinated” into some philosophy, I fail to see how such a thing could occur. Two people can read the exact same paragraph and come away agreeing, disagreeing, accepting part of it, or understanding none of it. The point is, it will usually be “visible” according to our own lense.

Humans search for a meaning because our intelligence and curiosity compell us to try to find patterns and reasons for things.
But finding out we constructed it ourselves and that there is no ‘secret’ to life doesn’t have to be depressing or sound nihilistic. Jusr accept that life is about finding fulfillment without being a big jerk and wasting your life.

Ayn Rand’s not bad. Just that there’s no need to see her stuff as a framework for your life…if that’s what you’re doing. I like how she respects logic and reason and capitalism.

[quote]Branded1 wrote:
jasmincar wrote:
Branded1 wrote:
The meaning of life is to convert as much high quality energy to low quality energy as possible.

/end thread

?

It’s thermodynamics. The idea is that every conversion from one form of energy to another, say heat energy to electric energy, creates a small amount of the lowest grade of energy called entropy. The universe strives to convert all energy to entropy which is what’s going to happen far off in the future. [/quote]

it is not a meaning.

My own personal little view is that there is no meaning. Imagine a vector. What can you say about it other than its lenght and his direction. What can you about a particule other than its mass, the area it occupies in space and how it moves? so what can you say about the whole universe? there is no ‘‘ultimate hidden truth’’

you get the idea

[quote]jasmincar wrote:
My own personal little view is that there is no meaning. Imagine a vector. What can you say about it other than its lenght and his direction. What can you about a particule other than its mass, the area it occupies in space and how it moves? so what can you say about the whole universe? there is no ‘‘ultimate hidden truth’’

you get the idea
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I get the idea up and until the point you consider we have choice whereupon and when we move :slight_smile: But I get where you’re coming from. Seriously. And by the way, quantum theory teaches us there isn’t much we can say about how a particle moves :slight_smile: