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What is the meaning of life?

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I recently saw the episode of Everybody Loves Raymond where Allie asks Ray why God has put us on Earth, and this sparks a huge disscussion on what the meaning of life is. At first I dissmissed it as a funny little episode (and it was funny), but the more I thought about it, I started to take it seriously; what is the meaning of life? Why do I get up, go to school, come home, and then work on my games? Some people would say it's because being a hobo sucks, but I want something more. After several (serious) meditation sessions, I came upon the conclusion that the meaning of life is to fight evil. If you think about it, every "good" thing in life breeds happiness, which repels sorrow, which is just another derrivitive of evil. However, my logic may be flawed, and I would love to get your opinions. And please, no stupid answers (i.e. the meaning of life is to score with hot chicks). Shoot.

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Have fun while it last. If there's an after-life, there'll be time enough to ask yourself the question there. If there isn't, well no one cares about the answer anyway.

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The "fighting evil" theory runs into problems when it comes to defining what is good and what is evil.

Personally, I think there is no single all encompassing answer to the meaning of life. I think life has as much meaning as you give it. My purpose in life is to continue living and to have fun doing it, and that's good enough for me.

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Life has no meaning.
You can define a meaning which suits you, but that's as far as it'll go, it is completely subjective.

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Quote:
Hogarth Hughes: I know you feel bad about the deer, but it's not your fault. Things die. That's part of life. It's bad to kill, but it's not bad to die.
The Iron Giant: You die?
Hogarth Hughes: Well, yes, someday.
The Iron Giant: I die?
Hogarth Hughes: I don't know. You're made of metal, but you have feelings, and you think about things, and that means you have a soul. And souls don't die.
The Iron Giant: Soul?
Hogarth Hughes: Mom says it's something inside of all good things, and that it goes on forever and ever.
[Hogarth leaves. The Iron Giant lays back to look at the stars]
The Iron Giant: Souls don't die.

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