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think and have fun: i want perople to think of their existance and think themselves why they are alive.

i am sure your are living being. can you state a reason why you are alive, and do you have any specific motive in your life.

in short i am asking you why are you alive here?

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    Nov 11 2013: I like wonder as well Wayne. Wonder is cool. Childlike wonder is really really cool.

    As to "why" I am here, a random convergence of genes and biological matter seems to fit with that childlike wonder :)
  • Nov 11 2013: I stay alive for the wonder of tomorrow. Having a cup of coffee at sun rise and a glass of wine at sunset, I marvel at the beauty of both and ask what have I learnt today? When I stop wondering, marveling, and learning, hopefully I will be dead.
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      Nov 12 2013: I am on the same page Wayne and William:>)
      Wondering is cool....childlike wonder...I also marvel at the beauty of our world, and perceive life as an adventurous exploration, with the curiosity of a child.

      I am alive because I am not dead, and I appreciate and have gratitude for every moment I am alive in this earth school. I will be exploring the life the moment....with the curiosity of a child until I take my last breath:>)
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    Nov 13 2013: Because the alternative seems a less pleasing option for now.
  • Nov 12 2013: It seems that the universe uses information and energy to produce complexity.
    With our tiny, young brains we can't expect to understand this process yet.
    As someone once said; "We are the Universes way of thinking about itself."
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    Nov 11 2013: I am a Child of God. My reason for life is to learn about my Dad, just like any other child. One day I will be just like Him, and that gives me motivation day to day.

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    Nov 11 2013: very fun thank you :)
    it depends the principals and surelly will depends the goals ,it depends the mind and surelly will depends the emotions, it depends the unconscious for might be the conscious know why.
  • Nov 9 2013: When I pondered on this question when I was young, As a child I got comfort in religious motives, after getting to know the world in my perspective, philosophical answers gave me comfort but neither of them made sense after certain time.
    Knowing the physical existence; earth, solar system, galaxy, universe and understanding of the quantum world; neutrons, electrons, protons, quarks, strings we are made up of exactly the same chemicals, elements and energies. So I stopped pondering my existence and considered an universe without the other things, what happens to our solar system if there is no sun, or what happens if there is no moon, if there is no trees, if there is no fish, if there is no mosquito, if there is no gravity, no electron, no photon. Everything had its own reason.
    Then I thought what if I did not have the same dad as I have now or the same friends as I have now, I found I would not be the same person who I am right now.
    Everyone and everything is contributing something or the other, I do not need motives, I do not need reasons. I am going in pursuit of what makes me happy and what I feel I am good at!
  • Nov 9 2013: This first thing that I knew was that I existed
    The next thing that I knew was that I can choose
    As a child I learned what it means to be alive –
    as opposed to dead or inanimate
    My purpose in life is to enjoy the wonder of life
    To be thankful for my life
    And to share Love with my fellow life travelers
  • Nov 9 2013: I remember when I have been totured in life,I read an article'What do I live for' by Bertrand Russell often.I enjoy his ideas for what do I live for'in this world.Three passions,simple but overwhelmingly strong,have govered my life:the longing for love,the search for knowledge,and unbearable pity for the suffering of mandkind.These passions,like great winds,have blown me hither and thither,in a wayward course,over a great ocean of anguish,reaching to the very verge of despair.I have sought love ,first,because it brings ecstasy-ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrifice all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy...
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  • Nov 8 2013: I used to ask this question to myself.
    I went into very deep depression.
    And finally I concluded as follows:
    We are alive only to serve a particular purpose at any given point.
    But the purpose itself is more like that of a ball in a billiard or snooker game.
    The ball is hit and hits other balls. It is just action and reaction.
    Who controls the game is not known to the balls.
    We are about the same.
    I have searched for that powerful man who controls the world.
    And I found that nobody actually controls nothing.
    Even the most powerful person is controlled by circumstances beyond his own control.
    All of us are just balls being played.
    The purpose of living is to be hit and react within your abilities. (like weight and shape of a ball).
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    Nov 8 2013: .

    Because they have to keep their DNA alive.
    • Nov 8 2013: thank you for your reply.

      why they want to keep their DNA alive?
      • Nov 9 2013: Because if the lineage we come from didn't keep their DNA alive we would not be alive. It's tautologically true.
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    Nov 7 2013: One philosopher and politician from mine country, Zoran Djindjic used to say:

    "The life is just one sperm, that reach the egg cell.
    That sperm is success.
    You are success.
    When you are born you are already the winner.
    Everything else is fight."

    This quote is mine answer to this question.
  • Nov 7 2013: Why do I need a reason to be alive?

    The rocks outside don't seem to need any reason to be rocks, why should I be different? I have a number of very complex chemical reactions called life in my system, but that's the only practical difference. The rocks have chemistry going for them as well, its just simpler, and less capable of typing replies.
    • Nov 8 2013: thank you for your reply.

      for sure you are not a rock you got your life and what do fell its worth for?

      what's the reason for existing here?

      and i feel its worth capable of typing replys.
      • Nov 9 2013: I don't think there is a reason.
        An evolutionary coincidence, if you will. Reason implies intelligent design, and I was never one for religion, nor alien visitors.

        We make our own reasons, and honestly, they're all pretty arbitrary if you stop and look at them objectively.