what is the meening of life?

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orksecurity7 years ago
Analysis, Mr. Spock?
It's life, Jim, but not as we know it.
Not as we know it,
Not as we know it,
It's life, Jim, but not as we know it.
Not as we know it, Captain.
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCARADb9asE
Give the guy a break, he's Iranian. How good is your Farsi ? 

I thought he was a US Marine private stationed in Iran....
Whilst it wouldn't be impossible, I would doubt there are many US marines in IraN, but there are a fair few in IraQ

Hey, I was just going by what his profile said. I make no claims one way or the other regarding accuracy, either of the original information or my interpretation thereof. ;-)
His profile says:
im a privt e2 in the marines it fun some times ;} Im a sniper My shots are 148 out of 150 at at 500 yarde.
Im geting ingage and I lover her soo much I will die for her.
I'm not sure what the subtext says about him...
Also, according to his Zombie 'ible, his name is Jacob, which I didn't think was a common name for Iranian nationals, so that's kinda where I'm coming from. All conjecture, really.
Helzacat (author)  RavingMadStudios7 years ago
Does the 'ible not say that your name is Jacob? Or are you just mad because I noticed that you plagiarized the entire thing and politely suggested that you remove it? Sorry, just because you're in the armed forces doesn't buy you a Get Out of Integrity Free card.
Helzacat (author)  steveastrouk7 years ago
Ok but I'm still up from last monday but all and all it is good I'll be off for a week so talk to you than. over and out
a vigorous life with good fun
The answer to this meaning of life question depends a great deal on what kind of lifeform you are.  The question is most meaningful to intelligent lifeforms.

Yes. That's you, an intelligent lifeform.  Your brain a is a neuuh-rahl network pruuh-cessor, a leuuh-rning compuuh-ter. Erm... a  learning computer.

You probably thought that the meaning of life had something to do with pursuing happiness.

Well, happiness is a big part of it, but it's really about learning too. 

You see happiness and learning are intimately related.  Happiness is what you get when you succeed in learning something, or what happens when you succeed in a particular task, thus proving that your training worked.  It may seem like the goal is the important and desirable thing, but the goal is just there to motivate the training cycle

Regarding desirable goals, a.k.a. desires. The things you want to because you think doing them will make you happy, these are called desires. 

Some of your desires are hardwired. Desires for food, sex, praise, and being scratched behind the ears.  These desires are common among humans, and other mammals too. They're instinctive.  In fact if a human never learns about anything else, he or she could be happy with just food, sex, praise, and being scratched behind the ears. This is useful information to know for anyone who might be interested in keeping humans as pets. 

The trouble with humans though is that they're just so damn curious.
  1. Learning leads to new desires.
  2. New desires lead to discovery.
  3. Discovery leads to learning.
And then its back to Step 1, a vicious cycle really.

Thankfully our forefathers and foremothers had the fore-sight to create institutions to wage war on curiosity, and keep us from learning too much, or from learning the wrong things, and thus from acquiring habits that are harmful not helpful. I am of course speaking of the institutions of education and religion.

You may have spent several of your so called "formative years" in such an institution.  It's OK. We've all been there. Or, I mean, most of us have... are the result of... some number of years of...  "formal" training.

But that's just the way it is with humans.  If you were a terminator-robot your programming would be different. Your desires would be different, and the things that make you happy would be different.  I mean, if you were a terminator-robot, then killing the target you were programed to kill would make you happy.  And more importantly, it would be something that you were really good at.  You could put it on your killer-robot-resume, and consider it a skill, and feel good about it.

But with humans it's different.  Most humans have so many desires that they're overwhelmed by them.  They want so many things.  They want the usual: food, sex, praise, and being scratched behind the ears.  But they also want money, fame, power, drugs, cable-tv, pr0n, and that's the easy stuff. Depending on who all you ask, humans want other things too, weird stuff, like:
  • "Justice"
  • "Peace on Earth and Good Will towards Men"
  • "to be loved for who they are not just because they have nice bodies"
  • "to make a difference"
  • "to know what it all means"

It's enough to make you want to give up all your desires and worldly possessions, except for an orange robe and bowl to beg with, and then move some place tropical.

What did Buhda say to the hotdog vendor?  I'll tell you what he said.  He said,
"Make me one with... everything!"
And when Buddha complained that he'd been short-changed, the vendor smiled and told him "change must come from within."
How true.  Change must come from within.  Heh. This hotdogmonger possesses much wisdom. I hadn't heard that part of the story before. 
orksecurity7 years ago
Life is a mathematical game, a cellular automaton invented by John Conway in 1970.


("Life. Don't talk to me about life." -- Marvin)
Burf7 years ago
Re-design Burf7 years ago
"42" I was going to say that!
42 is the answer to the question "What is the Meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything?". 
"42" is only the answer to "What is the Meaning of Life?" if "The Universe" and "Everything" equate to zero (if the terms are additive) or one (if the terms are multiplied).

The answer to "What is the Meaning of Life?" is  -    I'll have to think about it . . . . . . . . . . . 
Burf AndyGadget7 years ago
I disagree. The answer is not a cumulative total, but rather a single answer to three separate questions combined in a single sentence, ie: "What is the meaning of Life?",  "What is the meaning of the Universe?",  and "What is the Meaning of Everything?" The answer to each is 42.
Damn that Doug Adams!  Perhaps he will write a posthumous novel expounding on his poorly phrased sentence. lol
me too!
Kiteman7 years ago
"Good dentishtry and shoft toilet paper."
seandogue7 years ago
Re-design7 years ago
You have just answered your own question.  The meaning of life it for you to ask "what is the meening of life?" and misspell 'meaning'.  It's done. The world purpose has been fulfilled.  Now we have to find a new project.
Marsh7 years ago
 Yes, 42. Google can verify it. But you'll have to spell "meaning" correctly.