just for fun what is your definition of the meaning of life?

something tells me that about 25% of the answers will be 42 lol


oh and please try to keep it to a paragraph if you need a copy and paste just supply the link ;)

Update 2:


very nice the problem is that 6*8=42 so mabe we should take 1/3 of 6*8 insted ROFLOL

13 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    The question "what is the meaning of life?" means different things to different people. The vagueness of the query is inherent in the word "meaning", which opens the question to many interpretations, such as: "What is the origin of life?", "What is the nature of life (and of the universe in which we live)?", "What is the significance of life?", "What is valuable in life?", and "What is the purpose of, or in, (one's) life?". These questions have resulted in a wide range of competing answers and arguments, from scientific theories, to philosophical, theological, and spiritual explanations.

    Popular beliefs

    "What is the meaning of life?" is a question many people ask themselves at some point during their lives, most in the context "What is the purpose of life?" Here are some of the many potential answers to this perplexing question:

    Survival and temporal success

    * ...to accumulate wealth and increase social status

    * ...to advance natural human evolution, or to contribute to the gene pool of the human race

    * ...to advance technological evolution, or to actively develop the future human

    * ...to compete or co-operate with others

    * ...to destroy others who harm you, or to practice nonviolence and nonresistance

    * ...to die having succeeded in your purpose

    * ...to gain and exercise power

    * ...to leave a legacy, such as a work of art or a book

    * ...to live

    * ...to produce offspring through sexual reproduction or asexual reproduction

    * ...to protect one's family

    * ...to pursue a dream, vision, or destiny

    * ...to seek freedom, either physically, mentally or financially

    * ...to seek happiness and flourish, experience pleasure or celebrate

    * ...to survive, including the pursuit of immortality through scientific means (see life extension)

    Wisdom and knowledge

    * ...to be without question, or to keep asking questions

    * ...to expand one's perception of the world

    * ...to explore, to expand beyond our frontiers

    * ...to learn from one's own and others' mistakes

    * ...to seek truth, knowledge, understanding, or wisdom

    * ...to try to discover and understand the meaning of life

    * ...to understand creation


    * ...to achieve a supernatural connection within the natural context

    * ...to achieve enlightenment and inner peace

    * ...to achieve rebirth in the Pure Land

    * ...to become like God, or God-like

    * ...to be rewarded for your deeds

    * ...to experience existence from an infinite number of perspectives in order to expand the consciousness of all there is (i.e. God)

    * ...to express compassion

    * ...to follow the "Golden Rule"

    * ...to give and receive love

    * ...to live in a way that you don't harm yourself and don't harm your environment

    * ...to work for justice and freedom

    Religious and spiritual

    * ...to be a filter of creation between heaven and hell

    * ...to die and become a martyr

    * ...to live in peace with each other, and in harmony with our natural environment (see utopia)

    * ...to produce useful structure in the universe over and above consumption (see net creativity)

    * ...to protect humanity, or more generally the environment

    * ...to reach Heaven in the afterlife

    * ...to seek and acquire virtue, to live a virtuous life

    * ...to serve others, or do good deeds

    * ...to turn fear into joy at a constant rate achieving on literal and metaphorical levels: immortality, enlightenment and atonement

    * ...to understand and follow the "Word of God"

    * ...to worship, serve, or achieve union with God

    * ...to disprove the existence of a or all all gods


    * ...to achieve self-actualisation

    * ...to contribute to collective meaning ("we" or "us") without having individual meaning ("I" or "me")

    * ...to find a purpose, a "reason" for living that hopefully raises the quality of one's experience of life, or even life in general

    * ...to live, and enjoy the passage of time

    * ...to have fun

    * ...to participate in the inevitable increase in entropy of the universe

    * ...to make the conformists' lives miserable (see non-conformism)

    * ...to participate in the chain of events which has led from the creation of the universe until its possible end (either freely chosen or determined, this is a subject widely debated amongst philosophers)

    * ...to relate, connect, or achieve unity with others

    * ...to resolve all problems that one faces, or to ignore them and attempt to fully continue life without them, or to detach oneself from all problems faced (see Buddhism)

    * ...to seek and find beauty

    * ...as there is no intrinsic meaning to life, to each individual, the "meaning of life" is whatever he/she decides it is. In that sense, every point above is potentially valid.

    * ...an answer to the question "What is the meaning of life?" is that it is just simply being able to ask the question, "What is the meaning of life?" (see Sri Sri Ravi Shankar below)

    * ...a combination of any of the above.

    No purpose, and therefore...

    * ...to simply live until one dies (there is no universal or celestial purpose)

    * ...just a series of events

    * ...just nature taking its course

    * ...the wheel of time keeps on turning

    * ...the cycle of life

    * ...whatever you see you see, as in "projection makes perception"

    * ...there is no purpose or meaning whatsoever (see nihilism)

    * ...who cares?

  • 1 decade ago


  • 42

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no, that's the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

    Meaning of life is 14.

    It's 1/3 of the question

    thus 42 * 1/3 = 14.

    Geeze, I thought everyone knew this!




    That's a derivation I've never considered.

    Give me 10,000,000,000 years and I'll give you my assessment.


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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A Monty Python movie.

  • dph_40
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Knowing that I'm a spiritual being waiting to live a spiritual eternity and in the meantime sharing an unconditional love that has been given me by Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    42 is the answer according to Deep Thought.

    More ephamerially, life is extrinsically meaningless, however, intrinsically, its meaning is whatever we bring to it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Life is a matter of perpective. So therefore only you can determine the meaning of your own life.

  • 1 decade ago

    To leave the world a better place than you found it.

  • 1 decade ago

    um well i think its about how you look a "life" i see it as you never know whats going to happen next so i try to be open-minded

  • Skeff
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I've always liked "Be here now", but I'm not very good at it!

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