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What is the meaning of life?

September 1, 2007
By Anonymous

How many of you have ever asked this question, What is the meaning of life? I'm guessing at some point in every humans life that question is asked. I honestly have no idea what the meaning of life is, and neither do you. What I do know, is that life is what you make it. Same with love, no one knows what it is, but you make it your own. Throughout your life, you can find or create who you are. Others have a choice, others do not. Maybe you chose to be famous, and during your career you make some multi-platinum records, you make movie or television history, or you get your own little star on the walk of fame. Who knows? If you chose that life, that would be creating yourself. Now finding yourself is a different story. Let's say you were born into a world where no one should belong. Your homeless, you get beat, you runaway, you lie, you cheat, you steal, and you hurt. If you were brought up in this type of environment with no help or support from anyone, what else would you know? Nothing. You would only know the ideas of running, being scared, theft, murder, and so much more. If you did nothing to control it in any possible way, and you just let that part of you take over you wouldn't get the chance to create your own life. Your life would find itself for you. No one wants that, but it happens. Is there honestly a difference though? I bet someone who reads this is going to start an argument with me, maybe that someone didn't get the chance to create, they only found. Don't let anyone control your life. You can do it. You can change. You can let go of the past. You can create. You can find. You can do both. Life is going to throw some nasty situations right in your face, if you created yourself to handle it, then you'll handle it. If you found that you can handle, then I guess you can handle it. Life's weird, and no one's ever going to figure it out. If they do, people are still going to believe what they believe. It'll never change. People won't ever change. Or will they? We'll never know. Everybody dies someday. So live your life and make it your own. Create, don't ever and find.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Mar. 8 2016 at 2:57 am
Aspire_2.0 SILVER, Tirana, Other
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Amazing. Descriptive.

on Mar. 6 2011 at 1:02 pm
splinteredsunlight GOLD, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"To live is to suffer; to survive is to find some meaning in that suffering." -Friedrich Nietzsche

I like this a lot, and I totally agree with what you're saying. I wrote a piece called 'My Journey Towards Discovering the Meaning of Life', maybe you could read it & let me know what you think.

on Dec. 6 2009 at 4:09 pm
ThatBlondGuy SILVER, Mableton, Georgia
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Wow, good article. What is the meaning of life? Life is what you make it. That is so true! Who else is there to judge?