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Edited by Agent Wyoming: 5/13/2017 12:42:08 AM
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[quote]Perhaps the biggest question in existence is: why? What is the meaning of life, the purpose for which we live?[/quote] I Disagree. I believe the biggest question in existence is not this why that everyone is so fond of asking (As the question is self solving, as by asking the question, you successfully answer the question) but instead the greatest question of existence does not fall under the simple why, when, what, where, and how, but instead is fundamentally more complex (Complex in it's simplicity, that is). I propose that the fundamental question of existence is not a question, but rather a statement. Something akin to "You exist, and therefore, you wish to exist." All other 'big questions' either ask of this statement or are answered by this statement. Think about it.
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  • [quote]I believe the biggest question in existence is not this why that everyone is so fond of asking (As the question is self solving, as by asking the question, you successfully answer the question) but instead the greatest question of existence does not fall under the simple why, when, what, where, and how, but instead is fundamentally more complex (Complex in it's simplicity, that is). I propose that the fundamental question of existence is not a question, but rather a statement. Something akin to "You exist, and therefore, you wish to exist." All other 'big questions' either ask of this statement or are answered by this statement. Think about it.[/quote] You're not making much sense. You reckon there is no ultimate question? Then what have thousands of philosophers been pondering for millennia? As I said, of course, I believe the answer is obvious. We live to be happy.

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  • They have been pondering the wrong concept. There is an 'ultimate question', but it is dull and redundant because simply asking the question answers the question; We exist too exist, we ask questions to ask questions, we do things to do things. We live to live. Not because we want to, not because we have to, because we do. There is no question to it, and a much better question to ask isn't a question, it is a statement. "You exist, and therefore, you wish to exist". The uncertainty in that statement are what should be pondered.

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  • I get you now. It's a cycle of self-perpetuation.

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