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What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Mar 21, 2016. 54 Replies

My prior discussion trailed off into tangents, so instead I want to posit a more focused question: what is the purpose of life? What is the good life? What does it mean to be happy?For ethical…Continue

Why Be Manly?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Persona non Grata Mar 7, 2016. 305 Replies

Why should I be "manly?" Of course, this site gives information on how I might be manly, were I inclined, but it seems to embed the suppositional claim that I should want to want masculinity, when in…Continue

 

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David F. replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"Nice,  Good to read"
Mar 21, 2016
Jesse C. replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"My uncle once told me, "happiness is having the thermostat set to whatever you want, and having the food you like to eat in the fridge""
Mar 21, 2016
Carl Monster replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"I did not say there was no purpose. I took the word "life" at face value; the body we inhabit, the bacteria in our gut and dust mites eating the skin flakes in our scalps. Life; all it's purpose is to live, and to continue, to mix up…"
Mar 17, 2016
Brother Joseph replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"I love this quote. “Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just…"
Mar 16, 2016
Sir replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"Because when he talks like that we tell him to buck up."
Mar 13, 2016
Portnoy replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"That just might be the most inspiring thing I have ever read"
Mar 11, 2016
M. replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"To love God, to live virtuously, and to do your part to make the world a better place for future generations. Simply existing is meaningless. "
Mar 10, 2016
Carl Monster replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"Ha ha, I may have to steal this image."
Mar 10, 2016
Django McClane replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"'To me, a good life is one that leaves his domain -- the people, land, stuff, etc. within his reach or control -- better off for his having been here.  He doesn't live for pleasure, or happiness, or comfort, or wealth, but for…"
Mar 10, 2016
Sir replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"To love God and enjoy Him forever.  Another way of saying that:  Joy. Another way of saying that:  embrace the Good, Platos concept. Hedonists if they put pleasure first make a mistake in thinking that will work.  Put pleasure…"
Mar 10, 2016
Art replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"I like this. And concur, for sure. There are men here who embody that philosophy. But present in our culture are populations (generations) of users . . they're called the "Me Generation" for a reason. Yes, we have cause for hope here…"
Mar 10, 2016
Jack Bauer replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"Seems a fairly solid roadmap to a good life.  Starts with effort, builds from there.  Faith.  Goodness.  Knowledge.  Self-control.  Perseverance.  Godliness.  Kindness.  Love. To me, a good life is one…"
Mar 9, 2016
Regular Joe replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
""I get that face when people use business speak." "
Mar 9, 2016
Portnoy replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"I get that face when people use business speak. Had an all day meeting with a bunch of higher ups last Friday, took everything I had to hide the face."
Mar 9, 2016
Regular Joe replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"This is the look I get when someone needlessly throws in an expression in French to sound more intellectual when there's a perfectly adequate English equivalent that can be used unpretentiously. I was in a meeting once and a woman kept saying…"
Mar 9, 2016
Regular Joe replied to Kevin's discussion What is the purpose of life? What is the good life?
"I also find a lot of noobs often put on airs and write messages in a tone that is far more formal and old-timey (borderline archaic) than they would actually use in real life. "
Mar 9, 2016

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