Life is to not be taken for granted. To be alive is a wonderful adventure. Everyday people fight for their lives in order to survive. They go through great lengths and life changing experiences. To survive is to prosper, to keep on going until the very
Life is an experience that mankind has had to face since the beginning of time. In three short articles, we capture different perspectives of what life is to the authors. Life is can be a blessing or a curse some would say.
Why are here? What is the meaning of our lives? Are they futile? Such questions have been pondered upon ever since people were capable of intelligent thinking. Many schools of philosophical thought have tried to answer them, each in their own ways. Most of these philosophy sects have tried to explain, from their perspective, what the point of existence is. The Atzecs said that the ultimate meaning in life was to live a perfectly balanced life between nature and humans, and to allow ‘energy’ to flow from generation to generation. On the other hand, the Tibetans have said that the goal of existence is to end all suffering. In Station Eleven, by Emily Rand, characters struggle to find a common ground on why they are living. While for some, living is simply survival, for others, such as Kirsten, living needs to be more. In the post-apocalyptic wasteland presented in Station Eleven, and in general, I think that the very point of life is to find that common ground between you and others.
Have you ever wondered why life was created and what your purpose is? Well, you probably have, you just don’t remember it. We ask ourselves a variety of questions every day. It might be a simple or hard question you are facing throughout the day, but the answer is the main thing you need to remember. The meaning of life is more than just a simple question like the others we ask ourselves. If you have read the book Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass then you would know not everyone has the same answer to that question. Everyone has different thoughts and answers, but Daniel Fink’s answer is the best solution to the problem. His answer is unique and very creative. He embraces his life and lives it to the fullest. Daniel Fink’s
To many, the meaning of of life is a constant cycle of searching and failing. Many have attempted to ascertain the true value and meaning of life. People repeatedly question the purpose of life. However, people have failed to find the ultimate solution in a constant cycle. On the other hand, some people find life meaningless. These people do not seek any element in life, nor do they search for the true meaning of life. . Kafka, the author of the story “The Metamorphosis”, illustrates the concept of meaningless of life through the usage of the character Gregor Samsa, who faces a crisis where he is transformed into a bug-life figure and gradually doubts his own existence.
Steve Maraboli once said, “It takes bravery to recognize where in your life you are your own poison… it takes courage to do something about it.” The two words, bravery, and courage are often used interchangeably. Although they both refer to dauntlessness and intrepidity, further examination of their meanings reveals that, contrary to popular belief, they are not synonyms. Bravery refers to the ability to fearlessly confront a dangerous or difficult task while courage has the more complicated meaning of being able to preserve through overwhelming situations despite being engulfed by fear. Courage, unlike bravery, is not feeling more powerful than the obstacle one is facing rather it is the force that allows an individual to continue to
What is the meaning of life? The majority of people have once asked this question. However, the inquiry of life is only a central idea that branches out to an infinite amount of questions. Without answering all the questions life derives, one can never understand what it means to live. Therefore, people are sometimes puzzled about the meaning of life because they don’t have answers to all the questions. In order to find reasons in living, some people confront a different question that directly reflects how they live their life. What is death – the afterlife or the absence of life? This question is much easier to answer than the question of life because nobody clearly knows what death is. It’s one of the questions derived from life yet it mirrors the question of life. Thus, People start to give explanations to death, and their perception of death dictates how they live. The method of pursuing an
Many people struggle to find out what the purpose of life is. The poem "The True Meaning of Life" published July 8th, 2017 by Patricia A. Fleming possess a message about life. Patricia grew up in Trenton, New Jersey and was the middle child of three. While growing up, Patricia loved to write especially poems. Her love for writing continued throughout school, but later stopped to focus on her schooling to become a psychiatric social worker. Patricia worked as a psychiatric social worker for 36 years and was married to her job. When Patricia retired, she began writing poems again, and specifically focusing on poems about life because she wants to be inspirational to others. In "The True Meaning of Life", Fleming
The power to persuade is a valuable tool for everyone on the Earth. It is vital for every leaders, activists and even teachers to know how to sway and individual or audience. The ability to convince is the most important for a parent however, especially as their children grow older. Lord Chesterfield’s letter to his young son is a wonderful example of this. He is trying to tell his son to succeed and make good decisions without coming across as overbearing or domineering. Lord Chesterfield uses a variety to rhetorical strategies to persuade his son to excel abroad.
In one of the oldest pieces of literature, The Odyssey written by Homer, Odysseus is a heroic and admirable commander that goes beyond his own duties to protect his men and return home to his beloved Ithaca. Although some readers think Odysseus is ignorant and a braggart, I believe he is a strong leader and an admirable wartime hero. Even though he is not flawless, Odysseus preservers through many obstacles and remains determined throughout the book. Odysseus has clearly shown both leadership and tactical thinking for instance when he devised a plan to escape the Cyclopes’ cave, respecting Elpenor’s dying wish, and slaying a stag to feed his men.
The defense argued that although after Murray gave Jackson his regular prescribed drugs, Jackson was upset because he was not receiving the drugs he wanted, so he lashed out and grabbed another drug that was in reach. The media and the people question this statement mainly because doctors should not leave the room while there are drugs in reach of a patient, especially when he is physically unstable. The defense kept arguing Jacksons unstable voice recording about his upcoming show, but failed to say how he got this sick. Although Jackson constantly used prescript drugs, he was not that ill until Dr. Murray allowed him to take these drugs that had a negative impact on Jackson. To back up this information, “Nutritionist and holistic nurse Cherilyn Lee “tells the court she warned Jackson . . . No one who cared or had your best interest at heart
Life is a very precious thing to have. Every person begins his or her life new, innocent, and curious. As people grow up, they gain a lot of experiences and knowledge, which may or may not be useful to them when they reach early adulthood and start living in the “real world.” Whether it be good or bad, these experiences help tell the story, more specifically the life, of an individual. At one point in every person’s life, there comes a time for reminiscence of these experiences, but why do we have these experiences in the first place? Why do we exist? Does it have any meaning or purpose? The movie Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life attempts to answer these questions and express these meanings and purposes of life by touching mainly on two
I remember when I was little girl and I would always ask myself what the meaning of life is and is they’re really a god. But I was never able to answer my own questions until now. I was born and raised in a Christian household and we was taught never to ask questions of that of nature or doubt our faith. The world is the way it is because that is how god made it. I’m quite religious, so I tend to find meaning in life through service and allegiance to god. We all have our personal thoughts and view of philosophy of life.
However, when we give meaning to our life I believe we have to understand that whatever we choose to based our life on, should also be something that will make us happy even when it 's no longer there. For example, if you based your life 's meaning on being the best mother to your kids and providing them with happiness and security. One must also understand that they might not always be around. So, what 's your meaning of life now? Therefore, When we give meaning to our life, I believe we also have to be realistic and focus on our meaning for living and set concrete goals. If we set our meaning of life to becoming the biggest super model in the world yet you 're not working towards it or you just set an unrealistic goal. Then eventually that 's going to alter your life 's meaning and cause you to live in Denial, and unhappy. Our life 's meaning comes from within us it 's something we have to think hard
Since the dawn of man, the meaning of life has long been discussed and argued. Yet, there is still no a concrete conclusion about the real meaning of life. A British philosopher, Julian Baggini, searched for the meaning of life in the approach of the origin of it. He points out two different positions about the origin of life and gives rise to three different attitudes accordingly. I do not comprehensively agree with any of the three attitudes. Instead, I suggest a new form of attitude—a combination of existentialism and creationism.