Ultimate purpose of our lives

Wednesday 26 July 2017, 7.00am HKT


PHILOSOPHY OF EVERYDAY LIFE

WHY are we born? What is the ultimate purpose of our lives? How can we know purpose of our life? Why are we born?

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I put a question back to you for consideration:—

  • Why do you need to know the purpose of life and why you’re born?

In short, does knowing or not knowing make any difference to your life right now and a couple of years from now?

And here’s another trenchant one:—

  • What makes you think you or anyone else knows this ‘purpose’?

Indeed, how could we be sure the reason given to you is any more objective or subjective than anything you could come up with by yourself?

Here’s the real answer to the question:—

  • The purpose of life is one that YOU get to discover for YOURSELF.

We all live in our own individual spiritual universe. And that universe comes to an end when we die. The afterlife is unknown.

We discover our purpose in life by living life itself, making the most of our finite time on the Earth.

So far from what humanity has seen and experienced about life, it is better to treat Life as a mystery to be lived in rather than a set of problems to live through.

Higher-order philosophical questions have their worth and place in life. But also realise the old saying:— A place for everything and everything in its place.

Knowing the purpose of Life is different from knowing your own purpose in life.

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© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 25 July 2017. (B17112) Original text 11 Dec 2016.

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