Meaningful Life Meaning

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If my life is not subjectively pleasurable, is it meaningful? To first answer this question, we will first have to define what it means to be subjectively pleasurable or what it means to be meaningful. What aspect should we look at this question from; should we look at it in a societal point of view or should we look at it at a personal point of view? What is subjectively pleasurable to me, may not be for someone else or society on the other hand. My meaning of life would not be the same to many persons in society. Note, however, that you cannot address the meaning of life without addressing the purpose of life. It may sound like two interchangeable terms, but they are not; they are implications of each other. Therefore the question should …show more content…
Is our purpose to find meaning to life? Is our purpose to serve God, if there is a God? Is our purpose to serve others? Is our purpose to serve ourselves? Do we have a purpose at all? What is the meaning of life? What is the meaning of a meaningful life? Does life have a meaning? If you were to answer what was the purpose of life, does it mean you can then answer what is the meaning of life? If there is no purpose to life, can your life have meaning? Purpose here means the reason why an individual exist and meaning means the significance of something; if you are serving a purpose. Like many philosophers, I believe that our answers or opinion to these questions depend on whether or not you believe in God. If there is a God, then there must be a purpose and a meaning to life. If there isn’t a God then we are nothing but freaks of nature; we have no meaning thus we are to make our own meaning of life. A moral saint would say that his or her purpose is to serve others and by helping others they are fulfilling their life thus making it meaningful. Does the purpose of life and the meaning of life always interlinked; to achieve a meaningful life does one have to know his purpose and conquer it? It’s, again, according to your point of view on life. Some people believe that once you don’t fulfil your purpose then your life is meaningless. Yet others …show more content…
To me a meaningful life would be one which you working towards achieving a goal. That doesn’t mean if you’re not working towards achieving a goal, your life is meaningless. We all have different meaning to life. You could not have a goal at all yet your life may be still meaningful; to me everyone life is meaningful in their own way. Society judges person because they do not live up to the standard of what a meaningful life means to them, therefore they say that your life have no meaning. Not at all times will you be able to consciously see if someone’s life is meaningful or not. They could be doing absolutely nothing and still be satisfied of their life. This brings us to the question that if your life is not subjectively pleasurable, is it meaningful. I would say that your life do not have to be subjectively pleasurable in order for it to be meaningful. We will look at this in two different points of view. First we shall look at in the aspect of if there is a God. If there is a God, which means there is a purpose to life which ultimately means that your life will have some sort of meaning. It is not always about fulfilling these purposes (consciously) that make your life meaningful. But your very existence is meaningful. You may be involved in, let’s take for example, a job which is not subjectively pleasurable. But however you are in a position where you are contributing to something which makes

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