Here are a variety of friendus from Wikifriendus contributors (in
no particular order of priority):
To live in many different ways
Life is short enjoy it while you can! The importance of life is
to live it to its fullest. To live it to its fullest and stop
trying to figure everything out.
Life's meaning is what it means to you! The meaning of life, to
me, is to live life anyway I choose: What do you value in your
life? Everyone has their own meaning and their own perception of
life. Britannica says it's the sequence of physical and mental
experiences that make up the existence of an individual, one or
more aspects of the process of living, or a way or manner of
The meaning of life - to learn from mistakes. Without mistakes
no one ever really learns how to live. You will make some mistakes,
as all of us do. We learn from them and grow stronger. We all do
the best we can and learn from our mistakes because, quite simply
put, humans on earth are on a 'learning ground' and thus, we learn,
make mistakes, learn from them, hopefully, and do the best we
To appreciate the beauty and amazing things going on around us
on the Earth that was originally intended for us to enjoy. Since it
is no longer entirely in that pure state, we have the job to care
for what does remain and, more importantly, to point others to the
time when it will be possible to live in a truly perfect place once
more through what Christ has done to enable us to be there if we
choose. Finding your purpose therefore will be determined by your
ability to appreciate every moment by making the most positive use
of it because every breath of life you take you are one breath
closer to death. So live right and do good always enjoy the
existence you have now and if you awaken and realize that this was
all a dream, then make it a sweet dream.
Life is what you make it: The meaning of life is not the same
for everyone. Your life has one meaning, the life of another person
will have another meaning, and my life will have another meaning
too. You are the one to give meaning to your life by making
something of it. Every person is allowed to live their life as they
want to. Find the way you want to live your life and live it like
that. Be happy. Be healthy. Be loved.
Although I'm just seventeen and have my whole life ahead, life
has shown me that whatever I put in, I get out., That means for all
the effort I put into something, I will get something out of it, I
will be rewarded in some way. I tend to live naturally, to love, to
learn, and to help, I tend to love knowledge, because it makes me
satisfied, it makes me know how things work, it makes me build up
ideas and have something to say. It makes me know how to listen,
how to talk and spread my ideas. I think the meaning of life is to
understand how it is best suited for you and how it will make you
satisfied, happy, successful and loved. But one thing I can
guarantee: no one out there will tell you the meaning of life, nor
the meaning of your life for you will have to find that out by
yourself. Take it as a challenge. After all, you wouldn't be asking
that if you already knew it, or if mostly everyone knew it.
According to Douglas Adams the answer would be 42. The meaning
of life, of the universe, and of everything is 42. But put science
fiction aside! Look at the smaller, less complicated life species,
they live just to live. More complicated life species live and help
keep other life alive. We, as humans, should live to be alive and
help others be alive. Taken a step further, life is about
experience; one should live to experience one's own life and the
life of others. (But do not try to live through another person's
life). You have to give your own life meaning and not rely on
someone else's opinion to give you one.
The meaning of life is to live until you die, and to change the
world in some little way -- no matter how unknown you are.
The meaning of life is to live forever. The true meaning of
life is for humans to reproduce so that the human race lives
forever and conquer the universe (and multiverses, if they exist)
so that humans can rule everything forever.
To tell you the truth, I don't think anyone knows the true
meaning of life. People say that the only way to know the true
meaning of life is to live a full life with many near death
experiences, then God tells you an instant after you have died. If
you have a complex enough mind, and when God wants us to know, he
will tell someone after they die and let that person be revived to
tell the rest of the human race. If that never happens then we will
just have to live life with many questions and as best we can.
That's what God wants us to do. That's one way to look at it.
To live the life of God's creation and Gods painting of
According to me the point of life is happiness. We all are
trying to find a place where we are happy, be it by earning money
or fame or getting married. Even a person who commits suicide is
trying to be happy, thinking that it will end his misery. So I
think, the point of life is to stay as happy as possible in any
given circumstance and to create a better tomorrow for
The meaning of life is to grow physically, mentally and
spiritually. It's about traveling down different paths of your life
and making decisions. It's about being true to yourself, standing
alone sometimes when you really believe in something and not
fearing retribution. What is the meaning of life has been an age
old question since the beginning of time and it's like trying to
define the meaning of love. It means to love those around you, help
where you can, be known as a person that can be trusted and just do
the best you can. If we didn't feel sadness we could never
experience happiness; if we didn't get angry on occasion we would
never know peace, and if we didn't trust our hearts we'd never know
love. Yes, it's about pro-creating, but life is much more than that
if you open your eyes, ears and heart and listen!
The point of life lies in the question of whether or not you
are just living to die. Because every breath of life you take, you
come one breath closer to death. So the time you spend bothered by
what could or should be is time wasted in imagination and
A person who cannot find contentment, cannot find peace. A
person, who cannot find peace, cannot find fulfilment. Prosperity,
Power and Popularity are not the solutions to human suffering,
because you may have them all and still feel incomplete. There are
many prosperous, powerful and popular individuals who need mind
altering drugs and other freaky activities to keep them excited,
and still aren't content.
The meaning of life is to make life meaningful.
Many people believe that there is no "point" per se to life;
life simply exists, and the meaning of an individual's life is up
to the individual.
In Buddhism the meaning of life is found in the "true insight"
of Enlightenment, which is called a "perfect peace".
The point (purpose) of life for each individual depends on
his/her beliefs and values. The choices people make are usually
dependent on the psychological conditioning they are exposed to,
from the moment of foetal conception, to the point of completion of
their social/cultural programming. This social/cultural programming
is similar to the programming of a computer's processor with data
that is considered to be factual. The computer then compares all
incoming data against its programmed intelligence, in order to
generate a conclusion. Similarly the human intellect processes
incoming data based on the morals/values they have been conditioned
with. Some of these morals/values are inherited from genetic
sources and the others are learnt from the environment to which the
absorptive mind is exposed.
A humanist would say we each make our own meaning by the way we
live. The meaning is whatever meaning/purpose you care to assign to
it... or none at all. If you have a religion, you could find
meaning there; a particular philosophy, ditto. If you're a
nihilist, you might conclude that there is no meaning at all.
We, being animals, the meaning of life is to reproduce
ourselves to continue the species. All the other stuff is just to
make it interesting.
One aspect to enjoying being alive is considering how
incredibly complex the function of your body is and how it is
difficult to believe that we consist of billions of living cells
that allow us our senses and work literally like they were
programmed, just to keep us alive.
The meaning of life is to utilize our main driving force,
curiosity, without which none of us would even exist. Discover and
find out new things. Space travel, for example, will lead to great
new discoveries - including life near and far from us.
No one really knows the answer to this. Philosophers and
religionists have been debating it for thousands of years.
I think that there is absolutely no point in life. God does not
seem real, so we are all going to die without an afterlife.
I don't believe in God. I think eating pie and watching
football is good enough for me.
Live fast and die young.The irony in life these days is that,
in order to find its meaning, you merely have to Google it.
The meaning of life is that we exist, that we are products of a
force called creation, and that we should all support and affiliate
with that force in every one of its manifestations. The difference
between life and the inanimate is that life has consciousness.
No one knows the meaning of life, some choose God, and some
choose self or try to be God. Life is full of discovery and to give
you a little hint on discovery try thinking outside the media. I
recommend studying quantum physics or learning more about the
superstring theory or the chaos theory. Everything is composed of
waves, sound waves ranging at all frequencies, you could almost say
that we are just a wave in this world seeking complete
Living with a meaning: "To be the eyes and ears and conscience
of the Creator of the Universe, you fool." - Kurt Vonnegut,
Breakfast of Champions.
The meaning of life is purity.
There is no meaning of life. Nobody asks to be born, but you're
here anyway. Make the best of things while you're here. If your
life needs meaning, then join a cause.
You can make your life to be what you want it to be, within
reason, and you don't have to become famous or rich to do it. Some
of the most successful people have been those who gave without
question, such as a teacher that cares about his/her students and
makes a difference, or a doctor, a mother, father, a person with
disabilities of their own, etc. One can volunteer for people,
children or pets and ease some of the suffering of all. I live by
rule of thumb ... when you are lucky financially (that's just
keeping your head above water) and even though you may be limping
through life, you should always give back to those less fortunate.
One day you just never know when you'll need someone there for you
too. This makes your mind, body and soul one. It gives you a source
of peace when the world around you is going mad.
Consider this when trying to understand the meaning of your own
life. An old guy once told me that the meaning of life was
survival. I thought he was crazy, but as I get older, I think that
the crazy guy may have something.
The answer to life is being. It is all anything has ever done,
it is all anything will ever do.
The meaning of life to you is dependent on your value system.
Your particular set of morals/values are those that you inherited
from genetic sources and from the environment within which you were
raise. What is the meaning of life is finding the answer to the
Who am I?
Where am I?
Why am I?
The meaning of life for you depends on your belief
Who are you?
Are you an organism that was created from a chemical
combination of other organisms?
Are you just living to die or is there an existence beyond this
body that was created from organic digestion (the food you
Are you an absolute entity called a soul?
What gives all of matter its intelligence?
Where do atomic and subatomic nanoparticles get their
Can something be created from nothing?
Why are you here?
Did you have a choice in the matter?
Does your existence have a purpose?
Do you add value to the universe?
Are you a link in the cosmic chain of evolution/creation?
Where are you?
Are you resting on a bed somewhere dreaming all of this?
Do you know that you are dreaming when you are dreaming?
How do you know that it was all a dream
Are you a speck of dust in a massive cosmic sphere?
The meaning of life is yo die and multiply.
Many great minds have pondered 'what is the meaning of life'
and it basically comes down to each individual and what their needs
are. Some people enjoy peace, living on a farm or ranch, while
others want to hit the big cities for careers, investments, etc.,
but we all have to make ourselves happy and feel fulfilled no
matter what and I doubt that most humans will ever totally attain
that. There will always be some regrets. We should be kind,
considerate to our fellow man. We should have some belief system of
higher power. We should know the good from evil and help those that
can't help themselves. We should not constantly feel powerful over
another, but be humble enough to know where help is needed. That's
The only reason I know for life is that it's a test that we
have to pass the right way for reward in the life hereafter.
Evolution has determined that the point of life is to reproduce
and to be the most successful species. That is the meaning of life
for all creatures. If it was not their point in life that species
would've died off long ago. (Mainly it is the urge to pass along
your own genes).
Life is to just live. We should enjoy each and every moments.
If you are suffering from a problem, really you are great. The
problem came to you because you can solve the same and come up in
life. At every situation remember one thing. This present is not
permanent. It may be either a sad time or a good one. Follow these
1. Do not vex if sad,
2. Do not enjoy to the core when in joy
3. Share your feelings to your beloved. Both sad and sweet
4. When you grow respect others
5. Maintain patience at any cost.
6. You should know that there are thousands of people suffering
a lot more than you.
We as organisms of infinitely complex chains of chemical
reactions truly designed through creativity, formed by atoms
attracted by neutral chemical compositions, actually interpret
ourselves, the universe, and the atoms we consist of to ask these
kind of questions. There is no question that the only thing that
keeps us alive is the flow and exchange of electrons. The
integration of god and morals is still a question of, right or
wrong, what do we do, what do we not do; relatively, why are we
here or why are we not here. Life is not just humans interpreting
their surroundings; trees through inter-cellular communication
interpret gravity and the location of the sun. And just as the tree
stretches out for the sunlight, we as humans reach out for each
other and strive for knowledge and meaning. In this way, life is a
necessary outcome in the displacement of energy and completes
necessary chains of events. "Life" allows these necessary
connections in the flow and displacement through forms of energy;
as humans, as trees, as the flow of a river or the explosion of a
volcano. This interpretation, communication, and ultimately
exchange, could be said is the meaning of life. The atoms, quarks,
muons and gluons that we as humans consist of can indirectly,
through many exchanges and chemical reactions, interpret the direct
energy displacement of other prominent metabolisms of energy (like
other humans) and other things that effect the chemical reactions
through communication of light, sound, pressure, and temperature.
This is why we are "conscious". Every atom is either repelled or
attracted to each other; the fact that this occurs means that every
atom is effected, or "conscious", of another. The exchange of
electrons with another atom and change in composition, are the same
exchanges occurring in our brains to make "conscious" decisions and
I've got two theories. There is no meaning but of what you make
it like some of you may be to have kids, find a lover, climb a
mountain that stuff. The other theory is that it is change, meaning
nothing lasts forever accept change, one day I will die, the worms
will eat me, and a bird will eat that it will reproduce. What I
mean is there is always a state of change nothing will last forever
everything hangs on a tip of a knife the balance always
Life's meaning is having fun and living through the bad times
and good times and that makes you the person you are. The meaning
of life is to take care of our planet. To be hard working and serve
God. To help out in fixing communities - that's what life is about;
you should not live only for fun but help others enjoy life
The meaning of life is to contemplate questions like this.
The purpose of life is to serve your soul's purpose as a
Here is a variety of religious views from Wikifriendus
contributors (in no particular order of priority):
The true meaning of life is to love and serve God.
Perhaps the true meaning of life is to find peace with God. For
most people it is impossible to believe in God because it doesn't
make any scientific sense for such an entity to exist. But to
others the "Big bang" as a cause for the creation of the universe
might be equally difficult to believe in. To find God is peace. To
find God, you need Jesus, because he can free you from your sins.
But while we're alive on this Earth, we might as well try our best
to have a good life and be the best we can be, as long as we stay
true to ourselves.
The "meaning" of life is a test. This is only a test. Our life
here is so brief yet our spirits are eternal. The "purpose" of life
is to choose whom you will be loyal to. Either you will show
yourself willing to live under the rule of the God of the Universe
or you will choose to live as a slave to self and to sin.
There are a lot of friendus to what is the meaning of life and
they are all so detailed, but too detailed so they miss the point.
The meaning of life/purpose in basic terms:
1. to acknowledge a Creator of the universe and all
2. to know He's one and only
3. to know He watches your very moves to see if you do good in
life hoping for your success in life
4. to give praise to Him, so He can praise you back
5. to obey HIS book of wisdom, The Torah of succeeding with
perfection. For a Jew obey the 613 mitzvot of the Torah, for a
non-Jew to obey the 7 laws of Noah and this will make you gain
perfection opening a spot for you in heavens glory.
The meaning of life is that God created us and loves us, and
wants us to know and love Him, and to join Him in Heaven one day.
He has created the way for us to do so, by sending Jesus His Son to
die for our sins. Now we can receive Him as our Lord and Saviour
and have a new life in Him on earth, and one day join Him in
Heaven. Life is like a test. God wants to see what you can do, and
if you do good things in life and help others.
To live the life of God's creation and Gods painting of
If you believe in the Bible, the meaning of life is Jesus
Christ, because He is the only one that defeated death.
To understand the meaning of life we have to turn to the
source, or creator. If you believe in such things, that is God. If
he put us here, it was for a purpose. So He may be the only one
able to provide us with the answer. Some people will acknowledge
that everything we need to know about the purpose of life and about
God himself is found in one book, the Bible.
If you believe in the Bible, the meaning of life is in God's
inspired words: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny
himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever
wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for
me will save it." Luke 9:23.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 "Fear God and obey His commandments for this
is the whole duty of man."
I believe it's to enjoy the beauty of God's creation.
Any Christian should know the purpose of life is simple: to
serve God. Any Christian who doesn't know this needs to build up
their relationship with God; He'll show you all you need to
The Serenity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the
things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and
wisdom to know the difference.
Jewish answer: The philosophy of Judaism is that this world is
a purposeful creation by God, in which all people are tested
concerning their use of free-will. We possess a soul which lives on
after the body dies and is held responsible for the person's
actions. Anyone who is worthy, Jewish or not, can merit reward in
the afterlife. The world is not chaotic or the result of chance.
Life is the work of a deliberate, purposeful, intelligent and kind
Creator; not a melancholy chaos or a string of fortuitous
accidents. God is at the center of reality and the center of our
world-outlook and thoughts. God's ways are also eternal. God is not
capricious, forgetful or fickle. Investing in a relationship with
God is the only thing that will bear eternal benefits.
'What is the meaning of life' is a question that some find
difficult to answer because it's very subjective. To some, the
meaning of life is we are born, we live our life and then we die.
To others, they believe that they have a purpose in life. This
might be something to do with a career or chosen lifestyle.
Life is a test. We are being tested by our actions and how we
deal with challenges and. We have what is called free agency which
is the ability to choose from right and wrong and we are being
tested on how we use that free agency. Life is also a chance for us
to gain a body and live on this Earth.
the mining of life is to live life and do what you want
The collection of all your memories in locked inside your
subconscious mind will describe the meaning of life, which is why
they say the meaning of life is different for everyone.
Do everything you wanna do cos life's too short to live with
regrets and 'what ifs'