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Abel
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what makes your life happy if you have no relative?

Feb 19, 2015 11:16 AM
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 There are periods that almost all people go through when Life appears meaningless.

 

   During such periods  even family and friends hold little interest.  Such a moment is an invitation to seek knowledge.  Some will pursue knowledge more deeply than others.   Some will become caught up in the search for emotional comfort  that is often derived from friends or,  as you mention here, "family".

 

    I did not have much family myself, having been raised in  a  Children's Home  commonly referred to as an "orphanage". 

 

    Just the same,  whether one has a family relationship or none at all,  feelings of alienation  can be equally strong  for anyone.  Strong  feelings of being distanced from  others can be a steppingstone to knowledge,  or,   a person can  merely wallow in self-pity, if that is their inclination also.  The point being  that  life,  and the pursuit of meaning in life,  can be a powerful source of motivation.

 

    There  are powerful questions, and these are universal.  For example:

 

   Why are we here?   Who am I?   Where  and How did it all begin?  What is Right and Wrong?

Should I care or not care?   

 

   

February 19, 2015

To state an answer simply, as a guide that will serve some purpose, many have found somemeaning in the performance of Duty. One can serve either a Person that one respects, or one can serve an Idea. Whatever one can determine as the Highest Good, that becomes one's Meaning.

Talking with others, or the study of books and ideas, can also be a part of the search.

I have always found the writings of Omar Khayyam in "The Rubiyat" to be very informative in such matters. Beyond that, one can search at Law, at Theology, Science and Philosophy for some understanding of meaning. Another general guide would just be the general maxim that one should love others in the same way that you would want them to love you.

February 19, 2015

I think play sports with my friends 

February 19, 2015

make a friend.

February 19, 2015

I think meaningless.

February 19, 2015
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