What is the Meaning of Life?

Doing your duty. The problem arises to what end are you doing your duty. Really, I suppose that’s the problem with reasonable answers to the question. All we’re really doing is giving means to an end, not exactly dealing with the end result at all. If the meaning of life is to attain wealth and prestige, your only opening yourself up to another question; what does a person gain by manner of this wealth and prestige? How does what they gain give their life “meaning”?

The most predictable answer would be happiness. The problem with that is the happiness which could be gained from this is subjective, so how could we really say it qualifies as the correct answer to such a question?

But, eh, that’s just Philosophy class messing with me, it’s obviously an anything goes question that’s meant to deal with people’s views, so I’ll stick with duty. It seems like the least self-serving and possesses the most potential to have a good result, except, maybe helping others.

Don’t worry about that, I’m a solipsist. You don’t really exist.

Duty? Duty is meaningless, unless you are cleaning up dog poop.

Happiness is an acceptible answer, as its inherent subjectivity allows for it to be applied to all people.

However the meaning of life is suffering: to live is to suffer.

Forty-two is also acceptible.


However the meaning of life is suffering: to live is to suffer.

I never really agreed with this. There is definitely suffering in life, but you only suffer some of the time. Other times you feel better.

A miserable little pile of secrets

or was that man