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Why do you see so many people living a meaningless life where they exist for the sake of existence with no real joy or peace within?

Most of them have everything in life that one could ask for and yet they are empty inside. Why?

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Asked by Omega, 30 Jan '09 10:20 pm
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Ask anyone, "what is the purpose of life" and he would look at you in amazement as if saying; don't you know this much. The truth is how many do know what the purpose of life is. A doctors purpose of life is to treat the patient. A lawyers purpose of life is to save the murderer from the gallows. A priest might think that to lead people to the path of salvation is the sole purpose of life.

It means God has assigned each one of us a different purpose. How does He reward us for the fulfillment of that purpose? A doctor and lawyer will tell us the reward comes in form of remuneration I get in return for my services. A priest would tell, Your reward is in heaven. If we believe the priest, then there is no reward for the fulfillment of the purpose in this lifetime then of course, the life is meaningless. Are we not living then for the sake of existence? Outwardly, the priest might appear to be a paragon of joy and peace; but how do we know he is really experiencing joy and inner peace. ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 03 Feb '09 03:59 pm

 
  
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Sir, you know what, I have a beleif that 98% of the people dont even know why they have taken birth ......... they dont even have an idea what this life is all about ......... and actually, not their fault ......... in today's world, a normal human being is just sooooooooooooooo involved in earning his/her daily bread, that one forgets whats happening around ......... if one is unaware of the situations nearby, then I dont think people can go deeeeeppppppppp into this to realize what this life is about!!! .......... Now the people who have everything - Money isnt everything (as they say it) ............ How many Big-Shots we see in our daily life running & running & running??? .......... They have Millions n Billions of wealth, but its the craze to multiply it ........ the race of moving ahead of # 1 ........ & the one who is # 1, he is in the race of keeping his position intact!!! ....... This is what life is all about! ......... People cannot be happy & satisfied unless & untill they ...more
Answered by Cartoon Network, 02 Feb '09 08:07 pm

 
  
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There is an old song ,which pa used to play for us....it is not easily available ,but it answers your question beautifully...its from the movie SANKALP....sung by SULAKSHANA PANDIT and VINOD SHARMA....TU HI SAAGAR HAI,TU HI KINAARA...DHOONDATA HAI TU KIS KA SAHARA.....all the answers ..of all the questions,which surface due to the so called 'meaninglessness of life' find there answers in the very depth of our being. the shallow superficialities of life,are seen by few as the motive,the last destination of living....they,in their own selves,love it and enjoy these 'gains' as the true purpose of their living and survival....whcih they see as a success story....and it would be a waste to try and talk some sense into them,cause it would fall on deaf ears....so our meaning may be drab and boring fot them and their idea of fun,too wierd for us....
Answered by shintsie, 01 Feb '09 11:19 am

 
  
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It's a very very good question . The question itself has a a sort of hidden answer to it . All such type of people follow their own desires and not what creator desires .Hnece their souls are out of tune with real purpose of creation . Just like an DC motor can not work properly on AC CURRENT these people live in deluding themselves . Now purpose of life is to Worship God .By worship it is not meant Just rituals but every good act is worship . Creator wants us to worship him at his terms . How to find out his terms is the next question . God does not come down to earth and adress every one individually .Hence he chooses the best man to reveal his plans for mankind and give laws to mankind for peace proseperity and blessing in this life and hereafter . now any act that is not done with divine rules that act is without any blessings . people do charity lot of shows for humanitirian causes but still lack peace of mind since they want to do good to be called good by people .Those who inten ...more
Answered by funda, 01 Feb '09 04:12 pm

 
  
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Who is to judge who is happy and who is not. That is the folly of the so called society norms. A bar is set by society and if one does not match that bar then they are classified as miserable souls. Give me a break Omega. Judge not another but judge within and there you will find enough of sin. Have a nice day.
Answered by gem mina, 31 Jan '09 10:20 am

 
  
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How does one define meaningless??Why we need to be "Useful"in order to prove our Existence?
People work very hard to prove themselves Useful does dat really help Always?Arent they Pain to be arnd???
I knw we have to make our living and not be parasitical in approach..
We all try to be our Best always...some of us succeed and others dont but dat doesnt make anybody lesser than others...We need to Revel in our uniqueness and stop proving our existence...
Do what makes you happy,and Enjoy LIFE KINGSIZE!!!Live&let live!
Answered by ananya, 02 Feb '09 12:06 am

 
  
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Please go through this link for detailed answer.

http://www.islam-guide.com/purpose-of-life.htm
Answered by fast tracker, 01 Feb '09 04:58 pm

 
  
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While I was travelling in an Auto Rickshaw recently the driver said

--"I pity Ramaliga Raju (Satyam former Chairman) very much Sir"
I was shocked.---In terms of wealth ,how much difference both have.
But the poor driver felt pity over the greedy rich man.

"Does money is everything in this world Sir?
How small he has become due to his act ? Can he eat money Sir ?"
Asked the driver----.I smiled and asked the driver
"Are you happy ?Can you meet life within your income?" ...more
Answered by anantharaman, 31 Jan '09 08:14 pm

 
  
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Because most do only what is "EXPECTED" and not what they "WANT" to do in life.... as a child we do things that the parents, teachers expect us to be like... as we grow...peer pressure is so much that willy nilly we do things to belong with our peers....we dont study what interests us but study what will fetch us a good job..later we think our time will come when we become financially independent...ie. we seek happiness in everything material...good job, plush home, wife, kids etc.... but then again we get trapped in the role of being a good spouse, father, employee, employer, etc etc.......and we dont pay attention to what we really WANT. One fine day we find whatever we have worked so far is utterly meaningless because we have made automaton of ourselves.....by then it is too late because we dont know how to live anymore.....
Answered by sumitha, 01 Feb '09 01:49 am

 
  
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This is life sir. Its some kind of blind running. We can say too many principles, examples based on experiences, scientifical evidences also can produce mathematical equation or a geographical situation. But fate is something, which i have accepted in the later part of life. In this blind run we forget ourself and sometime we even forget the meaning of this marathon. At the end of the race he may feel at the starting point even he won the race himself. In this life there are so many things for which we cannot give an accurate answer :)
Answered by peekay first, 31 Jan '09 09:41 pm

 
  
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