What is Life? It is the question that drives us. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? What is the point of life? Why do we have a planet that sustains life? Why are there millions of other types life forms? Why do we have a sun? Where did all this space come from? Who made the atoms? How does the world work? When it comes to the subject of life, there are a lot of questions to ask, but one thing is for sure, if you never stop learning, then life will never stop being amazing. This is not to say that you will be perfect or that life will be perfect. It's just saying that learning is perfect, especially when you learn that perfection is perception in the eye of the beholder. Many thing's in life seem to last forever, while many other things in life are just temporary. In life there's a bigger picture, but we just got here. So it will take some time to piece things together. We have to do some reverse engineering. 

Life Quotes - Voyager - Read to Learn

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Life Depends on How you Look at it. - Relative 

On Top of the World There are no simple answers that would explain what life is. Life is many things and life is understood in different ways depending on how much knowledge and information you have, and your ability to understand it all. So there's a lot that we can talk about since life is a large subject. There are many big questions to ask. You would need to have conversations with many different people. So what version would you like, the short answer or the long answer? The short answer is, there is no short answer. You need to narrow down your question to something more specific. Is there something in particular about life that you would wish to talk about? You could ask "where did I come from?" and I could answer "your mother". But maybe you were looking for a different answer, like where did humans come from? Which we have a lot of information about. There is the biological process of life, which we can explain to a certain point, and then there is the consciousness of life that humans experience. Why humans have conscious awareness is still not totally clear. You can easily say that consciousness was created by design, because why else would you have consciousness? Then there's physics that tries to explain where and how life started. There's a lot about life that we can explain. And there are some things about life that we can't fully explain, because we are still young and still learning. The best advice is to stick with the facts of life and try not to get too philosophical about life. Big questions can always be broken down into simple and smaller questions with meaningful explanations. Keep your mind open to the big questions, but don't let the big questions keep you from knowing the facts, because even curiosity needs balance. It's just a matter of time before we know more. So what part of life are you interested in knowing about? What do we know so far about life on planet earth?

Some people believe that life is a stage. Some people believe that life is a battle. Some people believe that life is a test. Some people believe that life is a game. Whatever life is, life is definitely a challenge. Life is a puzzle, a journey and an opportunity to do something amazing. But you have to work on your dreams, even when knowing that there are no guarantees for success. There will be setbacks, mistakes, obstacles, and nothing is seldom perfect. Things will change, which means that you will have to learn how to adapt. This makes learning extremely important. You can do a lot of different things in life. But what defines you, is you. You create meaning. Sometimes you fight, and sometimes you run. Which means you have to learn how to fight and learn how to run. Sometimes you get fooled, and sometimes your beliefs can be wrong. This means that ignorance is the biggest obstacle in life. That is why learning becomes the greatest source of power. Ignorance is a prison. Knowledge will set you free.

Life is the experience of being alive. The course of human events and activities that happens in ones lifetime. An account of the series of events making up a person's life. The condition of living or the state of being alive. The course of existence of an individual. The actions and events that occur in living. The period during which something is functional between birth and death. The organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones. Living things collectively.

Live is to be exerting force or containing energy and possessing life. To continue to live through hardship or adversity. Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations. To lead a certain kind of life or live in a certain style. To pursue a positive and satisfying existence. Something that is actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing.

Relive is to live through an unpleasant experience again or to live through a pleasant experience or a feeling again in one's imagination or memory. To experience something again, often in the imagination. Reborn.

Lives is a living person. Animation and energy in action or expression. Living things collectively.

Lifetime is the period of time during which something is functional, as between birth and death.

Alive is possessing life and being mentally perceptive and responsive. The state of existing, being, and living while managing and supporting oneself. Not Dead.

Animation is the condition of living or the state of being alive. Quality of being active, spirited or alive and vigorous. The activity of giving vitality and vigor to something. General activity and motion. The property of being able to survive and grow.

Exist is to have an existence and support oneself. To have objective reality or being. To live, especially under adverse conditions. Not to be extinct, destroyed or lost.

Existence is the fact of being objectively real or the state of living in reality that is actually observed. Everything that exists anywhere.

Existential is derived from experience or the experience of existence. Relating to or dealing with existence. Existentialism.

Being is the state of having life or having existence. To have life and to be alive. The state or fact of being objectively real. A living thing that has the ability to act or function independently. Occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere. Happen, occur, take place. Mindful.

I think, therefore I am.

Everyday Life comprises the ways in which people typically act, think, and feel on a daily basis. Everyday life may be described as mundane, routine, natural, habitual, or normal, where most people sleep at least part of the night and are active in daytime. Most eat two or three meals in a day. Working time (apart from shift work) mostly involves a daily schedule, beginning in the morning. This produces the daily rush hours experienced by many millions, and the drive time focused on by radio broadcasters. Evening is often leisure time. Bathing every day is a custom for many. Beyond these broad similarities, lifestyles vary and different people spend their days differently. Nomadic life differs from sedentism, and among the sedentary, urban people live differently from rural folk. Differences in the lives of the rich and the poor, or between factory workers and intellectuals, may go beyond their working hours. Many women spend their day in activities greatly different from those of men, and everywhere children do different things than adults.

The Good Life is living a comfortable life that has all the necessities and security that a person needs in order to have the time for friends and family, and at the same time, have the time and freedom to enjoy the pleasures of life, and have the time to explore other activities of interest that will enhance a persons experience in life. This includes having a beneficial job that pays well, as well as, finding ways to be productive and to be of value to the community.

Prime of Life is when you are at your peak health and performance. The period of a persons mature life when a they are at full energy and full potential.

Quality of Life - The American Dream - Simple Living - Intentional Community - Culture - Values - Virtue - Transformative Learning

The Best Years of your Life happens when you're older and you look back at your life and realize that when you were younger you were experiencing some of the best times in your life, but you never knew that until years later. It's not good for you to believe that the good times are never going to happen again. Those times were good times in your younger years because you lived more in in the present moment and worried less about the future. Then when years past, there is a point when the future can no longer be ignored. So you try to hold on to the past in an attempt to escape the future. Your best bet is to know that your best days are coming, but only if you put in the effort.

Way of Life is the typical pattern of behavior of a person or group.

American way of Life refers to the American nationalist ethos that adheres to the principle of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. At the center of the American way is the belief in an American Dream that is claimed to be achievable by any American through hard work. This concept is intertwined with the concept of American exceptionalism, which is the belief in the unique culture of the nation. America is a great country, but its how this greatness is perceived and understood that can create confusion and perversion. American Exceptionalism is the belief that the United States is above or beyond comparison to other countries and thus should be treated differently or judged differently because of its uniqueness in human history. Exceptionalism is a vague concept that requires relevance because exceptionalism has no clear explanation or facts into its validity. Sometimes the definition comes across as being a form of entitlement, which has a tendency to manipulate nationalism. The word Exceptionalism is something surpassing what is common, usual or expected, or far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree.

Paradise is any place of complete bliss and delight and peace.

Another Day in Paradise is an expression that says that one's life is proceeding acceptably or that things are going as expected. The expression is sometimes used sarcastically to imply the opposite.

Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins (youtube)

Trouble in Paradise means that there is an unexpected problem in a supposedly positive situation.

Personal Life is the course of an individual's life, especially when viewed as the sum of personal choices contributing to one's personal identity.

Lifestyle is the interests, opinions, behaviors, and behavioral orientations of an individual, group, or culture. The broader sense of lifestyle as a "way or style of living" has been documented since 1961. Lifestyle is a combination of determining intangible or tangible factors. Tangible factors relate specifically to demographic variables, i.e. an individual's demographic profile, whereas intangible factors concern the psychological aspects of an individual such as personal values, preferences, and outlooks. A rural environment has different lifestyles compared to an urban metropolis. Location is important even within an urban scope. The nature of the neighborhood in which a person resides affects the set of lifestyles available to that person due to differences between various neighborhoods' degrees of affluence and proximity to natural and cultural environments. For example, in areas near the sea, a surf culture or lifestyle can often be present.

Alternative Lifestyle is a lifestyle diverse in respect to mainstream ones, or generally perceived to be outside the cultural norm. Lifestyle is a media culture term derived from the concept of style in art. Usually, but not always, it implies an affinity or identification within some matching subculture (e.g. hippies, goths and punks). Some people with alternative lifestyles mix elements from various subcultures (grunge musicians were often influenced by a mixture of the punk, hippie, emo and heavy metal subcultures). Not all minority lifestyles are held to be "alternative", so the term tends to apply to newer forms of lifestyle, often based upon enlarged freedoms (especially in the sphere of social styles), or a decision to substitute another approach, or to not follow the usual expected path in most societies.

Social Environment refers to the immediate physical and social setting in which people live or in which something happens or develops. It includes the culture that the individual was educated or lives in, and the people and institutions with whom they interact. The interaction may be in person or through communication media, even anonymous or one-way, and may not imply equality of social status. The social environment is a broader concept than that of social class or social circle.

Perspectives or understanding of life also changes from generation from generation. Your parents grew up in a different world then you, so they see life a little different, or even a lot more different then you. And people who were born just 20 years after you, are growing up in a different world then you. So everyone has different perspectives, even though we are sharing some of the same time together. Different perspectives also applies to different cultures and different Countries.

Life is a translation of what we think life is. And things can be misinterpreted, and things could get lost in the translation. Even the language of math needs to be interpreted. But you need a language that supports the language of math so that math can be translated effectively. With conversational language, we know that words can have several meanings depending on how the words are used. Humans can recognize patterns. And humans have learned how to give names to certain patterns in the form of symbols. And some how, these symbols can be understood and organized in the human brain. Though patterns of math seem to be mimicked throughout the universe, we still can't ignore that this is just our interpretation. We still don't know. We have no second opinion, except amongst ourselves.

Life is a Juggling Act - Culture Types - Virtual Reality

The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living - Socrates - Critically thinking about your life is critical. To see ourselves using Self Reflecting Introspection. To know ourselves and to understand ourselves is to give our lives meaning and value. Lives that are unexamined are lives without purpose. Living a life where you live under the rules of others in a continuous routine, without examining it, is a blind passivity that is not worth living.

World Disclosure refers to how things become intelligible and meaningfully relevant to human beings, by virtue of being part of an ontological world – i.e., a pre-interpreted and holistically structured background of meaning.

Reflective Disclosure refers to practices through which we can imagine and articulate meaningful alternatives to current social and political conditions, by acting back on their conditions of intelligibility. This could uncover possibilities that were previously suppressed or untried, or make us insightfully aware of a problem in a way that allows us to go on differently with our institutions, traditions and ideals.

Hold on to your Hat is an expression that warns someone of a big surprise and that they should get ready for what's coming or what's about to happen! A humorous warning that says conditions are about to become more difficult or hazardous, like a wild ride on a rollercoaster, if you don't hold on to your hat you may lose it.

Emotional Rollercoaster is a situation or experience that alternates between making you feel excited, exhilarated, or happy and making you feel sad, disappointed, or desperate. Life is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs. But it's your choice to scream or enjoy the ride. Love is an emotional joy ride.

I couldn't even imagine a life without laughter. If you couldn't laugh at the stupid sh*t in life, life would suck. What would be the point to life if you couldn't laugh? But on the other hand, some sh*t is not funny, like corruption and violence. So when things seem funny, it's nice to laugh, but when things are not funny, then you have a problem to solve. And laughter does not solve problems. Laughter only makes solving problems more enjoyable. You have to work on the things that are not funny so that you can have more time to laugh at the things that are funny. Life is not a quiet and peaceful smooth road in the countryside. Life has many twists and turns, hills and valleys, obstacles and potholes. Life's infrastructure is a human responsibility. You have to learn how to navigate through all the obstacles in life. We can make life a smoother ride, but we have to work together. Too many people are having a horrible ride in life.

Life is like a Guessing Game where you sometimes you have to guess what things are, and sometimes you can be coerced by others into guessing what things are. The most effective way to discover meaning is to ask a lot of questions. Word Guessing Games.

Rat Race is a life where you're always working but you're never getting anywhere. You're mostly working just to survive, along with a never ending fear that if you stop running the race, you will fall far behind and never finish. The rat race is an endless, self-defeating, pointless pursuit that is associated with an exhausting, repetitive lifestyle that leaves no time for relaxation and no time for enjoyment. The rat race is a race to your death, unless you have lots of money, or, lots of cheese.

Simplicity - Small Homes - Remote Work

Hedonic Treadmill is a life that is conceptualized as a treadmill. No matter how hard a person tries to gain an increase in happiness, they will remain in the same place and never get anywhere, like running on a treadmill. People can quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness despite positive events or life changes. According to this theory, as a person makes more money, expectations and desires rise in tandem, which results in no permanent gain in happiness. The hedonic treadmill viewpoint suggests that wealth does not increase the level of happiness or change a subjective well-being

Daily Grind is the difficult, routine, or monotonous tasks of daily work. "Another day, another dollar."

Work-Life Balance - The American Dream - Live, Learn, Love and Progress

Commuting has Significant Psychological and Social Costs. It can be a major cause of stress, due to its unpredictability and a sense of loss of control. Commuters can experience boredom, social isolation, anger, and frustration from problems like traffic or delays.

Everyone Starts Life having No Choices. You don't get to choose your parents, you don't get to choose where you are born, you don't get to choose if you will be male or female, you don't get to choose if you will be healthy and beautiful, you don't get to choose to have good food and clean water, you don't get to choose to have a safe and happy home, and you don't get to choose a good school or a good education. But if you get lucky, you will have good parents and a loving family who are lucky enough to live in a good environment that allows them to make good choices on your behalf, so that your life becomes more promising. If not, then you will have to wait till you get older and hopefully become more educated so that you can start making good choices for yourself, and increase your chances of having a good life. Beyond that, life seems to be just pure luck and mostly by chance. So why would such a wonderful thing such as life be mostly left to chance and luck. Answer. People have not yet learned enough about how to increase the chances of having a good life and how to give everyone a fair start in life. Even though you can't control everything, and even though there are no guarantees, we can still increase our chances and increase our possibilities, but only if people have access to knowledge and educational services. If not, then life becomes just a roll of the dice, which is not what life is supposed to be.

Life Will Test You - Improvise - Unpredictable Phenomenon - (everyone gets lucky and everyone gets unlucky)

I don't know what I want to do in Life. Instead you should say, "I have not yet fully explored everything in the word, so I am still searching for that special something, something that will interest me and cause me to act and pursue a particular type of work that would provide a beneficial service for the world, something that I would love to do and something that I would feel good about doing. When I do find that something, you will be the first to know. Until then, I will be eagerly searching."

I can't tell you how to live or tell you how to live your life, all I can do is tell you to keep learning about yourself and keep learning about the world around you. I can say that how you live your life is up to you, but how you live your life also depends on the opportunities that are available to you, and it also depends on the knowledge and skills that you have acquired that would help you choose a life that you would want to live. Just don't underestimate your will-power or underestimate the power of working together. Knowing how to live life is not easy. Sometimes you can choose the life you would like to live, but sometimes life chooses you, which means that you sometimes have to go along for the ride. Everyone plays a part in life, but you may not get to choose the part you play. You have to make plans and you need to have goals, but don't expect things to happen as planned because sometimes life falls apart. So be ready to adapt when things change, but don't expect things to change just because you have adapted. You can't have it all, you can't do it all, you can't see it all, you can't know it all. You can't do everything, but you can do something. So make that something count and do the best with what you have, because every little bit counts for something. Every life has value, just as long as you value life. You can't have it both ways, and you might not have it your way, but you can choose the right way, the way forward. Life is filled with amazement and life is best when enjoyed and appreciated. But that's just the good side of life. There is a bad side in life too. So it's up to all of us to maximize the good side of life while minimizing the bad side of life. We should turn some of our responsibilities into a game and make a smartphone app that rewards people for doing beneficial things.

Your Life is about Making Good Decisions. Life exists because of millions of good decisions were made over millions of years. You exist because of a good decision. But most people do not know the decisions they have. People don't fully understand their options. This is why people need access to knowledge and information. And people also need the instructions to know how to navigate through all the information and know how to use knowledge and information effectively and efficiently.

I'm just trying to Make Sense of the World. And the best way to make sense of things is to learn. Always seek knowledge and information, especially knowledge and information that will help give you a better understanding of yourself and the world around you. Eventually things will start making sense. And the things that you can't make sense of, are the things that you have not learned enough about, but choose your learning journeys wisely. Understanding is the ultimate power. When you understand things, you have control over its interpretation. And how you interpret the world makes all the difference. How you see things will determine how you react to them. If you don't see something for what it is, then you will make mistakes when reacting to it. Making good decisions is the goal. If you continually make better decisions everyday, then you will eventually benefit from all the good decisions that you made in the past. And remember, you are not defined by the bad decisions that you made, you are defined by what you learned from those bad decisions.

Sense Making is the process by which people give meaning to their collective experiences. The action or process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences. It has been defined as "the ongoing retrospective development of plausible images that rationalize what people are doing".

Intellectual Work is activity devoted to making sense of the world, which is often but not always connected to forming judgments about acting in the world.

Life does not make sense at times. Why do things happen the way they do? There are some things in life that you can explain, but you could never explain those things fully enough.

Seeing the world through educated eyes is a lot better than seeing the world through ignorant eyes.

Meaning of Life pertains to the significance of living or existence in general. Many other related questions include "Why are we here?", "What is life all about?", and "What is the purpose of existence?" or even "Does life exist at all?" There have been a large number of proposed answers to these questions from many different cultural and ideological backgrounds. The search for life's meaning has produced much philosophical, scientific, theological, and metaphysical speculation throughout history. Different people and cultures believe different things for the answer to this question. Most religions believe that life is a test from God. Some believe the prosperous journey of adjustment to any given environment to develop a sense of comfort and happiness in which enables reproduction and the ability to influence what you create, can be understood as the meaning of life.

Why Are We Here? The most likely answer is to advance life, to maintain life, to preserve life and to experience life. Why else?

Who Gave Me Life? I could say my parents gave me life, but they got life from their parents, and so on and so on. So who gave us life? Who gave humans life? I would like to think that someone very incredible gave us life, whether a God or some other life force. I also like to believe that everyone has a predetermined length of time in this life, for what ever the reason may be. You are a descendant of millions of people who have lived from generation to generation over thousands of years, so you are not just a descendant of your mother and father. Imagine a life without other people to share your experiences with and to learn from. What would be the point? You can't have human life without having lots of other humans. Besides that, extinctions are real, so imagine not even existing. If you don't know that you're alive, how would you know what living is? Have you ever tried to explain what life is as an observer? Have you ever examined your own life? Life is not just philosophical, life is real. And the more you examine life and the more you learn about life, the more incredible life becomes, and not just your own life. To say that we are all connected is an understatement. There are many things in life that we are connected to. And most people are not even aware of all these connections that we have with life, so they experience life in a obscured way. So it makes sense to me to spend my life creating ways to improve life, instead of wasting time trying to figure out who made life, or pretending to know things. Besides that, we need to prepare ourselves for the things that we find out about life. If the big answers come to soon, and we are not educated enough or intelligent enough to understand these profound realizations, then we could make big mistakes, like some of the mistakes that we are making now with corruption, nuclear weapons, wars, selfishness, waste, abuse and greed, just to name a few. These horrible things should not be happening, there is no reason or excuse good enough that would explain these crimes. Life has no simple answers. But if people believe that life could be understood using a few simple answers, then those simple minds will be enslaved by their own lack of knowledge, and slavery is illegal, even if the slavery is self inflicted, or inflicted by the way of censorship or lack of access to knowledge and information, it is still slavery.

Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence or reality as well as the basic categories of being and their relations. Spirit.

Vitalism states that living organisms are fundamentally different from non-living entities because they contain some non-physical element or are governed by different principles than are inanimate things.

Metaphysics is concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world that encompasses it, although the term is not easily defined. Traditionally, metaphysics attempts to answer two basic questions in the broadest possible terms: Ultimately, what is there? What is it like?

Living on the Fringes of Society: Most people are not fully involved with life because most people live on the fringes. And this fringe is mostly imaginary, though discrimination is real, most of this fringe separation is subconsciously self inflicted. In order to overcome and stop discrimination you first have to stop discriminating against yourself, which is easer said than done. Realizing your potential and realizing how to solve complex problems, is something that everyone can do, as long as a person keeps learning and starts acquiring valuable knowledge and skills, they will eventually understand themselves and understand the world around them a lot more profoundly. Learning is a gift, so please don't waste its power or take learning for granted.

Fringe is the outside boundary or the surface of something. A social group holding marginal or extreme views. People or activities that are considered strange or extreme. Living on the Fringe is not completely belonging to or accepted by a group of people who share the same activities. Activities that are connected with a major public event but are not an official part of it. A part of the city far removed from the center.

If you want to know what life feels like, you ask a blind and deaf person who understands emotions. If you want to know what life looks like, you ask a deaf person who has good eyesight. If you want to know what life sounds like, you ask a blind person who has good hearing. If you want to know what life is, you ask everyone who studies life, including yourself.

To be alive is a miracle. So we should always take a moment each day to honor that miracle by acknowledging the fact that we exist and that we also have value. We should make each day count. We should do something special each day and take a moment each day to acknowledge the special things that we have done in the past and will do in the future.

Improvise - Life is an Improv

Improvise is to produce or make something from whatever is available. To create and perform spontaneously without preparation. A moment of sudden inventiveness that can just come to mind, body and spirit as an inspiration.

Impromptu is doing something with little or no preparation or forethought. Without advance preparation. Something that seems to have been made spontaneously. An extemporaneous speech or remark without the gibberish.

Improvisation is the activity of making or doing something not planned beforehand, using whatever can be found. Improvisation in the performing arts is a very spontaneous performance without specific or scripted preparation. The skills of improvisation can apply to many different faculties, across all artistic, scientific, physical, cognitive, academic, and non-academic disciplines; see Applied improvisation. Improvisation also exists outside the arts. Improvisation in engineering is to solve a problem with the tools and materials immediately at hand. Applied Improvisation is the application of improvisational methods in various fields.

Sometimes you can't plan for everything, or be aware of everything, so you have to learn how to improvise. Life is like a continuing spontaneous performance where you have no specific script or no specific preparation or training. You sometimes have to do something on the spot or off the cuff and make it up as you go along or deciding as you go.

Situation Awareness - The Show must Go On - Life is a Stage - Spontaneous - Ramble

Adlib is a remark or speech made without previous preparation. To speak or perform in public without previously preparing one's words.

Off the Cuff is to you say something without having prepared or thought about your words carefully.

Off Script is deviating from the given script and acting in a manner not contemplated or planned. Outside the Box.

On the Fly is making changes during a process that were not originally planed for. You might have to make changes to your plans as you learn more about what you're doing and where you want to go, and how the environment is effecting your choices. You can't think of everything or be prepared for everything, so you have to make changes as you go along.

Life is what you make it, or what you can make it if you had the chance and the knowledge to make it. Keep learning, and remember, there are no easy answers.

Life sometimes only gives you only one take or one shot. One Shot in film is a full-length movie filmed in one long take by a single camera, or manufactured to give the impression it was. Take refers to each filmed "version" of a particular shot or "setup". Takes of each shot are generally numbered starting with "take one" and the number of each successive take is increased (with the director calling for "take two" or "take eighteen") until the filming of the shot is completed.

Life is like a story within a story. There is more to life then what we see on the surface. Life is made up of many different layers and levels. And if you can't see beneath the surface, you will never understand the whole picture. So unless you need to focus on something important, it's best to choose multi-mined awareness over single-minded awareness. Be aware of hidden meanings, they're everywhere. One of the main reasons why people fall for scams is that they never know the questions they should be asking. Same thing goes for life. You need answers, otherwise, life will be just a crap shoot.

There's Reasons why some people are bad people. There's reasons why some people commit crimes. There's reasons why some people suffer while others do not suffer. There's reasons why some people have pain while others do not have pain. There's reasons why some people have while other people do not have. But I would not say there is a reason for everything, but there are reasons, and we should not ignore the reasons or the things that we can logically explain. Knowledge is our greatest power, but it is also our greatest weakness when we don't have enough knowledge. If you never take the responsibility of learning seriously, then you will fall victim to your own ignorance, that's life, but it's only the beginning. And how life goes and how life ends, is up to you. Yes, there are no guarantees, and there's sometimes luck involved. But life gives us choices, but it's up to you to discover what those choices are, and what choices are good ones. God has given us all choices, but God does not make the choices for us. So we have to keep learning. The possibilities are endless.

It is the greatest time to be alive, but sadly, it is also the worst time to be alive, especially if you are one of the 5 billion people on earth who don't have access to basic human needs.

Reality - Life Quotes - Time - Simultaneous - Multitasking

Life (biological, wiki) - The Tree of Life - Evolution - Intelligent Design

Life is like a Murder Mystery, there is always a bunch of people who are standing around wondering "Who Done It?" and there's usually just one person actually trying to find out who actually did do it. People like to believe that they know who done it, but they never do the research or ask questions and seek answers. Don't assume anything until you have all the facts, because the possible causes may not be so visible.

Whodunit is a complex, plot-driven variety of the detective story in which the audience is given the opportunity to engage in the same process of deduction as the protagonist throughout the investigation of a crime. The reader or viewer is provided with the clues from which the identity of the perpetrator may be deduced before the story provides the revelation itself at its climax. The investigation is usually conducted by an eccentric, amateur, or semi-professional detective. Crime Fiction is the literary genre that fictionalizes crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives. Most crime drama focus on crime investigation and does not feature the court room. Suspense and mystery are key elements that are nearly ubiquitous to the genre.

Life is a Cabaret - Liza Minnelli (youtube) - What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play, Life is a cabaret, old chum. Come to the cabaret. Come taste the wine, Come hear the band, Come blow that horn, Start celebrating right this way, Your table's waiting.

Cabaret is a form of theatrical entertainment featuring music, song, dance, recitation, or drama. A spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink. A series of acts at a night club.

All That Jazz is a 1979 American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse, which is a semi-autobiographical fantasy based on aspects of Fosse's life and career as a dancer, choreographer and director. Plot, Joe Gideon is a theater director and choreographer trying to balance staging his latest Broadway musical while editing a Hollywood film he has directed. He is a workaholic who chain-smokes cigarettes; without a daily dose of Vivaldi, Visine, Alka-Seltzer, Dexedrine, and sex, he wouldn't have the energy to keep up the biggest "show" of all—his life. His girlfriend Katie Jagger, his ex-wife Audrey Paris, and daughter Michelle try to pull him back from the brink, but it is too late for his exhausted body and stress-ravaged heart. In his imagination, he flirts with an angel of death named Angelique.

My Life is Incredible, which is no surprise because life itself is incredible. This is not to say that horrible things didn't happen in my life, because they did. I'm just saying that the more you learn about life, the more incredible life becomes. Bad experiences and good experiences happen in life. But it's the balance and the degree in which those experiences happen that can have the biggest impact on your life. The key is to keep learning. Learn how to avoid bad experiences and learn how to make more good experiences happen more often. Learning is Key.

Welcome to My World is what someone says when something happens that is similar to what they are experiencing in their life. Like they're saying "this is my world, a confusing mess." Trying to explain to someone what your life is like is like trying to explain to someone how a computer works. You can tell someone every detail, but you will still only scratch the surface. Everyone experiences life in different ways, and everyone has differences in the knowledge and information they have and differences in the amounts. There is no universal commonality or understanding, which is something we should have since we all live on the same planet and live in the same universe. But too many people live in their own world, a world they don't even understand. So how could people understand the real world if they're too busy living in a world of their own? How can we live on the same planet and yet be worlds apart?

Leaving the World a Better Place than how you found it, is becoming more difficult. Leaving the world a better place is only accomplished when you are are fully aware of all the effects that are caused by your actions. And you also have to help other people make better choices because you can't do it alone. If you're the only one being good, then being good is not enough. You need to show others the good they can be doing. Collectively we can all leave this world a better place.

You can minimize your own impact and not add to the waste and abuse and be more responsible and respectable towards life and people, but in 2018, you can't leave the world in a better place than the way you found it, especially when there are thousands of ignorant criminals and millions of ignorant people poisoning the air, land and water every single day. The best anyone can do is learn as much as you can, and help educate as many people as you can on how to live lives that are less destructive and more humane. Leave the world a better place by leaving the knowledge that educates people on how to leave this world in a better condition than they found it. I was born into this shit, and I will most likely die in this shit, but not before I show people how to wipe their ass more properly and more sustainably without spreading their shit allover the place and making a mess of themselves and the entire world. It's the least I can do.

Hard Life or easy life, how long you will live depends on many different things. When I see people live to be 100 years old, I assume that is the life expectancy, and not my average lifespan, which is mostly caused by abuse and the lack of knowledge and information. When governments come out and say that the average lifespan of an American is 78.87 years old, what they are really saying is, at the current level of corruption and abuse, we have estimated that we will take around 20 years off your life. WTF!

If You Want an Easy Life, you have to work hard on the responsibilities that makes life easy. And the most important responsibility that every human has in life is to keep learning and to keep educating ourselves. And just because your life is easy, this doesn't mean that your life is sustainable, or explainable. Because just having an easy life is not a accurate measurement of reality. And it's not just about defining what easy is, it's defining all the things that are involved in making life easy and sustainable. Easy is not easy and hard is not hard. Easy and hard does not define all the actions or does if define our perceptions of those actions. What I'm saying is, you're not saying anything until you explain something in detail. Like what does something really cost in respect to time, people, work, resources and waste. And what are the other choices, alternatives and options that we have? So you see, nothing is easy, maybe just less intrusive, which the word intrusive means nothing until you explain why you believe that the problem has magically gone away just because you don't see it anymore. You're throwing it all away.

Experiences - Experience

Experience is to have lived through or directly participated in an activity, or were a part of an event or a situation that you personally witnessed and observed. Experience is to go through something that happened in time that causes you to undergo an emotional sensation, or have a particular state of mind. Experience is the content of a direct observation of a particular moment in time, so as to have firsthand knowledge of a phenomenon, and have the ability to describe the sensations and the emotions that were felt during the experience, as well as, describe how the experience changed you, or what it meant to you and what you learned from the experience.

Experience is the knowledge or mastery that is gained through direct involvement in or by exposure to an event or a subject. Experience is the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities.

Experienced is having knowledge or skill in a particular field, especially a profession or job, gained over a period of time.

Bad Experiences - Mistakes - Accidents - Illness - Crimes

Novel Experience is something new and original that has never been seen, used or even thought of before. Novelty is originality by virtue of being new and surprising. Something novel or pleasantly new or different.

No two people experience something in the exact same way. Everyone experiences things a little differently, even when experiencing the exact same thing. 

Existential is derived from experience or the experience of existence. Relating to or dealing with existence, especially with human existence. Existentialism.

Experiential is relating to or resulting from experience. Derived from experience or the experience of existence.

Lived Experience refers to the first-hand involvement or direct experiences and choices of a given person, and the knowledge that they gain from it, as opposed to the knowledge a given person gains from second-hand or mediated source. It is a category of qualitative research together with those that focus on society and culture and those that focus on language and communication. Eye Witness.

Inexperience is the lack of experience and the lack of knowledge or skill. Amateur.

It's not the number of experiences that you have in life, but more important, it's the quality of your experiences that make all the difference. You don't have to have a lot of experiences, you just need to enjoy and understand the experiences that you do have. You should try to get the most out of everything and learn as much as you can using all your senses and intellect. You can have a lot of experiences in your life, but if you don't learn and progress from those experiences, then the meanings of those moments will just fade into a fleeting glimpse. So don't worry about all the experiences you may never have, just enjoy the experiences that you do have, as well as the experiences that you already had, because there's always something of value in our memories, good or bad. Live, Learn, Love and Progress.

No one leaves this world doing everything that they wanted to do. We can only say that we did these particular things, not sure what they mean, but that's what I did, or what I thought I did?

When you have an experience, you should understand and be aware of the knowledge that you have gained from that experience, and you should also be able to accurately measure the information that you have sent and received during that experience.

My life has been incredible and amazing, but mostly because I learned all the reasons why my life is incredible and amazing. I have had many different and amazing experiences in my life, and not just good experiences, but many bad experiences too. But I'm just starting to learn about the importance of those past experiences, even the bad experiences. If you continue to keep educating yourself, you can revisit old memories and reexamine those old experiences from a new perspective, and with a better understanding of those experiences. So now I'm somewhere in between my old self, my new self and my future self. This journey is just beginning, and it's far from over, but it will end, and the end is just another beginning, another journey. One of my most incredible experiences that I ever had in my life was the experience of reading, especially reading BK101.

Sometimes I feel like God is saying to me, "Dude, you have to experience this particular human activity." Then I would say, "why do I have to experience it?" Then God would answer, "The reason why I have you experience a lot of different things is because I know you will understand it and share your objective opinion, and also, look for ways to make sense of things in a productive way. This is the way forward. I wish I could explain more to you, but if i did, it may interfere with your interpretation of things, which could change the meaning of the information that you're reporting. I could say that we're almost there, but I don't want to sound like a someone's dad driving a car on a long distance road trip."

Your experience with life is not all your own, it's mostly the combination of millions of other peoples experiences with life. Without other people, you would have very little experience with life at all. You would mostly have an experience with just yourself, along with the few other things that you may have learned about in your environment. Are you celebrating life, or is life celebrating you? What are you celebrating?

Adventures - Body Smart - Experience Learning - Development

Your past experiences could have an effect on your present self. Your current life is the result of your past actions, choices and experiences. Your future is determined by how you act in the present moment. Your past does not have to define you or define your future, just as long as you can learn from your mistakes and learn to make better choices.

Some of the thousands of things that happen everyday.

How you Remember an experience could make all the difference. Learning from your past is not always a guarantee.

Preserve Knowledge without holding on to bad memories. It's good to remember the good times, but we also have to remember the bad times too so that we don't forget the mistakes that were made. Remembering the good times is definitely better for you and more enjoyable to recall than remembering the bad times. But we can never forget how we got to this present moment in time and how long this journey has been. Our memories are our gift, that includes all memories no matter how horrible they were. Remembering the bad times does not have to be bad or make you feel bad, just be grateful that you can remember at all. We can't learn from the past unless we know everything about the past. The good, the beautiful, the bad and the ugly. Your experiences are extremely valuable, so don't forget to share what you have learned, because you can't take everything with you when you die.

Just because you have experienced something doesn't mean that you actually learned something from the experience. Just because you have lots of experience doing something this does not mean that your good at it.

Participate is to be involved in and to share the same activities of an event with others.

Journey is the act of traveling from one place to another, either physically or mentally, a trip that is an exciting or stimulating experience.

Quest - Legacy - The Journey Within - Inspiring Quotes

Pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place that is worthy of respect or dedication.

Pilgrim is someone who journeys in foreign lands. Someone who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion.

Adventure is an exciting experience. A bold undertaking involving uncertainty and risk. A challenging journey. It's discovery. It's an excursion. It's an expedition. It's exploration. It's a voyage. It's a crossing. It's traversing. It's traveling. It's something dangerous. It's Tremendous Exhilaration. It's awe. It's exploring your fears. It's something intense. It's inspirational. It's peak experiences. It's a competition. It's something surprising and unexpected. Something out of the ordinary. It's a change in your life or a change in your direction. It's getting in touch. Sensation seeking. It's something that’s new or different that isn’t an everyday occurrence. Adventure is Life. Life is like an Adventure.

Traveling helps you to experience a new environment that is different from the environment that you live in. Traveling helps you to meet new people and experience different ways of living, which could help you increase your understanding of yourself and the world around you.

“We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring. Will be to arrive where we started. And know the place for the first time. Ts Eliot (wiki).

“Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” – Peter Hagerty 

Life List is a list of things that you would want to accomplish in your life. Activities that would have positive impacts on the world and create lasting improvements in human life. Life List is not the same as a bucket list, a bucket list more about your personal experiences that are more focused on you and not so much the world and other people.

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

You can be almost anything that you want to be in this world, the question is, should you? And does the world need this at this time? There are many different choices that you can make, which means that you will have to do some research. And sometimes you only have so many options to choose from because not everything is available to you. So do you have enough knowledge and do you know enough and understand enough in order to make a accurate decision? If you could be anything that you want to be, and choose any career that you are capable of doing, and also like doing, then what would you want to do? If you don't know exactly what you want to do just yet, are you capable of learning on your own to answer the questions needed that would help you decide or realize your calling? Everyone has to do something. Everything we have in life is from people doing something, so what will be your something? What if you had the Money?

Doing something and experiencing something are two different things. Doing something does not mean that you're experiencing something. Doing something does not mean that you are aware of something and learning what that something means. You can be doing two things at the same time and be thinking about something else. So what are you experiencing? Eating food does not mean that you are experiencing eating that food. Watching TV does not mean that you are experiencing TV. Working at your Job does not mean you are experiencing work. Doing a drug does not mean that you are experience a drug. To fully have an experience you have to be aware of all the things related to that experience and you have to be learning something of value from that experience. When you go to sleep, are you experiencing sleep? Is there such a thing as an unconscious experience? Yes, because you're having one now.

Bias - Vicarious - Virtual Reality

Everything that you see in the world is from a learned experience. Everything that you are is from a learned experience. But very few people understand the word 'Learned'. And most people think they know what experience is, so what is experience? An experience is a memory of something that I did before. What is a memory? Something I learned before. What is learn? To remember something important. What is important? Something that benefits me as well as everything around me. What is benefits? Benefits are the things that improve life. What is improve? Improve is to progress and get better. What is progress? To make life more pleasant and more rewarding. What is pleasant? When life is less stressful and more enjoyable. What is rewarding? It's when you do good things that in return makes more good things happen. What is good? Things that have more benefits than other things that have very few benefits. So to improve, a person must be learning. And when you see problems in the world and in your life, that means that the process of learning is ineffective and inefficient. The knowledge and Information is known, but the knowledge and Information is not readily available.

Learning from experience is all in the timing. Animals learn the hard way which sights, sounds, and smells are relevant to survival. New research in flies shows that the timing of these cues plays an important role in how mental associations arise, and elucidates brain pathways involved in this process. Memory, at its most fundamental level, amounts to a series of associations.

The fun times and the good times do not always equate to progress or learning. I had a lot of fun being reckless with alcohol and drugs, which sometimes influenced bad and risky behaviors. We should not memorialize our crazy moments, we should remember them fondly as the moments we explored, but at the same time, remember that we were ignorant and vulnerable to mistakes. We should not glorify these memories because they could minimize the more important memories and more valuable memories that we have. We should just remember things as they really were. I can now have fun without drugs and without reckless behavior, and I can even enjoy it more because I'm more aware now and more knowledgeable. Knowing what fun is and knowing what happy is much better than pretending that you know, because drugs usually just make things seem better and make things seem more enjoyable than they really are. Being straight is totally under utilized and not even fully understood. Learning is best done with a clear head, which needs to be properly maintained.

My mind is in tune with understanding the experience of understanding.

I had an experience. I then made an observation of that experience. I then modified my behavior as an expression of how I processed and interpreted that information, and as a result, the knowledge I received from that particular experience, and what I learned from that particular experience, changed me in some particular way.

That's the Story of my Life is used to lament the fact that a particular misfortune has happened too often in one's experience. A rueful expression used to indicate that a previously described incident (often a mishap) is typical of what tends to happen to the speaker.

Life Story is an account of an individual's life.

Story of One's Life is a autobiography.

Tell me about it is used to express agreement and sympathy with previous speaker's statement.

Join the Club is an expression of sympathy for a shared experience.

If someone or something leaves their mark or leaves a mark, it means that they will have a lasting effect on another person or thing. Quotes about Life.

Early experiences have larger effect on mood than more recent ones, study suggests. New insight on how our experiences during a task or interaction shape our current mood has just been published. These findings hold implications for the timing of events in experimental or clinical settings, and suggest new directions for mood interventions tailored to individual patients.

How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? How many times must a man look up before he can see the sky? How many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry? How many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died? How many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn't see? How many years can some people exist before they're allowed to be free? Blowin' in the Wind is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962. (Is two the answer to all those questions?).

Finding Yourself - Being Yourself - Reinventing Yourself

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. (Thomas Szasz) "Personal Conduct," The Second Sin, 1973".

Life isn't just about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. Your true self is always a work in progress. And being yourself, or inventing yourself or self exploration, is never a direct path, or is it a clearly defined process. It is mostly an improvised journey where you learn as you go along.

Finding Yourself Tips (wiki how) - Create Change in Your Life - Goals (purpose)

Just Be Yourself - Be-Yourself Tips (wiki how) - Reinvent Yourself

"Me is not here yet, because I'm still learning what me is."

Intrapersonal intelligence (self smart)

"No one remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself." (Thomas Mann)

"No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born." - (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis Galantière.

Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be. (Robert Brault)

Truth is a fact that has been verified, A true statement that confirms reality or actuality. The quality of being near to the true value. Truth - Validate.

"Our lives are not totally determined by what happens to us, it's more determined by how we react to what happens to us. Our lives are not determined by what life brings us, our lives are more determined by the attitude we bring to life."

What if you met yourself on the street, what would you say? Beside HFS.

"Lay each brick reverently. Lay a purposeful brick, but be in the moment of laying that brick. The house will form."

Life is more of a collective then a directive. You are an expression of everything around you and everything from your past. Try not to focus on any one expression for too long, there are many expressions to explore and to learn from.

I’ve Gotta Be Me - Sammy Davis Jr (youtube) - Whether I'm right or whether I'm wrong, Whether I find a place in this world or never belong, I gotta be me, I've gotta be me, What else can I be but what I am. I want to live, not merely survive, And I won't give up this dream, Of life that keeps me alive, I gotta be me, I gotta be me, The dream that I see makes me what I am. That far away prize, a world of success, Is waiting for me if I heed the call, I won't settle down, won't settle for less, As long as there's a chance that I can have it all. I'll go it alone, that's how it must be, I can't be right for somebody else, If I'm not right for me, I gotta be free, I've gotta be free, Daring to try, to do it or die, I've gotta be me.

Directive is showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on.

What should I do with my life? Explore, discover and learn as much as you can. After that, knowing what to do with your life should happen naturally. If not, then you need to explore more, discover more, and learn more. Eventually you will come to a realization, or experience an epiphany, if not, then you need to explore more, discover more, and learn more. Live, Learn, Live and Progress.

Life Will Test You

Life is not a test, for if life were a test, it certainly wouldn't be a fair test. But the reality is, life will test you in many different ways because life has many difficulties, and life can be very strenuous at times. But the more you learn, and the more knowledgeable and skilled you become, you can pass many of the tests that life will throw at you. Resilience is a learned skill. Don't worry about the mishaps and the missteps. Just learn as much as you can and never stop learning. Because the more you learn about yourself and the world around you, the better life gets. So if you keep learning, especially things that are important, things will just keep getting better and better, but mostly on the inside, because the outside world has it's own set of challenges. Things might be beyond your control, but they are not beyond being controlled by other means.

Moments in life can sometimes feel like a training simulation. Some things that happen in your life can help prepare you for things in the future that you were not yet ready for. A lot of times you are not even aware when life is teaching you important lessons. If life is a training simulation, then what are we training for? Are we just training ourselves to make the game of life more enjoyable without all the chaos, destruction and killing?

Though life will test you in many different ways, this doesn't necessarily mean that life is a test. Maybe God is testing you. But how would you ever know? This is Gods paradox. A test is something with a goal. A test has rules. If the person doesn't know that they're being tested, then the test can be flawed and inaccurate. If the person doesn't know if they passed the test, then the test can be flawed and inaccurate. And getting the right answers on a test doesn't prove that you understand or comprehend. If life is a test, then no one has ever passed this test, and most people have failed. We have to create our own test for life. This way we can see who passes and see who fails, and then we will know if our schools are working, and know if education is working. It's obvious that standardized testing is flawed and fraudulent. But of course there is no test for that. We only see our dumbed down society, which is the result of testing failures on a grand scale. Maybe that's the test, to see if humans are smart enough to test themselves, and to know when we have passed the test.

Dreams are can also be an unfair test, just like with life. But life does give you many controls, where as with dreams, you seem to have very little control, but define control?

"Keep Learning My Friends" ~ a quote from The Worlds Most Educated Man

The world can f*ck with you in a lot of different ways. So you have to look for meaning and see what you can learn from your experiences. Only look back on your life to reflect and and to remember the important things that you have learned. Don't live in the past, learn from your past and look towards the future, because that is where you're headed. Stand tall and be proud, don't die on your knees. If you have to run, then run like hell, but remember, you live on a circle, and if you run far enough, you will end you where you started. So running will not make it go away. But it could buy you time that's needed to solve that problem.

Life's a Bitch and Then You Die, or Shit Happens and Then You Die? These are stupid idioms of course because there are good things that happen in life and not just bad things that happen in life. But, in order for there to be good times, you will have to experience some bad times too. The key is to not let the bad times ruin your good times. You must learn how to face hard times and learn how to solve difficult problems. This is what everyone has to learn. That is the main reason why 7 billion people are alive today, because billions of people have lived and died before you were born, and they faced some really hard times, if they didn't, then human life would have never survived through all those thousands of years. You must learn how to get through the bad times and learn how to preserve and enjoy the good times. It's part of life's journey. One way of looking at life is to look at life as a challenge, where life is always testing your strength and your awareness. And in order for you to win this game, you have to prove your strength and your resilience. And when you succeed, life awards you with good times. So don't let life beat you down, life is no match for a human. But if we lower our guards, and if we stop learning, then we will fall victim to life's cruel jokes. There are over 7 billion people on this planet today that proves that life is not stronger then humans, but life is still a lot smarter then humans. So we have a lot of learning to do, a lot.

Same Shit, Different Century means that, even with all our advancements and progress, humans are still plagued by the same problems that humans have endured for thousands of years. We still have greed, corruption, ignorance, abuse of power and propaganda. Our education institutions and the media have been purposely dumbed down to keep people ignorant and afraid. This means that people will continue to try to make sense of all the disorder, chaos and turmoil. And people will continue to be uncertain and not sure where they're going. Unless we improve education.

"Life is sometimes sweet, and life is sometimes bitter, and you can't always get what you want, which may be a good thing because you have to be careful what you wish for."

You can't always Win - Look on the Brightside

You win some and you lose some. That's life. There's no guarantee. You need to except that losing is part of the bargain for being alive and for having the privilege to experience living. You shouldn't be afraid to lose, only afraid of not appreciating life itself, because that's when you really lose. Life is best cherished when you're focusing on the good in life and not worrying about the bad in life. Take the time to be truly grateful, and let others know how grateful you are. Love is the eternal flame, but love must be fed if you want your love to burn bright. Shine on.

The Harsh Reality is that there are no guarantees in life. Hard work will not always get you where you want to be. And you can do everything right and sometimes things can still go wrong. Life isn’t always fair and there are just too many bad people in this world that will screw things up. Bad things will happen to you, and sometimes no one will come to save you. Not everyone will like you, and the world doesn’t owe you a thing. Life is full of trials and tribulations and there will be troubles and events that will cause suffering. There will be difficult situations and unpleasant experiences that you will have to contend with. Keep Learning. Knowing how to adapt and knowing how to be resilient are skills that you will need to have.

You can easily lose yourself or lose your way in life. There are a lot of ignorant scumbags and criminals in the world. So you need to be very careful, and also prepare yourself for these moments, which means that you need to learn as much as you can about human behavior. People will take advantage of you if you let them. So avoid these vulnerable situations. It's good to trust people, but it's better if they first earn your trust. But even then, you still need to be aware of the risks.

Rock Bottom is what you believe literally or metaphorically to be the lowest possible point or moment in your life. A time in your life when things have become so bad and so painful that you feel broken and lost. A moment when you believe everything is wrong, and that you feel you can't escape the predicament that you found yourself in. You wonder how in the hell did you got here. You're in a place you had no idea you were headed for. Numerous mistakes may have bought you here, or it was just a string of bad luck that may have caused your predicament. The rock bottom is a realization that you were headed in the wrong direction, or just a sign that you were not aware enough or knowledgeable enough to avoid the holes in life. Now the changes begin. The only way out is up. But fisrt you must travel inward and reconnect.

What Was Your Rock Bottom? | Keep it 100 | Cut (youtube)

You Dug Yourself a Hole means that you got yourself into a difficult situation or into an undesirable and disadvantageous position. To dig a hole for yourself means that you put yourself deeper and deeper into a bad situation. So when you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop digging and stop making the situation worse and harder to get out of. But even when you stop digging, you're still in a hole. So you have to start digging the steps that are needed to get yourself out of the hole that you dug yourself into.

Psalms 7:15 - They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves. 

Sometimes a Rabbit Hole can go so deep that you loose sight of your purpose and forget why you started digging in the first place.

Not having meaningful goals and forgetting who you are and forgetting how much you developed and matured, may set yourself up for having an identity crisis. If you have unrealistic goals, you may have a type of crisis when you don't reach those goals.

Midlife Crisis is a transition of identity and self-confidence that can occur in middle-aged individuals, typically 45 to 65 years old. The phenomenon is described as a psychological crisis brought about by events that highlight a person's growing age, inevitable mortality, and possibly lack of accomplishments in life. This may produce feelings of intense depression, remorse, and high levels of anxiety, or the desire to achieve youthfulness or make drastic changes to their current lifestyle or feel the wish to change past decisions and events.

Changing Careers - Transitions - Adaptation - Maturity - Late Life Depression - Spirituality

Psychological Crisis is a life event that an individual perceives as stressful to the extent that normal coping mechanisms are insufficient.

Spiritual Crisis is a form of identity crisis where an individual experiences drastic changes to their meaning system where they reevaluate their unique purposes, goals, values, attitudes, beliefs, identity, and focus, as a reaction to a spontaneous spiritual experience. A spiritual crisis may cause significant disruption in psychological, social, and occupational functioning, or cause a person to experience some form of enlightenment.

Existential Crisis are moments when individuals question whether their lives have meaning, purpose, or value, and are negatively impacted by the contemplation. It may be commonly, but not necessarily, tied to depression or inevitably negative speculations on purpose in life (e.g., "if one day I will be forgotten, what is the point of all of my work?"). This issue of the meaning and purpose of human existence is a major focus of the philosophical tradition of existentialism. An existential crisis may often be provoked by a significant event in the person's life—psychological trauma, marriage, separation, major loss, the death of a loved one, a life-threatening experience, a new love partner, psychoactive drug use, adult children leaving home, reaching a personally significant age (turning 18, turning 40, etc.), etc. Usually, it provokes the sufferer's introspection about personal mortality, thus revealing the psychological repression of said awareness. Existential crisis can be similar to anxiety and depression. In existentialist philosophy, the term 'existential crisis' specifically relates to the crisis of the individual when they realize that they must always define their own lives through the choices they make. The existential crisis occurs when one recognizes that even the decision to either refrain from action or withhold assent to a particular choice is, in itself, a choice. In other words, humankind is "condemned" to freedom.

How you experience life mostly comes from your own perception. How we interpret the world controls how we act and think. And this interpretation is based on your level of knowledge and how much you understand about yourself and the world.

It's Me Against the World. I sometimes feel that the world is against me and that it's all up to me to solve the worlds problems. The world is not against me, the world is just constantly reminding me that I am responsible for this planet. And If I want to improve this world, I have to be committed and determined to stand up against injustices. I know that I'm not alone. It just feels lonely when your life is mostly spent solving problems instead of enjoying life. I'm not trying to take on the whole world, I'm just doing what I can, because millions of my ancestors sacrificed for me, so it's only fair that I make sacrifices for future generations. I know that there are a lot of selfish ignorant scumbags who stand in the way of progress. But that's will not deter me from my destiny.

There are thousands of great things in life that are very beautiful, incredible and enjoyable, but sadly, there are also some really bad things in life. And these bad things make no sense at all because they shouldn't be happening, because human nature is to be good. But in order to enjoy the good things in life, you need to find ways to minimize and reduce the bad things in life. When we work together this responsibility becomes easy, when we stop communicating, then bad things will continue to happen.

Does life have to be this way? There are things in life that don't have to be the way they are. But there are things in life that just had to happen in a certain way, otherwise things would be totally different. Certain things have to happen in a certain way. And something's should never have to happen at all.

Life is What Happens To You While You're Busy Making Other Plans, or, Life is what happens to you when you're not busy making other plans? Inspiring Quotes

Gods Paradox. Why does God let bad things happen? Maybe God doesn't let bad things happen, maybe people let bad things happen. God gives us life, but God also gives us the freedom to deicide what things we need, and the freedom to decide what things we don't need, especially the things that do us harm. People have been suffering for thousands of year, but people have also been making improvements for thousands of years. And we still have so many more improvements to make. One thing is for sure, humans control their own destiny, it's in our hands. We have come a long way, and many people have sacrificed their lives. So we should at least see how far we can go. In the name of God and in the name of humanity, we must move forward. "God Works in Mysterious Ways."

Hell does exist. Hell is just another word for peoples ignorance that causes almost all the worlds problems, like poverty or any crime that harms and kills innocent people, and also diminishes human potential by causing continuous suffering and struggle. That is hell. A living hell, a hell that is human made and derived from ignorance. Now take that to your God and ask for forgiveness, and while you're there, promise God that you will do better and take learning more seriously. Hell should not exist.

Why Do We Exist - Why Not?

Why do I exist? Is it some kind of miracle? Is it a gift? Is it by design? Is it a surprise? Is life a test? Is it to find myself? Who are we? What's the point? What do we know so far? Or is it that we just don't know enough yet?

Don't ask why you exist, ask why not? Besides, asking why you exist is not a detailed or specific enough of a question to answer. You have to specify what part of "You" that exists are you talking about? We can explain the biological and reproductive reasons why we are here, but knowing why we have consciousness is not that easy. We know that consciousness is an amazing ability, but that's all we have learned so far. We still have a lot more to learn.

What is the Meaning of Life? That is a broad question to answer. To find meaning is a process of learning, and there are many things to learn. The best way to discover what it all means is by putting together all the questions that you can answer, which still may not be enough to even come close to having a theory, so learning will have to continue, for now. Maybe the meaning of human life is to give life meaning, or maybe to discover more meaning. But it's best to break meaning down into smaller parts that you can answer. To try to answer things as a whole before you answered the parts of the whole is illogical.

"We should give meaning to life and not wait for life to give us meaning" - " Seize the Day "

Millions of people have made their life meaningful and have made their life mean something. So if we continue to do this, eventually, we will figure out the meaning of life and know what life means.

I wouldn't say that the meaning of life is to live life like it has no meaning. I would say that the meaning of life is to enjoy the experience of living. There has to be a reason for life, and I can't think of no better reason for life than to experience all the pleasures and pains that life can give you. I couldn't think of anything else that I would rather be, than a human being on planet earth. So there for, the meaning of life, is life itself.

I wouldn't want to focus on the question "what is the point of life?" It would make more sense to wonder what was the original plan when designing life on earth? I assume the plan was to create living beings who can experience life consciously in all kinds of incredible ways, so much so, that life would never become boring or stagnant. The designers are obviously geniuses on another level. But I'm sure that the designers didn't think of everything or accurately predict all the variables. So the original plan may not be what we see today, for even the best made plans can change. But lucky for us, adaptability is a design function that was built into our existence. So maybe the point of life is to see what happens, and then decide if changes need to be done, which of course they do. But it's up to the humans to make those life preserving changes ourselves, after all, the experiment is far from over, and the designers are very interested in seeing what happens next. We could make our designers proud, or we can force the designers to start over, which they probably already have on other planets in other galaxies.

"We are on some kind of a journey. And throughout our history we have gotten lost a few times, and we had to start over. But we are beginning to find our way around again. But this time we have to promise each other not to lose the map again. Because starting over sucks. But maybe that's one of the reasons why life is so short, so that we have start over again. So that each lifetime never has the exact same experience. So that we are never confined to just one ideology, so that we are always progressing. We have finally arrived at the ultimate crossroad. Life is once again in our hands. But this time, we can preserve our cultures and our history,, and at the same time, we can start our new journey towards peace, renewal and prosperity."

"Life is a dramatic comedy and a horror movie all rolled up into one short moment in time." "Life is death in slow motion."

Krishnamurti - The Real Revolution - 1 of 8 - Where Are We Going? (youtube)

Seeds of Life, Paperback – July 11, 2015 by Joseph Esposito (amazon)

Millions of years ago, an alien race created a supercomputer named Deep Thought, which was given the single purpose of figuring out the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. At the end of its seven-and-a-half-million-year program, Deep Thought reveals that the answer is “forty-two.” - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the first book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction "trilogy of five books" by Douglas Adams, with a sixth book written by Eoin Colfer. The novel is an adaptation of the first four parts of Adams's radio series of the same name, centering on the adventures of the only man to survive the destruction of Earth; while roaming outer space, he comes to learn the truth behind Earth's existence. The novel was first published in London on 12 October 1979. It sold 250,000 copies in the first three months.

God could never be an answer to a question because God is a question. To answer a question with another question that you cannot answer is just avoiding the question. So all you can really say is "I don't know yet", or, you can explain the reasons why you think you know.

Who am I? What am I? Where am I? Why am I? When am I? How am I?

Am is to have the quality of being. To be someone or something. To occupy a certain position or area; to be somewhere. To have an existence, be extant. Am also means before noon.

I think, therefore I am. This statement asks a lot of questions, none of which can be definitively answered. There for I am, I am what? I am a sentient being with some unique characteristics that processes information and temporarily exists somewhere in some medium, none of which is completely defined. I think I exist, there for I must exist, is a weak argument. You can't pretend to know what thinking is, and you can't pretend to know that you exist, all because you said it. You could say, I know very little, there for, I know very little about what thinking is, and I know very little about who I really am. Thinking is subjective, and I the self is relative. Just because you're thinking, that doesn't mean you can describe what thinking is, and that doesn't mean that you understand yourself, or understand the universe. I don't fully know who I am. I can only use words to describe some of what I am. I am a chemical composition, and the information stored in my mind and how it is processed is not fully understandable. Using words to describe something complex can only be done in a vague or incomplete way. I am here because over a 100 billion of humans lived before me, and they learned many things to bring me here to this moment in time. So I must continue to learn. and eventually, I will have more answers. Maybe not enough answers, but just enough answers to keep humans moving forward. I think, there for I am going to keep learning.

Cogito, ergo sum is translated into English as "I think, therefore I am", is the "first principle" of René Descartes's philosophy. Descartes's statement became a fundamental element of Western philosophy, as it purported to provide a certain foundation for knowledge in the face of radical doubt. While other knowledge could be a figment of imagination, deception, or mistake, Descartes asserted that the very act of doubting one's own existence served—at minimum—as proof of the reality of one's own mind; there must be a thinking entity—in this case the self—for there to be a thought. Descartes said, "Accordingly, seeing that our senses sometimes deceive us, I was willing to suppose that there existed nothing really such as they presented to us; And because some men err in reasoning, and fall into Paralogisms, even on the simplest matters of Geometry, I, convinced that I was as open to error as any other, rejected as false all the reasonings I had hitherto taken for Demonstrations; And finally, when I considered that the very same thoughts (presentations) which we experience when awake may also be experienced when we are asleep, while there is at that time not one of them true, I supposed that all the objects (presentations) that had ever entered into my mind when awake, had in them no more truth than the illusions of my dreams. But immediately upon this I observed that, whilst I thus wished to think that all was false, it was absolutely necessary that I, who thus thought, should be something; And as I observed that this truth, I think, therefore I am, was so certain and of such evidence that no ground of doubt, however extravagant, could be alleged by the Sceptics capable of shaking it, I concluded that I might, without scruple, accept it as the first principle of the philosophy of which I was in search."

I Am that I Am, "I am who (I) am", "I will become what I choose to become", "I will be what I will be", "I create what(ever) I create", or "I am the Existing One".

Life is Amazing, but you wouldn't say that if you lived 40,000 years ago. Life is only amazing now because some humans don't have to struggle to survive. And now more humans also have more freedoms, more advancements, more language and more knowledge of themselves and the world around them. Most humans today are extremely lucky and very fortunate to live in this particular time in history. But not for everyone. So if you know that life is amazing, then you have a gift that you need to preserve and pass forward. Don't let the gift die with you, document it, protect it and share it.

What is the Point of Life - What is the Purpose of Life - Why Me?

Where are you going in life and how can you be sure where your life is going? If you don't know what to do with your life, or, if you're not doing anything good with your life, then you need to ask yourself some questions. What are your goals? What are your core beliefs? What is your purpose in life, or, what would you like to be the end result of your life, or, what do you want to accomplish in life? Finding the answers to these questions may take some time. But you have to start looking for answers. And at the same time that you're looking for answers, you should continue to educate yourself as much as possible.

One of your destinations or one of your goals in your life should be intelligence, which is accomplished through the process of learning. The power of knowledge can take you almost anywhere you want to go in life. There is no better place to go than intelligenceville. Everything is better in intelligenceville. It's a stable home in your mind that will always be there. Anytime you need to bring yourself happiness and tranquility, you go to intelligenceville. Learning is the only road to intelligenceville, you're either on that road, or you're lost. If you're headed down the wrong road, knowledge will be the only thing that will confirm that you're headed down the wrong road. When you hear someone say "you're not going anywhere" or "you're not going to make it", then you have to ask them to define what is "It"? and then ask them to define what is "Make"? If somone is pretending or assuming to know the purpose of your life, then you should ask them to prove it. You might not be totally sure of where you're going, or even totally sure of where you've been, all you can say is that you're going somewhere, you're just not totally sure where just yet. But if you're continually educating yourself, then its just a matter of time before you know which direction to take. Remember, all roads lead to intelligenceville, which means that all roads also leave from intelligenceville. There is a lot to learn along the way when traveling to intelligenceville. So keep your mind open, you don't want to miss anything important along the way. And don't forget to document your travels. Your records are important.

The purpose of life is to experience something incredible. But when life is hard or unbearable, then life seems to have no point or purpose at all. Maybe suffering was not part of the original plan, and just an unfortunate side effect from our ignorance. But in order to know what good is you have to understand what bad is. So maybe the dark side of life is to make us appreciate the bright side of life. And it's up to us to learn the most appropriate way to learn this extremely important lesson of life.

"The Purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose" (Robert Byrne) - Will Power

You don't really find purpose in life, purpose is what you are doing in life at a particular moment in time. It's more about having a goal and knowing the purpose of that goal. Asking what is the purpose of life is not even a question because it is to broad to answer, because life is a combination of many things with many purposes. You can also say "What is the Point of Life?" But the word "Point" can mean many things. Usually the point refers to a reason. And the reasons are many because there's a reasons for everything. So you need to specify, because there are many reasons why many forms of life exist. Not that you can answer every question, but at least answer the questions that matter, or at least answer the questions that are relevant.

Point is a a geometric element that has position but no extension. The precise location of something; a spatially limited location. A brief version of the essential meaning of something. An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole. Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively. Be oriented. Direct into a position for use. Be positionable in a specified manner. Intend something or to move towards a certain goal. Give a point to. A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process. An instant of time. The object of an activity. A very small circular shape. Unit of counting in scoring a game. A promontory extending out into a large body of water. A distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list. A style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect. An outstanding characteristic. Sharp end. Any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass. A linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch. A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations. A V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer. The dot at the left of a decimal fraction. The property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip. A distinguishing or individuating characteristic. 

Point Of Know Return - Kansas (youtube) - Tipping Point.

Existential Nihilism is the philosophical theory that life has no intrinsic meaning or value. (which would be a very sad existence).

What if I knew everything? What would be the point to life? Unless I were a God. Then I guess my life would have a point. But what if I don't want to be a God? Would my life still have a point? And who would train me to be a God? Would I be a God on a temporary trial basis? And could I get relived of my duties if I fail to be a good God? Being a God would be a really hard job. So it makes me wonder, maybe I should just stay human.

It's All Relative - It All Depends

Everything is Relative depending on the observer and their frame of reference, and where they are and when they look at something, and how they understand it. Things are relative means that things are only relevant to a particular or unique situation, or they are only relevant to an individuals personal perception or personal opinion. So a person must define the relevance of a statement using a clear example for that particular situation only, because something's only apply to a particular scenario, or only apply within a particular context. There for, the truth is debatable. You must see the whole picture and know the details in order to do an accurate investigation. You need to apply critical thinking and avoid making assumptions. So you will need to ask some questions first.

Irrelative is something that is not relative and is unconnected or without mutual relations. Immaterial is something that is not pertinent to the matter under consideration, or something of no importance or relevance, especially to a law case. Variables.

Everything is relative. Space is relative, time is relative, matter is relative, and when it's a wave or a particle, reality is relative. Do you get it? No? That's because understanding is also relative. Everything is relative. Every opinion only relates to particular scenario. So unless you explain a particular scenario, your message will be vague and general. One explanation is only one explanation of many explanations. One side of a story is only one side of many sides to a story. Narrow-minded only sees what it wants to see, or only sees what it knows. One size does not fit all, so things should be personalized. You can enter an idea from several different directions, and you can also exit an idea from several different directions. So unless you specify something, your message will be vague and general, which could make the message manipulative, because people can interpret a message in several different ways, and they will not know if their interpretation is right or wrong. This is why you should speak in specifics or facts, and why you should focus on one subject at a time when trying to explain something.

Absolute Knowledge means independent, permanent and not subject to qualification.

Relative knowledge means partial or transient, dependent on circumstances or point-of-view.

Situated Knowledge is information that reflects a context and originates with a viewpoint. Interpretation is situated knowledge that is colored by a persons experience, world view, emotions and motives. A fact is information that can be measure by a machine or information that is generally excepted by educated experts.

Dispersed Knowledge is a situation in which information about a topic is fragmented amongst many sources with no authoritative source of truth. Dispersed knowledge in economics is the notion that no single agent has information as to all of the factors which influence prices and production throughout the system. Knowledge Gap.

Moral Relativism is the differences in moral judgments across different peoples and their own particular cultures. It's incorrect to assume that the same moral or ethical frameworks are always in play in all historical and cultural circumstances.

Relevant is having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue. An example of something significant. Something important to the matter at hand.

Relevance is the concept of one topic being connected to another topic in a way that makes it useful to consider the first topic when considering the second. The concept of relevance is studied in many different fields, including cognitive sciences, logic, and library and information science.

Relative is something that is estimated by comparison and related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics.

Context - Biased - Subjective - Frame of Mind - Conflict of Interest - Free Will

Relativity is the absence of standards of absolute and universal application. The dependence of various physical phenomena on relative motion of the observer and the observed objects, especially regarding the nature and behavior of light, space, time, and gravity.

Theory of Relativity usually encompasses two interrelated theories by Albert Einstein: special relativity and general relativity. Special relativity applies to elementary particles and their interactions, describing all their physical phenomena except gravity. General relativity explains the law of gravitation and its relation to other forces of nature. It applies to the cosmological and astrophysical realm, including astronomy.

Pertinent is having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand.

Particular is something unique or specific to a person or thing or category. A fact about some part as opposed to a general idea of something. Something separate and distinct from others of the same group or category. Surpassing what is common, usual or expected. Providing specific details or circumstances instead of assumptions.

Situation is the general state of things or the combination of circumstances at a given time. A condition or position in which you find yourself in. A complex or critical or unusual difficulty. A physical position in relation to the surroundings.

Situational Ethics takes into account the particular context of an act when evaluating it ethically, rather than judging it according to absolute moral standards. With the intent to have a fair basis for judgments or action, one looks to personal ideals of what is appropriate to guide them, rather than an unchanging universal code of conduct.

Depends is something that is determined by conditions or circumstances that follow. Contingent.

It All Depends means that the answer to a question will be different in different situations, so you can't answer until you know more information.

Circumstances are the set of facts that accompanies or influences some event or activity. Opportunity.

Victim of Circumstance is being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and if the circumstances would have been different, and if you knew more and understood more, you would have made different decisions or made better choices. Circumstantial Evidence.

Discrimination is relative. Only certain people are effected by prejudice behavior, while other people are not effected by prejudice behavior because the discriminating rule does not apply to them, thus they are not victimized or demoralized by prejudice behavior. You read a sign that says that you must be at a height of over 4 feet to go on this ride, which means that this rule is only relative to the people who are shorter than 4 feet, while the people above 4 feet are not effected by this rule so are free to pass. Personalized medicine is relative to certain people. And research needs to be relative. If a product is causing injuries or death, they need to prove that the product itself caused the injuries or death and not other contributing factors.

Applicable is something capable of being applied and having relevance to the task.

Bearing is having relation or relevance or interconnection. No Bearing is when something has no affect or influence on a decision.

To the Point is an idiom that means to make something relevant or pertinent.

So what's the point of relevance? The point is to have a point and not be vague. It's only relative when it's relevant. It's all relative to a particular eye witness or to a single observer, this we know. It's all relative to a particular patient or to a particular victim, this we also know. This is why science and research is so important, especially when we have multiple people verifying and repeating experiments. So something is not just relative to just anyone thing or any one person, it becomes information that we can use to progress and to develop.

So nothing is relative until everyone agrees that something is relevant for this particular problem. So to say "It's all relative" is not an answer, it's only another question and an obvious piece of information. So either finish your sentence or come up with a better question, one that's not an idiom. Define what you mean by relative? And then define what you mean by all? Because we are not talking about "all" or everything. We're just trying to understand this particular single moment in time, this way we can keep learning and keep progressing.

Interpretation - Cause and Effect - Things Happen for a Reason - Time and Space

Breakthrough Junior Challenge 2017 | Relativity & The Equivalence of Reference Frames (youtube)

Matter at Hand is the issue, topic, or task that is currently being discussed or is the current priority.

Subject is the thing or area being discussed or the object of investigation. Some situation or event that is thought about. Refer for judgment or consideration. Likely to be affected by something.

Contingent on is determined by conditions or circumstances that follow. Reaction.

Contingency is a possible event, occurrence or result. Something set aside for a possible future emergency.

Contingency in philosophy is the status of propositions that are neither true under every possible valuation (i.e. tautologies) nor false under every possible valuation (i.e. contradictions).

Contingency theory is an organizational theory that claims that there is no best way to organize a corporation, to lead a company, or to make decisions. Instead, the optimal course of action is contingent (dependent) upon the internal and external situation. A contingent leader effectively applies their own style of leadership to the right situation.

Counterfactual is information that goes against the facts or is opposite of what is known. An opinion or a belief or an assumption that is a contradiction to other known facts, so it does not make sense.

Counterfactual Conditionals are conditional sentences which discuss what would have been true under different circumstances, e.g. "If Peter believed in ghosts, he would be afraid to be here." Counterfactuals are contrasted with indicatives, which are generally restricted to discussing open possibilities. Counterfactuals are characterized grammatically by their use of fake tense morphology, which some languages use in combination with other kinds of morphology including aspect and mood.

Good or Bad, Hard to Say - Two Sides to Every Coin - Paradox - Ideology - The Monkey's Paw

Case by Case Basis is making decisions that are made separately with each decision made according to the facts of that particular situation.

Apropos is an appropriate or pertinent nature. At an opportune time. Introducing a different topic; in point of fact. With regard or relation to; on the subject of.

There will always be another side to a story and another way of looking at things. So we must learn to see the other side from which we see things. It's not about what side you're on, it's knowing that there will always be another side to a story and there will always be another way of looking at things. You are not the only human or the last human. You are human and there are no sides, just different perspectives. We rely on each others insight and our power comes from our agreements. We have to see eye to eye to avoid negating our true power.

Polar is having a pair of equal and opposite charges. Characterized by opposite extremes or completely opposed.

It depends on how you define something. A word can have more than one meaning and have more than one interpretation. So unless both persons understand the word in the same way, you will always be vulnerable to misunderstandings. So if a word has more than one meaning or definition, then a person should say the meaning of the word and not just the word. Avoid generalizing, articulate.

If two things are two sides of the same coin, they are very closely related although they seem different.

False Dilemma - Life is Not a Fair Test

If something is good or bad, you sometimes have to have a discussion and define the good and the bad, the pros and cons, the positives and the negatives. Then you can decide what the best decision would be.

Searching for Meaning - Relevance Today

"Life is a story that unfolds between a beginning we can no longer remember and an end we know nothing about."

This uniqueness and singleness which distinguishes each individual and gives a meaning to his existence has a bearing on creative work as much as it does on human love. When the impossibility of replacing a person is realized, it allows the responsibility which a man has for his existence and its continuance to appear in all its magnitude. A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how."

Sometimes in life I feel like I'm just going along for the ride. Being a passenger is easy most of the time, it can be enjoyable and relaxing at times. But I guess eventually you have to be the driver of your life. Except that life is not a car, but it's definitely as dangerous as one. I can't even imagine what life would be like to be the driver and be in total control of everything that happens or will happen. Where would I go? What would I do? It would be like being a teenager behind the wheel for the first time all over again, here we go. I would definitely need a lot more information than I had the first time around, and definitely need someone to guide me, like in that TV show called Quantum Leap. But I guess life wouldn't be the same as it is now.

Viktor Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, "Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy", which is a form of existential analysis, which was the belief that inner conflict within a person is due to that individual's confrontation with the givens of existence, the inevitability of death, freedom and its attendant responsibility, existential isolation, and finally meaninglessness. Wrote a best-selling book "Man's Search for Meaning", which describes his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positively about, and then immersively imagining that outcome.

This is not the life I imagined, but how could I imagine a life that I have never lived before. Imagining a life is not the same as planning to do things or making goals. So how can we imagine a life when we have very little information about what life is or what life is supposed to be like. Life is a slow motion transformation. We can imagine feeling better, but we first have to define what makes things better. And there is only so many things that you can plan for. Make a plan to keep learning, and never pretend that you know enough. If you're not where you thought you would be, you might be exactly where you need to be. Be careful what you wish for. Sometimes we want things, but we have no idea what having those things will do to us, or do to others. Being able to see the whole picture takes lot of learning, so don't underestimate the importance of learning. If you stop learning, you will stop living. If you're not asking questions and looking for answers, then you're not going anywhere.

Brain Pickings

Youth - 2015 Movie is a comedy-drama with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel.

Get a Life and start living a fuller and more interesting existence.

Live your Life to spend your life doing what you want.

Life a Life of Purpose and Make a Difference.

Inspiring Quotes

Decide what's important to you. Show your love to people you care about. Live in the present moment. Ignore the haters. Don't compromise your values. Be kind to others. Keep your mind open. Don't be afraid to take risks. Learn from your mistakes.

A few tips for a good life: eat healthy, exercise, sleep well and know how to relax, live in a healthy environment, don't waste time and resources, create healthy relationships, support positive developments and progress, and never stop learning.

Our Message to the Universe - Space Probes - Message in a Bottle - Seeds

Voyager 1 was our best guess at what we thought life was in 1977. - "As the Secretary General of the United Nations, an organizations of the 147 member states who represent almost all of the human inhabitants of the planet earth. I send greetings on behalf of the people of our planet. We step out of our solar system into the universe seeking only peace and friendship, to teach if we are called upon, to be taught if we are fortunate. We know full well that our planet and all its inhabitants are but a small part of the immense universe that surrounds us and it is with humility and hope that we take this step."

Greetings from Earth (youtube) - 55 Languages - Voyager Golden Record Greetings

The 116 images NASA wants Aliens to see (youtube)

Cover Meaning (image) - Voyager Images (photo) - Voyager Images

Music on Record (youtube) - "Hey out there, we just learned how to make records 100 years ago, so here's one of our albums, check it out, tell us what you think?" Phonograph Record - Voyager Golden Record (youtube).

Pioneer Plaque are a pair of gold-anodized aluminum plaques that were placed on board the 1972 Pioneer 10 and 1973 Pioneer 11 spacecraft, featuring a pictorial message, in case either Pioneer 10 or 11 is intercepted by intelligent extraterrestrial life. The plaques show the nude figures of a human male and female along with several symbols that are designed to provide information about the origin of the spacecraft. The Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft were the first human-built objects to achieve escape velocity from the Solar System. The plaques were attached to the spacecraft's antenna support struts in a position that would shield them from erosion by interstellar dust.

One Earth Message

The Voyager 1 is basically saying..."Hello! Is anyone out there? Life is so incredible here on Earth, but life is also really horrifying at times. This is what we know so far from our experiences. Are we alone? Or is alone just an illusion? We are so full of Love, but we are also plagued with ignorance. Any suggestions?"...Answer from unknown source..."It's ok, you'll get through it. All Human life starts out this way. It's a long learning process. And suffering and death is extremely unfortunate no matter how you look at it. The good news is that you have the abilities to solve your problems, you just have to learn how. The most important thing is that you are alive, which means there's life and hope for all. You are the giver of life and the harbor of life, and you are not alone. Keep learning and stay alive, the universe is counting on you." Voyager 1 and 2 - 2018-2019 UPDATE - Narrated Documentary (youtube)

What the Voyager Message should have said.."Help, we are humans on planet earth and we have too many ignorant people in power who are mass murdering people everyday. Please send us your best teachers and learning tools that you have available so that we can help educate people more fully and more accurately so that humans can grow up to be highly intelligent people instead of growing up to be ignorant criminals or mindless and powerless citizens. Thank you in advanced, and please hurry! Just to let you know 90% of humans are kind and loving people, but when people don't have access to valuable knowledge and information, they make bad choices and are vulnerable to corruption. Hopefully by the time you receive this message we have already solved this problem, if not, then most likely our problems ended up killing us all like many other species that went extinct throughout our planets history. So if you're to late, thanks for listening anyway, if not, we hope to see you soon. PS: We have cookies."

"We probe the outside world when we also need to probe the inside world of our hearts and minds so that we can better understand ourselves. Looking inward is looking outward, and looking outward is like looking inward, ask any physicist."

Space Travel

The Voyager 1 in 1990, after 13 years, traveled beyond Pluto. In 2003, Voyager 1 traveled beyond our Suns gravitational field, and then we lost all contact since that time. Voyager 1 is traveling at 35,000 mph. It will be 40,000 years before it comes close to another star. At that speed it takes 17,000 years to travel one light year. With potentially habitable planets 34 light years away, what are the odds that there is life that has the ability to receive or even understand another life form from another world?

Scientists are blasting out Earth’s Location with the hope of reaching aliens, and Stephen Hawking warned they might destroy humanity. For over 70 years, astronomers have been scanning for radio or optical signals from other civilizations in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, called SETI. Most scientists are confident that life exists on many of the 300 million potentially habitable worlds in the Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers also think there is a decent chance some life forms have developed intelligence and technology. But no signals from another civilization have ever been detected, a mystery that is called “The Great Silence.” While SETI has long been a part of mainstream science, METI, or messaging extraterrestrial intelligence, has been less common. Astronomers beamed the first radio message designed for alien ears from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in 1974. The series of 1s and 0s was designed to convey simple information about humanity and biology and was sent toward the globular cluster M13. Since M13 is 25,000 light-years away, you shouldn’t hold your breath for a reply. The Pioneer 10 spacecraft carries this plaque, which describes some basic information about humans and the Earth. Credit: Carl Sagan, Frank Drake, Linda Salzman Sagan, NASA Ames Research Center.

Songs about Life

The Bitter Sweet Symphony of Life - The Verve (youtube) - 'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life, Try to make ends meet, You're a slave to money then you die. I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down, You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet yeah, No change, I can change, I can change, I can change, But I'm here in my mold, I am here in my mold. But I'm a million different people from one day to the next, I can't change my mold , No, no, no, no, no. Well I never pray, But tonight I'm on my knees yeah, I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah, I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now, But the airways are clean and there's nobody singing to me now, No change, I can change, I can change, I can change, But I'm here in my mold, I am here in my mold, And I'm a million different people from one day to the next, I can't change my mold, No, no, no, no, no, I can't change, I can't change, 'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life, Try to make ends meet, Try to find some money then you die. I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down, You know the one that takes you to the places where all the things meet yeah, You know I can change, I can change, I can change, I can change, But I'm here in my mold, I am here in my mold And I'm a million different people from one day to the next, I can't change my mold, No, no, no, no, no, I can't change my mold, no, no, no, no, no, I can't change, Can't change my body, no, no, no, I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down, I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down, Been down, Ever been down, Ever been down, Ever been down, Ever been down, Have you ever been down? Have you've ever been down?

What Is Life? (wiki) - What Is Life - George Harrison (youtube)

A Dance to Honor Mother Earth (video)

What a Wonderful World - Somewhere over the Rainbow

The Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) - Green Day (youtube) - Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road. Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go. So make the best of this test, and don't ask why. It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time. It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right. I hope you had the time of your life. So take the photographs, and still-frames in your mind. Hang them on a shelf in good health and good time. Tattoo's of memories and dead skin on trial. For what it's worth, it was worth all the while. It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right. I hope you had the time of your life. It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right. I hope you had the time of your life. It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right. I hope you had the time of your life.

Let's Live For Today - The Grass Roots (youtube) - When I think of all the worries people seem to find, How they're in a hurry to complicate their minds, By chasing after money and dreams that can't come true, I'm glad that we are different, we've better things to do, When others plan their future, I'm busy loving you, One, two, three, four, Shah-la, la-la-la-la live for today, Shah-la, la-la-la-la live for today, And don't worry 'bout tomorrow hey, hey, hey, Shah-la, la-la-la-la live for today. We were never meant to worry the way the people do, I don't need to hurry as long as I'm with you, Take it nice and easy and use my simple plan, You'll be my lovin' woman, I'll be your lovin' man, Take the most from living, have pleasure while we can.

Life Is A Highway Tom Cochrane (youtube) - Life's like a road that you travel on, When there's one day here and the next day gone, Sometimes you bend and sometimes you stand, Sometimes you turn your back to the wind, There's a world outside every darkened door, Where blues won't haunt you anymore, Where the brave are free and lovers soar, Come ride with me to the distant shore, We won't hesitate, To break down the garden gate, There's not much time left today, Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long, If you're going my way, I wanna drive it all night long, Through all these cities and all these towns, It's in my blood, and it's all around, I love you now like I loved you then, This is the road, and these are the hands, From Mozambique to those Memphis nights, The Khyber Pass to Vancouver's lights, Knock me down and back up again, You're in my blood, I'm not a lonely man, There's no load I can't hold, A road so rough this I know, I'll be there when the light comes in, Just tell 'em we're survivors, Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long, If you're going my way, I wanna drive it all night long, , imme, gimme, gimme, gimme yeah, Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long, If you're going my way, I wanna drive it all night long, There was a distance between you and I, A misunderstanding once, But now we look in the eye, Ooh... yeah! There ain't no load that I can't hold, A road so rough this I know, I'll be there when the light comes in, Just tell 'em we're survivors, Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long (All night long, yeah, yeah), If you're going my way, I wanna drive it all night long, Gimme, gimme, gimme, Gimme, gimme, yeah, Life is a highway (Life is a highway), I wanna ride it all night long (ooh... yeah), If you're going my way (If you're going my way), I wanna drive it all night long (All night long, yeah. Come, on), Gimme, gimme, gimme, Gimme, gimme, gimme, yeah, Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long (Yeah, I wanna drive it all night long, baby), If you're going my way (If you're going my way), I wanna drive it all night long (All night long...).

"Nobody Gets Out Alive" - Samuel L. Jackson - Life is a Highway (youtube)

Life ain't nothin' but a Funny Funny Riddle, Thank God I'm a Country Boy. (youtube)

I'm Gonna Give All My Secrets Away because This Could Really be a Good Life.

Ramble On - Led Zeppelin (youtube) - Leaves are falling all around, It's time I was on my way, Thanks to you I'm much obliged, For such a pleasant stay, But now it's time for me to go, The autumn moon lights my way, For now I smell the rain, And with it pain, And it's headed my way, Ah, sometimes I grow so tired, But I know I've got one thing I got to do, Ramble on, And now's the time, the time is now, To sing my song, I'm goin' 'round the world, I got to find my girl, On my way, I've been this way ten years to the day, Ramble on, Gotta find the queen of all my dreams, Got no time for spreadin' roots, The time has come to be gone, And thoough our health we drank a thousand times, It's time to ramble on, Ramble on, And now's the time, the time is now, To sing my song, I'm going 'round the world, I got to find my girl, On my way, I've been this way ten years to the day, I gotta ramble on, I gotta find the queen of all my dreams, I ain't tellin' no lie, Mine's a tale that can't be told, My freedom I hold dear, How years ago in days of old, When magic filled the air, 'T was in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair, But Gollum, and the evil one, Crept up and slipped away with her, Her, her, yeah, Ain't nothing I can do, no, I guess I keep on rambling, I'm gonna, yeah, yeah, yeah, Sing my song (I gotta find my baby), I gotta ramble on, sing my song, Gotta work my way around the world baby, baby, Ramble on, yeah, Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, my baby, Doo, doo, doo, doo, Doodoo doodoo doodoo doodoo doodoo. I gotta keep searching for my baby, (Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby), I gotta keep-a-searchin' for my baby, (My, my, my, my, my, my, my baby), Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah, Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah, I can't find my bluebird, I listen to my bluebird sing, I can't find my bluebird, I keep rambling, baby, I keep rambling, baby.

Ramble is to move about aimlessly without any real destination in mind, sometimes in search of meaning or sometimes just to find food or employment. An aimless amble on a winding course, or a long walk for exercise or just for pleasure. Ramble is to continue talking or writing, sometimes in a desultory manner that is marked by a lack of a definite plan, regularity or purpose. Sometimes jumping from one thing to another. Rambling is spreading out in different directions, or turning irregularly and not going directly to the destination. A type of speech or writing tending to depart from the main point or, covering a wide range of subjects. A long talk or text without a clear structure or message.

Bluebird is a symbol of joy and hope, and that good news will be arriving soon. Others think that bluebirds represent a connection between the living and those who have passed away. Native American tribes associated bluebirds with the return of spring after winter, prosperity and even fertility.

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