Is there a reason for existence of life?
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-Your "purpose" or "reason" for being here is what you make of it. Now, I know that sounds a little cliche, but hear me out. You choose to give up, you choose to go on. Your "purpose" is your everyday choices. Religious or not, you choose what your reason for being here is. Even if your religion already has a reason laid out saying why you're here, it's not permanent. You can change that reason at will. Generally, people have an "existential crisis" where they question their reason for existing and may think they're insignificant. This is due to being human. We're intelligent creatures (for the most part) who are extremely curious and always want to know more. When we find answers we have more questions.
I think I just covered my 3 rounds worth but may go in further detail but overall, we aren't given a reason for being; we create it depending on how our lives so far have shaped our thoughts.
This kind of seems like a question, but if it's truly a debate, good luck!
You are thinking a bit too far ahead and imagining it as all doom and gloom. Yes, it is true our planet will eventually be destroyed, almost certainly within a billion years as the sun swells up before it dies and roasts us. But you must think of it this way: look how far we've come in a few centuries. We went from travelling on horses to landing on a rock in space, while travelling at the speed of sound. It's more than likely we'll be on another inhabitable planet by the time the earth is destroyed and will likely be able to harvest resources from our solar system. Like I stated before, you choose your purpose. If you think life is meaningless, you won't enjoy it. The truth is we don't know what happens when we die. There are ideas and theories but for all we know we'll live in a place of peace, be reincarnated or live an infinite dream the split second we are about to lose consciousness. We know little to nothing about reality or the universe we're in. We've created ideas of creatures and monsters which keep our curiosity alive. If you don't want to choose a purpose yourself, I'd say to make it to learn more.
Sidenote: You made it out as though we're meaningless and still have tough lives; there are many benefits of life as well. The chemicals that flow when we come into contact with others humans and species, comforting us, giving us the feeling of an adrenaline rush. Your brain has ways of comforting you and the feeling of accomplishing something is a reward within itself.
Secondly, that's an overly biased statement. You do not decide what my, or anyone else's life is worth. Everyone decides their own worth, which they change at will over time. Everything that happens in this life is not meaningless. You have feelings whether you like it or not, you're not a sociopath. And I know this as you mentioned "pain" and how you don't want to experience it. You said that we live to live and nothing else. That is false. You can find many comforts in life, but if you choose to only see the harsh side, you'll never be satisfied by life.
I'll finish this off with a quote;
"Happiness can be found in even the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light."
Peace :D, and I thank you for setting up this debate, I hope you can see where I'm coming from as I've tried putting your argument into perspective.
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Vote Placed by 42lifeuniverseverything 5 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Good debate! I gave better conduct to Pro for a) Con not creating enough new material to keep the debate going at a substantial level. b) Pro's gracious attitude towards Con in the final round. I gave Pro the point for arguments because a) Opening argument was never directly refuted. Con did not counter that it was impossible to make what one wanted out of life. That argument flows Pro. b) Con argued that death brings nothing, and Pro never countered. That argument bolstered Cons assertion that the effort put into life is wasted, so argument flows Con. c) Pro correctly pointed out that Con was overly biased against the worth of other's lives. That flows Pro. Final argument tally is Pro=2, Con=1. PRO WINS
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