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What is the purpose of your life?
Most people are too caught up in their day-to-day grind, living mindlessly in accordance with a pre-written script of social norms, to zoom out and properly consider life's most fundamental question: What's the point of it all? What do I hope to accomplish?

This is an important question, perhaps THE most important, yet I don't have a good answer for it myself. I'm curious if others have managed to flesh out their own reason(s) for being alive.
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
Becoming the best father I can for my future kids, and ensuring them the best future possible. My dad is an outstanding person, but I want to do an even better job for my kids.

Feeling as good as I can through natural means. Getting excellent at jiujitsu, getting into fantastic shape. Not relying on weed, alcohol, or other stimulants in order to feel an artificial high. I want to feel good from reading good books, enjoying beautiful scenery, and whipping my body into champion shape.

Travelling the world. I've lived in the Middle East, and it was a difficult and frequently unpleasant experience. Still, the four months I spent in Morocco were some of the best I spent in my life.

I was pretty depressed throughout 2016, but honestly, there are a million reasons to live. I recommend reading the Book of Ecclesiasties if you haven't already.
04-27-2017 01:48 AM
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
To die feeling like I didn't miss out on much.
04-27-2017 10:12 AM
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
Meet great guys, bang tons of beautiful women, travel to some cool places, contribute as I can to the re-stablishing of tradition in the West, read the classics. If on the way I convince myself that the purpose of all lives is beatitude then that will be my purpose in life Smile

As you can see, hedonism with some stoic flavor if God is not real and Thomas Aquinas was just jerking his brains off; lead a traditional life for me and my family and everyone else I can help to do so if God is real and Thomas Aquinas saw everything correct (which he said it wasn't the case after a mystical experience near the end of his life). Everybody should be familiar with thomistic philosophy, really powerful, scary as fuck if true.
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
Long term sustained happiness and to be the best coach I can be.
04-27-2017 11:11 AM
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
To improve myself everyday, be that health, money, mentally & to create music that touches people in the same way the genre I love has touched me.

Also to look after my mother and grandfather (financially) as they have devoted a good chunk of their life to keeping me on the right track.

If I die half the man my grandfather is I pass with a smile on my face.

Then to create a family and raise kids who have morals and are decent human beings.
04-27-2017 11:54 AM
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
Be the best person I can be. Improve every aspect of my life. Collect tons of experiences. Grab every opportunity by the pussy.
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
WORLD DOMINATION
04-27-2017 01:18 PM
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
(04-27-2017 01:18 PM)kavi Wrote:  WORLD DOMINATION

How far along are you? The world needs some solid dominating by different parties.

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Seriously individual goals may be different - you can devote your life to the study of a rare beetle species - if that is a worthy pursuit of yours then who is there to take it away from you?

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A more interesting question is the purpose of LIFE ITSELF - that is the big one.
04-27-2017 01:48 PM
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
I want to die with my obituary in the next generation's school textbooks.

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(04-27-2017 01:18 PM)kavi Wrote:  WORLD DOMINATION

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"Action still preserves for us a hope that we may stand erect." - Thucydides (from History of the Peloponnesian War)
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
How come no one posted this yet?





or this?




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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
1) Ban traditional gender pronouns
2) Be a stay at home dad for my wife's children she's had with other men
3) Get a vasectomy so I don't contribute to overpopulation
4) Bulldoze a patriarchal Christian settlement in Egypt and build a Salafi mosque in its place
5) Pay my fair share in reparations
6) Dress my wife's children in burkas in solidarity against Western chauvinism
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
My main goal has always been to be a pioneer, to introduce (and if necessary, implement) some new idea (and/or new synthesis of existing ideas) that would change the world.

Unfortunately, pioneers aren't necessarily good leaders. That has usually been my limiting factor. You can cut out a new path for people to follow, but it doesn't do much good if you can't get anyone to walk down it. And if fact, if you can't convince people to give you the machinery needed to clear the brush to create that trail, even the trail itself may languish as an unimplemented idea in your head, and die at the same time you do.

So I'm not sure how successful I've been as a pioneer, although occasionally people tell me, "You really changed the way I look at things." I seem to generally accomplish this on more of a retail than wholesale scale, though, because I'm pretty socially isolated. Will my ideas still somehow spread far enough to influence society to the point that great change occurs because of them? I don't know.

When I'm not being a pioneer, then usually I just want to while away the time till death in a way that's not too uncomfortable. I would like to have kids at some point, but I seem to have chronic problems holding a job, which doesn't help me get women to want to (1) have kids with me and (2) stay around to raise them with me. I've never held a job for more than two years, although I've also never gone more than a couple years without having a job.

I find myself wondering what my place in the world is, because I don't fit in anywhere (for very long, anyway) and increasingly I seem to be the designated villain whenever I end up in the media (which I guess means I'm doing something right, but still, it's not a comfortable way to live). I usually have about two close friends at any given time, one of whom is a lifelong friend (whose free time to devote to the friendship, however, is limited), and the other of whom is whoever happens to be filling that Friend #2 slot at the moment. There have been many people who wanted to be my friend, but I found them too boring to warrant sustaining the friendship.

I have a wife who's in her late 20s, a little overweight, and apparently having some PCOS that's preventing her from having kids. Lately she's not living with me, yet she still stays in touch daily and shows up to go out to dinner and/or bang. I'm not sure what the long-term prospects of that relationship are, but I also don't really care, because honestly I'd prefer to trade up to a fresh new 18-year-old, if I could get my employment situation straightened out. (I feel like I erred in choosing a post-prime chick from the beginning; I may have more to say on the lessons learned from this situation later.)

Sometimes she threatens divorces, but then backs down and says that she couldn't do that. Meanwhile I'm like, "whatever." Other times she tells me that if we broke up, I could never find else anyone like her. And I shrug. I'll bang her when she's around, but masturbation isn't that bad of a substitute when she's not. The failure of my first marriage pretty much inoculated me against any female attempts to mindfuck me by inducing some sort of oneitis. She tells me she loves me, and sometimes I respond "I love you" because I feel that way, and other times out of a sense of duty or reluctance to burn a bridge.

So yeah, purpose? I'm not sure what that would be. I stay around because for some reason I don't feel like killing myself. But it's not like I wake up in the morning with a list of stuff I want to accomplish, and some long-term plans. It's more like I'll suddenly have a "eureka" moment and then write an essay with a new theory tying together a bunch of ideas, and then either add it to my philosophy or conclude, "Oh, I guess actually that wasn't such an earth-shattering insight after all." Then I spend the rest of the day wasting time on the Internet.

Occasionally (like maybe once, or a few times, in a year) I'll start some grand project and be full of hope. Or sometimes I'll make a renewed push to try to reintegrate myself into "normal" society. Usually, though, I'll get hit by a major setback, or fail to secure needed buy-in from others to pursue my project, and then be discouraged for awhile. I might try for awhile on my own, and then run out of steam, yearning for companionship but meeting with only apathy in response to my overtures. I'm at a point now where I've been rejected so many times, I almost expect the world to give me an engraved invitation before I try again, and then praise me for making the effort.

And part of the reason for that is that there's just so little incentive to be anything other than total loser guy. To be a beta provider guy, you have to give up almost all your freedom of speech (and I'm talking "free speech," not "controlled speech"). But you don't actually get a whole lot of benefit in return, unless you happen to go red pill BEFORE locking yourself down into a very suboptimal situation.

At this point, my purpose in life (from the standpoint of how others in my life would view me) seems to be, to serve as a human housepet, that women keep around for companionship the way they'd keep around a half-tamed domestic animal, except that I also serve a sexual function. I haven't figured out whether that makes me a patriarch, or makes those women matriarchs, although it feels like the latter, aside from the fact that the women in my life can't really boss me around too much, because in the end, I just don't give a fuck, plus I don't really mind being helpful, because I have nothing better to do.

I'm someone for my friends to study and bounce ideas off of, if they lack for people with an interesting/unique/offbeat perspective. For my enemies, I seem to serve as a mildly challenging opponent to outmaneuver (or in some cases just summarily smack down) and then brag about defeating, as though society and the political scene were one big middle school chess club. In the end, I'm not entirely sure I contribute enough to society to warrant the expenditure of food and other resources, which is why when asked what's the purpose of my life, at times it's hard to answer with more than a shrug.

I guess it would be more in keeping with RVF culture to either act like I'm some kind of badass or stay silent, but I think that even badasses go through times in their life when they feel adrift. Also, some of the greatest narcissists also feel depressed and isolated at times (although I wouldn't consider myself depressed at the moment. I don't even use that pseudoscientific term much anymore; I prefer the classic word "melancholic"). I feel angry and frustrated (including at myself) more often than I feel sad, yet at the same time, I'm not sure I would really wish myself to be all that different than I am. It's more like, I wish I had a copy of myself, who had the same ideas and interests and could be my collaborator.

I can't really keep beating my head against a wall forever; there comes a point where I have to just rest and enjoy a state of (pseudo?-)nihilistic peace. The problem with peace is that it tends to get boring. It's one of the reasons why asceticism is so unpopular, but personally, I'm finding minimalism isn't so bad. And now, a quote from one of my favorite philosophers:

"Scarcely one person in a million succeeds in fulfilling his life's ambition. The upshot of one's labors, even if one is favored by fortune, remains far inferior to what the wistful daydreams of youth allowed one to hope for. Plans and desires are shattered on a thousand obstacles, and one's powers prove too weak to achieve the goals on which one has set one's heart. The failure of his hopes, the frustration of his schemes, his own inadequacy in the face of the tasks that he has set himself-these constitute every man's most deeply painful experience, They are, indeed, the common lot of man." -- Ludwig von Mises
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
(1) Serve the public trust
(2) Uphold the law
(3) Protect the innocent
(4) *Classified*

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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
My humble goals:

1) Become an immortal spiritual master with super-powers
2) Become a billionaire and create a lasting family foundation
3) Bang 5000+ women while having also a traditional happy family
04-28-2017 02:06 AM
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
As for mortal goals,I very much would like to continue my bloodline.
All my ancestors who since the dawn of time have combined their essences to produce what today is me should be honored, so as to one day my descendants too thank me alongside my fore bearers though most likely our name will then have been lost to the mists of history.

Transcendence is an interesting goal to pursue...
Wonder how that affects the perception of self and the rest of existence?

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"I'm big as a tree, and do as I please,
and everything I do is bad.
And if you was to kill me,
it only make me mad."

Jim Stafford.

“The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of its parents.”

Carl Jung
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
I've never understood what is meant by the concept 'purpose of my life'.

Unless you're invoking a religious framework (God's purpose for a human), lives don't have purposes, at least not in the same way that a hammer or a car or a training course does. Those things are intended to help you realize goals.

These questions do make sense:

1. What do I want to do with my life?
2. What kind of life do I want to have?
3. How do I want to spend my life?
4. What do I want to accomplish during my life?

Is asking about the 'purpose of life' the same as these? Or something different?

I don't understand 'the meaning of life' either.
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RE: What is the purpose of your life?
(04-27-2017 06:36 PM)gework Wrote:  1) Ban traditional gender pronouns
2) Be a stay at home dad for my wife's children she's had with other men

Seth Rogen...is that you?

"Action still preserves for us a hope that we may stand erect." - Thucydides (from History of the Peloponnesian War)
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