Meaning of life, part 2  

redmustang91 58M  
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10/20/2005 11:38 am

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Meaning of life, part 2

I feel I am somewhat of an existentialist. I hate to read the convoluted stuff Sartre writes, but the basic idea of existence preceeding essence or meaning I believe. In my words life is a given and then it is what you make of it. The signifigance is human created. You make a hobby important to you by devoting time and energy to it. The hobby is not important to God or the universe. Your effort makes it have importance.

Life and love is like that.

I think this idea applies to relationships as well. People have the mistaken idea of a soulmate; they focus on finding the right person with certain looks or characteristics thinking that is where love for them resides. I think not. Love is within each of us and is capable of coming out in the right circumstances.

The trick is creating the circumstances where that love can flourish with someone compatible. Not the only "soulmate" in the world, but you can think that if it makes you feel more special.

Philosophy_N_Sex 50M/48F

10/20/2005 1:46 pm


I absolutly agree with you
circumstance creates, or allows creation of!

rm_betabonnie 47F

10/20/2005 5:29 pm

A priest once told me that there are many people we _can_ love but we must choose where to put the feelings so that they can bloom into a healthy relationship.

Sartre got on my nerves personally. Although I'll agree with you about there not being one true "soulmate."

Ultraviolet_69 63F

10/21/2005 11:34 pm

The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

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