Is life pointless? My friend and I are having this debate and I'm really curious about other people's opinions. What do you think?

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Life is not pointless. Even if you personally give no value to your own life, you have a place in the lives of others. Life is intertwined from one person to the next, no one is truly isolated.

Consider this: maybe your purpose in life is to open your friend's eyes by having this debate. Or vice-versa.

As others havesaid, life has a much bigger and better point if you value it and act accordingly.

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Life offers each of us many opportunities. We all make mistakes, are disappointed, and feel at times as if nothing we have done is worthwhile. However, if we accentuate the positive, think on how we have helped others, the moments which we have enjoyed, the little rewards and victories we have gained along the way, one quickly sees that life is not pointless. Life is pointless only if we live in a shell and never accomplish anything in life. Hopefully, that is not the case. I am reminded of Longfellow's Song of Life:

Life is real! life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returneth
Was not written of the soul.

Not enjoyment; and not sorrow
Is our destined end or way;
But to act that each tomorrow
Find us farther than today....

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;

 

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Life is never pointless because every second of the say holds a possibility for a different course of action. This being said, live minute by minute and ask yourself how you can do something productive for the next hour. Imagine that you were terminally ill, and how badly you would want to hold on to the next coming second. Live that way, as if this was your last day. Do not do anything silly, just realize that there are billions of other people in this world as well. Your life cannot, statistically speaking, ever be considered "pointless".

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Life has no inherent point, in my opinion. As others have said, it is what you assign to it that matters. When you dedicate yourself to something/somebody, then your life takes on meaning. The key, I think, is recognizing that the point of it all might not tie into some grand scheme, but rather is played out through one's actions and relationships.

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Life is NOT pointless! Of course, I have my religion and it gives me something to hold to, go by, and look forward to in the next life. But other people might not have what I have.

I have a family, a job, my school, and something to do. There are people that love me, count on me, trust me, and that would be sad if I was to go. I have made a difference in someone's life, and while I've never been famous and probably never will be, my life is NOT pointless.

Be busy, be involved, be engaged, stand for something, be someone's hero . . . and life won't ever be pointless.

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I agree with the previous posts.  Life is what you make of it.  If you believe your life has no point, then it has no point.  But if you believe that your life has value (to God, to your family, to yourself) then it does have value.

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Life is only worthless if one applies no importance to it. Therefore, while one person could see life as being pointless, another person will find it very important.

 

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