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From a psychological standpoint, what is the meaning of life or human purpose?

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A purely psychological viewpoint would ignore or reject any spritual or supernatural opinions on the meaning of life, and so would focus on the conscious/subconscious, evolutionary, and instinctual goals that humans create.

Most human endeavors come about from a desire to excel or to become personally better. This would be the desire of the Ego to satisfy the Id, which desires enjoyable experiences; the Ego works consciously to create a personal system (standard of living, career) which satisfies those needs. If a person is driven to excel at a sport, it is because the sport is personally satisfying (Ego) and because the admiration of...

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