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Do we need to justify our existence?


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Posted by trablano on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 02:59:04 :

I think I can safely say that our existence in the present times, within most of the people, is free of the old assumptions that it had been given to us by god and is therefor justified. It now depends what we consider to be true ... whether this existence we have is totally free, that we're thrown into existence without any justification and therefor don't need one, or that this existence, just because of it being so free, needs us to justify it.

Then ... how can someone justify his existence? Several things come to mind ... by creating, by giving something of worth to other people, by acting responsibly, by caring for other people and the common work humanity means etc.

What do you think about that? Does someone who doesn't justify his existence loose its meaning?


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