Your Opinion Needed: Why Do We Exist?

Knee deep in writing a book on metaphysics.. I began pondering the actual purpose of existence. Yes, I know it’s a VERY old question, but it’s worth another go-over πŸ˜‰
The general consensus seems to be “to be happy”, others have no clue and/or don’t care.. Some believe there is no purpose, we just exist.
So I’m very interested on your ideas. I don’t care who you are, or where you come from, age, colour, sex, religion, ANYTHING. If you can express an opinion on the answer to the question, I’m interested.
Oh, and I would like to say that I may or may not be including your response in my book. Please state whether that’s ok or not when you comment.
Thanks!

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Stephen Todd says:

    For our souls to learn life lessons, until we reach perfection, then to return to the spirit world πŸ™‚

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    1. Emma says:

      Thank you Stephen πŸ™‚

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  2. Donita Reese says:

    In my experience I have found that there is never just one absolute answer to some questions . I always challenge my students , when they ask Why, My
    reply is Why not , think about it …. We are a questioning lot , and that is what keeps us going ….if all the answers were found to the question of Why we exist then what would be the point of going on …. it has always been the spirit of the chase , those who try new things those not afraid to dream and make it happen . There are just so many things that never need a standard answer to them . We do exist , and therefor we should just get out there and be .
    The answers can be left to the universe as long as it gives us urge to keep questioning and moving forward . Don’t ask Why Ask Why not love light and blessings , Donita

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    1. Emma says:

      Hi Donita… I agree, sometimes the best thing to do is just enjoy πŸ™‚ Thank you!

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  3. Phyllis Rigney says:

    We exist to know and love and to serve God. He created us. That’s what I think.

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    1. Emma says:

      Thank you Phyllis πŸ™‚

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  4. Stacy Skipper says:

    We are here because only what can happen will happen.

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    1. Emma says:

      Thank you Stacy πŸ™‚

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  5. Emma says:

    Thanks Marty.. That is certainly an involved answer. πŸ™‚

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  6. An interesting question requires an interesting answer, let me see if I can live up to that standard.

    We are star stuff, The human body is made up of many different elements:

    Oxygen (65%)
    Carbon (18%)
    Hydrogen (10%)
    Nitrogen (3%)
    Calcium (1.5%)
    Phosphorus (1.0%)
    Potassium (0.35%)
    Sulfur (0.25%)
    Sodium (0.15%)
    Magnesium (0.05%)
    Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Molybdenum, Fluorine, Chlorine, Iodine, Manganese, Cobalt, Iron (0.70%)
    Lithium, Strontium, Aluminum, Silicon, Lead, Vanadium, Arsenic, Bromine (trace amounts)

    Carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen are made in the mantle of stars and are expelled into the voids of the universe when those stars die and explode. Those elements eventually convalesce into all organic and inorganic matter in the universe, including us. That, in effect, makes, us the progeny of stars, and as stars are the primary inhabitants of the cosmos, then we are of the universe, rather than in the universe.

    If that is true, then what we are is…the universe momentarily coalescing into a cognitive form that is capable of asking such questions, so as to know itself however briefly.

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    1. Maria says:

      Martin, are you sure you are not Carl Sagan reincarnated? πŸ™‚

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