Re: The Quest for the Purpose of Life

From: John Clark (
Date: Sun Jan 27 2002 - 08:37:12 MST

Chen Yixiong, Eric <> Wrote:

>"Why do we live, and continue living?"

Because human beings prefer life rather than death.
Because that's the way our brains are built?
Because we inherited the characteristic.
Because those who had a different opinion about the value of
life did not have any descendents.

>why do we get up in the morning?

Because we want to. Again we could make a sequence of "why"
questions but such sequences can never be infinitely long; eventually
you will come to "why is there something rather than nothing?" and
of course nobody can ever answer that, but I don't need to because
the fact remains that I do want to get up in the morning. I don't need
to know why.

    John K Clark

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