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Question: What gives significance to "purpose"!?
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Purpose may be an end in itself!. According to Freud, all the motivation in man leads to the satisfaction of a desire sexual in nature!. That may be true!. But then it sounds too basic!. That relegates man to the status of an animal just struggling to survive!. And that procreation seems to be the only thing he would be preoccupied with after his basic wants had been satisfied!. But then man has acquired sophistication as he had climbed higher in the evolutionary ladder!. He has come to that juncture where he has questioned the purpose of all things and events!. And among all other things, purpose was intended not only for physical reasons but far beyond it!.
Purpose has to be ascertained in the face of seeming insignificant existence!. Man is born, man dies!. Is that all there is to life!? Man thirsts and hungers, like other animals, but man can differ the satisfaction of these needs when circumstance so dictates!. This is where man ceases to belong to the category of unthinking primates he is classified into!. For indeed, man is not just a creature that reacts to stimuli, man decides!. And with the faculties to decide, comes choice!. If there are no alternatives, the act of deciding becomes nonexistent!. So choice is one luxury in life that man has!. And with man's capacity to choose the ways and mode of his existence, he takes responsibility!. And with responsibility, he has control!. So, therefore, the purpose of things becomes significant only when there are alternatives to chose from, otherwise, everything will just be instinctively done!. And because there is choice and control in the execution of such choice, the intellect which sets man apart from lower forms of life, was rightly provided to him by Providence to ensure the quality and morality of
Buenas Dias Hector!.!.!.!.
Well!.!.!.again the "Questor" above me has formulated in such precise words, with whom I go conform totally (even though Freud was "german", I still don't go along with hie "theories", but he's well acknowledged in psychology and therefor is respected)!
I may add, that one should have "a purpose" in life!.!.!.!.meaning he/she should accomplish something to leave behind for the "after-world"/the next generation!.!.!.!.!.For instance!.!.!.your music (my paintings) will last for generations to come, so that they will always be remembered that "we" had a purpose for living !!! You get my point !? Sure, mi corazon !
Keep up your magnificent music to it's creation I wish you lots of inspiration !!! Sending you all my lkove!.!.!.!.Annette***Www@QuestionHome@Com
Desire!. Our desires are what permit us to see and rationalize the idea of purpose!. Something happens, and then we rationalize its purpose!. Or, we manipulate a situation with a purpose in mind because we desire it!. Either way, purpose is man-made, not inherent or "divine!."Www@QuestionHome@Com
For me, it gets me out of bed in the morning and forces me to go to work!. People need me at work!. I would rather sleep until noon!. But, ugh, up I go!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
To have a reason for living!. If you have no purpose you have nothing!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Intent!. Your most sincere intention!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
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it is a means to an end!.Www@QuestionHome@Com