I love answering questions, giving people valuable information, and expressing my beliefs & opinions to other people. That's exactly why I spend most of my time in forums, chat rooms, Internet communities, and one of my favorites Yahoo! Answers.
I was online last night in Yahoo! Answers when I came across this question: "Question for EVERYONE!? Do you think that things in life are ultimately meaningless? We fight to stay alive, fight to earn things, fight for whatever reason, until we finally die. And because we have no idea what lies beyond death, doesn't it make all that fighting to survive and be happy...just...meaningless? Or is there a method to all of this madness?"
Now before I tell you what I replied, you guys know me better than anybody and you know that I am an off-the-wall person who answers anyone and everyone honestly no matter what happens. I want you all to know these are my honest opinions (as they always are) and I'm not forcing anyone to think or believe what I believe because that's not what I do. I'll explain what I mean further after I share with you what I replied. You may have other opinions on this topic but this is just the way I feel about this. I would love to hear your opinions on this, too so feel free to leave your comments.
I replied: "In my opinion, our lives aren't meaningless whatsoever because it depends on how you live your life, what you believe in, what you stand for, and what causes you fight for.
We fight to stay alive for a couple of reasons: we believe or think that there is nothing greater than living life, we believe or think that we have to live for our family, friends, significant other, or even our kids we believe or think that we're afraid of the afterlife, of the unknown; of all of these things simply because we're just plain afraid.
We fight to earn things because we think and believe that we can't survive without them, we think and believe that things bring us joy & happiness, we think and believe that life wants us to feel like we're doing something right & that we deserve some sort of credit.
We fight for whatever reason because that's the laws of cause & effect, the laws of God, and the laws of the Universe.
I believe that all humans have the right to be happy and to be able to live for whatever reason they may choose, I can't judge the reason, you can't judge or anyone else and we certainly can't make the decision for these people no matter if we think it's meaningless or not.
The method to all of this is very simple. Like I said before, life is God's way of testing the humans for their afterlife because too many people believe that when we die there won't be anything to worry about except for hell and heaven but that's not true.
We've all lived a life for no matter how long just to prepare for a life after death where there is something far better than this world could offer us. The method to all this madness is in what I said up above, so just read between the lines." Okay, that's what I replied but here's what I meant because some of what I said was pretty self-explanatory but some of it wasn't.
I don't think that a human's life is meaningless in no way possible for the simple fact that unlike animals, humans have the power to make a tremendous difference in this world. We can help save this world from whatever is destroying it or is a threat. We, humans are here to take care of the animals, take care of the nature around us, and to live the way God asked us to, just the way he asked us to live.
I believe that when a person lives their life right according to their beliefs and the way God has asked them to live, humans would be able to survive through anything because he lived the way he instructs us to.
The earth is hell; look at all the problems which we endure on a daily basis including war, material possessions, crisis, etc. I believe that God sent us back here to live another life from which he’d be pleased with. I believe that all humans have been lived here before, died, their lives were examined by God & his elite team of angels, and God decided if they should come back and live again to learn from before even though we don’t remember our old lives.
I believe that God has a different (a different planet; that’s why there’s no life there) place ready for the people who have lived exactly the way he asked & has instructed them to do so. Humans will have different bodies that are secured for this new environment.
So, that’s it folks! That’s why I believe what I believe and I stick to it.