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  1. In order to approach the answer to this question philosophically, you need to analyze all the hidden statements contained in it.

    For example, what does it mean to “do good”? Welcome to whom? To all people without exception, or maybe to your loved ones? To humanity as a whole or to specific people? Or vice versa, not even for humanity, but for the entire planet? For example, an environmental activist who tries to take over an oil rig or pours paint on a lady in a real fur coat is sure that he is doing good, but there are those who would consider such behavior unacceptable. I'm sure you can come up with a lot of other examples yourself.

    “Enjoy” isn't much better. Again, what kind of enjoyment is meant? For example, are the sensations of taking drugs or drinking alcohol a legitimate form of enjoyment or not? Or, less radically, how satisfying is it to say that the meaning of your neighbors ' lives is to enjoy a busy chanson around midnight? Although it may sometimes seem that some people really believe that this is the meaning of their life, it seems to me that this is still doubtful.

    And, of course, it remains an open question whether it is possible to speak at all about the meaning of life as a whole, regardless of a particular person, or whether it is always worth keeping in mind only the meaning of a particular life.

    Summing up, we can say that the statement “the meaning of life is to bring good and enjoy” in itself is unsatisfactory from a philosophical point of view and needs at least a fairly serious clarification.

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