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Everyone has their own meaning of life. Many people live to enjoy the pleasure of socializing with:
by your parents,
Others enjoy the fact that their ideas will be useful to others.
Still others enjoy their feelings: joy, love, pain, suffering.
If the only goal in life is to be remembered in 500 years, then this means that the connection between consciousness and feelings is broken, in this state there is a direct road to depression, this is when the desires have already died, but the body still lives and then the meaning in life disappears.
This question is asked by a lot of people, there are several answers here.�
From the point of view of your dna, it will continue to multiply, improve and evolve.
From the point of view of your descendants, who should remember you, here you need to write down the strategy and go down in history as Hitler, chikatilo, maybe as Che, Gandhi, Pushkin. But it is not a fact that the archives will not burn down, a cataclysm will not happen, and the world will not end in 2012.
The meaning of our existence remains only in the experience and lessons that we have learned from it and that cannot be taken away from us.
Anything else is not guaranteed
If you were remembered in 500 years , it wouldn't add meaning to your life. The point is not to be remembered. Meaning is acquired not through the thought process, not through the acquisition of pleasure, but through the experience of reality. That's why there are so many arguments, questions, and so few answers)
For me, it is difficult to call the meaning of life only the fact that you will be remembered in 500 years. Too selfish a position. It seems to me that there is no meaning to the life of an individual (although he can define for himself some personal attitudes, follow them and call them “the meaning of life”), but there is a meaning to the existence of life as a whole as a phenomenon. Life is part of the existence of the universe and is needed to maintain harmony and balance.�
Something like a cog in a clock: in itself, it is an unnecessary trinket, but as part of the mechanism, its existence makes sense. Without this gear, the clock will not work, but it is quite possible to replace it with an identical one. That is, it is not important that �has this particular gear, but that it exists in principle.
In the pursuit of happiness.
Happiness is harmony between the past, present and future.
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The point is to learn the lessons of the empty existence of previous generations and get to know this world, its meaning, what, why and why it is better to do and what not to do. Understand your role in this universe, to whom or what you can be grateful (and to whom/what on the contrary) for your life and everything that surrounds it, and start from this. Well, or at least try to do it, and not remain an ungrateful fool, not thinking about whether there is something in this life, besides mindlessly indulging the biophysical desires of your body and free thoughts that first came to mind and seemed most pleasant to the senses of your body.
The problem is that “the meaning of life” is a vague concept, and you can say for a long time that this is a subjective concept, and no one knows the truth, but I will say it for myself:
For a long time, I thought that the point is to leave something behind, so that posterity will remember, but even if we talk about scientists, poets, journalists, etc., they are remembered only in narrow circles, no matter how you look at it, and those who are promoted, for example, they begin to hate Pushkin, this is logical, because it is imposed.
I'M ALL FOR HEDONISM. enjoy what exactly you like, and don't be driven about it, in 500 years they won't remember anyone at all with dignity, because everyone will outplay and everyone doesn't care. example set: starting from Pushkin, ending with Freud.
As a result: There is no point=the point is to have fun)))
I think that only a person who connects or assumes his meaning of life with leaving something behind for which a person will be remembered in 50, 500, or 1000 years could put such a question. If you are tormented by the thought that in 500 years no one will remember you, then it may be worth doing something that will be remembered in many years. Or look for another reason for its existence.:)
Many other people who have determined their meaning of life (or believe that there is a reason for existence) may not have such a question-for the simple reason that they do not aim to be remembered after many years.
It's not a matter of being remembered in five hundred years or not. The desire to be remembered is unjustified in itself, so it should not be an end in itself. After all, the meaning of life is in the sincere pursuit of good, in the priority of spiritual goods over material ones, in pure, open love.
A quote from the novel by N. A. Ostrovsky is most appropriate here”How steel was tempered”:”The most precious thing a person has is life. It is given to him once, and he must live it in such a way that it does not hurt painfully for the aimlessly lived years, so that he does not burn with shame for the vile and petty past, so that, dying, he can say: all his life and all his strength were given to the most important thing in the world — the struggle for the liberation of humanity. And we must hurry to live. After all, a ridiculous illness or some tragic accident can interrupt it.”
For me, the meaning is to enjoy the moment, live for my own pleasure and please others. When I die, I probably won't care what people think of me anymore.
The meaning of life is to have someone to remember, that is, to continue life as such, and the memory of your life will be transferred in the transferred experience and achievements, the contribution you have made to the overall picture of being.
In 500 years, no one will remember me, but on the other hand, I did not know anyone at that time, but the opinion of strangers to me… that's how it should affect me? So we have full equality with our distant descendants 🙂
Well, if a little more serious, then the point is not to do something large-scale.
The point is not to be ashamed of yourself.
The goal is not to be remembered as a person, but to have a positive impact on the future, to make a contribution. Even if you are not a great scientist or inventor, the consequences of your actions will grow in the future, mix with millions of others and grow into something. That's it, the pathos is over, I'll go to bed, there's no point.