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Let's put aside the search for the meaning of life and consider what would happen if we found it.

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Supposing for the sake of this argument that there is an "answer" to life, what would happen if we found it? Let's look at what happens when we find a more simple answer, and then extrapolate to imagine what would happen if the answer was found.
Consider first the process of finding an answer. Natural curiosity is a driving force. The harder it is to find an answer, the more curious we are as to the answer. However frustrating or difficult it is, we MUST know.
But when a question is answered, there is a loss of mystery. You pass from innocence to experience. There is no more wonder as to what an answer is, it can no longer be a motivating factor in one's life.
When you find out EVERYTHING there is to know about something, when there is no challenge left in it, it is no longer interesting.
Should we find the answer to life, it could cease to be "interesting". Absolutely no questions will remain. There will be no mystery in any aspect of life. No more purpose in living.
Of course, that's just one possibility.
When we find an answer to a question, say in the field of medical science (and that answer is correct) we can usually find a way to make life better. The more answers we have, the better our lives become.
So it might be possible that rather than being without purpose, our lives will become the best they could possibly be.
It might even be possible that we will attain the next phase of existence. Imagine that we are, right now, at "level 1" in the universe. We do not know that we are at a fixed level, and there is an infinite number of levels between "1" and "2" (think decimals). But no matter how many "point nines" (1.999) you have on the end of "1", it will never be "2". It can come close to "2", to the point where for all intents and purposes we consider it to be "2", but it never ACTUALLY is. Imagine if the answer to life would be what it took to get us over that limit, if it got us to level "2".
You might then ask, "Well how many levels are there?" To which I respond "Infinite", and not just in the "positive" direction, you can go backwards too! Each time you find the answer to life, you move on to the next level, until you begin to approach infinity. But you can never truly reach infinity. No matter how many "nines" you get in a number, it will never be "infinity". It can come close to "infinity", to the point where for all intents and purposes we consider it to be "infinity", but it never ACTUALLY is. Imagine if the answer to all lives would be what it took to get us over that limit, if it got us to level "infinity".
I don't think I need to repeat myself, especially because I cannot imagine any more then infinity. But imagine that once you reach infinity, you are merely at "level 1" of an infinite level of infinites.

Yea, pretty crazy. But it is food for thought isn't it? So what do you think? Am I absolutely crazy? Mathematically wrong? Or what do you think will happen (assuming there is an answer to life) if we find it? Think! Comment! Rationalize! That's what this group is for!

~Bluish-Green Productions

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feillyne Staff
feillyne

Life can be like a constantly expanding sphere: limited, with infinite possibilities inside (randoms, etc.), yet continuously growing.

When you put it like that, there's no answer to life except growth and learning. Or shall we shrink back to void meaningless nothingness?

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Galgus
Galgus

Our urge search for an answer to life, something beyond just existing and living, to me could be a hint that such a thing exists.

I could be wrong: life could be a meaningless random phenomena- but we seem to innately have a desire for something more.

Anyway, what would happen if the "answer to life" was found would depend on what it was- but some, including me, think that the answer, the meaning to life is already known.

So by finding the answer do you mean finding something literally undeniable, or would there still be disagreement on the subject?

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BluishGreenPro Author
BluishGreenPro

Would you care to share with us what you believe the "answer to life" is?
When I say the "answer to life" I mean the "meaning of life". I know we all have our individual hopes, dreams, vocations, etc. but I'm talking about general Purpose AND Solution. (Capital letters intentional)
If life were a question, then this would be the answer, and hence life would be "solved".

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Galgus
Galgus

I am a Christian personally, and thus I believe that the meaning of life is to glorify God and obey him: as well as loving him above all things and loving others as yourself.

To me, its more of a calling than a solution in life.

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero

you are still searching for the meaning of life? the meaning of live is to stay alive and spread the live. we could argue over if spreading the live is another form of staying alive. from the simplest to the complexest lifeforms, from organic or even mechanic nature, every kind of organism seeks with all its might for survival.

level 2 could be growing out of this simple meaning and add something greater to it. i found this to be humanity and/or finding god.

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Fahim96
Fahim96

We don't have to worry about this question because we DON'T and won't EVER find what life is. It is beyond our capacity as humans.

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CommanderDG
CommanderDG

that is debatable ;P.

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B7Biscuit
B7Biscuit

Well certainly not with thinking like that, we won't.

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Yuribeard7
Yuribeard7

I thought the meaning of life was 43.

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