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    I tell my students I'm all about the food. So I guess I live for food. And of course my family, to be more serious.
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    I live for the experience of life. At present, there is nothing I would die for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudpatrol View Post
    I am not sure if this is a difference in semantics or philosophy @Kullervo. I have known people (family even) to die for or 'due to' not relinquishing principles.
    I can't figure out what I am really here for either, and it isn't for lack of trying. Attempts to find a single purpose have simply been unfruitful. I would rather not talk about what motivates me because that is a very personal question, and one for which I am also likely to be shat on if I shared my answers.
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    I live for living. Work to do, places to go, things to see, people to meet (maybe), new foods to try. I live for my family. I would die for them too, I don't fear it. I don't feel any urge to have a specific purpose in life - I want to be the best at what I choose to do and I want to do it all.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Admiral Crunch View Post
    Perhaps if we live for something, we also die for it. You love something so much that you sacrifice yourself everyday for it. You give up your life over to it. Maybe
    This seems sage and I will think further on it @Grand Admiral Crunch. Thanks for putting that thought forward!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EliaBlack View Post
    I used to have a lot of focus on having something to live for. I've always needed a purpose in life, something that would make all the challenges and depression worthwhile. It was usually a person, or a group with a person at the center. I was very strongly attracted to dominant/submissive relationships for this reason, because I needed someone or something to whom/which I could swear my loyalty. I'd live for my dominant significant other, and if you'd asked me back then, I absolutely would have said I'd take a bullet to save their life. I've also been attracted to formal hierarchy in the past (traditional martial arts classes, for example) for the same reason.

    Right now, I don't know what I live for or what I would die for, and the more I think about that, the more it terrifies me. I feel as if I'm drifting into a void of meaninglessness.
    1st @EliaBlack I am sorry for the current feeling of absence. The way you describe it sounds crushing and I am sorry for the experience. It means much to me that I am not the only one having thoughts on the topic.

    May I ask, do you mean then that you have found the earlier pursuits of dominant/submissive relationships and hierarchy to be ultimately lacking in providing purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kullervo View Post
    I can't figure out what I am really here for either, and it isn't for lack of trying. Attempts to find a single purpose have simply been unfruitful. I would rather not talk about what motivates me because that is a very personal question, and one for which I am also likely to be shat on if I shared my answers.
    Thanks for sharing what you did @Kullervo. Harrumph! to the thought that your answers would be met with that kind of reaction though. The idealist in me wishes it wasn't so. The realist in me acknowledges it could be and respects your personal boundaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    I live for living. Work to do, places to go, things to see, people to meet (maybe), new foods to try. I live for my family. I would die for them too, I don't fear it. I don't feel any urge to have a specific purpose in life - I want to be the best at what I choose to do and I want to do it all.

    Sounds balanced @ceecee

    Interesting how many people mention dying for their family!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dyslexxie View Post
    I live in order to learn and leave a mark, and would die for my family (I hope I don't have to, but I would if it came to it).
    Nice! @Dyslexxie Ha! Food @Silent Interesting that both of you and other's chose "family" as something worth dying for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitoshi-San View Post
    I know some people who definitely live for excitement, but would also die for excitement
    Good point @Hitoshi-San! I know many who fit this bill also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinclair View Post
    I live for the experience of life. At present, there is nothing I would die for.
    Do you say "at present" to leave open the possibility @Sinclair?

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