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  1. Ian Too's Avatar
    1. Nearly 50
    2. Yeeeaaaaaahhhhhhh, generally.
    3. Working with the public is a never ending parade. From the genuinely charming to the representatives from Greater Knobendia.
    4. Well you can't take it with you, so it can't be acquisition and I'm reliably informed that the paths of glory lead but to the grave, so if I might commit analogy, I reckon it's choreography not navigation.

    And I haven't even started drinking.
    Last edited by Ian Too; 06-07-2013 at 12:33 PM. Reason: Style.
    06-07-2013 12:30 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    16 here, hehe
    with school and all i'm not the most happy - but i have a pretty sunny disposition
    i have been bored and generally do not like the everyday do-this school grind, with finals coming up next week, it's going to be painful. tjhsst for you (but thats just me)
    right now it's to pass classes and try out ALL the mobile OSes sometime - WP is next on my list
    06-07-2013 04:38 PM
  3. c0wb0ycliche's Avatar
    1. 26
    2. Absolutely.
    3. I am happy/satisfied with the direction of my life, but not necessarily every aspect of the journey. Managing a mobile retailer is an awful nightmare, but in the context that it is temporary until I finish my PhD and write/teach, it is bearable. I would say I am "content" with the status quo so long as I am confident it is only temporary.
    4. As a Buddhist, I would suggest the purpose of life is freedom from all manner of suffering and craving. To truly live. You enjoy the world so much more when you are not constantly wanting for something more.
    06-07-2013 04:49 PM
  4. Coreldan's Avatar
    I believe that the majority of the users on this forum are older than me ( 22 years of age ).

    I have a few questions for you. You dont have to be exact about your personal information.

    How old are you?
    Are you happy?
    Are you bored of your everyday grind?
    What have you found to be the purpose of life?
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    1) 23

    2) For the most parts yes, but I'm currently going through all kinds of big things in life. Having an extremely important summer job (that is basically the job I wanna do when I graduate) that I have very little experience in, but want to make a good impression. First kid coming in august.. 2 more years of university (3 done).. fiancees workplace pretty much getting shut down next summer puts some financial pressure.. So a lot of new things happening and coming up and it's hard to say much about future at this time, but I have faith in it.

    3) Well, as mentioned above, I'm hardly living the "everyday grind" at the moment. The grind would probably be university, I'd really like to be done with that already, but still have a few more years to go so that I could actually get to the actual every day grind of my future career :D

    4) Purpose.. I don't really think it so much as a purpose. We are here, so let's try to make the best out of it. My personal goal is to try to live my life so that I wouldn't have to regret things when I'm older. However trying to pursue that, I already have found myself regretting some of the decisions made younger when trying to ensure to not have to regret things :D More concrete purpose.. I guess to continue the human race through family and trying to live a good life.
    06-07-2013 05:57 PM
  5. montsa007's Avatar
    How old are you? - 24
    Are you happy? - No, most of the times.
    Are you bored of your everyday grind? - Yes.
    What have you found to be the purpose of life? - Life is a mess, don't try to solve it, just deal with it.
    06-11-2013 11:13 AM
  6. jaj324's Avatar
    You folks need some Jesus in your life.
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    06-11-2013 11:19 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Age - 42 (nope not a HGTG joke)
    Am I happy? - Like most people I have ups and downs, such is life. If you look into positive psychology at all you'd learn that most people travel a average of 'happiness'. If you don't travel this average then you can do things to make yourself happier. Also, don't confuse positive psychology with the nonsense of new age thinking of forced happiness.
    Am I bored of my everyday grind? Sometimes, though there are days I do enjoy it
    What have you found to be the purpose of life? To enjoy it as much as I can, to learn as much as I can, to see as much as I can. Family and friends. There is no real purpose to life other than what you personally want to make of it. Not the easiest thing to comprehend but a truth.

    You folks need some Jesus in your life.
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    Not sure if this is a joke or not but no I don't need some false reality in my life. I am an atheist, an anti theist and damn happy about it.
    Last edited by N_LaRUE; 06-12-2013 at 06:32 AM.
    06-12-2013 06:18 AM
  8. z33dev33l's Avatar
    I'm with LaRue in his views on religion but the meaning to my life is my two year old son. I'm a technician at Blue Cross Blue Shield and a software engineer.
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    06-12-2013 06:26 AM
  9. benrp's Avatar
    1. I'm 18
    2. I'm reasonably happy, yes
    3. A bit.
    4. I feel long term my purpose is to go into politics, I want to make a difference in this world.
    06-12-2013 06:30 AM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    4. I feel long term my purpose is to go into politics, I want to make a difference in this world.
    Then don't go into politics, become a scientist instead.
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    06-12-2013 06:33 AM
  11. Gurggles's Avatar
    How old are you? 26
    Are you happy? Enough of the time. But this is a foolish question. Happiness is a target, not a state of being. A person who is happy to have the latest tech toy will not be satisfied months later.
    Are you bored of your everyday grind? A bit, but I try to do many activities to get the most of my free time
    What have you found to be the purpose of life? Help those (humans, animals, the environment) around me by becoming as well versed in many topics. I have a hard time specialising in a single topic when there is so many things that are interesting in life.

    You have to want *something* because otherwise a person stagnates in growth which leads to lethargy. Lethargy ultimately leads to depression. If you were to ask successful individuals what they want after completing a lifetime goal, or a large goal, you will hear a new want.
    06-12-2013 06:55 AM
  12. Gurggles's Avatar
    Then what was the purpose of this thread? If there was an answer you were hoping for then guide the thread with some good questions. Asking questions is good, asking large general questions without a purpose is shooting blind. Why go hunting if you are just going to put on a blindfold and hope you get something you can eat?
    06-12-2013 06:59 AM
  13. jaj324's Avatar
    I am an atheist, an anti theist and damn happy about it.
    That's what they all say until they're truly faced with there own mortality. There are NO atheist laying on their deathbed.

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    06-12-2013 09:45 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    That's what they all say until they're truly faced with there own mortality. There are NO atheist laying on their deathbed.

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    I'm not going to get into an discussion about religion on a Windows Forum. What you have said however is not true, you have no proof to back up your statement cause it would be impossible to know what anyone is thinking on their deathbed. Let's not get into the no atheists in foxhole argument as that's a fallacy I can demolish in seconds.

    Let's leave it there as all we'll end up doing is bugging everyone else.
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    06-12-2013 10:20 AM
  15. z33dev33l's Avatar
    That's what they all say until they're truly faced with there own mortality. There are NO atheist laying on their deathbed.

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    Oh come now, don't be outright ignorant.
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    06-12-2013 12:08 PM
  16. palandri's Avatar
    That's what they all say until they're truly faced with there own mortality. There are NO atheist laying on their deathbed.
    Look at how many different religions there are around the world. Is one right? and the rest wrong?

    You should read Chariot Of The Gods or watch Ancient Aliens on the History channel. There are a lot of people who believe Gods were actual Aliens and they have a lot evidence to make it look plausible. Mormons believe they go to planet kolab when they die. How did they get that idea?

    You really don't understand Atheists. It not like they don't believe in anything. They believe in science. They have faith, but their faith is in science. Everything they believe in can be scientifically proven.
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    06-12-2013 12:36 PM
  17. xandros9's Avatar
    uh oh i sense potential trouble on the horizon

    my "abandon thread" GIFs stand at the ready!
    Last edited by xandros9; 06-12-2013 at 08:39 PM.
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    06-12-2013 01:13 PM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    uh oh i sense potential trouble on the horizon

    my "abandon thread" GIFs stand at the ready!
    Sounds interesting.....

    On another note nice to see some fellow atheists on the forum.
    06-13-2013 04:14 AM
  19. lumia8's Avatar
    Each of us is a special agent having unique configuration of talents, sent from beyond for a special mission. Many of us, if not all, are having amnesia now doing a hundred other things, but neglected the thing for which we were sent.

    I'm 40.
    06-13-2013 04:48 AM
  20. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    24, and not particularly happy at my day job no. I've tried to change it up a bit but keep getting bogged down in stuff which is in no way creative or even slightly interesting. So I continue to develop my own projects outside of my work hours (like the wpcentral app) and that has brought me more happiness and good fortune than I ever expected.
    I don't think there is a purpose in life other than to make the best of what you have. I have some good friends that surround me and a girlfriend who makes me want to be the best person I can be, I just need to continue to develop my app work so that one day I can realise my dream of starting my own Windows Phone / Windows 8 app consultancy.

    One of my lecturers once told me that there were pillars to life: Personal, Social, Romantic, Economic, Labour and Community. I'd like to give more back to the community and I try to by doing the podcasts (for free) and being as helpful as I can to those who ask for my assistance, but I think if you feel you're not happy in one area of your life, just focus on that one for a few months and see what kind of change you can bring about :)

    By the way, I'd recommend the Zen and Tech podcast that Mobile Nations puts out, Georgia from iMore gives some great tips and advice (she's a therapist) on that podcast.
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    06-13-2013 04:56 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Each of us is a special agent having unique configuration of talents, sent from beyond for a special mission. Many of us, if not all, are having amnesia now doing a hundred other things, but neglected the thing for which we were sent.

    I'm 40.
    What? Care to put that in proper language?
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    06-13-2013 05:12 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    24, and not particularly happy at my day job no. I've tried to change it up a bit but keep getting bogged down in stuff which is in no way creative or even slightly interesting. So I continue to develop my own projects outside of my work hours (like the wpcentral app) and that has brought me more happiness and good fortune than I ever expected.
    I don't think there is a purpose in life other than to make the best of what you have. I have some good friends that surround me and a girlfriend who makes me want to be the best person I can be, I just need to continue to develop my app work so that one day I can realise my dream of starting my own Windows Phone / Windows 8 app consultancy.

    One of my lecturers once told me that there were pillars to life: Personal, Social, Romantic, Economic, Labour and Community. I'd like to give more back to the community and I try to by doing the podcasts (for free) and being as helpful as I can to those who ask for my assistance, but I think if you feel you're not happy in one area of your life, just focus on that one for a few months and see what kind of change you can bring about :)

    By the way, I'd recommend the Zen and Tech podcast that Mobile Nations puts out, Georgia from iMore gives some great tips and advice (she's a therapist) on that podcast.
    If there is one thing I would love to do is to learn to build an app properly. Unfortunately time is never on my side and I also find programming a bit confusing though I understand the concepts.

    If you're looking for an app idea, a coffee app would be nice with maybe a social aspect? I have an idea if you're interested and I'm happy to pass it on to you.
    06-13-2013 05:14 AM
  23. benrp's Avatar
    Then don't go into politics, become a scientist instead.
    haha, unfortunately I never got science.
    06-13-2013 06:46 AM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    haha, unfortunately I never got science.
    That's unfortunate. I think science is far more important than we actually give it credit for and has by far the biggest impact on our planet and our lives. Even if you don't 'get' science I would ask you to at least understand why it's important. Either read a book or watch some programs.

    I have never been a lover of politics and I find the current political scene dreadful. It seems a lot more self centered and based on what the politician can get out their position rather than helping others or achieving a better society. I don't see politics as a way to make any change in the world. Yes there are politicians who do good work but unfortunately I think they are a minority.
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    06-13-2013 07:04 AM
  25. benrp's Avatar
    That's unfortunate. I think science is far more important than we actually give it credit for and has by far the biggest impact on our planet and our lives. Even if you don't 'get' science I would ask you to at least understand why it's important. Either read a book or watch some programs.

    I have never been a lover of politics and I find the current political scene dreadful. It seems a lot more self centered and based on what the politician can get out their position rather than helping others or achieving a better society. I don't see politics as a way to make any change in the world. Yes there are politicians who do good work but unfortunately I think they are a minority.
    Oh, well I don't underestimate the importance of science, I've just never been very good at it, chemistry particularly.

    What country are you in? I'm in Australia so I could never really identify with either side in America. Though in Australia we have slogans and campaigning and such which is unfortunate, I can at least agree with some policy and ideology. Its easy to see why people become apathetic towards politics but it can really change the direction of a country and the lives of millions of people.
    06-15-2013 07:13 AM
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