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#1984175 - 11/08/12 01:35 PM way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life
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Well, what better place to discuss this than good old Piano World?

I've recently figured it out. Gonna tell my kid when he stops making farting noises and can fully understand and appreciate.

Let's hear it, if you care...
Serious and joking posts accepted.

smile

And, if no posts, I'll know it's too difficult a topic.
Or everyone is too busy playing piano!
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#1984198 - 11/08/12 02:19 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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Edited by wayne33yrs (11/08/12 02:20 PM)

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#1984225 - 11/08/12 03:07 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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Well I know what it ISNT- bills, bills, unemployment, greedy banks.
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#1984236 - 11/08/12 03:43 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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hmmmm GREED (one of the beasts 7 heads?)

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#1984242 - 11/08/12 04:13 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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Deep Thought: 42

Kurt Vonnegut: We're all here to fart around. Don't let anyone tell you any different!

Agent Smith: The purpose of life is to end.

Nihilist: there is no objective meaning of life

Taoist: the simple answer is here within ourselves

Paul Gaugin:


C. Allan Gilbert.

title:Life, death, and meaning of existence are intertwined.
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#1984253 - 11/08/12 04:39 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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And of course the music

opus: life is live


monty python: Try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try and live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations


offspring: There's no right and wrong way




and I almost forgot
Metallica: Nothing else matters


Edited by wouter79 (11/08/12 04:54 PM)
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#1984259 - 11/08/12 04:48 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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Life is meant to be part of a balanced breakfast.

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#1984261 - 11/08/12 04:51 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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I don't know, but my piano teacher said last week that music is the only thing in life that makes any sense. I was quite pleased with this statement, because it's true, only I've been a bit late realising it.
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#1984284 - 11/08/12 06:00 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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wouter79, love it!

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#1984317 - 11/08/12 06:55 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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To win, of course. Though even if you win Life, you're still just a person behind the times playing a board game.

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#1984325 - 11/08/12 07:11 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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It is a possibility that there is no meaning to life except for the meaning that you personally ascribe to it, and, therefore everyones will differ albeit slightly in some cases.

As life is so fleeting and folk can and are taken away so suddenly and unexpectedly, it is of prime importance to treat not just loved ones but everyone as though this will be the last time you interact with them, as it could be, so be loving.

Warmth when it is cold ( you cant beat a woodburning stove) good food shared with folk, your fav tipple or other intoxicant, good music and a safe place to sleep are all you really need.

Possessions and material accuisitions dont count for anything in the final tally.

Ignore the media, dont buy newspapers or watch the tv, its much better to NOT be told what you should be doing, what you should be wearing, what you should be buying and what you should be desiring..... without the media propaganda you will feel free.

Keep your loved ones close.
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#1984331 - 11/08/12 07:44 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: Rostosky]
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Originally Posted By: Rostosky

Ignore the media, dont buy newspapers or watch the tv, its much better to NOT be told what you should be doing, what you should be wearing, what you should be buying and what you should be desiring..... without the media propaganda you will feel free.

Keep your loved ones close.



yes! Last year I quit watching the news, cancelled my newspapers and don't read it on the Internet. I watch weather and a couple of other 'no news' programs. Plus 2 internet forums.

It's amazing, I get along fine without it. My life seems SO much more serene now, I should have done it years ago.

Life's too short to get all worked up about things I can't control.

Works for me.
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#1984334 - 11/08/12 07:53 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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Improve the world? Make somebody happy?
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#1984343 - 11/08/12 08:26 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: Bobpickle]
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Originally Posted By: Bobpickle
To win, of course. Though even if you win Life, you're still just a person behind the times playing a board game.


Ugh... my kids love "Life" and always want me to play. It's basically "Candy Land" dressed up with more bells and whistles and the spectre of the kids potentially asking where babies really come from, hanging over the proceedings like the Sword of Damocles.

I'll miss it when they are teenagers... or not. smile
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#1984353 - 11/08/12 08:38 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: wayne33yrs]
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Originally Posted By: wayne33yrs
hmmmm GREED (one of the beasts 7 heads?)



I'm not Biblical myself but greed is perhaps the biggest problem in this world. Not enough sharing so we have poverty.
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#1984359 - 11/08/12 08:51 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: Toastie]
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Originally Posted By: Toastie
I don't know, but my piano teacher said last week that music is the only thing in life that makes any sense. I was quite pleased with this statement, because it's true, only I've been a bit late realising it.



Indeed yes! I couldn't live without music and my Piano.
The Master said of music:

When I open my eyes I must sigh, for what I see is contrary to my religion, and I must despise the world which does not know that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.




Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. It is the wine of a new procreation, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunk


I once had a dream that the Universe is a symphony.
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#1984362 - 11/08/12 08:54 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: Rostosky]
EdwardianPiano Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rostosky
It is a possibility that there is no meaning to life except for the meaning that you personally ascribe to it, and, therefore everyones will differ albeit slightly in some cases.

As life is so fleeting and folk can and are taken away so suddenly and unexpectedly, it is of prime importance to treat not just loved ones but everyone as though this will be the last time you interact with them, as it could be, so be loving.

Warmth when it is cold ( you cant beat a woodburning stove) good food shared with folk, your fav tipple or other intoxicant, good music and a safe place to sleep are all you really need.

Possessions and material accuisitions dont count for anything in the final tally.

Ignore the media, dont buy newspapers or watch the tv, its much better to NOT be told what you should be doing, what you should be wearing, what you should be buying and what you should be desiring..... without the media propaganda you will feel free.

Keep your loved ones close.





Good post Rossy! I'd love an open fire. Oh to live in a period house with an open fire!
Totally agree about media propaganda- one should ignore it!
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#1984375 - 11/08/12 09:17 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: Toastie]
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Originally Posted By: Toastie
I don't know, but my piano teacher said last week that music is the only thing in life that makes any sense. I was quite pleased with this statement, because it's true, only I've been a bit late realising it.


But you shouldn't have been pleased - you should have questioned this - if the statement is true then that rules out the possibility of your piano teacher making sense (since your teacher is not music)...and so you can safely disregard anything he/she says about life and/or music... smile
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#1984378 - 11/08/12 09:28 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: EdwardianPiano]
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Originally Posted By: EdwardianPiano



I'm not Biblical myself but greed is perhaps the biggest problem in this world. Not enough sharing so we have poverty.


Greed can be either bad or good - it depends.

If you get the things you desire, no matter how much, by earning them (which means deserving them) then that is good - but if you get them even though you didn't earn them (and thus did not deserve them) then that is bad...

And poverty is not caused by "not enough sharing" - it's caused by too much forced sharing, aka legalized theft...
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#1984382 - 11/08/12 09:35 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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Quote:
If you get the things you desire, no matter how much, by earning them (which means deserving them) then that is good


Not sure I'd call that greed.



Legalised theft- indeed yes. I've been using that term for years!
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#1984386 - 11/08/12 09:50 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: EdwardianPiano]
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Originally Posted By: EdwardianPiano
Originally Posted By: Toastie
I don't know, but my piano teacher said last week that music is the only thing in life that makes any sense. I was quite pleased with this statement, because it's true, only I've been a bit late realising it.



Indeed yes! I couldn't live without music and my Piano.
The Master said of music:

When I open my eyes I must sigh, for what I see is contrary to my religion, and I must despise the world which does not know that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.




Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. It is the wine of a new procreation, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunk


I once had a dream that the Universe is a symphony.




Absolutely! There is also that quote by Nietzsche, one of the best quotes about music:
Without music life would be a mistake.
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#1984393 - 11/08/12 10:05 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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It would yes! Even nature makes music!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qESQa8UHCTw


Edited by EdwardianPiano (11/08/12 10:06 PM)
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#1984394 - 11/08/12 10:11 PM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: wouter79]
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While quickly scrolling down, the last picture really looked like a skull.
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#1984429 - 11/09/12 12:32 AM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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Life is like a box of chocolates. Sometimes the chocolates taste yummy, and sometimes they tastes like crap. Just depends on which ones you choose.



Edited by Mr Super-Hunky (11/09/12 12:33 AM)

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#1984438 - 11/09/12 01:15 AM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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Life has the meaning I ascribe to it, it's meaning is imbued, with no objective or inherent value.

I have chosen to not ascribe meaning to life. No meaning, no morality, no God, no soul. I have no direction, no purpose, nothing, yet I am happy and kind.

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#1984442 - 11/09/12 01:24 AM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Originally Posted By: TrapperJohn
Originally Posted By: Toastie
I don't know, but my piano teacher said last week that music is the only thing in life that makes any sense. I was quite pleased with this statement, because it's true, only I've been a bit late realising it.


But you shouldn't have been pleased - you should have questioned this - if the statement is true then that rules out the possibility of your piano teacher making sense (since your teacher is not music)...and so you can safely disregard anything he/she says about life and/or music... smile


I have carefully considered this and decided that the statement still indeed makes lots of sense. My piano teacher does actually talk quite a lot of sense about life and music (at least to a crazy person like me, not sure how anyone 'normal' would feel about it all), so perhaps we can modify the statement slightly to "music and my piano teacher are the only things in my life that make sense" smile Work certainly doesn't make any sense, and nor do most of the people I know.
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#1984499 - 11/09/12 06:13 AM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: Foxes]
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Originally Posted By: Foxes
...
I have chosen to not ascribe meaning to life. No meaning, no morality, no God, no soul. I have no direction, no purpose, nothing, yet I am happy and kind.


Logical contradictions abound here...

You say you have chosen not to ascribe meaning to (your) life - but by the act of so choosing to have no meaning that is precisely the meaning you have given to your life (my meaning is to have no meaning)...

And thus, your direction is chosen to be directionless; and your purpose is chosen to be purposeless...

If you are happy and kind - and if you are truely happy about that - then there is certainly some meaning in that for you - by choice.
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#1984512 - 11/09/12 06:55 AM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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Here a few more

Madonna: life is a mystery (can't find the clip?!)

Existentialism: life's what you make it



But IMHO the heart of the matter is this:

Rhythm Of Snow: I Think Therefore I Am Confused (1999)
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#1984524 - 11/09/12 07:42 AM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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Wouter pmsl , again , it helps if you know the title of the song you are looking for...
which in this case is not "life is a mystery" that is just part of the lyrics!

here you go.....maddonna and "like a prayer"

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#1984533 - 11/09/12 08:09 AM Re: way WAAAAY OT: meaning of life [Re: piano joy]
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Ah thanks Rostosky! Yes I only remember lyrics but no singers and no titles... In fact I also don't remember lyrics but only the 'phonemics', that is I know the sounds they make but not what it actually means (until I start listening in a different way to focus on the text). Sometimes I'm way off the real text :-D


Edited by wouter79 (11/09/12 08:10 AM)
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