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Life is a mixed bag. It has it's occasional moments where it's great. Memorable moments that will remain with you for the rest of your life, moments you wish you could live in forever. But then there is the other side of the coin where everything is a steaming pile of crap, which unfortunately is more often the case than the good. But just as there is bad stuff in this world there is also good.

 

One thing I've come to realize is that life is a precious thing in all forms. It may have it's down and unpleasent sides, it may be corrupted at times but there is a balance. Without the bad life couldn't possibly exist in this realm, the same goes for the good as well. Even if the good aspect is very small, it's still there somewhere.

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If I take this question literally, I would state that life in its entirety, is a neutral thing. Actions are actions, and do not have any sense of positivity or negativity about them. Most would say a volcanic eruption is a "bad" thing, though, if we were to think in a sense that life is completely meaningless, and all things destroyed are also meaningless, then the eruption remains neutral, which, it really is. Humans have taken it onto themselves to label things are good, bad, ugly, beautiful, etc., while in a non-human way of thinking, these concepts are absolute nonsense. What humans find to be wonderful -- let us say,a piece of art -- a whale does not find any value in. Good and bad are nonsense terms, in the entire universe's reality, but of course, are extremely simple notions that human reality has.

 

Now, if I were to take this question, "Is life beautiful?" in a different manner, then I could say no, life itself is not beautiful. It is simply a cycle that has no true purpose, so it is not "beautiful." I find "life" to be really a rather negative thing, as it, to me, is a waste of time, as I do not believe in any said deity or afterlife.

 

And if I were to take this question as the OP presumed it would be taken by all users, then yes, I do find the many things in life to be absolutely fabulous. I do not like many things, but I can understand why others would, for the most part. And those few things that I do like, I find to be immensely "beautiful." Daily living is always wonderful, as long as you have the mentality to think in such a way.

Edited by Chiaki

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Life itself IS beautiful. It´s a miracle. Imagine like you started as just two cells and it all went into a human being, able to move, breathe, learn and the most important thing - think. When I see how many people dies everyday in the car accidents, drowned, hit by the lightning, starving or because of a disease or illness, I´m always wondering: How it is possible I am still alive? .. And I´m grateful I got the chance to live and it wasn´t taken away from me yet.

I´m kind of a sad panda so I have all the rights to say life is not beautiful, but I´m not gonna do that because I don´t even like when someone says it is not. As I said before, life itself is beautiful. Just other people, issues or even ourselves are making it suck. And that´s the fact.

I have to say we´re not here to enjoy the life. We´re here just as a part of the food chain, as a part of whole ecosystem. It´s one thing people often forget, that in the eyes of nature, every single organism has the same importance.

Edited by Cocodrillo

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To me it just depends on the day. For the last seven months, due to my depression, life was shit. Everyday I would wake up and I would be surrounded by darkness. Nothing made me happy. But when the depression finally ended, well it was if my life began again. Life is dictated by how we feel and how we view ourselves.

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Life isn't beautiful, life cannot be classed/described like this for there is no one path. For example i have a friend she is smart, funny, beautiful but she will never see life like we do.. she had been threw stuff i could never go threw. Horrible, scary things. in conclution in my view the world is sort of beautiful something that can be so dark and so scary yet still allow hope and that beauty is something we will never see to its fullest.

That probably will make no sense though.

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Some have their stick bend, became elastic, then it could be used as a funny toy.

That sentence itself just earned you a brohoof.

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Life is what you make it out to be. It can be beautiful if you find it beautiful, or terrible if you find it terrible. What life is, is yours.

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That sounds like a bunch of eastern philosphy. If life is all shit, then why do we live? Why take part in such a shitty thing?

 

Do we, as a species, really have a choice? That's why we must make the best of things while we are alive.

Edited by Vinyl Blade

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Life is a giant shitfest but its our shitfest. It's what we makr out of it. We can block out, stop, or ignore corruption or we can conform or eveb accept it. I believe in god and heaven. Not necesarilly as precise as real religious people do, but there has to be somewhere better than this.

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Yes, life is beautiful. It's incredibly fascinating that it could ever come to be to begin with, and moreover it's fascinating that it came together in such a way to bring us our own consciousnesses, with such intelligence and senses.

 

It's all too mind-blowing if you think about it too much! =P

 

The world obviously does not treat every individual life fairly, but that's just because things don't happen for any reason. Anyway, my point is that life itself is beautiful, just like the rest of universe.

 

I'm happy to live just knowing the odds.

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Life is a giant shitfest but its our shitfest. It's what we makr out of it. We can block out, stop, or ignore corruption or we can conform or eveb accept it. I believe in god and heaven. Not necesarilly as precise as real religious people do, but there has to be somewhere better than this.

 

maybe I cant accept that the world is ball of crap becuase I cant believe in heaven. You believe in heaven becuase this world is a shiotfest, and you think that there must be a better place than this. I wish I could believe in heaven and god and that stuff, but I guess im just not the type. If I believe in heaven, then I would have a better time accepting that this world is a crap. We all cant be perferct.

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maybe I cant accept that the world is ball of crap becuase I cant believe in heaven. You believe in heaven becuase this world is a shiotfest, and you think that there must be a betters place than this. I wish I could believe in heaven and god and that stuff, but I guess im just not the type. If I believe in heaven, then I would have a better time accepting that this world is a crap. We all cant be perferct.

 

True that, man. True that. I'm don't even follow any religion, I just believe in heaven, hell, and god. Like I said, yo me at least, theres gltta be somewhere better better than thia hellhole. Unless we are all in hell already, that would make a tad more sense :P

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True that, man. True that. I'm don't even follow any religion, I just believe in heaven, hell, and god. Like I said, yo me at least, theres gltta be somewhere better better than thia hellhole. Unless we are all in hell already, that would make a tad more sense :P

 

well alduos huxley once said "perhaps this is another planets hell." Maybe thats true. Maybe we are dead. maybe you and I and he and she are all dead. Maybe reincarnation is real. Maybe instead of escaping this world when we die, are spiris live on in flies and trees and stuff, so we can never escpae this place. we are in hell forever, because we are dead forever. lets just hope that the zombies rise up in the realm of the living, so we can escape this hell. At least for awhile.

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well alduos huxley once said "perhaps this is another planets hell." Maybe thats true. Maybe we are dead. maybe you and I and he and she are all dead. Maybe reincarnation is real. Maybe instead of escaping this world when we die, are spiris live on in flies and trees and stuff, so we can never escpae this place. we are in hell forever, because we are dead forever. lets just hope that the zombies rise up in the realm of the living, so we can escape this hell. At least for awhile.

 

I'd drink to that, my friend, I'll drink to that.

 

 

hmmmm, ever notice how long that one sentence can take up? Just enough to trick the minimum post count :P

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i guess there are two kinds of responces in this thread.

 

1. Life is beautiful becuase the human body is cool.

 

2. life is shittty because it just is.

 

did i get it down, homies?

 

I'd drink to that, my friend, I'll drink to that.

 

 

hmmmm, ever notice how long that one sentence can take up? Just enough to trick the minimum post count :P

 

Yeah, im not being serious. Im just high. I wish I was old enough to drink (to that). youre never to young to blaze. The shit I come up with when im high. Edited by Fanayvea

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The world's pretty ugly, really. So are many, many people (not physically, I mean at heart). But hey, we've got one life here personally, I want to make it as beautiful as possible. Life is what you make it.

Edited by Twiliscael

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I don't get all these people saying life is shitty or it "could" be great.

Life IS beautiful. Always. No exceptions. You just have to know how to go about it. Learn to shrug everything bad away and find the positive side to everything. You don't have to be religious or believe in an afterlife (or whatever else you believe in) to live a good life and to be happy.

And about all the people talking about all the awful things that happen and the "shit" that is humanity (people in general, not just in this thread), maybe if everyone spent less time complaining about other people and try to find how they themselves can become a better person then the world could become a better place. The world, not life, because those are 2 completely different things.

Signing off with love,

-Demiurge <3

 

EDIT: Forgive me if my thoughts are bit all over the place, it's late and I'm sleepy. :)

Edited by Demiurge

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I'm 14, I can't really drink :o

 

I've never "blazed up,"I I don't see much of a need to. Not to mention my dad's a law enforcement specialist. Not a great combonation for that kind of lifestyle :P

 

Oh and don't think I'm disrespecting you, if anything I gained respect for your "don't give a f*ck" attitude :)

 

no, I dont think your disrespecting.

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This is, perhaps, a very complicated question for me. Had you asked me a few months ago, I would have said life is beautiful and wondrous beyond imagination. But over time, I have grown bitter and cold, because that is what the world wanted me to become. I would imagine forums heavily accelerated this process, as well as being bombarded by the dreck spewed by one too many nihilists and atheists, who believe that life is just a ball of meaningless crap anyway (though I should not accept floccinaunihilipilification ordained from those who are what they are via being floccinaunihilipilificated themselves).

 

When I look back at things I wrote a mere 10 months ago, I saw the works of a person who saw nothing but glory and beauty in life, despite the endless pain and hardships he had gone through. But I have been worn down and dulled by the meaningless words of meaningless people. Ironic that atheists preached to me an existence of carefree nature and happiness, but they only made me realize how pathetic, worthless, and cold the world they preached was. They didn't convert me... they drove me to apathy.

 

I want to believe life has worth. I want to believe it is beautiful. I want to say that everything has a purpose and a reason. I want to believe these things because they are true. I want to believe them because I know the thing that nearly killed me was the lies of others. I want to believe them because with beauty in life, life has no reason.

 

So, to finish my complex answer... Yes, life is beautiful. You may have to dig beyond the lies and the crap people put out, but you realize eventually that bitterness and apathy aren't what life is about. Life is about something greater. It is about fighting through your pain and surviving your life, where something better awaits. Had I believed every lie I found, I would have stuck a knife in my head nine years ago. Nine years ago, beauty was taken from my life. And people kept ripping it away for years. But I found on... because I know there is something worth fighting for. Beauty is somewhere in life... somewhere... but it is certainly there.

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life is not beautiful, but it is not ugly. It just is and it is the things in life that are beautiful or ugly, all based off what a persons sees as beauty or ugliness.

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In my opinion, as one who's been down the path of suicide, it depends on what you're talking about. If you're just talking about life as in God's creation (purely meant to get the point across I'm not forcing my religion in here) then yes Life is one of the most beautiful things in the universe. Now, if you're talking about the life of the individual, that's another thing entirely. It's beauty is entirely subjective. For instance, I think that my life is a total train wreck while one of you may think that I've got it all. See what I mean?

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I love that "it can be" is the popular answer

 

I think life is beautiful...others don't. I think it is our perceptions that make it...as in one event could be viewed differently by many others.

 

So for me yes...for others...not always

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Oh dear, I can't really write this post without making it cheesy as hell, but I think it really is. It's amazing how life in the universe came to be, and there are so many small things in life that make you appreciate it so much. It can be the smallest, most insignificant thing. When I was a kid I would sit on the floor and stare up at the ceiling, and think about how amazing the simple fact that life exists is. Of course life isn't perfect, but that's what makes the things that make you appreciate how beautiful it is. Nobody's life is perfect, not even for those who are privileged and lucky. There are so many things that you can possibly do with your life.

 

If we really are 'the worst generation ever' (whatever that means.) I coudlnt bear to have people hate me because I was born in a certain time period. Thats another genralization.

People always think that EVERY generation is "the worst generation ever". When the next generation comes along, people will say the same thing.

Edited by spaghettinoodles

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It's pretty gosh darn beautiful to think about, that's for sure. To think, something brought about the big bang, which propelled all the stardust/primordial matter in all directions. Out of that huge cloud of dust, our galaxy came to be and produced a good place for our local dust cloud, the solar system! Oh, so many things came into line to make this all possible. So many things indeed....

 

Now when it comes to human nature and experience....Oof. Sometimes it's neat. Sometimes...eh, beat me with a rake, please.

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In my life, I always look for little moments of beauty.

 

The balcony overlooking the pier in Key West as the sun set. All over you could hear celebrating, cheering, cars honking, and music. You could literally watch the sun disappear beneath the horizon.

 

Having a smoke at Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem on erev shabbat. There was a feeling of great anticipation in the air, almost electric. Everybody seemed to have a little more spring in their step. The Wall was the place to be that night.

 

On the last night of Ultra Music Festival 2011, we took the downtown Miami metro rail to get back to the hotel. It was completely crammed full of festival-goers and we all sang happy birthday to Tony despite the fact that none of us knew him.

 

Things like that.

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