Does Life Really Amount to Much?

Gardenlover

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Here today gone tomorrow. If a person is truly remarkable they may be remembered by their grandchildren once in a while. After that most of us are forgotten. If that is all there is what is the point - we might as well be dust in the wind.

My hope comes in believing there is more to come.
 

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Aunt Marg

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Here today gone tomorrow. If a person is truly remarkable they may be remembered by their grandchildren once in a while. After that most of us are forgotten. If that is all there is what is the point - we might as well be a plant.

My hope comes in believing there is more to come.
That's my hope, too, just not on planet Earth again. I'v seen more than enough of this filthy, stinking, murderous planet.

As for my opinion of life amounting to much while we are here... not much, at least not much for the normal, regular, everyday average joe.

I see most folk spend a majority of their lives slaving away at some nowhere, nothing job, with little time remaining at the end to enjoy what's left, and for some (not all), the reward is a home, a vehicle, and if you're lucky, a little spending money. Whoop-de-do.

Hardly worth 35, 40, or 45 years of the best years of ones life dedicated to some self-serving, thankless employer.

IMO there's something really wrong with that picture. JMTC (just my two cents).
 
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Gardenlover

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That's my hope, too, just not on planet Earth again. I'v seen more than enough of this filthy, stinking, murderous planet.

As for my opinion of life amounting to much while we are here... not much.

I see most hard-working folk spend a majority of their lives working, with little time left at the end to enjoy what's left, and for some (not all), the reward is a home, a vehicle, and if you're lucky, a little spending money. Whoop-de-do.

Hardly worth 35, 40, or 45 years of hard work that most people spend being slaves to their jobs.

IMO there's something really wrong with that picture. JMTC (just my two cents).
Yeap - sometimes, life seems a lot like a yoyo.
 
Here today gone tomorrow. If a person is truly remarkable they may be remembered by their grandchildren once in a while. After that most of us are forgotten. If that is all there is what is the point - we might as well be dust in the wind.

My hope comes in believing there is more to come.
I don't feel like this life amounts to much because we came into this world with nothing and we will go back out with nothing. I'm not concerned so much with that space in between. It would be nice to be happy and live a fairy tale life but that crap only happens in Lifetime movies. I believe there will be more than we could ever imagine in the after. I'm excited to see what's in store for me when I enter heaven. Mostly I just wanna see God. I wanna hug him and tell him how much I love him.

I think we need to just do the best we can to get through this life and leave a trail of kindness as we go. And hope for the best. What else is there to do? Sometimes I look at our lives and I often wonder what our purpose is for even being here. My life amounts to nothing. Must be some reason for it.
 
That's my hope, too, just not on planet Earth again. I'v seen more than enough of this filthy, stinking, murderous planet.

As for my opinion of life amounting to much while we are here... not much, at least not much for the normal, regular, everyday average joe.

I see most folk spend a majority of their lives slaving away at some nowhere, nothing job, with little time remaining at the end to enjoy what's left, and for some (not all), the reward is a home, a vehicle, and if you're lucky, a little spending money. Whoop-de-do.

Hardly worth 35, 40, or 45 years of the best years of ones life dedicated to some self-serving, thankless employer.

IMO there's something really wrong with that picture. JMTC (just my two cents).
Kinda makes diet and exercise so you can live longer seem ridiculous. LOL
 

Aunt Marg

Granny Pantie Power!
I don't feel like this life amounts to much because we came into this world with nothing and we will go back out with nothing. I'm not concerned so much with that space in between. It would be nice to be happy and live a fairy tale life but that crap only happens in Lifetime movies. I believe there will be more than we could ever imagine in the after. I'm excited to see what's in store for me when I enter heaven. Mostly I just wanna see God. I wanna hug him and tell him how much I love him.

I think we need to just do the best we can to get through this life and leave a trail of kindness as we go. And hope for the best. What else is there to do? Sometimes I look at our lives and I often wonder what our purpose is for even being here. My life amounts to nothing. Must be some reason for it.
Beautiful, Marci.
 

RnR

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Does Life Really Amount to Much?

It does to me … so many precious moments, even among adversity and the current chaos. The sound of the wind, the feel of the sun and the smell of flowers and coffee. Hugs and laughter amongst family and friends, the joy of animals. The memories of personal times gone by.

As for leaving a legacy, so many have IMO … history attests to that … both the good and the bad.
 

grahamg

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Does Life Really Amount to Much?
It does to me … so many precious moments, even among adversity and the current chaos. The sound of the wind, the feel of the sun and the smell of flowers and coffee. Hugs and laughter amongst family and friends, the joy of animals. The memories of personal times gone by.
As for leaving a legacy, so many have IMO … history attests to that … both the good and the bad.
Quality post! :).
 

grahamg

Well-known Member
Gardenlover said:
Here today gone tomorrow. If a person is truly remarkable they may be remembered by their grandchildren once in a while. After that most of us are forgotten. If that is all there is what is the point - we might as well be a plant.


My hope comes in believing there is more to come. That's my hope, too, just not on planet Earth again. I've seen more than enough of this filthy, stinking, murderous planet. As for my opinion of life amounting to much while we are here... not much, at least not much for the normal, regular, everyday average joe.
I see most folk spend a majority of their lives slaving away at some nowhere, nothing job, with little time remaining at the end to enjoy what's left, and for some (not all), the reward is a home, a vehicle, and if you're lucky, a little spending money. Whoop-de-do.
Hardly worth 35, 40, or 45 years of the best years of ones life dedicated to some self-serving, thankless employer.
IMO there's something really wrong with that picture. JMTC (just my two cents).
I needed somewhere to explain a gripe I've got about a recent work experience, so here goes.
First I think I've been pushed "above and beyond the call of duty", (okay just for one day, by an employer who has in general been absolutely great with me, but nonetheless, at 67, sent to a job 200 miles away at very short notice, after already been up many hours, then being told to keep going for a twelve hour shift, after very broken sleep,..., I'm slightly exaggerating although I have little doubt my blood pressure rose through the roof).

One more gripe, a young person from Scotland I'd never met before and I'm sure has a good and generous heart, managed to cut me down when I asked her where in Scotland she came from, and apparently has such a negative view of the whole of her country of birth no one is to speak of it at all, then later I asked her whether she had been to college or university I was cut down again, even though she'd mentioned some educational background, and the last straw so far as this madam went/goes on first impressions, or a first day anyway, when I asked her what was left to do half an hour before we were due to finish a job she's been doing for four months she pretended she did not know.

Defensiveness on this scale would normally raise much wider questions in my mind, even though this young woman did work exceptionally hard, to the extent I'd guess she's trying to bury herself in her work, (oh, then sucking up to a slightly slimy manger appears to be order of the day)? The rest of the week I'm committed to trying to support this small team, due to another member of staff being on bereavement leave, and it is certainly not looking so rosy in my view as it should be, and I admit I threw a bit of a fit at the end of the day and downed tools!

There we are, gripe over, and as to whether we should live in hope, even if we accept we're not going to be missed when we're gone, I agree whole heartedly with one or two positive posts above! :).
 
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tbeltrans

Senior Member
Here today gone tomorrow. If a person is truly remarkable they may be remembered by their grandchildren once in a while. After that most of us are forgotten. If that is all there is what is the point - we might as well be dust in the wind.

My hope comes in believing there is more to come.
Does it really matter what other people think of you or is having done what you wanted/needed to while alive of more importance. In other words, is the value of your life measured by other people or by your own standards?

We don't truly know what happens to us after we die. We each choose to believe what works for us, whether there is life after we die and what that life is, that there is nothing after we die, or any of a myriad of other philosophies. However, while we are alive we have choices to make as to how we live our lives and what our priorities are. That is what is within our control.

Also, though we don't always control over what happens to us, we do have control over how we react to those situations. It is also not under our control what other people choose to think of us and whether they will remember us after we die, so if we place our own sense of self in other people's hands (i.e. being overly concerned as to whether we will be remembered after we die) instead of making our own choices, we will be forever disappointed.

These are the things that I feel are important for us to decide for ourselves. Whether I believe that I continue to live in some fashion after I die is really of little importance to somebody else. What is important is what that person thinks for him or herself.

Tony
 
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