What do you live for?

<p>The simple yet confounding question. Right now I think I live for happiness, but I'm not pursuing it well.</p>

<p>I think that hope plays a significant role in my life.</p>

<p>I live for the pursuit of laziness. I work so that when I'm old I don't have to be a walmart greeter (no offense to walmart greeters) and instead take rides in my future yacht.</p>

<p>I live for:</p>

<p>1) My justice and future activism. I cynically despise many aspects of current society.
2) Truth. I want to be an astrophysicist because I want to find as much truths of the universe as I possibly can.
3) Reason (and math). Virtue and emotion are overrated; with reason comes them, correctly.
4) Annihilate "superstitious and unfounded and little evidenced" beliefs.</p>

<p>I live to accomplish..for succes..for happiness..for God, who gave me this life..for Jesus, who died for my sins..plenty of reasons</p>

<p>I live... for math. That is all.</p>

<p>^ Oh yeah, and that too. But that kinda fits into Reason.</p>

<p>Hmm I live for the pursuit of there being something better.</p>

<p>I live for the fact that I haven't killed myself yet.</p>

<p>Even though that sounds like a joke, it's pretty true. I don't really have any passion which perusing or any "reason to live" but I don't think most do. You think about what someone kills themselves for, not why they refrain from doing so. Not committing suicide is the status quo.</p>

<p>I live for the day when I'll be able to tell about living right now, you know, like old people do. Hopefully I'll remember all my interesting stories.</p>

<p>I'm not all too sure, but mostly for virtue. At the end of the day I want to be able to say that I was virtuous, be it with the people I interacted with or the decisions I had to make. Virtue not directly from a religious standpoint, but more so of what I believe to be right.</p>

<p>To do it big.</p>

<p>Epic glory.</p>

<p>Lots and lots of pokey pokey</p>

<p>Ahh I actually got some good, serious answers. And some fun ones :)</p>

<p>Hedonism, I think. Money, weed, sex. Maybe. Idk yet.</p>

<p>I've had many ideas about what drives me to do what I do. Sometimes when I'm frustrated with academics, for instance, I've dreamed of a perfectly hedonistic lifestyle of playing computer games 24/7, for example. But it may not be that rewarding, since it would trap me in a world of fairly redundant stimuli (in fact, I sort of think that the essence of self-development is to avoid redundant stimuli whenever possible, and to avoid overinvesting in skills that are too single-domain). Of course, I also just like to do things just to see what's possible, as long as those things don't carry significant irreversible risks. For myself I've realized that I like understanding how things came to be (and understanding everything around me in general), and this includes things at both proximate and distal levels of causation (the distal levels of causation explain my interest in astrophysics and physics; the proximate levels of causation explain my interest in cognitive psychology and sociology [although not the type of sociology that's normally practiced]). I, too, live in the moment, and like to immediately investigate anything that seems interesting to me. I sort of think that a lot of the things that have most potential to be analyzed are the things that people encounter every day but which they don't consider a domain of potential research (this includes computer games).</p>

<p>I want to be proud of the life I lived.
The job(s) I had, my friends, the late nights, early mornings, hard work, my morals, everything. I want to change the world, even if its only a couple of people at a time. I want to make the world better, even if its only a little better. Then I am happy.</p>

<p>I live to love Jesus Christ and all of us whom He made. I am alive serious!</p>

<p>For the overmind</p>