What is the purpose of life?--The easy answer
by phil on Wednesday Apr 30, 2003 12:53 AM
Sartre, purpose seeking
The method for figuring out the purpose of life is the same for figuring out the purpose of any object or tool. You see a knife, you know it's for cutting. You see a camera, you see it's for taking pictures. To figure what life is for, look at yourself, your hands, your eyes, your mind, your heart, etc., and then imagine what it could possibly be designed for. That's, hopefully, one way to respond to the big "Search for Meaning."
(thanks Sartre for the paperknife analogy in Existentialism is a Humanism.)