Friday, 17 May 2013

Why Are You Alive?

Someone recently asked an open question of "Why are you alive?" and I took the time to think and answer it properly. I really love questions like this that make me think, especially when it's about something like why I do something I do. Or why anyone does anything they do. So for your reading pleasure; here is why I live my life.

Why do I live my life? Simply because I am alive. By my mere presence on this Earth I am alive. There was the longest time I wasn't living and was merely existing. Am I really past those times? Well yes probably really. There's always something more to do and more to see. Every time you think that you have done all there is to do with your life something new comes along. I live because I must. There might be someone out there who needs me, and I have to be there for them.

Maybe even somewhere out there there is someone I need. 

I live really just because every fiber in my being, except for the deepest parts of my heart and mind, tell me to. To see what may come next. If it is going to be terrible then I need to witness it with my own eyes.
Back when I was suicidal what got me through the day was the thought that I would be ending my own pain, but I would be bringing pain to the few people who loved me. In the end my selflessness kept me alive.

Also I love philosophical questions like this. I'm quite good at them. Especially rhetorical ones. Nothing says "smartass" like giving a full and genuine answer to a rhetorical question

So what can you take from this? Well it appears I have a bit of a God complex but I think we all knew that one really.


  1. There is no grandiose reason why we're alive. We simply are. All we can do is to try to make the most of it by doing the things that we enjoy as much as possible, whilst also trying to find other people who make us happy/we can make happy.

  2. I really have to agree with SoreLosersGaming to be honest, the only other choice to being alive is to die and that's even less appealing than life is in my opinion. Great job at expanding on the topic though man.

  3. I am alive because my parents and God gave me life........or maybe because I chose to be born again...........who really knows

  4. Man, if someone ever asked me that, I'd just be like "Because I was born...?" I dunno, I'm bad with philosophical stuff, lol.

  5. I'm alive because of a complex set of events leading to my birth.

    Why do I live? Because I can.


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