What's your goal?

lilyalic

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Alada said:
There doesn’t have to be any meaning to life, the human machine can function perfectly well and perform is role without the need for any meaning at all. Maybe the search for meaning needs to include a scale far larger than just ‘what’s in it for me’?

Yeah, there doesn't have to be a specific meaning for the mandatory human machine to function, pretty strange when people always seem to be searching for this "meaning". Then again, these meanings are normally represented in forms of our positions in the system (career, job) or if someone has children they can suddenly place a meaning in their life as "mother, father".

Including a scale greater than the benefits for oneself would be looking towards the whole dispersing of the 'truth' wouldn't it? pretty much describing moving from STS to STO as much as possible. I suppose we all have an underlying meaning/goal to become more STO by firstly concentrating inwardly on ourselves o begin with, i.e. the whole concept of understanding man to understand the universe. Also, the other underlying goal would be to free ourselves from the machine/ free ourselves from the predator.
 

Alma.Innovadora

Jedi Council Member
To regain the glimmer of objective love I had as a child and to go as far as I know I can even if they whisper in my ear once again with malice to frighten me "we'll see if you caaan". I want to give a purpose to my abilities that have only served me to gratify myself and subsist.
 

Wandering Star

The Living Force
In my case and at this moment it would be to be a better person.

That is, eliminate the parts of me that I don't like, which I think are the result of social and family programming since I was a child.

The funny thing is that one of the issues that has been difficult for me to balance is smoking (it was affecting my health). Right now I think that more or less is balanced, so I'm just missing one thing.

I'm on it, but it's very irritating when over and over again the "impulses" win.

I would summarize it as being myself and not carrying unnecessary "baggage".:-D
 

Steph_rivers

Padawan Learner
I would like to understand myself better.

To figure out and know why I do the things that I do. Some things about me don’t make any sense and perhaps it is because of (sts) things that do not want to be discovered.

Maybe that way I really can get closer to “knowing” others. Therefore it would be impossible not to love (understand) them instead of sometimes despising people for things that I feel are self destructive to themselves and others. I try to remind myself that it is just my subjective point of view. This stuff is hard!
 

BHelmet

The Living Force
Such a perfect thread these days. Heck it would be awesome to really know. I have been an observer for so long in this lifetime. Ha! I have the goal of discovering my goal! Like others have said, I have racked up a lot of unique talents and experiences so what to do with it all?

And now we are in an accelerometer of chaotic bizarreness. So that makes the choice revolve around the disruption that is playing out and gaining momentum.

Sometimes I think, when people really begin to see what’s going on, they are going to be wanting an explanation or some way to look at it; some way to see the insanity and stay sane or get prepared mentally emotionally and spiritually in some way.

Of course it is presumptuous in the extreme to think I could help but then there are SO many bozos out there with nothing (or worse) to offer. Hm humor has always been a key to my own sanity and defense system. If you can laugh at, you can have some modicum of humanity left?

What does the renaissance man (jack of many trades) do? Again I am left with that I would love to figure out what the hell I am here for aside from my own bizarre personal journey.

And thanks for resurrecting this thread!
 

Voyageur

Ambassador
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Maybe that way I really can get closer to “knowing” others. Therefore it would be impossible not to love (understand) them instead of sometimes despising people for things that I feel are self destructive to themselves and others. I try to remind myself that it is just my subjective point of view. This stuff is hard!

Yes, hard, with the aim to make it easier - to get over ourselves even, to accept that people are on their own ladder rung and can only see from their individual learned perspective. While recognizing deep down, that most, if not all, are in struggle. Moreover, it seems true that battles run trough us all at different levels, wherein that is a less discussed commonality between us. How do we held each other, which helps self? The hard part is free will, standing back and not violating others when they do not ask when you can plainly see their problems well manifest - thinking, if only they would... et cetera. How to see the part that says, If only they would - tricky.

Some things about me don’t make any sense and perhaps it is because of (sts) things that do not want to be discovered.

This knowing others cannot well be done unless one knows some of the ins and outs of self, and yes it can hide so very well from wanting to be discovered. Think that is why a network can help so much in the discovery, just reading from other people, and once in awhile been vulnerable enough to look at self and ask for help rather than shield self.

Not to bring the Romance thread up per se, however that has been one of the tools, at least for me and think for some others, that has really helped look at self and vulnerabilities, to open up. And maybe that is one of all our goals, to open up to some inner truths?
 

Steph_rivers

Padawan Learner
The hard part is free will, standing back and not violating others when they do not ask when you can plainly see their problems well manifest - thinking, if only they would... et cetera. How to see the part that says, If only they would - tricky.
Yea, years of trying that and being met back with hostility. Critical thinking is definitely a developing skill for that subject, which is barely being worked on now due to that awareness.
I had a funny moment with that and made me feel really silly. My dogs always wrap themselves around the same tree stump in the yard. I try to guide them around but they always seem to be oblivious that the lead can easily be undone if they just re-trace their steps. Every time this happens I laugh because I imagine the C’s slapping their foreheads for all the silly things we do that we are not seeing 🤣.

Not to bring the Romance thread up per se, however that has been one of the tools, at least for me and think for some others, that has really helped look at self and vulnerabilities, to open up. And maybe that is one of all our goals, to open up to some inner truths?
I will give that a go! I’m still sometimes shy to reply or give points of view. I’ll be honest, I moved out of a major city to a rural area just to avoid all the chaos, and I hope to keep the brain going by networking here, except I’m still getting my forum “legs” and confidence with talking to people. Especially on the internet, where everyone wants to eat each other alive
 

Alix

Padawan Learner
Yea, years of trying that and being met back with hostility. Critical thinking is definitely a developing skill for that subject, which is barely being worked on now due to that awareness.
I had a funny moment with that and made me feel really silly. My dogs always wrap themselves around the same tree stump in the yard. I try to guide them around but they always seem to be oblivious that the lead can easily be undone if they just re-trace their steps. Every time this happens I laugh because I imagine the C’s slapping their foreheads for all the silly things we do that we are not seeing 🤣.


I will give that a go! I’m still sometimes shy to reply or give points of view. I’ll be honest, I moved out of a major city to a rural area just to avoid all the chaos, and I hope to keep the brain going by networking here, except I’m still getting my forum “legs” and confidence with talking to people. Especially on the internet, where everyone wants to eat each other alive
I stand in the same 'boat' as you. :boat: I'm still get my legs under me and am just trying to figure out what I can provide to our group that has not already been said so well and clearly throughout the forum pages.

I've been able to 'sound out' those around me here with the knowledge I'm gaining; some - if I hit the right note concerning our government and the things we see them doing, are willing to discuss such things but to go any further than that and *snap* goes their brain.
 
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