Living Life, Momentarily

Lit From Inside's picture

Because I am living, we are all living. Even if we are all dead, in a sense, although I'm not sure which. Perhaps it's because we all have hopes, which we are constantly waiting to have fullfilled, so in essence we cannot truly be alive, because we are waiting to live. So maybe we aren't dead, maybe we just float somewhere in between life an death, in between those seldom minutes when we achieve our desires, and finally live for a little while. Those moments are the time that we forget about the distress that we have no name for that occurs in between our moments of true alive-ness.

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etherealmonster's picture

reminds me of that lyric: "li

reminds me of that lyric: "life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"

I don't think life = happiness. Life is just... life. What is. You're alive, even if you don't feel it. Sorta. I've never been good at phrasing.

Lit From Inside's picture

So otherwise...

Life is not necessarily conscious, and is constant. It's merely the state of existence? If life were just a state of existence, would that mean that even a rock is "alive," and if that were so, would that mean than life can be conscious-free, or even defy what we define as "living?"

Daelus's picture

"Life isn't bliss. Life is ju

"Life isn't bliss. Life is just this. It's
living."

"When you can't run, you crawl, and when
you can't crawl, when you can't do that, you
find someone to carry you."

Lit From Inside's picture

Bliss?

Who mentioned bliss? All that I mentioned was waiting and fullfillment. Who necessarily said waiting for a good thing? I don't think that I did. Waiting and having expectations fullfilled never implies "bliss." Or at least doesn't always imply bliss.

Lit From Inside's picture

I'm sorry

Using words like "hope" and "desire" (which were not fitting) probably led you to believe that I meant something along the lines of living=bliss; that isn't what I meant at all. What I meant was that waiting was not living, and that while that which one is waiting for is occurring, one lives, before returning to the state of waiting.

Daelus's picture

True. Sorry. :/ But that's

True. Sorry. :/

But that's kind of the point of life, isn't it?
It's not constant.. feeling alive. You just
plod along until the next one of those moments.

I don't know, really. I'm kind of in the same
situation.

Sorry if I missed the point, entirely. :)

"When you can't run, you crawl, and when
you can't crawl, when you can't do that, you
find someone to carry you."

"If nothing we do matters, then all that
matters is what we do."

Lit From Inside's picture

I see your point

I definitly see what you're saying, but is "life" defined by constant "living" (as defined by fullfillment of expectations)? I guess that's my question; I want to know if to be "alive" (as defined by living, but not by fullfillment) one has to constantly be in those moments of fullfillment, or if everything that we experience is living, and if so, why? Why can we live without feeling alive? Or experiencing moments of fullfillment? What makes one "alive?" What is "life?" I suppose if I continue on my exploratory journey through existentialism, I'm bound to be hit by some answers, but it's so much more FUN to make things up for myself, have theories, discuss them, prove them wrong or right. It's just so much easier to create and discuss philosophy and THE BIG PICTURE with people who are alive and experiencing it then to read through texts written by dead or dying people who I can't ask for an explantion when not readily given one while reading. But that's just me.

But aren't we all in the same situation? Either consciously or unconsciously? Living life, over-thinking life? Worrying or wondering if we really are alive and experiencing life as it's meant to be lived, to it's fullest? Wondering if this thing that we wake up and do every day is life? I don't know, that might not be what you meant, just my interpretation, maybe you can explain what you mean by "I don't know, really. I'm kind of in the same situation." ? maybe?