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What Is the purpose of a human?

August 5, 2009
By Electricity PLATINUM, Bradenton, Florida
Electricity PLATINUM, Bradenton, Florida
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What are we doing here? Humans, I mean. What's our purpose? Well, yeah, to live and do great. But what's at the end of the world? Water? Oh, there is no end- the world is round.
Then why do we have thoughts? Why do walk? Besides what science says (we have cells, and lipids...). Why does our body work this way? Were we an experiment that got out of hand?
What makes people different? We're all made from the same thing- energy that moves so fast it's sold. Like a table, but a table can't feel. The hair on my head grows, and it can't feel either.
Is the human race going to live forever? Or will there be an end, like with the dinosaurs. Why do some people live in pain, while others live in joy? Why do some die of cancer, while others of old age? Why is energy in the air, why does air come from plants? Why can't we fly, why can't we jump high?
Is our life a movie? One that lives forever? When the film is over, one will play another? We'll relive the same thing again, and that's why we have deja vu? Oh wait, science explains that too. Our mind works faster than our memory?
Well what do we leave behind, at the end of our film? Pain, sorrow, regrets and despair? Or joy, memories, books and art.... music? Common, give me the answers!
Are some people destined for the slum, where other are destined to shoot that gun? The boy who persuades well, will he be a lawyer? That girl who loves clothes, will she be a costume designer? I, who loves to write... will I be a writer?
Why do we think, why do we feel? Why do we worry, about our career? What matters, at the end of our light?

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This article has 3 comments.

Ciara_M said...
on Nov. 6 2009 at 8:32 pm
I agree. It's a thought provoking piece.

Zero_K DIAMOND said...
on Aug. 19 2009 at 12:42 am
Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's no fun if you're not insane, otherwise you grow up to be an accountant." -Moi

I like this piece because it makes me think alot. I disagree with one line, the one where you ask if since you like to write will you become a writer. I disagree with that because since you write now, but definition you already are a writer. And a good one at that.


on Aug. 11 2009 at 6:28 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

I really love this peice! i totally agree with you on wondering why we're here. I mean, there's got to be some reason, we can't just be here to exist, can we? there has to be some greater purpose! you've written a really good piece!