Everyone has their own meaning of life. Many people live to enjoy the pleasure of communicating with:
Others enjoy having their ideas useful to others.
Still others enjoy their feelings: joy, love, pain, suffering.
If the only goal in life is to be remembered about you in 500 years, then this means that the connection between consciousness and is broken by feelings, in such a state there is a direct road to depression, this is when desires have already died, and the body is still alive and then the meaning in life disappears.
If you were remembered in 500 years, this will not add the meaning of life. The point is not to remember. The meaning is acquired not through a thought process, not through receiving pleasure, but through experiencing reality. Therefore, there are so many arguments, questions and so few answers)
The point is to learn the lessons of the empty existence of previous generations and learn this world, its meaning, what, why and why it is better to do and what not to do. To understand your role in this universe, to whom or what you can be grateful (and to whom / what, on the contrary) for your life and everything that surrounds it, and build on this. Well, or at least try to do this, and not remain an ungrateful fool who does not think about whether there is something in this life besides thoughtless indulgence of the biophysical desires of your body and free thoughts that first came to mind and seemed the most pleasant for the senses of your body .
The mix is that the "meaning of life" is a vague concept, and we can talk for a long time that this is a subjective concept, and no one knows the truth, but I’ll say on my own:
For a long time I thought that the point is to leave something behind, so that descendants will remember, but even if we talk about scientists, poets, journalists, etc., they are remembered only in narrow circles, whatever one may say, but those who are promoted, for example, they start to hate Pushkin, this is logical, because it is imposed.
I AM FOR GEDONISM. enjoy what you like, and don’t drive about it, in 500 years nobody will be remembered with dignity, because everyone will outplay and no one cares. example set: starting from Pushkin, ending with Freud.
As a result: There is no sense = the point is to have fun)))
I think that only a person who connects or assumes his meaning in life in order to leave behind something for which a person will be remembered in 50, 500, or 1000 years could have put the question this way. If you are tormented by the thought that in 500 years no one will remember you, then perhaps it is worth doing something that will be remembered in many years. Or look for another reason for your existence. :)
Many other people who have determined their meaning of life (or believe that there is a reason for existence), such a question may not arise - for the simple reason that they do not aim to be remembered after many years.
For me it is difficult to call the meaning of life just the fact that you will be remembered in 500 years. Too selfish position. As it seems to me, there is no meaning in the life of an individual person (although he can define for himself some personal attitudes, follow them and call them "the meaning of life"), but there is the meaning of the existence of life as a whole as a phenomenon. Life is part of the existence of the universe and is needed to maintain harmony and balance.
Something like a gear in a watch: in itself it is an unnecessary trinket, but as part of the mechanism, its existence takes on meaning. The clock will not work without this gear, but it can be replaced with an identical one. That is, it is important not that there is this particular gear, but that it exists in principle.
The point is not whether they will remember you in five hundred years or not. The desire to be remembered is in itself unjustified, so it should not be an end in itself. After all, the meaning of life is in sincere adherence to good, in the priority of spiritual goods over material ones, in pure, open love.
A quote from the novel by N. Ostrovsky "How the steel was tempered" is very appropriate here: what is dear to a person is life. It is given to him once, and he must live it so that it does not hurt excruciatingly for the years spent aimlessly, so that he does not burn shame for a petty and petty past, so that, dying, he can say: all life and all strength were given to the most important in the world - the struggle for the liberation of humanity. And we must hasten to live. After all, an absurd illness or some tragic accident can interrupt it. "
For me, the point is to enjoy the moment, to live for my own pleasure and to please others. When I die, I (probably) will not care what people think of me.
The meaning of life is to have someone to remember, that is, to continue life as such, and the memory of your life will pass into the transferred experience and achievements, your contribution to the overall picture of life.
After 500 years, no one will remember me, but on the other hand, I don't know anyone at that time, and the opinion of people I don't know ... is this why it should influence me? So we have complete equality with our distant descendants :) Well, if it is a little more serious, then the point is not to do something large-scale. The point is not to be ashamed of yourself.
Tsimus is not about remembering you as a person, but about somehow positively influencing the future, making your own contribution. Even if you are not a great scientist or inventor, the consequences of your actions will sprout in the future, mix with millions of others, and will certainly grow into something. That's it, the pathos is over, I'll go to bed, it makes no sense.
In pursuit of happiness.
Happiness is harmony between past, present and future.
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