1. Genie · April 5, 2014

    Yes, it’s worth it; life is a gift that keeps on even after death of the body, in my opinion.

    • anumshafique · April 5, 2014

      That is a very commendable thought! πŸ™‚

  2. mfitz · April 6, 2014

    I don’t think it will change the worth much, it’s a short-term ride regardless, so any second is a bonus I guess…:)

    • anumshafique · April 6, 2014

      Interesting way to put it mfitz. I always thought that, at the end of the day, nothing really matters, if your next second bodes the ill-message of death. But then again, life is sort of beautiful and every second counts.

  3. randomrose · April 6, 2014

    What an interesting question, food for thought. Just been sitting here thinking about it. Have I thought about it before? Yes. Is my answer the same? Yes. Life seem pointless. We live, good, bad or indifferent. Some of us offer our help, others do not. We try to look after ourselves best we can. Strive for large or small goals. Cry, laugh. Love nature or not see it at all then we die. I am always glass half full in my life but I don’t see a definite point to living.

    • anumshafique · April 7, 2014

      At times, I share your point of view randomrose. Thank you soo very much for your lovely comment and your inspiring thoughts. I miss your lovely words, do you have a new site now?

      • randomrose · April 7, 2014

        No, still the same site. A few people have said they think I have gone. I don’t know what happens πŸ™‚ I seem to appear then disappear like a ghost…?

        • anumshafique · April 8, 2014

          Well I haven’t seen you around on my reader and then your site doesn’t open for some weird reason. :S

  4. David FauntLeRoy · April 7, 2014

    What do we have to process our own limited experiences besides our own limited brains? There is a balance to knowing we cant come close to comprehending the enormity of the universe or even the deft ebbs and flows of others’ thoughts and intentions, and also knowing that there is immense power in the choices we make. Just more questions and thoughts that your question led me to (the best kinds of questions do this!)…but to more straightfowardly address it: if not for anything besides inspiring, defeating, loving and killing other similarly tiny, beautiful and (in the grand scheme of things) incompetent souls, yes, there is a point. (To say nothing of my Faith, which if I am to take seriously I must state emphatically, “Yes! It is worth it!”)

    • anumshafique · April 8, 2014

      Thank you David for sharing such wonderful thoughts. To know what matters in life for any person is a great blessing indeed. πŸ™‚

  5. skipmars · April 7, 2014

    I’ll assume this is re our discussion. What either of us thinks and enough money — in the long run — will get us a cup of coffee. And perhaps the process of talking and exchanging ideas over those cups of coffee, in challenging each other at an intellectual level and beyond, is the real worth. So the worth of it would appear to be in the moment. How that plays out beyond those moments — how they effect the lives of others — could be a measure of meaning, or in this case, of dotting the point.

    We don’t really know until we step over that threshold of death. And, if it all is meaningless, or pointless, then who cares? No one will know.

    But, if there is meaning and point to each life? Ah, that is the troublesome if.

    I posted my response late. The malady of growing old. Perhaps I’m the king of the Land of Forget. Thank you for reading the response.

    No one wins and no one loses. Too bad. I make a mean cheesecake!

    Thanks, friend, for participating. Until that cup of coffee . . .

    • anumshafique · April 8, 2014

      I suppose no one really understood my response. I thought about it: whether something really mattered. And then I thought if I die right now, will this matter? Will that matter? And the answer was: if it does truly matter, you wouldn’t care about living or dying, you would go for it. If it didn’t, you would feel hopeless in its wake.

      Thank you for participating as well. I am afraid in such queries of life and living, death and dying there really isn’t any winning or losing, but your response was very beautiful indeed! So thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

      • skipmars · April 8, 2014

        Someone said it is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. Not that far from the topic, I think. I am a veteran of the battlefield of love and marriage, and while both inflict a toll, I would agree I am better for the experience. Whether or not anyone else thinks I am is irrelevant.

        Are we all mere singular beings, or do we find any purpose in interacting with others, however well or badly?

        Someone also compared relationships to those rock polishing toys, where you fill a bin with rocks with jagged edges, and add various grades of sand. The machine makes an awful racket at first, and then, over time, produces polished stones.

        The question still remains whether the polished piece of jade has greater worth than its rough form. Or that the rough jade might be more useful than the polished.

        See? That’s why we have the “science” of philosophy! So we can ponder the unponderable.

        Thanks for your kind comment on my post.

        Have a meaningful day! πŸ™‚


        • anumshafique · April 8, 2014

          These questions will perhaps remain forever questions. πŸ™‚
          You are welcome! πŸ™‚

  6. naemarsaed · April 7, 2014

    Always a great question to ask anumshafique. It’s great because it hits you with an instant answer when you ask yourself it. If the answer leaves you smiling
    it’s all good! πŸ™‚

  7. Just Be V · April 9, 2014

    Such simple words but what a huge thought! I guess you have to say to yourself if I was to die right this second would I be happy to go (wherever you do or do not go )? Will I have done everything I could have done with this life? Was I on the right path however far down it I got? Did I leave anything unsaid that should have been said? Was I happy with the decisions I was making and the way I was thinking and acting? Had I looked around myself recently and appreciated the beauty of the world around me and acknowledged the love that I give and receive? If you are happy you have done and are doing all of those things then it has been and is worth it and whenever you die, as long as you are doing all of those things, the answer will always be the same no matter what age you are or where you are or what you are doing.

    • anumshafique · April 9, 2014

      So very true. I agree cent percent! πŸ™‚ thank you for your lovely comment and for sharing such beautiful thoughts! πŸ™‚

      • Just Be V · April 9, 2014

        It was a very thought provoking blog – I loved it! P.S. does your theme make my picture different? Ha! I love this wee elephant that comes up when I make a comment .

        • anumshafique · April 9, 2014

          Thank you once again! πŸ™‚
          Hahaha I have selected these funny little things to appear for those who do not have gravatars. There is an option in our dashboard that facilitates their use. I thought these were the coolest and the cutest so i chose them. πŸ™‚ i’m glad you like them too. πŸ™‚

          • Just Be V · April 9, 2014

            I did think I had a gravatar, but I much prefer the elephant πŸ™‚

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