• Is food worth eating? Is thought worth thinking? Are sounds worth hearing? It's kind of a nonsense question to me. Life is worth whatever you manage to make it worth, and everyone's mileage with that varies.
    • Butterflies67
      Its not a nonsense question. With this week being focused on mental health, many feel that life is not worth living. It could be because of mental health issues, losing a loved one in death or just general anxiety.
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      From a semantic standpoint, it doesn't make sense. "Worth" is the value something has in comparison to something else (for instance a horse might be worth 12 pigs or something like that). When people ask "is life worth living," it's not to compare the value of life with some other alternative (ostensibly being dead), because the alternative is worth nothing, but a veiled declaration of internal pain. To ask "is life worth living" is never expecting a direct answer, I would argue. If you were to answer this question with a "yes" or a "no," it doesn't tell the person asking the question anything. So, from a philosophical standpoint, it's a rhetorical question that doesn't get an answer. That's why it's kind of a nonsense question to me. The topic of how to get the most out of living or why it's appropriate to never give up on yourself is another topic altogether that really can't be done any justice in short answer format, like what we are stuck with for the time being on AB.
  • The only way I know to make life worth living is to die everyday to self. The unbeliever would find that redundant, but really it is the only way to be truly happy.
    • Cry me a River
      Because satisfying self everyday it has to be done more and more, and grandeur every time.. the flesh is never truly satisfied .. why no one should live without Christ.
  • its supposed to be

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