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29 October 2010 @ 01:46 pm
Qotd: what do you live for  

What do you live for?

Will O'the Wispwotw on October 29th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
Meaghansatyrgrl on October 29th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
I don't live for anything. the way I see it, life is self-justifying.
Chipceo on October 29th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
To make the world a better place.

(and hey, good luck!)
Kcatkcatalyst on October 29th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
Transportation! Also advocacy and working tirelessly for progressive causes. Maybe at a later date we should talk about my views on donating vs. working for free, between which I maintain a clear and viciously defended distinction. But not now.

(... Nu?)
Bad Rabbitzzbottom on October 29th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
I live for my next find.
metagnatmetagnat on October 29th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
I have no idea. It's a question I think about, frequently, but not for a long time at a stretch or I start to get very depressed.
lazyzlazyz on October 29th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
Deloresdebsquared on October 29th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
To continue to grow, learn, and connect. At least, that's my answer for today.
heinleinfanheinleinfan on October 29th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Right now, I'm still trying to learn to live at all. So maybe...I'm living for "me" right now?
The other side of Delirium: Puppy!taura_g on October 29th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
Right now, I am living for friends and the feeling that I will once again find some kind of normalcy. It is going to take a while to figure out how to live for myself again.
whynotkaywhynotkay on October 29th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
Uncomfortable, and therefore good question. Somedays I just don't know. Others, it's enough just to be.
David Policardpolicar on October 29th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
I want to answer "...for a few decades at a time."

But I've recently started to conclude that my compulsion to subvert these sorts of questions rather than answer them is tiresome.

So, OK.

When I drill down deep enough my primary source of value seems to be obtaining the approval of others. I'm not proud of this; in fact I'm somewhat ashamed of it, but there it is.
B.K. DeLongbkdelong on October 29th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
I live in order to give back for the life which I have been given. That is, to be thankful for the good things in my life and to preemptively buildup a crapload of karma by helping as many people as I can learning a lot and having fun along the way.
Boring Nerd: beginningssignsoflife on October 29th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
For those moments of "flow", peaceful unselfconscious moments when I am absorbing in doing and being. Also for those moments of hyperclear gratitude, when I can appreciate what is good in my life without fear of the future or regret for the past.

My cats think my purpose in life is to be a catbed, and they might be right, too.
veek on October 30th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
Knowledge. Stories. Love.

To see where we go from here, as much of it as possible.
Co-conspirator of Squeemuffyjo on October 30th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
Some days, it's simply to see what happens next. Mostly, to have adventures. There are so many sensations I want to feel again, so many things I want to taste again, so many things I haven't yet discovered. It just seems like I'm not ready to say "I'm done" yet.
Chance: waldenmiss_chance on October 30th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
I've been thinking about this one today, and the answer I keep coming back to sounds much more bleak than I mean it to, or than I feel.

I keep coming back to: "I live because I don't have anything else to do."
Which doesn't sound as positive as I feel it. I feel it in a sort happy, contented, existential, nihilism sort of way: "I live for the pleasure of living, there is nothing else I expect out of life, other than to live, and, at some point, to stop living."

Edited at 2010-10-30 06:38 am (UTC)
born from jets!!!catness on October 30th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
tight harmonic tensions.

man. that sounds dumb.
curly_chickcurly_chick on November 2nd, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)