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Kim’s Answer

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Henry David Thoreau

Life is about living. Not just existing, but living. Not just for yourself, but for others. As you age, at different stages you will think about different things. Many young people say "I want to make a difference in the world." And they start out trying to do that, being politically active, working for social justice, etc. But then they grow up, move out, and face the reality of bills, and suddenly they are caught up in the daily grind of trying to MAKE A LIVING, rather than living.

Life isn't promised. We never know how long we have on this great Earth, or, for how long we will have the good health to enjoy it.

I encourage you of course to pursue your education and career ambitions. But, at the same time, do the things you enjoy. Scuba diving, horseback riding, traveling, or whatever. Don't put things off till "tomorrow." Good health is fleeting. Also, do for others. Simple things, Say "good morning" to the older gentleman who you pass on the sidewalk. Help others when you can. It makes them feel good, and, it makes you feel good! Take care of the planet, and her critters. Let others go ahead of you in line. The more you do for others, the better you will feel, the lower your stress level will be. If you are so inclined, get involved in "politics," but start at the local level. . . city council, state representatives, etc. I just learned my city doesn't even have a tree preservation ordinance!

And, now that I am up in years, for various reasons (mostly health-related) I have little ambition to "do" things. But, that is okay, because, I feel "content." This is different than bored or depressed. However, I realize that when I am gone, it won't be long after that I will be forgotten. So in that regard, I would say that if you want the memory of your existence to be forever, be famous!

I honestly have no idea what the meaning of life is! But, it's a good question!

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April’s Answer

According to Google, LIFE is the existence of an individual human being or animal.
But as for me, LIFE is to fulfill your purpose on earth, living without validation from the others.
We sometimes feel like our life is worthless because we compared ourselves to others, I myself was like that before but as I get aged I realized that each person has a different path to take. Our success in life will not depend on others' success. Our happiness in life should not be validated by others.
We can have a meaningful life depending on how we want to spend it, this pandemic thought me a lot of things in life.
You Only Live Once (YOLO) so do not consume or waste it with negativity, instead, we should always think positive that in every struggle and hardship there's a brighter side of it and that we can surpass it with the help of God.
We should spend our life with those people who keep on inspiring and motivating us, avoid negative and toxic people but if in case we cannot avoid them, help them to become a better version of them.
I would like to share some of Harry Styles's quotes that might help you.

We have a choice. To Live or To Exist.
– Harry Styles

Treat People With Kindness
– Harry Styles

If You're Happy Doing What You Love,
Nobody Can Tell You You're Not Successful
– Harry Styles

And last but not the least, in whatever situation we may be, only God can help us, so ALWAYS PRAY anyway it is GOD who gave us life.

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Liuv’s Answer

The meaning of life is purpose. Find your purpose and you will be happy and more importantly you will always have a reason to get out of bed. My purpose in life is enjoy life and help others. I do love trading stocks, hope to do it full time in 2-3 years.

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Victoria’s Answer

The meaning of life is completely subjective in nature and is based on the individual's beliefs about how life works (ie. religion, philosophy, belief in fate/destiny/etc). To me the meaning of life is to create your own purpose or path within it. That to me is to somehow contribute to society in a positive way.