Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 2 months ago

The meaning of the human race is literally to reproduce and die. Why is life so cruel?


Just like bacteria, viruses, animals, and plants reproduce and die.

29 Answers

  • Git
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    That is a simplistic view of life. Life is so much more, there are the intermediate times, between birth and death. 

    An analogy would be the difference between a house and a home. A house is but four walls but a home is the people who lives inside it. Whether it is a good home or not depends on the people who makes it so. Just like what you make of the time between birth and death.

  • 2 months ago

    That was the caveman culture. However, the religions have brought us out so that we can investigate and create our own culture. Looking at the dairy life, everything is worthy for us to study and investigate.

  • 2 months ago

    No one was promised a rose garden.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

     We have got deeper meaning unlike the other animal’s zxjq

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  • 2 months ago

    Uhu, in the short time you have to make sure you do something great to make yourself remembered

  • 2 months ago

    I believe our mission in life is to help each other. Issues and 'cruelty' step in to have us step up and do our 'job'. When we don't, the other person is left floundering and suffering. We all experience the same things, but at different stages of our lives. Some people experience things in their childhood, while others live life into their older years without experiencing a certain (same) thing. This is when the (younger) person steps in and explains/helps with a solution. Some people see what is going on, but for whatever reason, don't step in. I think these people should stop and think how they would feel if someone didn't help them, when they experienced trouble/problems. One of the reasons, I like to use Answers. To impart my knowledge/experience to others asking for help.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    you live then you die , its natural isnt it , doesnt matter what happens . does it !!! you have a right to live and a right to  die ..

  • 2 months ago

    I would say the "assignment" of the human race is that - get born, get laid, get lost - like all creatures.  But any "meaning" we find along the way comes from emotion, particularly love.  Don't know why life is so cruel - seems like we're always in some distress or conflict, as if we were teams playing out some spectator sport for someone else's entertainment, like an ant farm or football game.

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Consider the world view of Sartre:  human existence = reproduction & passing away [passing on]:  "man is a useless passion."

    Heidegger expressed a similar perspective:  Dasein or human here-being is incomplete finitude, incomplete because humans die (Heidegger is not on board with Saint Paul's "last enemy to be overcome [by Soul-realization] is death").

    Sartre advocated putting on big-person pants, evaluating one's assets and opportunities, and making the best of (like the British "stiff upper lip").  Heidegger didn't go to the "Goodbye, cruel world" extent, but couldn't quite "muddle through" to completion of his "Being and Time" project.

    Perhaps the answer to your question is that realizing human existence in a fallen world is "cruel" turns one as a tired Child into the everlasting arms of divine Love (for Heidegger, this "turn" = finding epoche light and thus ataraxia in mystical happenings such as Hoelderlin's poetry).  Of course, if one has devoted some "Being in time but not of it," those "higher, harmonious memories" become "treasures in heaven" which facilitate transfiguring and resurrecting of one's soul-field or inner child.  In that regard, the "king of terrors" is overcome.


    "The Great Divorce;"

    "Testimony of Light;"

    "Understanding Yourself" by Mark Prophet.

  • 2 months ago

    All life is compelled to sustain itself, true. 

    However, human beings have that little something extra. 

    Whether you call it consciousness, genius, creative talent, a soul, a spirit... 

    We have the capacity to grow beyond mere sustenance, and produce things that are physically not like us. 

    What you do with your capacity is entirely up to you. 

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