Top 10 Reasons to Live

Life is a complex tapestry, woven together with threads of experiences, challenges, joys, and sometimes, sorrows. It's a journey that can take unexpected twists and turns, and no two lives are ever quite the same. What gives your life meaning? Maybe it's the joy of reaching a career milestone, the simple pleasure of a shared laugh with a friend, or the bliss of adding a furry member to your family. Ultimately, the meaning of life can be as varied as the people living it, and that's where the beauty lies - in its splendid diversity.

So, what's your reason to be here? Maybe you've already got a long list, or perhaps you're still searching for that elusive "something" that makes everything click. That's okay. The point is to find your purpose, or at least those pieces of it that make you excited to get out of bed every day. And if you haven't figured it out yet, you're in good company - many people are still on that path of discovery, ever-changing and endlessly fascinating.

Remember, life is this incredible narrative that you get to write, even if some chapters are more challenging than others. While you're here, why not celebrate all the things that make living worthwhile?
The Top Ten
1 To love

Life's glory, life's pain, and life's favorite prospect. The one thing everyone vies for, whether it's from family, friends, or a companion. As twisted as a person may be or won't admit it, we all want the same thing: compassion and the feeling of knowing you're wanted.

Love is the greatest thing of all time. Praising the Lord simply comes with love. Love is the essence of life, the ultimate key to happiness. Love is the dance of eternity and is everyone's favorite thing in existence. Love endures all things.

Love is what creates life. It motivates us, comforts us during hard times, and is something we all need. Something every single human desires is love. It makes us better people and shows us who we are.

2 To praise God

Love comes from God. God invented love. Also, the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. That in itself is enough proof for me.

Whatever you believe in, believe with all your heart. That's what I just said.

3 To enjoy sex, drugs, and rock n roll

Okay, maybe not drugs as much (they can kill you), but I would think the rest are well-deserving...

Yeah, life is about having fun, not sitting at a desk. Go out and do something new.

4 To enjoy all those little moments that make life what it is

The good things that happen every day, because barring a few things, everything is little, but it always has a reason for happening.

5 To be remembed

To be remembered is the most important thing to me. I move a lot, 3 or 4 times a year, and it scares me to know that one day they won't remember me. To not be remembered, to me, is like everything you do in life was a waste.

I say that I want to be famous. I know there is a very little chance, but it's still possible. Sally Ride got a 1 in 1,000 chance into NASA and now she is always remembered by people. Can we be the same?

I plan to work for NASA when I grow up. I want to make a discovery so amazing in astronomy that people will remember me for centuries.

6 Because we were born

I agree with this comment because it speaks of something natural, such as being born. Being born is the first step in living.

Why do I find this reason very interesting and convincing?

7 To live life on the edge, to make the most of everything
8 To touch the lives of others
9 To accomplish your wildest dreams
10 To take over the world
The Contenders
11 To see the future

This is a BIG reason I haven't killed myself yet. To see the technology of the future. But I think I was born at the most PERFECT time in history for many, many reasons, even though I do kind of still want to live in the 80s.

Technology and climate change issues make the future really interesting. The longer we are alive, the more of the future will be ours.

12 To get to heaven

All other reasons I've read are only temporary.

That's our main purpose here on Earth.

13 To make a difference in life

We all have our own beliefs. However, my beliefs make me feel that my best reason to live is to do something that will be favorably remembered for generations to come. We are only on this planet once, and to touch so many would be the pinnacle achievement.

To leave a mark on this planet, to change the way people think, to strive for something more. Without people with this mindset, we'd still be in the Stone Age.

14 Your dog would totally miss you

Well, mine wouldn't, but that's beside the point. He would miss barking at me and jumping on me, though. It's pretty entertaining. For him.

15 To see the stars
16 To travel
17 To watch as many movies as possible
18 To see a child smiling at you

... And all those magical moments when you think, "Hey, life is worth it." This includes loving - lover, friends, family, somebody you look at in the street and makes you feel happy, whoever - and being loved. These are the things that make you truly believe in love, humanity, trust, happiness... life.

One of the best rewards in life is having a child and making them happy...

19 To try to become a celebrity

I definitely won't become a celebrity, but I'll definitely be fine.

20 To explore the universe
21 So you don't have to watch your future family make dumb decisions
22 You are beautiful
23 To accomplish goals
24 To procreate
25 To teach people
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