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The Meaning Of Life
When a work specifically defines what the meaning of life is.
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What is the meaning of life? Is it to create? To discover? Or is it to feel pleasure? Or to live an exciting and fulfilling life? Or is it to be pure and righteous to prepare oneself for the afterlife? Or is there no reason? Is the point of life just to live?

Or is it 42?

For the most part, there is no set in stone answer, and you could argue this with professors, colleagues, and internet-dwellers for hours. But in some works, a Meaning of Life is set in stone, whether it's by God or simply by the people living.

Compare and contrast Goal in Life.

Not to be confused with that movie where the fat guy explodes.


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Comic Books

Film
Agent Smith: Can you feel it Mr. Anderson? Closing in on you. Oh, I can. I really should thank you for it, after all, it was your life that taught me the purpose of all life. The purpose of life...is to end.

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Live Action Television
First: I managed to stop the machine before it activated and eventually used it to suit our purpose. Jonas: Which is? First: To increase our number. That has never changed.
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