Purpose Of Man Essay

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Why am I here? What is life really about? Is there any meaning to life? These questions all have something similar in them, and that is: what is the purpose of man? Most of us do not sit down and think about those kinds of things. I know I never really had, but there obviously is a purpose of man or none of us would be here right now.
Some people think that the purpose of man is to reproduce, then we die. Other people think that purpose of man is survival of the fittest. I, however, have not a clue what I think the purpose of man actually is. I know people just say to serve God. These theories got me thinking though.
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After reading Tuesdays with Morrie, I had discovered that I really do need to sit down and think about some of these things and maybe even those questions stated above. This book got me thinking about why I am here, how is my life different from anyone else’s, when am I going to leave this place called Earth? Morrie Schwartz had great aphorisms that he told throughout the book that I also had started to think about. I’ve picked out a few to tell my thoughts on.
“Everything that gets born dies.” Morrie Schwartz did an excellent job of telling this because I believe this is absolutely true. Everyone or everything that is born on this earth eventually dies. This is how God made the life cycle. People get sick and are diagnosed with diseases everyday because God made them that way. God decides when it is someone’s turn to pass away and go to either Heaven or Hell. We can not control God’s intensions.
Although everyone has his or her own opinion, I believe that the body dies, but the soul will live on and go to either Heaven or Hell. I strongly believe this. Others may not

and that is quite alright. Some people believe in reincarnation, which is a theory believed to occur when the soul, after the death of the body, comes back to life in a newborn body.
Some people may also believe in purgatory, which is the condition or process of purification or temporary punishment in which, it is believed, the souls of those who die is in a state of grace are made ready for Heaven.
My favorite aphorism in Tuesdays with Morrie though, told by Morrie Schwartz is “ Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” This aphorism is a great one, and is really important to me. I have lost many loved ones throughout my life already, and by sharing the love that we had with one another keeps those loved ones alive with me. I had my best friend pass away when I was in the 4th grade. She was also my cousin, which I think makes the bond that we had much stronger. There are times that I miss her, but at the end of the day I know she loved me and I still love her.
Knowing that I have people in my life that I have made an impact on throughout the years, when I pass away and when I am gone they will carry out me and who I am in them. I do not want anyone to forget me. I want to be remembered even after my death.
I think this aphorism is my favorite because we all know what it feels like to lose someone we love, and we know it is something that is very tough. No one really knows why our loved ones pass away. That is something only, God, himself knows.
“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” This aphorism kind of has the same meaning as the one above. Everyone’s life will end at some point, and people will be hurt and upset. Death happens, no one can prevent it. Again, it is how God wants it. All there is to worry about is if they accept that it happened, move on, and remember those who have passed.
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