What's the secret of life?

If you ask me, I think the secret of life is to be happy and try to improve other people’s situations if they need help.

I don’t always follow my own advice. But that seems like a good enough answer to me.

Okay, smart guy, what’s the secret to being happy?

Science and technology. They will empower us and give us freedom and security we couldn’t fathom without them.

Well, like I said, I don’t always take my own advice, but you can strive to be happy. Though some times it’s impossible. If you’re still unhappy, see a shrink, if that’s not enough you can be medicated. Or eat better and exorcize more.

Whole grain oats. Without those, it’s really just Chex.

So wait…you’re saying the Amish and those uncontacted New Guinea tribes are a bunch of losers? :dubious:

My answer for the “secret of life” is: Be yourself. Don’t waste your time trying to be anyone else.

The really tricky part is figuring out who yourself really is.

The secret to being happy is learning how to flip all those little switches in our brain that dish out the feel good chemicals.

The secret of life is more life.


Really, this is it so hard it isn’t even funny. The fucked up thing is you spend so much time thinking about what others want that by the time you start thinking about what you want you aren’t even sure anymore.

I think, if there is even a secret to life, that the answer would be so unique to each individual that it would be useless for someone else.

For example; for me the secret to life is to take the more difficult moral path. That might not be the same for you. It probably isn’t the real secret for me either. In fact, the idea of life being so easily summable as to be covered in a secret is laughable.
However, if there WERE a universal secret to life I would say it is the Pareto principle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle

Saving all that time is crucial. Realizing where you can minimize it on the less important stuff means more time to focus on important stuff.

Move aggressively, fight defensively.

Get right out there in the middle…and then let them come to you.

The secret of life is to never, ever try to be happy or make someone else happy. And in the name of whatever you find holy, please don’t try to have fun. You know those little stickers of Mr. Yuckface that supposedly warn children away from poison? Treat :slight_smile: as life’s warning sticker.

“Never make a promise, or plan.
Get a little love while you can.”

I can’t tell you. It’s a secret.

Protein. It has something to do with protein.

– Guy in a bar (or maybe it was the bartender) in Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.

The secret to life? This, of course: “[COLOR=“Magenta”]Love[/COLOR] [COLOR=“Blue”]Music[/COLOR] Wine and Revolution:slight_smile:
World Love, by Stephin Merritt

Based on my experience, the meaning of life is love.

The secret, there are many, but this has to do with the particular result you are trying to achieve.

maybe you’ve heard
the top 5 regrets of the dying:

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. (career over family and self).
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

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“Don’t die.” - Betty White, Late Night With David Letterman

“Crush your enemies.
See them driven before you.
Hear the lamentations of the women.”
-Conan the Barbarian