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What I have lived for英语作文

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  What I have lived for英语作文
  
  What have I lived for? I have asked myself this question over and over again. But I have never managed to have a clear answer to it.
  
  Buddhist scriptures have convinced me that life is full of suffering and almost meaningless. All compounded things are subject to decay. It is of their nature to be arising and vanishing. Bliss is the cessation of the process. Thus, in order to survive without going crazy, the important thing is to impart meaning to life while it is being lived. This is the theory of Viktor Frankl, the psychotherapist who was detained in a concentration camp and survived by using the very method.
  
  Bertrand Russell's life seemed to be dominated by three passions: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and pity for the suffering of mankind.  I also have the same passions, but their priority seems to be quite different from that of Russell's. I will put the pity for the suffering of mankind in the primary position. Suffering is so ubiquitous and all-pervading that we have come insensitive to it. We have been so overwhelmed by the daily small tragedies in life, such as deadlines of homework, trivial crises in work, loss of bonuses, and disfavour of bosses as to forget the real tragedies of life, which is aging, sickness and death, and continual existential upsetting of unsatisfied desires, which is so well illustrated by Edvard Munch's paintings such as Scream and Angst. Suffering is something inherent in our life and it is nearly impossible to break away from it. Only pity for other people's suffering can alleviate my own suffering in life. And there is only one way out, that is to let go of attachment to desirable things. Besides, to make life easy for fellow folks can soothe my own scorched soul.
  
  Like Russell, I am also after love, but this love should be untied with hankering, otherwise it may turn to hatred if it is not reciprocated. Love is not to be bartered, rather, it should be given without the expectation for return. Unattached love is unblemished, and it will not harbor hard feelings. Love blown into emptiness and gone with wind is pure and unadulterated.
  
  If life is meaningless, knowledge may be something which can grant life some meaning, in a sense very weak, though. The Pythagorean endeavour is one of the attempts to figure out the meaning of the mystic universe. Thus temporary infatuation with science and art is necessary for the squeezing of some pleasure from this dry life, though a sober mind may remind me on and off that actually life is in lack of meaning. Maybe life is not worth living without knowledge, esp. knowledge of art.
  
  After all, I am at loss about what I have lived for, but I have managed to survive all the boredom and suffering in it, mostly thanks to the aforementioned quests for pity, love, and knowledge, which really endow life with the real juice – meaning. There will be real happiness only when the desire for meaning is extinguished.
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