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25 Biggest Questions in Life

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In this article we are going to list the 25 biggest questions in life. Click to skip ahead and jump to the 10 biggest questions in life. Life is a funny thing. We are born, we go to school, we graduate, get a job, get married, have kids, raise them, and then just die. Of course I’m missing quite a few steps but that is the usual path many of us take. We go through these motions almost naturally because that is what we’re supposed to do, right? That’s what our parents did anyway. And their parents before them. And their parents before them. The chain goes on. Of course many a times we find people who chose a different path and its becoming more common as we evolve to stray away from certain traditions. While unacceptable in the beginning to most, many parts of the world are now accepting these changes in tradition. Far from being something bad, this actually shows diversity and sociological differences in people. It should be supported as long as it isn’t hurting anyone. For example, many people are now choosing to not marry, many are choosing to adopt their offspring rather than procreate, while there are some who don’t want a family anyway.

Then there are people who are choosing a different way of life. Living green helps the environment. Some people dedicate their whole life to curb the negative effects of Global Warming. Their efforts not only help them, they help everyone on planet earth in the long run. Some of these people have even made avenues so that others could follow suit. There are a lot of businesses working in this field to help the earth. For example, if you want to switch to renewable energy, you have options like Brookfield Renewable Partners ((NYSE:BEP) who deal in hydroelectric, wind, and solar energy generation facilities as well as energy storage assets. First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) is another business helping the environment. They deal in thin film solar panels and are one of the leaders in the field. Another company, NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) produces more energy from the wind and sun than any other company in the world.

25 biggest questions in life
25 biggest questions in life

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An important part of building a life in this world are houses. All this struggle we do, how we plan our life, how hard we struggle to earn our livelihood, a part of all this amounts to acquiring a house that we can call home. If one doesn’t have something to call home, well there isn’t a big chance that they’re happy. Of course there must be exceptions but the large majority amount settling down into their homes as being part of the formula to happiness. Especially due to the culture of moving out of parents’ house when we reach adulthood, it is important to start thinking about our own place as soon as possible. Thankfully we live in an ear where we can get help in this department from professionals. This is where the business of Real Estate comes in. These business don’t just help you find a house, they help you find the perfect or near to perfect house. Because of our vastly different personalities and life choices, we have different views on what should be the perfect home. And one of the keys to attaining happiness is the dream home. What is better than your own safe space reflecting your personal choices? Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH) is one such real estate company which helps individuals find the perfect home. It is noted as the largest owner of single family rental homes in the USA. D. R. Horton (NYSE: DHI) is another company which helps in this regard. The home construction company is the largest home builder by volume in the USA. It is ranked no. 194 on the 2019 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by revenue.

We go through life trying to find the perfect fit for everything. We want the perfect marriage, the perfect home, the perfect lifestyle, the perfect job etc. In a sense we’re all different from each other according to our preferences and our choices but at the heart of it all we’re all human beings and there are a lot of things that bind us together. It can be our love for music, our love for humanity, our optimism for the future, our humility etc. We’re all seeking answers to life’s biggest questions in our own ways. Here we have compiled a list for the 25 biggest questions in life. The questions have been compiled from Conversation Starters World, the emotions machine and Reddit.

25. How would life be different if you were born in a different country?

Starting off with number twenty five, we have a question that we often find ourselves wondering about as we grow older. Would we be leading a different life if we were born in another country? Will we be different people? This question has different implications according to the state of one’s country. A person from a third world country might be wondering if life would be easier if they were born in a first world country. Someone from a better background might wonder the opposite.

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24. Is suffering a necessary part of the human condition? What would people who never suffered be like?

Ah this. Every time something bad happens to us or if we’re going through a particularly bad time, we hear the term “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. But what about those who’ve never had to deal with a bad situation be like? It’s rare to come across anyone who hasn’t had a bad break at least once in their life. Even the most privileged have their own set of problems.

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23. What is the best way for a person to attain happiness?

The age old question. We’re all trying to find the formula to happiness. But the truth is there is no fit all solution available. We all have different destinations, different preferences hence different answers to the question. It just takes a long time for most of us to get there. Often times what we think will bring us happiness turns out to disappoint us.

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22. Would you break the law to save a loved one?

Well, would you? Ask yourself, would it be worth risking the wrath of the state in order to save to spare someone you love? It probably depends on how much you love the person to put yourself under that kind of risk. Hopefully, none of us have to answer this question.

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21. If a child somehow survived and grew up in the wilderness without any human contact, how “human” would they be without the influence of society and culture?

Like Mowgli? Fans of the Jungle Book might immediately think of the sweet kid in the franchise who grew up in the Jungle. But what this question ultimately points towards is what makes a human, a human? Is it really the society or the norms which influence us or do we have instincts that set us apart from other species? Is it nature or nurture? Another popular character that comes to mind is Tarzan.

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20. How long will you be remembered after you die?

This is a particularly difficult question as it involves thinking about your own death. But often times you can’t help yourself. When with a loved one, or even when alone, you often find yourself wondering, will it matter if I die? How long will people remember me, miss me? It doesn’t make sense why it matters since we’ll be dead but the mind can’t help but wonder.

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19. Do extraterrestrial life forms exist?

We answered this question amongst others in 20 biggest questions in science from a scientific perspective. Man is a social animal and it seems weird to thing that we are alone in the universe. There have to be other worlds, right?

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18. How would life be different if you were born the opposite gender?

You’re lying if you say you’ve never thought about this before. Especially due to the social norms stuck to gender roles, one can’t help but wonder how different would life be if we were born as the opposite gender? This wouldn’t just mean a different name, it would mean different clothes, different friends, probably different activities and aren’t these the core of what develop our lives?

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17. What happens after we die?

Many people turn to religion for the answer. Some believe in heaven and hell and the Day of Judgment according to their respective religions while some believe that we just disappear into nothingness. There are some who believe that we go back into the earth and become a part of it. There is of course no way a fellow human being can tell us because they’ll be dead. Unless you believe in psychics and mystics of course.

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16. When is silence better than words?

A question we should probably ask ourselves more often than we already do. When should one stay silent, save their breath? This often depends upon personal choice but both options usually have drastically different consequences. Hence, making this an extremely important choice.

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15. Can world peace ever be achieved?

Humans have dedicated an enormous amount of time to answer this question but at the same time, very little efforts from our population as a whole to make a positive answer possible. With constant wars, genocides and other forms of violence, it seems that we are far from getting even half an answer.

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14. Is the meaning of life the same for animals and humans?

Our base instincts are probably the same. Both species need to survive and reproduce. But it’s the details that make us different. We have the ability of thought which animals don't, who only go about fulfilling their basic necessities for survival. Our brain power is what distinguished us from humans and animals after all.

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13. Is it possible to live a normal life and not ever tell a lie?

Most of us have this belief that lying is a sin. Even people who aren’t religious adhere to the notion that lying is deception which is wrong. But one can’t really say in all honesty that they’ve never lied. We’ve all told a little white lie here is there. Why is it so hard not to lie?

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12. How will humans as a species go extinct?

Will the world end in an explosion or will we finally kill each other in world wars? Scientists have proposed a lot of theories in this matter but the truth will only come out when everything does end. Though we likely won’t be there to find out.

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11. Where does your self-worth come from?

A theory suggests that our self-worth comes from our abilities and other activities that we deem to be important. But most of us have different notions or yardsticks as to what really encapsulates the worth of a human being. We might never have a unanimous answer and that’s probably a good thing.

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