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100 Reasons to Live

by Ryder

And here are 100 reasons to keep going.
A few might be similar to each other, but nothing’s perfect.

You should live:
1. Because you care about the world.
2. There’s a lot to live for.
3. You have dreams to fulfill.
4. Life eventually gets better.
5. You’re afraid of death.
6. Because you can flip your life around.
7. Because people need you to live.
8. Because someone out there loves you.
9. For religion.
10. To help someone worse off than you.
11. To find the perfect job or career.
12. To fall in love.
13. Because there’s a reason we’re on this planet.
14. You want to experience future music, movies, games, technology, cars, buildings etc…
15. You want to make an impact on the world.
16. Food, pleasure, and comfort.
17. To enjoy beauty and art.
18. To mature.
19. To learn more about people.
20. To earn money and rewards.
21. Vacations… To explore and travel the world.
22. To create something of value.
23. Because our bodies are designed, programmed, and hardwired to live.
24. To experience good and bad.
25. To finish the story.
26. To party and have as much fun you can.
27. Because you are responsible for people (and/or pets).
28. You have goals.
29. You enjoy being happy.
30. Because you love doing something (i.e. playing games, exercising, cooking)
31. To find your niche.
32. For your friends.
33. You don’t want to be a ghost yet.
34. Because opportunities are coming your way.
35. For moments that take your breath away.
36. You want to carry out your destiny. (Whatever it may be.)
37. There is someone you want to meet.
38. Because everyone else is living.
39. To share wisdom with a younger generation.
40. To strengthen and help others reach their potential.
41. Because.
42. To experience change.
43 To become a better individual.
44. To prepare for death.
45. Because you’re obligated to live.
46. To surmount an obstacle.
47. You want to do everything on your bucket list.
48. Because you’re supposed to leave your mark on the world.
49. The pleasure of success.
50. You love yourself.
51. You love your life. Even when things aren’t going well.
52. To see if there’ll be world peace.
53. To see how strong you are and how strong you can become.
54. Because life really is good.
55. It’s your duty as a human to live.
56. For thrill and adventure.
57. Because you’re too young to die.
58. For addictions. (The good kind I hope.)
59. To beat your rivals and those who ever doubted you. Show them who’s boss.
60. To make others laugh.
61. Maybe to get revenge on someone.
62. To finish collecting something.
63. Because there’s so much you haven’t done yet.
64. People are believing and counting on you.
65. That feeling after making someone else’s day.
66. For the little things (driving, getting some air, walks on the beach, grocery shopping, etc…)
67. To recover.
68. Because it’s not time to die yet.
69. You want to set an example.
70. Because no one else can breathe for you.
71. Because life is short.
72. To make more memories.
73. To prove your worth as an individual.
74. Because you want to enjoy and make the most of your life.
75. To serve your country.
76. To give love and hope.
77. Because you can!
78. To be better than you were yesterday.
79. Because there’s no one else like you in the world.
80. Because you belong here.
81. Because the world is your oyster.
82. Because your parents and guardians wanted you live.
83. To leave behind a legacy.
84. Because you want to figure out what life is all about.
85. You like a challenge.
86. Because you are unimaginably amazing.
87. Because you only get one life. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
88. You want to contribute to society.
89. To pursue happiness. And love.
90. Because you’re important.
91. For moments that make you laugh.
92. Because you have boundless potential.
93. You don’t need a reason to live.
94. To give what you owe to the world, a god, or an individual.
95. Why not live?
96. Because you’re someone people would look up to.
97. You’re supposed to live. That’s why you have a life.
98. Because you’re loved even when it seems like you’re not.
99. Because there’s no logical reason to kill yourself.
100. You don’t want to die.

  1. Because there’s always something or someone worth fighting for.

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Pandaren 2/14/2015 - 10:44 pm

Video games are a good reason, sure.

restrictingheart 2/15/2015 - 12:15 am

This is actually a really good list. I gave me a little bit of hope and a lot to think about tonight. Thanks for coming up with it 🙂

amareshwarb 2/15/2015 - 9:15 am

Whatever is a good reason to live is also a good reason to die

10 Nil 2/15/2015 - 9:32 am

Here is my personal response to the list – based on my own experience. I found the list somewhat amusing. However, I had issue with a lot of the reasons.

1. Because you care about the world.
-Why should I care about the world?
2. There’s a lot to live for.
-Like? I’ve lived plenty and what I’ve seen is purposeless.
3. You have dreams to fulfill.
-Dreams are something you chase. Nightmares are now and real.
4. Life eventually gets better.
-By that logic it also eventually gets worse.
5. You’re afraid of death.
-I’m afraid of living.
6. Because you can flip your life around.
-How? (#4)
7. Because people need you to live.
-People are selfish.
8. Because someone out there loves you.
-People love me on their own time and convenience. (#7)
9. For religion.
-“Lol”
10. To help someone worse off than you.
-Where are those betters helping me?
11. To find the perfect job or career.
-Perfect? Any job is scarce already.
12. To fall in love.
-And have your heart broken.
13. Because there’s a reason we’re on this planet.
-Reason? We are born, we fight to survive for a less short existence and then die anyways.
14. You want to experience future music, movies, games, technology, cars, buildings etc…
-These experiences are only distractions. At the end of the day life is still empty.
15. You want to make an impact on the world.
-I don’t (#1)
16. Food, pleasure, and comfort.
-Hunger, pain, awkwardness (#14)
17. To enjoy beauty and art.
-(#14)
18. To mature.
-To die.
19. To learn more about people.
Humans are all similar in behavior within a 99% (#8)
20. To earn money and rewards.
-(#14)
21. Vacations… To explore and travel the world.
-so many material things that mean nothing at the end of one’s life (#14)
22. To create something of value.
Value is a subjective term generated by society. “Something is only worth what another will pay for it”
23. Because our bodies are designed, programmed, and hardwired to live.
Our bodies are destined to die. Our instinct is to prolong our sole existence at all costs. (Murder, theft, lying, etc)
24. To experience good and bad.
-Check.
25. To finish the story.
-History is skewed and writen by the victor. After I am gone, my story will not matter to me.
26. To party and have as much fun you can.
-(#14)
27. Because you are responsible for people (and/or pets).
-Nope.
28. You have goals.
-Nope.
29. You enjoy being happy.
-Nope.
30. Because you love doing something (i.e. playing games, exercising, cooking)
-Merely distractions to avoid the pain. (#14)
31. To find your niche.
-Suicide is a niche?
32. For your friends.
-Who are they?
33. You don’t want to be a ghost yet.
-I’m okay with being dirt
34. Because opportunities are coming your way.
-So is disappointment
35. For moments that take your breath away.
-I hate when my asthma acts up.
36. You want to carry out your destiny. (Whatever it may be.)
-Death is the destination for all.
37. There is someone you want to meet.
-Nope. At some point everyone will let you down. It is an inevitable, undeniable truth.
38. Because everyone else is living.
-People die daily.
39. To share wisdom with a younger generation.
-They need to learn things for themselves.
40. To strengthen and help others reach their potential.
-Some of us have more potential than others. PE=mgh
41. Because.
-???
42. To experience change.
-Change has been forced upon us and experienced already thus leading to these thoughts
43 To become a better individual.
-(#4)
44. To prepare for death.
-Outside of suicide and terminal illness, there is no preparation or knowing of when death comes.
45. Because you’re obligated to live.
-Says who?
46. To surmount an obstacle.
-I’ve done plenty of hiking. Its not that great.
47. You want to do everything on your bucket list.
-I am incapable of learning 1 other language, 5 is impossible.
48. Because you’re supposed to leave your mark on the world.
-I’ll make sure to hit the mark on the way down.
49. The pleasure of success.
-The pain of failure.
50. You love yourself.
-lol no.
51. You love your life. Even when things aren’t going well.
-(#50)
52. To see if there’ll be world peace.
-That 1 day of world peace before the world goes nuclear. I’ll pass.
53. To see how strong you are and how strong you can become.
-Entropy.
54. Because life really is good.
-It really is not.
55. It’s your duty as a human to live.
-Living things die (#45)
56. For thrill and adventure.
-Why then is being closer to death considered thrill seeking, hmm? (#14)
57. Because you’re too young to die.
-26 is old enough
58. For addictions. (The good kind I hope.)
-Addictions of any kind are only a distraction.
59. To beat your rivals and those who ever doubted you. Show them who’s boss.
-Maybe they were right.
60. To make others laugh.
-(#8)
61. Maybe to get revenge on someone.
-I could care less. At the end they’ll die too.
62. To finish collecting something.
-Its only $4k – hardly worth living for. She can keep it.
63. Because there’s so much you haven’t done yet.
-You mean there are more things to cause pain? I’ll pass.
64. People are believing and counting on you.
-This is my favorite number. (#7)
65. That feeling after making someone else’s day.
– /care (#1)
66. For the little things (driving, getting some air, walks on the beach, grocery shopping, etc…)
-more distractions (#14)
67. To recover.
-From what?
68. Because it’s not time to die yet.
-It is.
69. You want to set an example.
-I don’t
70. Because no one else can breathe for you.
-I didn’t ask them to.
71. Because life is short.
-Exactly.
72. To make more memories.
-Not if inherit alzheimer’s
73. To prove your worth as an individual.
-I have nothing to prove to anyone. (except that I find these 100 reasons silly – sorry)
74. Because you want to enjoy and make the most of your life.
-I don’t (#68, 40)
75. To serve your country.
-That is more like being undead than dead or living. Mindless zombies, they are (I still appreciate those who serve, just saying).
76. To give love and hope.
-No.
77. Because you can!
-No.
78. To be better than you were yesterday.
-Or worse. (#4)
79. Because there’s no one else like you in the world.
-I am a snowflake. Snowflakes melt.
80. Because you belong here.
-Clearly, I don’t fit in.
81. Because the world is your oyster.
-Oysters are aphrodisiacs. Aphrodisiacs lead to sex. Aphro – disiacs. Disiacs sounds like disease. Aphro makes me think of afroturf. Afroturf is artificial grass.

Hippies had “sex” on grass. Grass is green. Green is the color of money. Sex sells. The illuminati is on money. Illuminati are oysters.
82. Because your parents and guardians wanted you live.
-(#7)
83. To leave behind a legacy.
-Bioware makes me pay too much for my legacy. I don’t mind leaving it behind.
84. Because you want to figure out what life is all about.
-I have. Its death.
85. You like a challenge.
-Everyone on reddit is challenger.. no challenge.
86. Because you are unimaginably amazing.
-“That’s what she said”
87. Because you only get one life. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
-That’s fine. Its going that way at some point anyways. At least its on my terms.
88. You want to contribute to society.
-I really don’t (#1)
89. To pursue happiness. And love.
-Life isn’t some “happy ending” movie
90. Because you’re important.
-I’m not. I’m 1/7,000,000,000+
91. For moments that make you laugh.
-My laugh is sarcastic
92. Because you have boundless potential.
-(#68, 40)
93. You don’t need a reason to live.
-But I have a reason to die.
94. To give what you owe to the world, a god, or an individual.
-Owe? Is that a joke?
95. Why not live?
-Because we all die. Living has costs.
96. Because you’re someone people would look up to.
-I’m quite tall.. this is to be expected dating short women.
97. You’re supposed to live. That’s why you have a life.
-All living things die. I’m supposed to die.
98. Because you’re loved even when it seems like you’re not.
-(#8)
99. Because there’s no logical reason to kill yourself.
-I am “Logical”
100. You don’t want to die.
-I do

Ryder 2/15/2015 - 6:50 pm

You’re right. For every reason to live, there is a reason to suicide. At least we have free will. If we didn’t, we probably wouldn’t be able to off ourselves. We’d just be empty robots.

Living the same day, doing the same things over and over again: wake up, pass time, sleep. Repeat. Die.

tctc 2/15/2015 - 11:06 am

Thank you for typing out this list. I appreciate it very much. 🙂

inspiredsky 2/22/2015 - 9:49 pm

Sometimes I forgot those reasons somehow…..

Nicely written 😀 Thank you very much for reminding, Ryder.

Ryder 2/26/2015 - 10:15 am

You are welcome.

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