Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 2 months ago

why do people call it living for 100 years when you haven't really "lived" for that amount of time.?

When you are sleeping, you dont experience anything. It is essential to humans but  You dont do anything. 

It should really be called you existed for 100 years.

6 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    No, sleep is "doing" plenty.  You are digesting, metabolizing, breathing, dreaming, you can die, your hair grows, etc.  You are not conscious, but that doesn't mean you're not living.  Might as well say you're not fully alive, or living, unless you are driving a car, or swimming.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    NOT RELATED TO PHILOSOPHY. Wrong forum. Try Words & Word play in the Education catregory.

  • 2 months ago

    But isn't that the beauty of it all?

  • 2 months ago

    Because many, if not most words, have more than one actual meaning.

    Sleeping people are alive, thus they ARE living persons.

    The use of living as in 'living it up' is a colloquial usage, and not a literal one.

    Take Grammar 101, and, this time, PASS it.

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  • 2 months ago

    Um, really, that is stupid. You aren't dying when you go to sleep and coming to life again in the morning. It is all living, no matter what you are doing.

  • 2 months ago

    Because humans are flawed .

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