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Productive Lives: what does it mean?

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posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 11:43 PM
To me it means treading on the earth as lightly as possible.

My bro got educated, to him it means use anything to advance humanity.

I'm not sure by what you mean "productive".

And "lives"?

Flip - is everyone here in the past tense?

I'm living, and producing.

posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 12:06 AM
How close to World War III?

Keep checking the midnight clock.

Too close for comfort.

posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 12:24 AM
a reply to: halfoldman

I think it means:


producing or able to produce large amounts of goods, crops, or other commodities.
"the most productive employees"
fertile · fruitful · rich · fecund · high-yielding
sterile · barren
relating to or engaged in the production of goods, crops, or other commodities.
"the country's productive capacity"
achieving or producing a significant amount or result.
"a long and productive career" · "the therapy sessions became more productive"
prolific · inventive · creative · dynamic · energetic · vigorous · effective · useful · constructive · profitable · fruitful · gainful · valuable · effective · worthwhile · beneficial · helpful · rewarding · gratifying
unproductive · unproductive
(productive of)
producing or giving rise to.
"the unconscious is limitlessly productive of dreams, myths, stories"
(of a morpheme or other linguistic unit) currently used in forming new words or expressions.
"many suffixes are common and productive"
(of a cough) that raises mucus from the respiratory tract.

early 17th century: from French productif, -ive or late Latin productivus, from product- ‘brought forth’, from the verb producere ( see produce).


plural form of life.


lives (third person present)
remain alive.
"the doctors said she had only six months to live" · "both cats lived to a ripe age"
be alive at a specified time.
"he lived four centuries ago"
exist · be alive · be · have being · have life · breathe · draw breath · walk the earth · be extant · be in the land of the living
die · be dead
spend one's life in a particular way or under particular circumstances.
"people are living in fear in the wake of the shootings" · "he was living a life of luxury in Australia"
pass one's life · spend one's life · lead one's life · have a life · have a lifestyle · behave · conduct oneself · comport oneself · experience · spend · pass · lead · have · go through · undergo
supply oneself with the means of subsistence.
"they live by hunting and fishing"
survive · make a living · earn one's living · eke out a living · subsist · support oneself · sustain oneself · keep alive · stay alive · maintain oneself · make ends meet · keep body and soul together
survive in someone's mind; be remembered.
"only the name lived on"
have an exciting or fulfilling life.
"he couldn't wait to get out of school and really start living"
enjoy oneself · enjoy life · have fun · be happy · live life to the full · flourish · prosper · thrive · make the most of life
make one's home in a particular place or with a particular person.
"I've lived in New England all my life" · "they lived with his grandparents"
reside · have one's home · have one's residence · be settled · be housed · lodge · board · inhabit · occupy · populate · stay · hang out · hang one's hat · put up · dwell · sojourn · be domiciled · bide

Old English libban, lifian, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch leven and German leben, also to life and leave1.

Brought forth to Live at a specified time.

posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 12:36 AM
Be like the hen - produce lots of eggs.

That's a "productive life".

posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 12:41 AM
Will they make many babies, or write many poems?

posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 01:57 AM
Did we become brothers, or were we only training for the money?

posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 02:06 AM
Either way, our paths crossed.

It was not by "mistake".

Nothing happens by mistake.

posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 08:06 AM
a reply to: halfoldman

lets not kid ourselves

we all know productive life means

keep your ass out of jail
buy #
pay taxes on that #

now youre productive

posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 10:09 AM
Screw all those requirements that others push on you... living your life to the best version of yourself you can be is the main goal.

It should be kept simple... either we are progressing in life, or we are just existing.

It's a 50/50 question and answer with not much alternative for other options...

Comparisons to others and that inner voice and how our being relates to these basic choices are typically what keeps humans from progressing.

The only true way to determine what is right for each of us to to get the hell up & try both sides of the equation... finding a comfy home in which we prefer when settling in.

posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 12:57 PM
I had a productive cough once.
second line


posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 02:04 PM
Funny, I haven't had a cough or a snivel in two years.

And I'm supposed to be Mr. HIV.

Not saying it's a cakewalk.

I must take my meds.

edit on 25-11-2018 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 04:33 PM
a reply to: halfoldman

Technology makes producing products extremely profitable. You don' t need any workers. The problem is nobody has any money to buy any products because workers wages are depressed by productivity gains coming from technology. There's only one way for this to end and it's not pretty for the value of the dollar.

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