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  • Define "Alive"? Do you mean, how do I know that I exist? You're perceiving. You MUST exist somewhere. "I think, therefore I am" as Descartes said.
  • Well I just pinched myself and it hurt , so I'm alive - lol
    • mushroom
      Have you ever felt "pain" while dreaming?
  • Stick a needle in your skin. if you react I am pretty sure you are alive.
  • I come to life when I'm happy, otherwise I feel numb.
  • if you don't know by yourself there's little hope of anyone ever explaining it to you?
  • We don't know anything.
  • Got the proof?
  • I think therefore I am.
  • I am alive !! That why i am Awesome !!!
  • The only way we know that we are alive is because we have been told we are alive. I never say to myself that I am alive.
  • because if i were dead right now i would not have to pee so bad :P +5
  • Ahh deep! I would say because I still am around the same people since birth, so that being said..I am glad to think I am alive and well.
  • If we were NOT alive, we'd never know it. Since we can ask the question, we must be alive.
  • .. What you mean by alive Do you think we are in the matrix or something.. or do u think that we are just not opened enough spiritually to live our lives as same as when we are truly alive.. in any case you would not know that you are really alive
  • Press two fingers against the inside of your wrist on the thumb side. If you can feel a pulse, you're alive! Sometimes it takes being "born again" to feel truly alive. Being alive can mean a lot of different things.
  • The Pinch-Yourself test usually does the trick.
  • I feel my pulse occasionally just to check.
  • 1) On Answerbag, as long as an user was "last seen" today, that user was alive today. Of course, it could be another person using this login data. 3) "Awareness is the state or ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects or sensory patterns. In this level of consciousness, sense data can be confirmed by an observer without necessarily implying understanding. More broadly, it is the state or quality of being aware of something. In biological psychology, awareness is defined as a human's or an animal's perception and cognitive reaction to a condition or event. - Concept: Awareness is a relative concept. An animal may be partially aware, may be subconsciously aware, or may be acutely aware of an event. Awareness may be focused on an internal state, such as a visceral feeling, or on external events by way of sensory perception. Awareness provides the raw material from which animals develop qualia, or subjective ideas about their experience. Also used to distinguish sensory perception is the word "awarement." "Awarement" is the established form of awareness. Once one has accomplished their sense of awareness they have come to terms with awarement. - Self-awareness: Popular ideas about consciousness suggest the phenomenon describes a condition of being aware of one's awareness or, self-awareness. Efforts to describe consciousness in neurological terms have focused on describing networks in the brain that develop awareness of the qualia developed by other networks." "- Living systems view: Outside of neuroscience biologists, Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela contributed their Santiago theory of cognition in which they wrote: Living systems are cognitive systems, and living as a process is a process of cognition. This statement is valid for all organisms, with or without a nervous system. This theory contributes a perspective that cognition is a process present at organic levels that we don't usually consider to be aware. Given the possible relationship between awareness and cognition, and consciousness, this theory contributes an interesting perspective in the philosophical and scientific dialogue of awareness and living systems theory." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awareness 3) Cockles and mussels have their Molly Malone, we have Paul Van Dyk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bp2Zhy3NRA Further information: - "When we are not sure, we are alive. Graham Greene": http://www.dictionary-quotes.com/when-we-are-not-sure-we-are-alive-graham-greene/ - "Fear--a sign that we are alive": http://www.wri-irg.org/nonviolence/nvse07-en.htm - "an air raid reassures the poet that “we are alive within the walls of our bodies, for the time being,”": http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/texas_studies_in_literature_and_language/v044/44.2graham.pdf
  • I think it was Rene Descartes (a famous philosopher) who pondered this question deeply and thoroughly... the answer he finally came up with was, "I think, therefore I am." You should google him if you're really interested in the concept.
  • well i m breathing i m having sex so i guess im alive
  • You can't. In fact there is no way to know anything you see or experience is real. All one can truly ever know is that "I" am. Who "I" is, does not mean the clothes you wear or your body or your looks, in fact "I" really has nothing to do with anything in the perceived to be physical world. For example, I know I exist because I am me, I have thoughts and I am perceiving this "reality" and experiencing it through signals I receive through my perceived 5 senses. But, my body, my senses, this world and everything in it, including you, may not be real. IF this is a holographic universe, if this is a dream, if this is a radio signal I am tuned into, I do not know. I have no waying of knowing if anything is real outside of my own thoughts and awareness of "I". therefor, everything is questionable as to it's reality so therefor it is questionable as to being alive or real or physical. "Alive" can inhabit many different interpretations, physical, spiritual, mental, psychological etc...so really no one knows they are anything but "I" and all I know is that I am I and everything else is "is" and questionable as far as being real or alive.
  • Pinch yourself
  • "How can I tell that the past isn't a fiction designed to account for the discrepancy between my immediate physical sensations and my state of mind? I say what it occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things. More I cannot say." -- Douglas Adams, "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" Take THAT Descartes.

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