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Old September 13th, 2015, 07:43 AM   #1
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What is/is there a difference between

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Old September 13th, 2015, 08:04 AM   #2
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Being Alive means you exhibiting biological functions associated with "life"

Living means you are aware of your surroundings and are able to react/adapt to them
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Old September 13th, 2015, 11:34 AM   #3
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Colloquially, I think "living" implies enjoying being alive. And that doesn't mean endless partying.
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Old September 13th, 2015, 02:25 PM   #4
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Colloquially, I think "living" implies enjoying being alive. And that doesn't mean endless partying.
I think even someone who is miserable is living vs. just being alive.
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Old September 13th, 2015, 02:46 PM   #5
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Being Alive means you exhibiting biological functions associated with "life"

Living means you are aware of your surroundings and are able to react/adapt to them
Isn't that sentience?
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What is the difference between ignorance and apathy? Answer: I don't know and do not care.
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Old September 13th, 2015, 07:10 PM   #7
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The difference between living and being alive is like the difference between hearing and listening.
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Old September 13th, 2015, 07:39 PM   #8
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Isn't that sentience?
Not at all. Plants react to their environment and can adapt in limited ways.

There is a difference between reacting to your environment and actually being aware of it.
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