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paulolc
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    Sorry Ursula, I was not able to understand your answer (I’m a not a very good English reader).  Since I didn’t want to bother you to explain it, I took my chance and asked ChatGPT. It answered:

    “Lift marks the advent of purpose” could suggest that the act of lifting, whether literal or metaphorical, is considered a significant event that signifies the beginning or emergence of purpose in some way. It could imply that through lifting or elevating oneself or others, a sense of purpose becomes apparent or is realized.”

    This makes sense to me. Is this what you meant?

    (I find uncanny the use of the word “emergence”…)

    Here’s the prompt and the full ChatGPT’s answer:

    Prompt

    What does it mean that “Lift marks the advent of purpose.”

    ChatGPT
     
    The phrase “Lift marks the advent of purpose” seems to imply that the concept or action of “lift” signifies the beginning or arrival of purpose. However, without further context or information about the specific context in which this phrase is used, it is difficult to provide a definitive interpretation.

    In general, the term “lift” can have various meanings depending on the context. It could refer to physical elevation or raising something, as in lifting an object. Metaphorically, “lift” can also denote an emotional or mental uplift, a sense of improvement or inspiration. Purpose, on the other hand, typically refers to having a specific reason or goal, a sense of direction or intention in one’s actions or existence.

    Combining these ideas, “Lift marks the advent of purpose” could suggest that the act of lifting, whether literal or metaphorical, is considered a significant event that signifies the beginning or emergence of purpose in some way. It could imply that through lifting or elevating oneself or others, a sense of purpose becomes apparent or is realized. However, the interpretation can vary depending on the specific context and intended meaning of the phrase.

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