Every now and then I stumble upon a discussion which has degenerated into a contest of who can prove his or her existence better.
It is incredibly funny. (At least the first few times; after that it just invokes the same feeling of tragicomic deja vu.)
Whether protecting or flaming, all reactions are defensive in essence: "I have a life because..." or "You have no life because..."
Some responses are well thought out and outspoken, others are more primal.
What makes the discussion interesting is that it bridges the generation gap; people of all ages take part.
All responses follow the same template: a listing of haves and have nots in that person's life.
So, what do you think? What is your answer? Are you a person who has no life?
What it boils down to is that life is equated with social standing:
If you life meets a certain level of social standing, you are granted that, indeed, your life is a life.
If your life doesn't meet the requirements - tough luck.