Hi,

I'd like to know if there's a difference when giving the following answers on let's say: What are you doing?

- I am just alive!

- I am just living!

My guess would be:

I am just alive: Would refer to I am physically alive. Probably not really living, just being alive.

I am just living: Would refer to I am enjoying life. Doing what I love to do.

So, in the first case (alive), the answer would be associated to a negative emotion and in the second case (living) to a positive emotion.

Is this correct or am I totally wrong? I'd like to know the emotional background because I want to use one of the phrases as a title for an article. But the article points out the beauty of life, that I enjoy living. I know I could also say I am truly living, but it should be one of the two mentioned phrases.

Thanks for any help...