- Aug 19, 2016
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My friend, this is an unfortunate view of life. Frankly, it amounts to absolutely noting at all - this is Rick and Morty tier philosophy, or, to put it more simply, nothing of substance in the slightest. It only leads to nihilism.Well that post really takes the cake.
"Not to sound condescending"
Well you blew that didn't you.
"You may disagree and say your life is all peachy and you're happy in life but the way you look at and live life itself (your mentality) doesn't agree."
You know precisely zero about my life you sanctimonious goose.
"Was it human ego when Nelson Mandela found purpose which saw him spend a good chunk of his life in prison?"
Nelson Mandela was driven by an insatiable urge to see justice and equality on earth for his fellow South Africans, not for some entirely unsubstantiated enticement of life after death.
"You're not participating in anything of substance, that's the sad reality."
Well then, I must have imagined my love for my family, my wonderfully fulfilling work in a creative field, my love of nature, my care for my fellow humans and for the fragile environment that we are the trustees of.
"You may be participating in living to your death but that's about it."
I imagine like most religious believers, you have no trouble accepting the fact that you didn't exist before you were born on earth. Why do you have so much trouble accepting that you'll again cease to exist as soon as your life on earth has come to a close? What's so special about human life on earth that you've convinced yourself that it overrides the laws of the universe?
Only once we accept that life is an infinitesimally small interlude between two endless periods of oblivion can we begin to start truly living. Life is short. Don't waste a second of it.
There being “laws of the universe“ is an assumption. This life being an “infinitesimally small interlude“ is an assumption. The very idea that we can view things on such a cosmic scale, and judge our lives from such a position, is an assumption in itself. And yet you feel no need to examine these statements beforehand.
To think that judging things under the aspect of eternity grants life any value is meaningless. You’re literally reaching outside the very limits of your reason to make a final statement, going beyond any reasonable measure of what we can say is true. And ultimately, what you‘re saying was already developed to a high degree 2000 years ago by thinkers far more smarter than any of us on here, and it’s been challenged in that time span as well.
I would highly suggest you rethink this entire attitude.