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:iconqwertywithak:
qwertywithak Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've always thought that we had no inherent meaning, but we could give our lives meaning. I've always thought it was absurd to think that you could find any meaning to the world, to the sky, to anything. I'm not trying to sound depressing, and I sure do hope I don't. I've felt like asking yourself "why" was pointless, but instead you should ask "how?" as in, "How can I give my life meaning?"
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xAlxyz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As we "came around" the Earth by pure evolution, there is only one sensible way to solve this dilemma: Each individual would better find himself a goal to pursue, otherwise he would just end up an empty shell. Live for the sake of breathing? Nnnnnnope.
Also, reproduction, or even death, is no answer to the "purpose of humanity".
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Novuso Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
The question you should ask is: Do you want to be a Nihilist? If you can answer this question then you will create your own reality.
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:iconmacker33:
macker33 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
read a book, maybe. if nothing else it'll stop you being bored.
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:iconqwertywithak:
qwertywithak Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm an avid reader, I'm reading Nietzche's Thus spoke Zarathustra. I'm about to read the common goods and John dies at the end.
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macker33 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
" I'm reading Nietzche" -- theres your problem right there, nietzche is boring.

Read the princess of mars or something.
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:iconqwertywithak:
qwertywithak Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I enjoy it.
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DanceAndMakeRomance Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
There is a point to life- to die
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The meaning of life is anything but death.
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DanceAndMakeRomance Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
you think so?
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think so.
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DanceAndMakeRomance Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
ah
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:iconqwertywithak:
qwertywithak Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Then why aren't we all dead?
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DanceAndMakeRomance Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
because our other objective is to reproduce as much as possible then die
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:iconqwertywithak:
qwertywithak Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're trying to sound deep, but there is no reason behind what you're saying. I don't think anyone should claim life has a purpose, it doesn't, not even to die and reproduce.
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DanceAndMakeRomance Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Im not trying to say anything but the truth. God is dead, because we created him, killed him, and pretend to keep him alive. The biological purpose of all life is to reproduce and die. It's the way nature goes.
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:iconqwertywithak:
qwertywithak Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And you never think to overcome nature?
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DanceAndMakeRomance Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I just dont care anymore
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:icongamelno:
gamelno Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
That's fucking retarded.
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DanceAndMakeRomance Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
haha!
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:icongamelno:
gamelno Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Indeed, your comment is laughable.
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:icondevine-consciousness:
devine-consciousness Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
or to become enlightened and break the near endless cycle of suffering and reincarnation.
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DanceAndMakeRomance Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thats magic to me
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:icondevine-consciousness:
devine-consciousness Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
to me its not
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DanceAndMakeRomance Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I used to think the same way
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devine-consciousness Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
i don't see my self thinking any other way at this point. to me what i believe seems to be the truth. i don't believe in any set religions i have put together what makes sense for my self. and i reflect on what questions i asked my self when i was young like if there's heaven would it be above the universe? or is the universe heaven
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VelvetFish Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
consider a baby being given candy and taking it away.

the baby would be a lot more upset if you first give it candy then take it away. (instead of never giving the baby candy in the first place.)

if there is no point to life, the sense of apathy and nonreason is better shown in a situation in which we're meant to die, but we live anyways. It'd clearly demonstrate that the universe, in all its infinite vastness, couldn't give a fuck if it wanted to. (If it did, it wouldn't have bothered existing in the first place, saving us all the trouble of worrying about whether or not we matter.)

that being said, don't let the universe and the atoms in the deep get you down. Much fun to be had while alive.
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qwertywithak Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's a better explanation then "to reproduce"
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:iconvelvetfish:
VelvetFish Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
indeed. :aww:

although, "to reproduce" does factor into this metaphor; if the universe was apathetic, it wouldn't go through the trouble of recreating life every time an organism dies out. It'd allow for a system in which the organism replicates itself, allowing babies to give other babies candies, and leave the system to its own devices.

of course, that's assuming the universe is apathetic, or even capable of being apathetic.

perhaps our own existence isn't a result of apathy, but rather, an accident. a happenstance. a coincidence. apathy implies not caring; perhaps the universe simply does not know.

of course, what do i know? i'm only human.
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qwertywithak Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly, an accident.
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:iconvelvetfish:
VelvetFish Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
in that case, why bother with semantics? we've got a life to stumble through. :)
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Digital Artist
I think pure nihilism is almost impossible to be, unless you're dead. A true nihilist probably wouldn't bother waking up, eating, bathing, or doing anything really.
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qwertywithak Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Like a true anarchist!!
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
excuse me?
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qwertywithak Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's an old running joke, my government teacher basically said that an anarchist can't be real because there are too many rules to living. I disagree, but arguing with old people isn't fun.
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skulkey Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ahh, i see. that makes more sense now, even though your teachers statement is non-sensical. i'm guessing he hasn't read any anarchist theory, like, ever. :)
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qwertywithak Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I tried to get him to read noam chomsky.
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skulkey Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
good man, though it sounds like Noam would be too heady for your teacher. ;)
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:iconqwertywithak:
qwertywithak Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha! That was golden.
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah. A true Anarchist would do 3 of those things.
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:iconskulkey:
skulkey Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
everything but bathe. :nod:
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And for short periods, eat.
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Although there is a huge allowance for actions for 'supermen' or whatever. (Look, it's been 6 years since Nietzsche.)
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The only meaning that you will find in the world: distractions.
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TrueSoprano Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like you're a nihilist, but not an annoying nihilist (like "all humans are scum and there's no hope in the world"... to be fair, I was like that once). Existentialism could also describe you.
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qwertywithak Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, Existentialism sounds all together prettier. :P
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EnuoCale Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's more like an existentialist. An existentialist believes meaning exists, but it takes human mind and will for it to and only exists existentially in that internal context. A nihilist would say trying to find personal meaning is equally meaningless.
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qwertywithak Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's great to hear! I've found a lot of nihilism (almost) as annoying as the ethics of selfishness.
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