Everything is meaningless (video/podcast)

in philosophy •  5 months ago

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When you’re a child, life can seem simple. Perhaps the adults around you even give you a simple framework with which to view the world – something like, God loves you, Jesus died for your sins, and as long as you love God and do good, it will be alright. You accept this as a valid interpretation of events – and perhaps you even believe it is the only valid interpretation. Many people live their lives in this way. Perhaps occasionally they have a niggling doubt, but in some way they make it work and feel happy.

Others won’t be so satisfied with a belief system like that. When they start to see the holes, it’s the beginning of the end. Sooner or later, it’s going to click with them that the interpretation of the world that was given to you, was a lie. You plunge into existential despair, not really knowing what to believe. You become a nihilist. “Everything is meaningless,” you say. But then you go a little too far. “Therefore, life is pointless.” You might even believe that you’re special for having discovered this secret, and for the deep-seated dread that you feel in reaction to it. And in a way, you’d be right.

Remember, there is no pressure. No one will force you to evolve. You can stay at any one of these levels as long as you wish.

But, in your own time, you do evolve. You’re not content with the empty cup of meaninglessness. You decide to set your own rules, play your own game. You decide who you are and what you accept from yourself. Some people might call that “self-actualisation”. You know that life is meaningless, you embrace it as true, and you see it as a blank canvas on which to create your own masterpiece, designing a form of living which delights your soul. Because, why not?

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If you do not see the meaning in life, this does not mean that life does not make sense.
This only says that you do not see it)

maybe it could be said that this existence is meaningless but love is everything :)

Do you know what meaning means?

What if each of us has equal value - No matter how long we live, or what type of life we lead.
Imagine Consciousness , is an entity.
Each of us is conscious, but we are connected to the whole consciousness.
Every moment we experience our lives is , an endless learning experience absorbed by the whole consciousness.
We are connected to the whole and can experience this in our dreams.
Equal is the value of a child that was short lived due to an unfortunate disease of accident, a Bum living in a paper box feeding himself wine til he finds himself oblivious to his surrounding, or a Scientist dedicating his like to solving the riddles of nature that surrounds us.
Just my thoughts on the subject of somebody maybe feeling that their life might not have value.