Before I say anything else, I want to tell you that you are not alone.
It is what defines us as a species, our ability to comprehend the insignificance of our brief time as living, loving and thinking organisms. It may or
may not be what has driven us to become who we are today. That initial spark of curiousity which ultimately has brought us to the point where we must
ask ourselves, not only as single individuals but as a people; why are we?
Some of us are unfortunate enough to reflect, perhaps too deeply upon what science and philosophy indicates what it means to be alive. We are but a
family of moving, consuming and reproducing organisms, just like all other species of the biosphere. And just like singing birds in a forest, gracing
wild horses on the steppe and swimming fish in the sea, a tree reaching for the sun, a mountain touching the sky and the ocean caressing the shore; we
serve no greater purpose than to simply exist.
Being able to understanding this is what seperates us from other creatures, and it is in a sense, a gift and a curse. It depends on how you choose to
approach reality that matters. You either look at life and see a pointless time of being, in which you would then ignore the virtues of existing, or
you look at life as your chance to be alive, and appreciate the fact that there are good things to experience before your time is up.
Sure, emotions are nothing but neurochemical reactions taking place in your brain, but they are emotions regardless, still feel the same and are just
as real as they have always been. You will still smile when you experience joy, cry in times of pain and love in the presence of those who are close
Existence itself may be pointless in the end, but the sensations you experience during your time makes it worthwhile, and because we are human, with
our abstract ideas and curious nature; its ultimately priceless.
Accept what and who you are, but most of all, celebrate it. Just because you have the intelligence that allows you to comprehend how the worlds works
doesn't mean that it is less amazing. It is truly a world of wonders, every single piece of it; just waiting for someone like yourself to experience
as much of it as you can.
It's funny that I stumbled upon your thread tonight. I also struggle at times to find a reason to exist, but earlier today I wrote something and I
thought I would share it with you.
"You come to a point after desperately trying to rationalize your existence, when you finally understand that experiencing different sensations, going
to different places and meeting different people, is what makes it worthwhile. The fact that life changes and you may experience something entirely
different tomorrow, no matter how seemingly insignificant the event may appear to be at that particular moment, what it means is that life is
eventful. There are wonderful things everywhere to experience and appreciate. That is the virtue of life"
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