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I don't think humans have the ability to even realize if there is even a reason or purpose for their being here, and that's the reason they are always looking for reason and purpose.
We only know a small percentage of all there is to know, we should stop beating ourselves up over it.
Thank you for sharing that Zackli! I can definitely relate to what you wrote on several points.
One thought that often crosses my mind is; "if my nihilism and these existencial questions make me look a little crazy in the eyes of others, then everyone else without these questions appear completely empty headed to me".
Admittedly, just moments later I usually conclude that most people are smarter than myself, and also smart enough to ignore these things whereas I am unable to.
What's your thoughts on that? Do you think nihilism has anything to do with intelligence? Or do you believe that it is completely dependent on how our brains are wired?
originally posted by: XxRagingxPandaxX
Have you had an existential crisis? If so how did you overcome it? How did you utilize the existential angst?
Life itself is an existensial crisis.
The fact that people can ask whether or not “life” has a purpose—or why they should continue living—doesn’t make the question valid. No object or organism, in itself, has a meaning. It is only within the social realm that meaning enters the picture at all.
...existential crises really reveal a lot about humanity and its relationship with the universe.
Now I wouldn't mind attending a few classes in sociology and psychology also.
I can imagine that taking classes in psychology in general can be somewhat disturbing.
After all, the science applies to oneself as well, which may be difficult to handle for a lot of people. Just listening to lectures on cognitive behaviour can make me somewhat uneasy, but it's incredibly fascinating nevertheless.
originally posted by: ABeing
a reply to: Bluesma
I doesn't however make me wonder if there was some purpose behind it. I'm more inclined to believe that for some of us, this is just part of maturing and developing as individuals. As if some of us run a higher risk of crashing into the walls that create our belief structure, rather than notice them before impact and turn elsewhere. Not sure if that analogy makes any sense...