posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 07:07 AM
a reply to: kayej1188
I think you made a really good point here. The hard core punk nihilists types I remember had a middle finger to the world and had a violent attitude
toward the norms of society, but like you point out, there doesn't have to be any attitude attached to nihilism.
The punks were lashing out and being overly dramatic to try and prove their point, of course a true nihilist understood even that had no real meaning.
It is a huge personal conflict to discard meaning in life, but value is different. Just because everything is ultimately meaningless, doesn't mean
somethings don't have value to humans living in this society at this moment.
ETA: For an example, where would those hard core punkers be without ripped up hand-me-down jeans, safety pins, electric guitars, and the genre of rock
music that they would destroy on stage with every performance? They must have believed that these tactics had value when they were trying to show how
meaningless these things really were.
edit on 9-12-2014 by MichiganSwampBuck because: Edited to add extra comment