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Originally posted by LesMisanthrope
reply to post by daynight42
This is not nihilism, friend. If anything, it is love of life. The people you see are the nihilists. You hate to watch life go to waste right before your eyes.
It appears surreal because we've been taught that man is something more than an animal. Once one realizes the base animalistic tendencies of man, and the lack of will shown by most to control them, the shocking reality is difficult to deal with.
The good thing about this is that you are now viewing mankind from an angle not many are privy to. In my opinion, it's difficult to watch, but very important. To me, it felt like a test—the kind where I was the only judge.
You may become disgusted by what you see and seek seclusion from the rabble. Seclusion is healthy if you can handle being alone; but it can be increasingly dangerous to an individual who still loves life. Some of the most important sustenance—love, companionship, humour and art etc.—is found back in the herd. Without these it may be impossible to live happily in a world where humans are almost everywhere. If we haven't been overcome by depression, we must eventually wade back into the rabble to find the things we love.
At man's core is a choice: either to create or destroy. Find the creators.
Become like the wolf. Don the clothing of a sheep. Go back to the herd and discover other wolves.
edit on 24-6-2012 by LesMisanthrope because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by sirric
Most of those sound like symptoms of depression
Originally posted by mee30
The good thing is though that you are not alone! More and more people are coming to realize what is going on! And your feelings are quite natural, it wouldn't really make sense if you realized the ridiculousness of the system/life and still felt as everyone else does.
I've accepted these feelings and I'm quite fine with it. I know that more and more will wake up and I do my part talking to people in order to hopefully get a few others thinking too.
Originally posted by AutOmatIc
reply to post by RealSpoke
I am always amazed to read posts from one total stranger to another where they express a genuine care for that person. See, without governments in the way we all seem to get along quite nicely....I'd be willing to bet if you put a thousand....or even a hundred of us together we would get along just fine and not try to bomb each other or steal each other's resources