posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 04:26 AM
reply to post by Dark Ghost
This is from wiki about Nihilism:
Jean-Paul Sartre, author of Being and Nothingness, wrote in his essay Existentialism is a Humanism, "What do we mean by saying that existence precedes
essence? We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world – and defines himself afterwards. If man as the
existentialist sees him is not definable, it is because to begin with he is nothing. He will not be anything until later, and then he will be what he
makes of himself." Here it is made clear what is meant by Existentialists when they say meaning is "a consequence of engagement and commitment".
The theory purports to describe the human situation to create a life outlook and create meaning, which has been summarized as, "Strut, fret, and
delude ourselves as we may, our lives are of no significance, and it is futile to seek or to affirm meaning where none can be found." Existential
nihilists claim that, to be honest, one must face the absurdity of existence, that he/she will eventually die, and that both religion and metaphysics
are simply results of the fear of death.
According to Donald A. Crosby, "There is no justification for life, but also no reason not to live. Those who claim to find meaning in their lives are
either dishonest or deluded. In either case, they fail to face up to the harsh reality of the human situation".[3
It states that you are born as 'nothing' and that you frame and label yourself as a 'something' but that 'something' is a delusion.
When you have believed yourself to be a 'something' you will see lots of 'other somethings'.
Really - there is nothing.
edit on 4-11-2012 by Itisnowagain because: (no reason given)