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January 23rd, 2017
Why your life is absolutely pointless...
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Vic Sage

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+1

Can you crosspost this in the megathread below, I think it would add a nice take on the subject in a more "serious" tone
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gwaipor

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I think we need to discuss existentialism
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Griffin

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Thank you for sharing the bleeping obvious. 
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i fucking loved that post, thanks october
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gwaipor

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I think we need to discuss existentialism
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Chance

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A bump so the original post can be read by people who haven't done so yet.
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Listen to me! You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you, never wanted you, and in all probability, he HATES you.  It is not the worst thing that can happen.
It isn't?
We don't NEED him!
We don't - we don't!?
Fuck damnation, man! Fuck redemption! We're God's unwanted children? SO BE IT!
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#17

Dewd

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The purposelessness of life... this realization is older than the dinosaurs
go read the ancient texts of the bhagavad gita or listen to ANY hindu/buddhist master.  This is like common sense to them.  They are utterly confused as to why we (westerners) intentionally suffer for what is impermanent.
random example:
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#18

codya

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Join Date: 10/13/2010 | Posts: 25

I've actually thought about this a lot and while sex is an amazing feeling and can be framed as (one of our life purposes) I don't neccesarily think it is either.  I mean there are tons of great emotions to experience in life not just being good at pick-up an getting laid (although its a shit load of fun) there are emotions like accomplishment and the emotions you get when you perserver over something that was difficult for you, there is the emotions that can only be gotten from helping someone else overcome one of their big problems in life, there is adrenaline, there is adventure, there is laughter, there is intrigue, there is facination.

My argument is that if replication was one of our only purposes in life it would be one of the only good emotions we could experience, but its not.

I think this because our emotions kinda guide us and make decisions for us in our lives, whether or not we want to believe its true.
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Chance

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up2nogood wrote:
. i believe in something much much deeper and I will always seek to go deeper... I do not for one second accept that our existence is simply just an accident... look at the bigger picture duuuuuude.... just because there is logic to things doesn't mean nothing exists outside of logic. . My question is: how could you POSSIBLY know for sure?? and why would you choose to accept this as truth when you virtually know NOTHING about ANYTHING.... it's all just so VAST. There is no way to be absolutely sure of course
He's not saying that life is pointless PERIOD.  He's saying life is pointless unless YOU give it a meaning.  He's saying life has no OBJECTIVE meaning.  WE give life meaning.  We write our own stories.

Can't you see how much more empowering that outlook is than to believe we are just cogs in some bigger story already written for us?
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Listen to me! You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you, never wanted you, and in all probability, he HATES you.  It is not the worst thing that can happen.
It isn't?
We don't NEED him!
We don't - we don't!?
Fuck damnation, man! Fuck redemption! We're God's unwanted children? SO BE IT!
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