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Made this screwing around on Adobe Illustrator, based on a table going around the internet, inspired by a question from zombots.
I love this, especially the nihilist column. “NO NO NO NO ALSO NO. AND NO.”
This is stupid. The epistemological nihilist within denies the validity of the chart but the metaphysical nihilist within me also denies my existence and the existence of the chart. The only consistency in modern nihilism is 4Loko.
Camus confuses me. If it’s meaningless, what are we supposed to attain from facing the absurd? I mean, I get that on the whole every action I do means nothing in the long run. At some point the world end, consumed by the sun, at some other point, our species will possibly go extinct, nullifying every action and every word ever to come from any person ever.
Looking for meaning beyond a legacy, which you could possibly dream would last a few thousand years (Jesus and Muhammad, etc, etc), though unlikely. Living for no reason at all is also absurd. An individual should apply their own meaning to their own life and live that. Of course, this individual may borrow meaning from others, or without knowing seem to feel the same purpose.
I went through a phase a few months ago when I came to realise, of my own accord, that there was no point to life. Another billion years is nothing to the universe, but it borders on infinity to humans. On that scale everything we could possibly do is entirely meaningless and can have almost zero true effect. If someone created a black hole between three solar systems and it consumed all three of them, it would not mean a thing, even if each planet was teeming with life.
So I realised all I can do is work toward leaving some form of legacy. Work toward making things better for my children and their children and theirs. For every generation to follow us.