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Nihilism?
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Nihilism?

1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-22 05:25
Does anyone else get the odd feeling that they are getting glimpses of the infinitude of banality when reading internet comments, even ones that are well-thought out and on-topic?

Maybe I should just take a break from cyberspace for a while (and from my memories of Borges).
2 Name: 0 !/lQMO72QVo : 2017-03-29 02:45
Most of the internet rabble come off as boring nihilists.

It's nothing new... and it's not really worth mulling over much. It's a useless outlook in the end and the people that espouse it usually aren't acting sincerely, they're just passing through, gone by the time that spring break ends, and they hope their escapades don't catch up with them. It's an easy way for someone to shirk any sort of responsibility and to be a pest.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-29 04:52
Remember, Nihilism is easy to start. Hard to finish.
Anything short of finding one's own will to power or personal meaning in things is doing it wrong. Improper, half hearted and misunderstood 'nothing is everything' 'nihilism' is for angsty eighth graders. Don't let it bother you.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-29 19:51
Maybe it's boredom. Or depression.
5 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-09 00:10
After a decade of being in the same little group of websites everything becomes a blur.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-15 18:38
Being in the Internet for too long can fuck you up. You should indeed take a break from this virtual space.
7 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-16 00:32
>>6
I don't think it's the internet specifically. Overexposure to the same ideas/stimulus warps your perceptions after a while.
8 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-16 19:43
Are there any good AND active places on the internet?
9 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-20 00:49
>>8
darknet, yo
10 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-02 23:57
>>9
usenet > darknet tbqh
just don't use google groups
11 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-03 10:19
For me, part of nihilism is accepting all of it. Otherwise, it's just angsty eighth grader edge, as >>3 put it. I think you can find beauty in things without necessarily giving them a meaning.
12 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-04 03:02
It seems that they don't get it.
13 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-29 03:21
Maybe.
14 Name: Anonymous : 2017-08-19 01:33
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhx6IfKrvEQ
15 Name: Anonymous : 2017-08-21 02:07
>>14
Seems like he just got too old for fun.
Sounds like he's never been on /k/ regularly.
or never relaxed on /x/ or /wsg/.
Trans Boomer confirmed.

But I actually found my time on 4chan constructive and educational if not only fun. I became a bit better at asserting my opinions and learning things for myself. I got to hear points of views I had never known existed or had even fairly considered.
16 Name: Anonymous : 2017-09-12 15:00
nihilism and the art of not giving a fuck are not the same thing
17 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-29 23:27
>>3
I think a minority of people feel the need for a "will to power" or the ability to imprint their individuality on the world, while most others desire to live life in a faceless collective. Most people are predisposed to the latter but feel compelled to act like the former because modern society sees it as shameful to want to efface in a collective and everybody should desire to be the star of their own show.

Which explains why so many people are developing all sorts of "mental illness" that could only be solved through a collective religion or something like "national socialism" where the political system acts like a collective religion.

It makes sense that people would generally be predisposed to desiring to efface under the will of religious or authoritarian figures, considering the long history most countries have of killing everybody and their children who did not follow the rules. So until we admit that "self actualization" isn't something most people want we will continue to find nihilism causes lethargy and hopelessness.
18 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-09 14:57
>>3
Any sane mind on nihilism will become depressed, only when you start gaining hope from pursuits that matter to you personally does the notion that "nothing matters" become unimportant again.

I'm a really scared guy and rarely do 'crazy shit' without thinking. Realizing I will be rotting in a small box anywhere between 7 days from now to 300 years in the future (singularity) really puts a lot of things into perspective and has motivated me to take those crazy steps I might've never taken otherwise. It probably wont kill me but I'll die with an experience that meaningfully shaped the rest of my life.

If you're reading this? Stop pitying yourself, go live your life how your lizard brain desires. Do the things worth experiencing. Just don't strawman my post into a call to play Russian Roulette because it makes you feel 'alive'.

A while ago I read a blog post by a guy who said you should follow that little voice in your head telling you not to do your homework, not to work from 9 to 5 and to just go ask that girl out and eat junkfood. Because that's what you really want at that moment.

Remember how happy you were as a kid? That's because you just did what you wanted to do practically all the time.

>>15
He left 4chan for all the wrong reasons it seems.
19 Name: 2 brains 1 skull : 2017-11-21 08:36
Dude ennui lmao!
20 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-21 11:37
Optimistic Nihilism is cooler than the mainstream pessimistic one. Why sulk when you could go out and enjoy yourself? like >>18 said, follow your lizard brain. If nothing has meaning or matters at all, just go be happy, because why not?
21 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-21 18:09
>>20
Because that's not how happiness works. I implore you to actually try to live a life of empty hedonism and tell me how you feel after 2 months. People evolved to deal with struggle. Without suffering, happiness does not exist and no amount of traveling or drugs or sex with prostitutes will change that.

The meaning of life is to suffer. Read Dostoevsky.
22 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-21 22:10
>>21
I think i get what you're saying. I didn't mean to imply just go out and do drugs or take a ticket to some random place (unless you want to), i just mean go do what makes you happy. There will always be a great deal of suffering and depression, i'm aware of that. I just don't get the way people can look at things as just ultimately pointless and fucked. Living like that fucking blows. I can't really say i myself am able to do exactly what i want though. But I try not to think negatively of everything.
23 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-01 23:13
Soon, I will be dead.

Hopefully, I can travel a little first.
24 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-03 21:07
>>23
Cherish what little time you have left, and truly live these moments. Die with no regrets, with a maniac grin on your face.
25 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-10 03:30
Nothing matters Morty! *Burp* I'M PICKLE RIIIIIICK WUBALUBADUBDUB!
26 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-29 15:50
Why is everyone so hostile on the internet? People here seem a lot more laid back, or is it just me?
27 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-29 17:10
>>26
They have sad lives on meatspace, so they feel the need to overcompensate and be loud on the internets. Just smile and wave.
28 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-21 03:00
>>27
But I have a far sadder meatspace life. Are they just weaklings? I don't think it's that easy, my man.
29 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-24 00:34
>>28
Your meatspace life might be sad, but if you don't let it get to you, you're pretty strong.

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