Nothing matters... existential nihilism


Nihilism (/ˈnaɪ.ᵻlɪzəm/ or /ˈniː.ᵻlɪzəm/; from the Latin nihil, nothing) is a philosophical doctrine that suggests the lack of belief in one or more reputedly meaningful aspects of life. Most commonly, nihilism is presented in the form of existential nihilism, which argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value. Moral nihilists assert that there is no inherent morality, and that accepted moral values are abstractly contrived. Nihilism may also take epistemological, ontological, or metaphysical forms, meaning respectively that, in some aspect, knowledge is not possible, or reality does not actually exist. - Wikipedia

I am not a pessimist, I am not an optimist, I am a realist. My life philosophy is very close to Existential Nihilism. My post revolve around awakening and Existential Nihilism explains a lot. It's a philosophy that strips away of all delusions and leaves nothing behind but the bare naked truth that life is basically... meaningless.

People hate the nihilism because its terrifying to them.

They want to hold on to hope and they believe deep down that life has a meaning and a purpose. That's why they turn out toward religion which somehow makes everything easy.

Do you feel that you are alive but you are not living at all? Do you feel that everything is fake? Fake virus, fake news, fake governments, fake people... fake world?

And yourself, do you know that you are also fake? If you really think about it, which I have no illusion you do, but when you really see your real position you may conclude that you are fake just as everything else around you. And to get that it's very depressing, isn't it?

It's extremely melancholy to realize that you have no intrinsic value at all, that you are essentially meaningless.

It's very disillusioning to get that no matter what you might accomplish, it disappears like smoke in the air; that no matter what service you might attempt to perform, it's like an insignificant grain of sand upon an infinite beach.

Are you feeding the poor? Are you fighting to save planet? Doesn't matter. It's all insignificant in the end. If not today, then tomorrow. If not tomorrow then in a hundred years, then in a thousand, million, billion. The universe don't even notice you.

All the meaning of your life, world and yourself is supplied only by your imagination.

You have a millions of judgments, this is good, that's bad, this should happen, that shouldn't happen. Existence has no imagination, it just going, moving on. All the "good," "bad," "right," "wrong,", "hopes" and "regrets" etc. is supplied by you, my friend.

Life doesn't care about any of this. Whatever you or I might ever do to make a difference in the world in a little corner of our world is meaningless, empty. In fact, all is emptiness, everything is completely empty, we are just like empty characters in a video game, or like a robot in a machine factory pondering what its meaning is.

Present situation of this shitty lockdown introduced by the forces that want to protect us, such an irony, is a classical example of emptiness. It gives you a glimpse that life has no intrinsic meaning, because nothing really matters at all, everything seem lysolled, drained, bleached. Everywhere you looked, everyone you looked upon, including yourself is just emptiness, nothing, meaninglessness.

But here is a twist my friend, if nothing matters then neither anything else matter. Your fears, worries and anxiety do not matter at all. Bingo!!!

You see, something happened.

After you have being miserable in this state of lockdown, feeling this bitter reality of constant fear feeding from everywhere, OMG, the whole thing suddenly "flipped" by your realization that your fears and worries don't mean anything either.

The very thing, this lockdown, lack of meaning and insignificance that had depressed you so much can suddenly became a source of great joy. So much so that you will burst out laughing.

The fact that nothing matters is actually a source of great liberation. It's very freeing to realize that nothing matters at all, because that whole weight of trying to make life "make sense" or "go the right way" or "look like this" drops away.

In its place is just reality, exactly as it is, with no meaning at all in the usual sense and yet incredibly stupid and beautiful at the same time, the very life forever shining.