Re: What really matters?

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> Papa _ Wrote:

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> Here’s how wiki defines it:

>

> “ Nihilism (/ˈnaɪ(h)ɪlɪzəm, ˈniː-/; from Latin nihil 'nothing') is a

> philosophy, or family of views within philosophy, expressing some form

> of negation towards life[1][2] or towards fundamental concepts such as

> knowledge, existence, and the meaning of life.[3][4] Different nihilist

> positions hold variously that human values are baseless, that life is

> meaningless, that knowledge is impossible, or that some set of entities

> does not exist.[5][6]

>

> The study of nihilism may regard it as merely a label that has been

> applied to various separate philosophies,[7] or as a distinct historical

> concept arising out of nominalism, skepticism, and philosophical

> pessimism, as well as possibly out of Christianity itself.[8]

> Contemporary understanding of the idea stems largely from the

> Nietzschean 'crisis of nihilism', from which derives the two central

> concepts: the destruction of higher values and the opposition to the

> affirmation of life.[9][5] Earlier forms of nihilism however, may be

> more selective in negating specific hegemonies of social, moral,

> political and aesthetic thought.[10] Beyond Europe, elements of Buddhist

> scripture have been identified as among the earliest discourses and

> critiques of nihilistic thought.

>

> The term is sometimes used in association with anomie to explain the

> general mood of despair at a perceived pointlessness of existence or

> arbitrariness of human principles and social institutions. Nihilism has

> also been described as conspicuous in or constitutive of certain

> historical periods. For example,[11] Jean Baudrillard[12][13] and others

> have characterized postmodernity as a nihilistic epoch[14] or mode of

> thought.[15] Likewise, some theologians and religious figures have

> stated that postmodernity[16] and many aspects of modernity[17]

> represent nihilism by a negation of religious principles. Nihilism has,

> however, been widely ascribed to both religious and irreligious

> viewpoints.[18]

>

> In popular use, the term commonly refers to forms of existential

> nihilism, according to which life is without intrinsic value, meaning,

> or purpose.[19] Other prominent positions within nihilism include the

> rejection of all normative and ethical views (§ Moral nihilism), the

> rejection of all social and political institutions (§ Political

> nihilism), the stance that no knowledge can or does exist (§

> Epistemological nihilism), and a number of metaphysical positions, which

> assert that non-abstract objects do not exist (§ Metaphysical nihilism),

> that composite objects do not exist (§ Mereological nihilism), or even

> that life itself does not exist.”

>

> I think that anyone given enough time to ponder life, exisitence, and

> human consciousness might wrestle with this idea.

>

> My preferred philosophy is that of stoicism.

>

> I think the purpose of my life is to leave the world with something good

> when I die. I am training my children to be good humans that desire the

> same positive trend.

>

> It would be my greatest desire to invent or discover something that

> actually makes a lasting improvement. Not for fame. But to solidly give

> MY life purpose.

>

> I think it is getting harder and harder in this time because the age of

> discovery is over. And, we have such effective record keeping and info

> sharing that stuff isn’t even lost and rediscovered.

>

> It is very hard to find a real individual contribution. Something to

> satisfy that human desire for purpose which comes from leaving an

> eternal mark on history.

>

> Going forward, it will become more and more important to be part of

> collective efforts. Individuals cannot go to Mars like the Wright

> brothers invented powered, heavier-than-air flight. But, YOU CAN be a

> part of the team.

>

> Our future human accomplishments can be enormous. If everyone adds the

> inertia of their life to a mass of other people heading in a good

> direction.

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