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    Default Everything is relative

    EVERYTHING


    what do you think about that idea?

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    I think the true relativists reject that statement, but I got sorta confused as to why when I was in one of my "Everything is relative, therefore nothing means anything" phases, and I tried to learn more about relativism theory. I don't like it when I get in that mode, which I sometimes do. For me, it's a depressing and downward spiral; I have to believe something matters.
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    I dont believe in relativism at all but I do believe its how most moral absolutes operate in practice, life would be impossible otherwise.

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    Everything is relative.

    Even this statement is a relative statement.

    And this one.

    And this one.

    .....And this one.









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    Well, it depends.
    IN SERIO FATVITAS.

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    I've thought this many times before.

    I think it's all about our own personal perception, judgments, and perspective of the world.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    Everything seems to be relative to me. As far as we know, it's impossible to prove/disprove that everything is relative. It seems equally impossible to prove/disprove that an objective reality exists.
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    I guess that's the quintessential INTP kind of statement. I can understand that as a premise to one's search of meaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aphrodite-gone-awry View Post
    I have to believe something matters.
    Is is sufficient to believe that things can matter to you personally, while being neither good nor bad, or meaningless, objectively?

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