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    Quote Originally Posted by sriv View Post
    Nihilism is the ultimate truth because God is a delusion.

    Humans are carriers of genetic information. It is our duty to pass on this genetic information to our posterity and improve it. This is the meaning of human life. We might as well enjoy ourselves in our life so we attempt to put other meaning in it that makes us feel better. We also attempt to obtain superficial things such as power, love, and understanding. What is the point? When you are dead, it will not matter. It is meaningful to obtain knowledge so you can test the quality of your genes and make sure that the government is supervising this improvement. The person can try to theorize why this is our destiny, by suggesting an alien race created us and is monitoring us like we monitor ant farms. It will not make any difference. IMO the first living thing was a coincidence and it has gradual improved to make the human race. Our duty is to become greater, that has always been the goal, and it still is.
    In other words, Active Nihilism.

    The active nihilist sees freedom whereas the passive nihilist sees absurdity or meaninglessness.
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    When I realize that life is meaningless, there is a high chance my energy reserves are low and my body requires sleep.
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    Default The Meaning of Meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by sriv View Post
    Nihilism is the ultimate truth because God is a delusion.
    If we perceive by making distinctions, we are a meaning creating animal.

    If in the very act of seeing the world, we make distinctions, we by necessity create meaning.

    In other words, we see the world through meaning.

    So as long as we are alive, the world is mediated to us through meaning.

    And ironically, we can't even perceive a meaningless world except through meaning.

    This opens up some very interesting questions such as can we ever see the world directly? Or are we condemned for ever to live in meaning? Is there any escape from meaning?

    Is meaning simply a mediation between us and the world?

    Is this the meaning of meaning?

    V.

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    Great post, Victor!

    Meaning itself, conceiving meaning of everything, no matter how arbitrary or seemingly meaningless, is the driving purpose in my life.

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    Seriously I don't get it.

    Why does there have to be a point to life?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    If we perceive by making distinctions, we are a meaning creating animal.

    If in the very act of seeing the world, we make distinctions, we by necessity create meaning.

    In other words, we see the world through meaning.

    So as long as we are alive, the world is mediated to us through meaning.

    And ironically, we can't even perceive a meaningless world except through meaning.

    This opens up some very interesting questions such as can we ever see the world directly? Or are we condemned for ever to live in meaning? Is there any escape from meaning?

    Is meaning simply a mediation between us and the world?

    Is this the meaning of meaning?

    V.
    The meaning of meaning. LOL I like it. Let's all take the average of the averages .

    But I do agree that individuals put their own meaning in their lives because meaning is subjective. People can CHOOSE to be delusional. That is alright (it doesn't really matter anyway).
    Reyson: ...If you were to change your ways, I'm sure we could rebuild the relationship the two of us once shared.

    Naesala: Oh no, that I could never do. You see, humans are essential to the fulfillment of my ambitions.

    Reyson: You've changed, Naesala. If this is the path you've chosen, I've nothing left to say.

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    When everything seems pointless I start drifting and become even more spaced out than normal.

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