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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    Owlman sounds like a faux poser Nihilist to me.

    The point of Nihilism is not to get caught up in despair and amoral behavior. Doing so is quite ridiculous and is merely a form of existential angst.

    People who want to appear edgy have hijacked nihilism and warped the philosophy into something that it is not, and what's worse is that people are commonly accepting the hijacked version and creating a stigma that does not belong to it.
    Posers always suck ballsacks.
    But I wouldn't consider Owlman to be a poser since he never really claims to be a nihilist. He just has a lot of nihilistic tendencies.

    Personally I'd never say that I'm a complete nihilist. Just that I'm nihilistic about things in life.

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    Self-fulling prophecies are sneaky like this.

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    I think we should always have some purpose to believe in.

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    Nihilism seems very inherently unsatisfying to me. If others think it makes the most sense, that is fine, but it just doesn't make logical sense to me or fulfill me, so I believe otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I think we should always have some purpose to believe in.
    And what is that purpose?

    Who makes that purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    And what is that purpose?

    Who makes that purpose?
    I guess that depends on the individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I guess that depends on the individual.
    Depends on the individual's what?
    Destiny? Choice? Fate? God?

    How does the individual discover their purpose?

    Is purpose in the individual's hands, or are they fated to some unknown cosmic arrangement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    Depends on the individual's what?
    Destiny? Choice? Fate? God?

    How does the individual discover their purpose?

    Is purpose in the individual's hands, or are they fated to some unknown cosmic arrangement?
    1) choice
    2) different for everyone
    3) it could be either or.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    1) choice
    2) different for everyone
    3) it could be either or.
    So one may or may not actually have a meaning or purpose. Unless they invent it of course.

    Sounds pretty existential to me.

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    I think people often become nihilists when they fixate on the consequences of their actions, their lives, and the future of the human race from a perspective that holds that this reality is finite. Such a perspective naturally leads to over-analysis, despair, boredom, mischief, and meaningless recreation which is compensatory for a lack of philosophical closure in one's worldview. By "closure", I mean coming to terms with the finite by believing in the infinite. Closure does not entail a lack of critical thinking; in fact I would say that it simply makes critical thinking dependable.

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