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    Welcome to the machine.

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    If you need to question why you're reading a book, then don't read it. Just do what you like. Eat a peanut butter sandwich instead. Or whatever pops in your mind. Suddenly things become easier-- because you're making your own choices, being an individual, instead of causing yourself anxiety about what choices you're supposed to make. Meaning is in the act of choosing. Not in the choices. About the only thing you should get anxious about is if the choices fuck everyone else's freedom up too. That's the real "existentialist nightmare" that you have to balance out. Not your own existence ("hell is other people").

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    If you need to question why you're reading a book, then don't read it. Just do what you like. Eat a peanut butter sandwich instead. Or whatever pops in your mind. Suddenly things become easier-- because you're making your own choices, being an individual, instead of causing yourself anxiety about what choices you're supposed to make. Meaning is in the act of choosing. Not in the choices. About the only thing you should get anxious about is if the choices fuck everyone else's freedom up too. That's the real existentialist nightmare that you have to balance out ("hell is other people").
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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    Question everything.
    You can do that in the act of choosing.. Often at least. I guess since this is a typology forum, I'm promoting an overly Se attitude, but I really don't want to go too far with that. It's good to be discerning, but not to the point of self-crippling.

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    @xisnotx - you didn't give any reasons why your life is hard.

    Fuck all that marriage and children shit. Nobody is forcing you: you were lucky enough not to be born into a village in Iran or some shit. You have time and material comfort to post on the internet regularly. What's actually stopping you from doing what you enjoy, right now? Serious question. It just sounds like you are letting yourself be limited by some vague social norms.

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    Life is Very Pain.
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    lol I missed this post because I only read page 1.

    Says it quite well:

    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    If you need to question why you're reading a book, then don't read it. Just do what you like. Eat a peanut butter sandwich instead. Or whatever pops in your mind. Suddenly things become easier-- because you're making your own choices, being an individual, instead of causing yourself anxiety about what choices you're supposed to make. Meaning is in the act of choosing. Not in the choices. About the only thing you should get anxious about is if the choices fuck everyone else's freedom up too. That's the real "existentialist nightmare" that you have to balance out. Not your own existence ("hell is other people").

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD45T-2 View Post
    Life is Very Pain.
    Indeed.

    Life is what you make of it.

    It's easy to assume everyone lives cookie-cutter lives and everything's boring and determined already... but you know what assumptions make

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    Our ultimate purpose is to uplift the human condition from this prison, and in order to advance such a noble cause, achieve eternal life, world peace, universal enlightenment, and ultimate power. Though these goals will likely not spring into being with immediate results, meaning will be found in us attemtping these great and impossible accomplishments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    Indeed.

    Life is what you make of it.

    It's easy to assume everyone lives cookie-cutter lives and everything's boring and determined already... but you know what assumptions make
    +1 Especially if one starts comparing themselves to others (it's a losing battle). People may seem to have the "cookie-cutter" lives but once you start examining them closely, it's easy to see that they have issues and are coping like the rest of us.

    Even the "happy" people think about it but they tend not to vocalize it as much.

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