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I seem to be bombarded with questions from myself on reality and the “why, how, what” questions on our existence and the beginning of consciousness. I get so caught up in these questions everyday and it creates anxiety and slight depression. I’m wondering if any of you guys feel the same and how you deal with it.

May 17, 2012 at 3:31 am
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Matthew (1,127) (@ojai) 4 years, 8 months ago ago

@brett, of course! Life’s big questions don’t always come easy.

But I must ask you something, you said “I get so caught up in these questions everyday and it creates anxiety and slight depression”. Why do these questions create anxiety and depression for YOU? Is it simply internal or in wake of the weight of the world?

I see it as this, you’re finding your way. You have these thoughts, while they may run rampid through your head, but it’s great that they are there isn’t it!? Sagan said it best “We are star-stuff contemplating star-stuff.” I think it’s beautiful.

Part of freeing yourself from anxiety is exploring the dark places in your mind. It comes down to being comfortable with yourself and your place. Atleast, that’s what I did and now I can say I’m in a lot better place now than I ever thought I would be in terms of anxiety and depression.

I made a discussion some time ago that you might find some comfort in.

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Ellie (1,351)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 4 years, 8 months ago ago

@brett, same is true for me… word for word, everything you said! I have thought I am bipolar or have ADD(and maybe I am diagnosable as such) because of how much these questions and the answers I find whip me around. I can be radiantly joyful in the morning and having a panic attack by the afternoon.

It seems like, whenever I find a balance and feel peaceful, it only stays for a little while and then I start getting bored and disillusioned. I say fuck philosophizing for a while and then slowly start coming back to it and the cycle repeats. I’m starting to think that this is just what being human is… but let me know if you find a way around this :P

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R.V. Star (150) (@rickvonstar) 4 years, 8 months ago ago

@brett, seems like most the answers to those questions are usually circular in their answers and reasoning, which should tell you that reason will do no good

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