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  • 2015-07-22 @ 21:54:35

    I interpret the statement “life has no meaning” to also mean that someone finds no value to life. This could also be interpreted as an immoral statement, since meaning/value is linked to well-being. If someone does not value the well-being of themselves or other forms of life then I consider them to be morally bankrupt.

    21st-Century Sisyphus: Brilliant Comic Asks if Your Life is Meaningless

  • 2015-07-21 @ 17:02:18

    There is a difference between being afraid of other people and not being interested in them.

    The unexpected way that cowards can be vain…

  • 2015-04-08 @ 14:38:31

    The quote by Ann Druyan midway down the page is interesting – “the tragedy was that we knew that we would never see each other again”. Within infinite spacetime, how could anyone claim that anything is finite, especially their consciousness? The most reasonable response is that “we don’t know”.

    Carl Sagan On The Issue Of ‘God’

  • 2015-03-14 @ 14:12:10

    It depends on how you define success. I define success as helping others/society – by doing the least amount of harm, and doing the most amount of good. This existence is rather strange, and I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t act crazy in some way. People think that I am crazy for giving so much money to charity, for example. I don’t understand this existence at all, and all I have to guide me is my own ethical intuition.

    Real Mental Illness

  • 2013-08-24 @ 09:51:22

    If you could make a 30 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?
    People always say that life isn’t fair, and to get used to it. This existence can and should be fair, and it should be a moral imperative for everyone to balance all inequality on this planet. This entire existence offends me. It offends my deepest sensibilities, and it should offend you too. We are savage, disgusting animals. Look around you, and see what we have done to each other and this planet. Look at how we treat other forms of life.

    If you were going to die at midnight, what would you be doing at 11:45pm?
    Ending inequality for all forms of life.

    How do you really KNOW anything for sure?
    I don’t.

    If you had all the money in the world but still had to have some kind of job, what would you choose to do?
    I would collaborate with people who think like I do, to fairly distribute resources across our global civilization.

    When you’re 90 years old, what will matter most to you?
    That I made the world a better place for all forms of life.

    What do you regret most so far in life?
    That I never cared enough to do anything for this planet.

    How can you apply the lesson you learned from that regret to your life TODAY?
    I am still trying to come to grips with existing in a disgusting, ape-like body. Once that is over with (and I may never accept it), then I can start giving back.

    What would you change if you were told with 100% certainty that God does not exist? Or if you don’t believe in God, that he does exist?
    It doesn’t matter. I exist in some fashion, and it is reasonable to conclude that others exist as well. If others exist, then they are suffering just like I am. Therefore it is my obligation to ease the suffering of other forms of life.

    If you lost everything tomorrow, whose arms would you want to run into? Does that person know how much they mean to you?
    No comment.

    Do you fear death? If so, do you have a good reason?
    I am looking forward to not existing as an ape, so no, I don’t fear death.

    What would you change if you knew you were NEVER going to die?
    I would do what I plan on doing anyway.

    If you were at heaven’s gates, and God asked “you why should I let you in?”, what would you say?
    This question makes no sense.

    When will you be good enough for you? Is there some breaking point where you will accept everything about yourself?
    I will never be good enough, because there are always ways to improve my ways of thinking, and what actions I take.

    Is the country you live in really the best fit for you?
    Who knows.

    What would people say about you at your funeral?
    They probably wouldn’t understand.

    What small thing could you do to make someone’s day better?
    There are lots of ways to give back to others.

    (If you believe in god) would your relationship with god change it all if you were told with 100% certainty that he was actually a she?
    The concept of gender is ridiculous. Let’s not forget that we are apes.

    What do you believe stands between you and complete happiness?
    I will never be happy. Happiness isn’t the goal of life.

    18 Thought Provoking Questions