Is this all philosophy amounts to?https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchhausen_trilemma
Aaaargh. So simple yet so difficult to incorporate as a life philosophy.
Every day I get the feeling that none of this will matter and I should stop being a coward and should do things that I want to:
1. call up a best friend with whom I cut off contact 4 years back. I miss her so goddamn much but don't have the courage or self confidence to re-establish contact
2. ask out pretty women
3. be assertive and confident in general
All these fucking insecurities which won't matter for shit and I keep losing my head over them.
Can anyone recommend a book related to OP's pic? Something that will beat this idea in my head?
Issue with OP's picture:
The two are not analogous. In the first example (the forgetting of the great day), one is still provided with consciousness after forgetting the day.
In the latter example, one must choose between consciousness or not. 'Meaningless' is a term that is only relevant to a conscious being in the first place. A meaningless activity is undesirable because it has no bearing on what wishes to achieve or do. But 'doing' or activity is contingent upon living.
A better example:
Would you want to live one really great day and forget it OR never be alive at all?
Furthermore, because that one great day would be all of existence, the question can then become a simple choice between 'live once' or 'never live'
Experience something for some time or experience nothing ever. Which is better?
Absolutely triggered, human beings have as their essence a context of historical and social concrete, manifold existence that exist apart from ourselves as singular; we are not empirical, atomic beings merely.
Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation. Everything science has taught me, and continues to teach me, strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death.
-Wernher von Braun