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what the hell is existentialism
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what the hell is existentialism
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that moment where you realize you exist and it's really overwhelming and kind of spooky that you have to make decisions dependent on that reality.
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Existentialism is a reaction to the nihilism inherent in the death of God and secularization of Western civilization. In previous eras, man's life was given meanig by God. With science slowly disproving God, we are left with a vacuum of meaning. Since nature abhors a vacuum, various philosophers have attempted to prove that man is capable of creating his own meaning even if that meaning ultimately proves absurd.
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>>7667763
An idea that seems really really cool when you're 18.
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>>7667994
Your mother was a good fuck at 18.
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>>7668005
How existential of you.
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>>7667799
I think that the god thing is maybe part of what leads people towards "existentialist" thought, but existentialism is more of a metaphysics that rejects essentia, an epistemology that emphasizes presence, and an morality of empathy.

Pretty much exactly what you get from an amphetamine binge, which is exactly what Sartre's life was.
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>>7667994
As opposed to what exactly, people growing up and settling down to being religious? Existentialism seems more fulfilling than being a cuck to empty spiritualist philosophies, at least it's self-aware.
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it is the moment at which you are euphoric. not because of any phony god’s blessing. but because, you enlightened by your intelligence.
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>>7667763
Well, exactly.
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>>7667799
I prefer Russian nihilism to Western nihilism. Less existential.
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>>7667763

Try meditation, weed or Salvia divinorum until you start to realize how insane the fact that you exist right now is, and until you start to get anxious about it.

Looking at your eyes in the mirror during a few minutes will probably also make you feel ''strange''. It fucking sucks.
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>>7668322

Can someone do something about these lowly plebs ruining our board here?
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>>7668256
you prefer to be an edgy special snowflake
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>>7667771
that's an existential crisis, not existentialism
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>>7668356

/lit/ is not your little safe space, if you don't like it, you are welcome to leave.
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>>7667763
It's recognition and cultivation of your agency and the perspective that you have no excuses because you always have choices.
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>>7667799
>Since nature abhors a vacuum
the humanity despises vacuum.
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If Schops were alive for it he'd ask the same thing.
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