> Constantly daydream about being creative genius everyone wants to interview
> Afraid that unless I become famous, my death will go unnoticed and I'll be forgotten
How do you all escape from your everyday lives?
Never understood the need for a legacy
I'm gonna be dead. Why should I give a solitary fuck about what people think if I literally don't exist anymore
I dread the amount of regret that's gonna hit me right before I die. I hope I go quick and unexpectedly.
I'm in a similiar boat and to be honest, there's no escape from it. Those daydreams are part of your motivation, regardless of how unrealistic the scenarios may be. My recommendation would be to dump all of your available time into whatever your craft is. Just roll with the punches, keep pressing on with the life you envision and maybe some day you'll get some of that glory. You only live once. Don't be one of the many that wastes theirs
Because that gives the impression that you mattered. David Bowie made music, and he will be remembered forever, yet people have tried to change the world, and we have no idea who they are. Plus, it's the idea that you don't truly die until you are forgotten.
Some people have such a big ego that they feel the need to want to be remembered, when at the end of the day, you're right. Literally nothing matters.
Do you know anything about philosophy?
As a kid I was always helpful and a goody-two-shoes. I don't care much anymore. Trying to better the world seems like giving food to an anorexic, they aren't going to eat it. If I want anything Itd be philosophical answers. There probably aren't any though and I won't live long enough to make any headway. Second wish then I guess would be to develop immortality as the most roundabout way of doing philosophy. I can't find answers if I'm dead. It would be ironic though, most days I wish I didn't wake up.
A legacy doesn't appeal to me at all but I can see some desire for it. It's a goal outside of living for the moment.
Also, is Camus the best existential answer we got? There's Nietzsche but if you lose interest in whatever you choose you are back to square one
He's been brainwashed to want to contribute/invent for a society that rejects him and ridicules him.
He's the type to believe that his working for a company is benefiting society when in reality, society would do just fine without him and his work.