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Guys, intellectually I'm all spooked out. I can't stand

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Guys, intellectually I'm all spooked out. I can't stand philosophy because of all the unfalsifiable garbage. Many fields like economics etc are just applied common sense and stamp collecting. I see novels as nothing but entertainment despite pretentious people claiming life / philosophical insights and tonnes of people will consider you a disgusting plebeian if you don't initially read shitloads of boring as fuck canon novels.

I think I am painfully adapting to the idea of the Internet age / information overload by abandoning any pretension that I can be an all rounder or even dilettante in everything. There are ten trillion books called "Introduction to [broad and important field]", even if you only have one of each field.

History is similar to novels. Shitloads of reading along with a shitload pretension thrown on top telling you that you truly cannot no nuthin unless you have an in depth understanding of the Greeks / Romans / Christianity / USA / WW1 / WW2 / financial systems / or shitloads of other topics I can't stand it. And then there's current events. I don't care about climate change, outer space, inequality, China, the EU, applied psychology, the education system, diversity, Russia, South America, refugees, nutrition, mental health, and more. Admitting just one of these would make me an iredeemable idiot, no doubt.

Has anyone else had similar thoughts? The spooks are powerful and must be removed but their removal leaves your mind in a promordial state that is more susceptible to spooks than before.

I go to the city centre and see people shopping and the streets are busy, which is comforting compared to when they're empty, but walking through then brings no epiphanies.

I am so past watching movies or tv shows, even ones that pander to "edgy" young males. I just about read books but only because society tells me I should, though I don't derive much enjoyment
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And obviously I have an existential crisis but /lit/ is fucking pathetic in demanding that anyone who has one should immediately "grow up" and become a monotheist and wagecuck. I fucking hate wagecucking. Seeing attractive young people is humiliating. I tell myself every day that I'll soon work intensely on one thing but I can't bear to do this. If you're really good at one thing then there are people lining up to call you a tard for not watching opera or being able to run a marathon or whatever shit. So I do nothing.

Every "thinker" is at their core an utter fucking fraud. Nietzche is a Tony Robbins tier Rorschach test. Science and mathematics provide non trivial insights but only in ultra specialised ways that probably require autism to appreciate. I listen to In Our Time podcasts and Bret Easton Ellis podcasts and I think at heart everyone cares about nothing more than social drama.

I think we all need to man up and admit that money, youth, videogames, and good looks are as good as it gets. But not everyone gets.
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>>1697911

You're a moron.
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>>1697910
>>1697911

Oh god, years from now you're going to hate the person you currently are. You're tossing away things simply because YOU find them pretentious. I've met a few people like you in my STEM uni program. In almost all cases they bumble bullshit, dress to be different, and utterly fail in academics.
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>>1697911
>If you're really good at one thing then there are people lining up to call you a tard for not watching opera or being able to run a marathon or whatever shit. So I do nothing.
you can't care what other people think.

and stop thinking anyone else cares what you think.

once you've done that you're free to do whatever you find interesting. If you don't find anything interesting then you're free to do stuff you don't find interesting. Either way it's not anybody else's problem or pleasure what you do. At this point in human history you have almost no chance of contributing anything of value anyways.
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You have hardcore anhedonia right now. I think a lot of people on this website have had a long period where they have on and off anhedonia. You are shitting on everything without really making a point. You dismiss all art because it doesn't appeal to you right now. Have you ever gotten anything out of books, movies, etc? Maybe you should try something else like gardening, sculpting, or some sort of sport or physical activity.

You sound too easily influenced by other people. Every other sentence you are consulting a third party's thoughts. What's more, it isn't a realistic back-and-forth. I'd bet anything that you have never been called a "disgusting plebeian"---or had it implied, whatever---for not having read canonical novels. It's possible someone has called you an irredeemable idiot because you have expressed uninterest in that big list of shit you mentioned. But those people are called posturing college students. Outside of those retards, nobody gives a shit if you know about Aleppo, China, or whatever. 99% of people only care about their friends, something that you bring up later. I agree with you on that point. A lot of people seem to be most interested in social drama.
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Ultimately, though, I don't agree with your conclusions. "Money, youth, videogames, and good looks" are the best things in life? No wonder you are having a tough time. Those things are not even close to the best things in life. I'd recommend some books you could read or elaborate on this, but I've been in a similar position you are in now. I understand that it wouldn't get through. I don't say this to condescend. I enjoy whenever people shit on popular idols like you did with Nietzsche and you seem like a thoughtful person to me. I'd guess that you enjoyed writing your post. Organizing your thoughts, making an argument, trying to say something---if that was fun, I'd recommend you keep doing stuff like this. Maybe writing could become your new hobby that spurs an interest in life again. If that doesn't work, I recommend more time. You'll probably get back to normal.
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