Life is not worth anything - Existential Nihilism

Discussion in 'Nihilism' started by asbestosstar, May 17, 2019.

  1. asbestosstar

    asbestosstar Administrator Staff Member

    I often see people who say how your life is the most valuable thing. Whenever you go to someone asking how to commit suicide, they almost always seem to try to say how there has to be another option. Some Search engines, such as Google and AOL have an autoanswer for words in the nature of "how to kill myself", of just the suicide hotline (though this is likely the Bourgeoisie who thinks they can get money from you). In California if you go to school and joke about suicide, they force you to some kind of treatment or try to stop you (this happened to me). And Around the world, suicide is illegal (so the state can slave you). If you just talk to a friend they will try to prevent you from doing suicide. Churches and religions seem to look down on suicide. Abortion is causing protests every day. All these entities they seem to have some value in your life.

    But why do so many people value life?

    This is most likely from people trying to take advantage of us and have made it sound immoral to kill yourself and seem to put life as the most valuable thing. This is likely because of Moralism. Moralism is a paradoxical philosophy that states that actions can be right or wrong. 1st of all, there is little if any prof that an action can be right or wrong, they is little to distinguish, there are many moral/ethical philosophies. But the thing is, where people seem to get lots of their morals from, are the state and large corporations. The people in power are often the ones who make the ethics. These entities like to take advantage of you, either to slave you or to take your money. If you are dead you cannot be their slave/help them or give them money. This can be traced back to the hunter gatherer days, back then, you were looked at as bad if you killed yourself because you would often be a big part of how they got their food. This attitude continued through Egypt and Mesopotamia, who used slaves and still were authoritarian(just a little less bad) to everyone else, and this has continued to the present day. They know they can get taxes from you and stay in power. Since this was already looked down upon, religions could easily integrate it, and it would make sense and in fact spread the fire. The Bible and Quran look at suicide generally unfavourably. But these books are obsolete, filled with errors, and just not provable in most instances. So are the times of small groups of people being dependent on each other. There are now over 7.3 billion people on Earth. There are about 225 people born every minute. Thats more than 3 a second. There are almost that many people who die a minute. Why do people care so much? A single person is just 1 in 7 billion, and that number is growing. The world is already too densely populated in many cities. There is no need to save that many lives anyhow. This value mostly seems to be placed on humans as well. If someone stomps on a wasp, or an ant, people seem to place little value on it, but if a person kills another person, they often make a big deal about it. They are alive to. There is no reason that I can think of that a human life would be worth more than a wasp's life (both are worthless). The reason that a human can do something in his life is flawed. 1st of all, a wasp can also do stuff in life, there are many humans competing for opportunities to do the things you can do, the last reason is that the earth will be molten in a few billion years and what you did in the 2000's won't matter.

    I hope I made some stuff clearer for you. If you have questions please be sure to ask.
     
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