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    a little bit of nihilism

    Postby Captain_Cackwurst » 04 Sep 2015 15:03

    Hey there, just a question:

    How do you guys feel about your personal death?

    write every idea you had about it :]


    here's a vanitas-painting to get you in the mood:
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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby Freakzilla » 04 Sep 2015 16:54

    Don't really think about it.
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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby Serkanner » 08 Sep 2015 14:08

    I am aiming for immortality.
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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby Apjak » 08 Sep 2015 14:42

    Are you confusing Stoicism with its death contemplations with Nihilism?
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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 08 Sep 2015 18:02

    I swing between total denial, and being very thankful I've existed as a sentient being at all, who can even appreciate the question.

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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby Omphalos » 09 Sep 2015 14:40

    If my dick ever stops working, it'll be a welcome reprieve.
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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby Eyes High » 21 Sep 2015 16:38

    Omphalos wrote:If my dick ever stops working, it'll be a welcome reprieve.

    You just HAD to go there....
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    Death is part of life.
    I've seen two people die before my very eyes. I've seen, and experienced, the various emotions of those connected to the departed. I've lost people to sickness, old age, suicide, accidents, and even murder. Although I was too young to understand what was really going on when my cousin was murder, I do remember the pain of those around me. But out of all the deaths of friends and families and associates, I can tell you that the suicides left behind the most pain and anger.
    As for my personal death, I hope it's in my sleep or a very quick and preferably in the act of helping or protecting somebody else.

    I do not want it to be a long drawn out sickness where I am a burden to my family.
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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby lotek » 24 Sep 2015 12:07

    I don't really think about it apart from having life insurance, which is quite ironic.
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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby Captain_Cackwurst » 08 Oct 2015 16:04

    Apjak wrote:Are you confusing Stoicism with its death contemplations with Nihilism?


    They seem somewhat related though. Anyways, where did i confuse it?




    Anyways, heres my opinion: Personal death is not proven until i die. Once i die, i will be unable to perceive myself as being dead, and thereby proof my own mortality. So i can never proof myself that i'll die as long as i am alive, and thus can claim being immortal. Yay!

    Ok that's maybe too far. point is: personal death doesn't really matter since it doesn't really exist. At least from a solipsistic viewpoint.



    Freakzilla wrote:Don't really think about it.


    Oh well, everyone and everything you love will perish. Whatever you achieve with your live will be ultimately meaningless for anything. That never bugged you?


    Hunchback Jack wrote:being very thankful I've existed as a sentient being at all, who can even appreciate the question.


    I know that feeling. But it's quite foolish if you think about, isn't it? If one wouldn't exist, one wouldn't complain about not existing. Existing can't possibly be better or worse than not existing since the latter can't carry such attributes.
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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby Freakzilla » 08 Oct 2015 18:45

    Captain_Cackwurst wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:Don't really think about it.


    Oh well, everyone and everything you love will perish. Whatever you achieve with your live will be ultimately meaningless for anything. That never bugged you?


    Nope. I just enjoy it while it lasts. :dance:
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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby SandRider » 13 Oct 2015 09:07

    Omphalos wrote:If my dick ever stops working, it'll be a welcome reprieve.


    you're goddamn right it is.
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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby lotek » 14 Oct 2015 04:35

    They should have an insurance for that.
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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby Freakzilla » 14 Oct 2015 05:50

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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby Omphalos » 14 Oct 2015 11:28

    lotek wrote:They should have an insurance for that.


    Probably is. They'll insure Elton John's vocal cords and Beyonce's tush.

    Where there is a need, there is an insurance product.
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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby lotek » 15 Oct 2015 10:09

    That'd make one hell of a quotation.
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    Re: a little bit of nihilism

    Postby Omphalos » 15 Oct 2015 11:54

    lotek wrote:That'd make one hell of a quotation.


    I aim to be quotable.
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