Motivation. . Anonymous (/ ) 04: : 39 No. 526024 f 36 So I was thinking in the shower and I blew my own mind. I' m just gonna write down my thought process . IE thatguywithpants 4Chan motivation
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Anonymous (/ ) 04: : 39 No. 526024 f 36
So I was thinking in the shower
and I blew my own mind. I' m
just gonna write down my
thought process .
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My attitude towards artsy
people (people who try to make a living out of
any form of art) up until now was as follows:
Why don' t you do something real to contribute
to society? Get a real job, support the
economy, etc. You probably won' t make it
anyways. You just want attention because of
some deficiency in your childhood. I can' t even
take you seriously as an adult because your
priorities are so ****** ."
And then I heard this one talk by Alan Watts
about "nothingness." By nothingness, he was
referring to an overall lack of sentience. In other
words, what state "you" are in after you die.
Complete nothingness.
He said that everything else is nothing,
Everything except thinking life forms that is.
The earth, cosmos, void in space, everything
else is what we would consider "nothing". So
really, dying isjust returning to normality. Going
back to how "you" existed eternally before you
were given your short amount of time to
experience ,
This made me realize how much everything we
do really isn' t worth **** . Sure, an entrepreneur
will make the world a better place for a couple
generations, his name might be in history
books, but who the **** cares when we all rot
away to stardust? Advancements in technology
and biology will help to make our experience
here more comfortable, but its only for the 70-
100 years that we are able to even experience
Anonymous o f/ 09/ f Th u) 04: 42: 42 No. 525024219
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Then you die, all who knew you die,
all who knew the people who knew
you die, and then we all become
equal nothingness. The earth
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are shot into space. Murderers,
philanthropists, politicians, rapists, musicians,
doctors. Everyone all together blended into an
unconscious mass of spacesuit.
Back to my original point about artsy people
and how this changed my opinion of them. Arts
and music really only exist to be enjoyed by
others. They don' t serve a physically beneficial
purpose is what I mean. They are emotional
experiences.
People who live to enjoy and create these
things are truly maximizing their moment of
In the grand scheme of
things, who the **** cares how successful you
were in life. I mean if that' s what makes you
HAPPY, then by all means, do it. it it helps
others to be happy in the future, that' s an even
better reason to pursue whatever your goal is.
But if you end up a stressed out wreck with 2
beach houses 6 cars and a corporation under
your belt, whats the ******* point? My ashes
are gonna be right next to yours in a couple
billion years.
I' m not saying don' t try to make money or make
something of yourself. I' m saying that I have a
whole new respect for people who live more for
the enjoyment of life than for monetary success.
I mean really, as far as you know, these
relatively) few years of consciousness are all
you have, Why waste it trying to get more ****
than you need? Try to get enough **** to
support yourself and be comfortable
comfortable" is a standard that varies) and
then just enjoy the **** out of life, Do drugs,
immerse yourself in music, books, gaming, the
internet, art, whatever it is that has a positive
effect on you emotionally.
Okay I think I got all of that out. **** anyone
who read this entire thing. Hope it helped you
out though. Gonna go mp it out now.
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#3 - zleagh (01/14/2014) [-]
Summed up:    
   
The only thing that is worth anything in life is to be happy, so do things that make you happy.   
   
   
Congratulatoins, you now understand life, now go out and live it.
Summed up:

The only thing that is worth anything in life is to be happy, so do things that make you happy.


Congratulatoins, you now understand life, now go out and live it.
#12 - ayero (01/15/2014) [-]
I hate philosophical posts on the internet. Especially ones that provide no perspective. They always sound so arrogant, to me. They say it with such epic realization, as if they really have something to say that hasn't been said hundreds of times...

As for the actual post, it's just the basic concept of intrinsic vs extrinsic value. Psych 101 stuff. The rest is just philosophical fluff generated by an angsty mind that can't decide between hedonism and nihilism. Debauchery and meaninglessness. The last paragraph is just ludicrous... It's appealing, sure. I'd love to deny responsibility. It's just not practical. It sounds like the kind of post some 13 to 22 year old would make in an effort to not face reality. It's also an extremely selfish existence. This sounds like the sort of layabout individual who trudges through a menial job so he can come home and enjoy himself.

The main flaw with his concept is that he views happiness as some sort of ultimate good. Why is being happy any better than being sad? Well, because it feels good. But really, who cares? Happiness is just one facet of the human emotional experience. Some of humanity's greatest triumphs in the world of art were created by those who were at the lowest point in their lives. A good human experience includes embracing the full spectrum of emotion that we are capable of feeling. The advice this kid gives is just to float by, "Comfortably Numb", sacrificing aspects of yourself to this god, happiness. Where's the self betterment?

I don't know about the rest of you, but I want to live a full life. I want to better myself in any way I can. I want a job I can enjoy, and to be a person that people look up to. If you can content yourself with the truly pitiful existence described, fine. I, for one, plan to contribute.
#2 - nyangiraffe ONLINE (01/14/2014) [-]
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#7 - highbloodseascourg **User deleted account** (01/15/2014) [-]
This is it, this is the moment I leave Funnyjunk forever,
It's been quite a ride, we shared many laughs together, but I've never truly enjoyed the time I've spent here, so it's time to leave,
I'm going to do the things that make me happy, and whatever becomes of you, whether you shut down or do what you've been doing since you were green, I know I'll look back on our time together and think, "what the **** was I thinking?"
So farewell funnyjunk, and for what it's worth,
Thank You.
#8 - vonspyder (01/15/2014) [-]
Busting makes me feel good.
Busting makes me feel good.
#5 - John Cena (01/14/2014) [-]
As someone who wants to dedicate her life to art, I often feel useless and think I'm never going to achieve nothing in life and even make my loved ones feel ashamed of me. Today was one of those 			****************		 days until I read your post. Thank you OP, artist nowadays really have to be remembered that what they do is truly meaningful. You cheered up a gloomy day.
As someone who wants to dedicate her life to art, I often feel useless and think I'm never going to achieve nothing in life and even make my loved ones feel ashamed of me. Today was one of those **************** days until I read your post. Thank you OP, artist nowadays really have to be remembered that what they do is truly meaningful. You cheered up a gloomy day.
#6 - John Cena (01/14/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolled a random image posted in comment #22 at Double Standards (?) Desc, please **

#swag
User avatar #4 - frostdrachen (01/14/2014) [-]
TL;DR
#9 to #4 - captainstinkypinky (01/15/2014) [-]
Nobody cares
Nobody cares
User avatar #11 to #4 - atvdude (01/15/2014) [-]
That is actually unfortunate for you. This was a good post and I personally feel like I have bettered myself by reading it.

Also, SHUT UP FAG NO ONE CARES
User avatar #13 - Gamby (01/15/2014) [-]
Look up Alan Watts - Do what you love
User avatar #10 - bipolarprobe (01/15/2014) [-]
Really reminds me of Siebold the elite four member from Pokemon x and y
User avatar #1 - hellomynameisbill (01/14/2014) [-]
Okay, let me break the overall appeal of art down.

Art is appealing.
appealing things make people happy
happiness lifts peoples spirits
lifted confidence allows people to do more work
more work can make people earn more money
more money allows people to purchase necessities.
necessities allow people to survive.
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