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#58 - infinitereaper (07/02/2013) [-]
All of these facts, make me really believe there is absolutely no meaning to life and that we all just exists as byproducts of nothing but predetermined destruction. If all things come to an end I doubt there was ever a point to beginning.

How pointless must our existences be when we are small beings on a tiny planet in a universe probably filled with far more life than ours. Like insects. We may never know how anything started or what the meaning of all this.

In fact, the fact that things exist doesn't make a whole lot of universal sense, I mean, logically, what point is there in existence? I mean, what is existence really? How does existence exist? wouldn't it make more sense for there to be nothing?

If there was no life to observe that things existed, would it be like anything existed at all? And on the same token, just because we exist does it really mean that existence gains meaning?

Have you ever even thought about what it means to be self aware? We are the result of what were basically biological machines, which grew more complex because of patterns and realized we existed. But maybe that was inevitable? The universe is based off all of these recognizable patterns, even sound frequencies produce geometrical shapes for corn sakes.

I mean-

Okay, time for bed.

tl;dr these are cool facts, but I don't think anyone gives this **** any real thought beyond "oohhhh, burning ice!" (which by the way I'm guessing is really just a frozen flammable, or some **** with the necessary atmospheric conditions, gravity, pressure,e content etc.)
User avatar #229 to #58 - rifee (07/02/2013) [-]

In addition to this, there is abolutely no argument so far that can be made to support a "purpose" or "reason" for anything to exists. If the universe doesn't have a purpose, then including a God into the picture also has no purpose as there isn't a "reason" for Gods, sould or even existance to ever exist.

Purpose is only a subjective atribute given by somene, and for that purpose to exist, the subject that creates that purpose also needs to exist. However that subject in itself serves no purpose unless it is given by something above that. the cycle is endledd and only shows how nothing existing makes no difference.

I don't know why, but I take pleasure in knowing that we are alive and able to experience and enjoy life, despite the fact that there is not reason for it to exist in the first place.

Basically we are the universe giving itself a reason to exist.
User avatar #249 to #229 - infinitereaper (07/02/2013) [-]
Reason is created huh? Hm. I often wonder that too. I mean, does there even need to be a reason? Does it matter that life exists to give reason to existence? I mean, as long as a single star existed wouldn't that be enough?

I don't really care about all that, I mean, I like to believe there is meaning in being alive, however I want to know the answer to existence. Think about it, where are we in relation to reality? This universe? Where is it? It is so big black dark and empty, where does it end? How can something be endless? What lies beyond? Is there are a beyond? What is the shape of reality? It could be, I mean I've often thought this, that we exist in one dimension between dimensions that's fairly empty.

Human beings always seem to think that they are the center of everything, but this isn't necessarilty true. What if our universe wasn't the center of reality. What i the aliens in fiction that come from the space between spaces was us. Either way, there are far too many questions for me to come up with a solid conclusion. As a Mastermind personality type, nothing could be more troubling.
#226 to #58 - anon (07/02/2013) [-]
Yay, intellectual conversation time. (Don't kill me, only giving my two bits) Life is like a three layered chess game. We all start out as pawns on the bottom and are facing a line of queens. (disease, starvation, etc) As we continue to grow and learn we may become bishops, knights, or rooks in order to avoid death. If you manage to make it to the other side you ascend to the second tier and become a queen. Now only you are against, idk, an emperor that has a greater set of moves than your own. If you somehow manage to beat him than you move to the third and final tier. Now you're immortal against all aspects. You watch as the pawns die, and others attempt to reach where you are for the rest of eternity.

Life truly is not a gift but more of a curse. You either die or go insane. I know it's cryptic but we're all entitled to our own ways of living.

Again this is an opinion, and we all know what happens to opinions on this site.
User avatar #251 to #226 - infinitereaper (07/02/2013) [-]
I only wish I could defeat this vessel I'm contained in, the fact I can't go beyond my natural limits is just too much.
#252 to #251 - anon (07/02/2013) [-]
I think we all do. It's just how we react to the vessel that determines what our lives shall contain. Some hide from it, fear it, embrace it, ignore it. To comprehend it is near unimaginable, and to break from it near impossible for we were never meant too. Yet, we just might; even from the smallest probability we just might. We made it this far, so let's see if we can't go a little further.
#164 to #58 - anon (07/02/2013) [-]
And that's the reason why I don't give a **** about anything and just have some fun.
No yolo, I just don't care much about starving children in Africa and I'd rather play computer the whole day if I could.

Life is to short to give a **** .
User avatar #100 to #58 - thunderstriker (07/02/2013) [-]
Get ******* real,

It's a list of made up "facts"... The only thing that matters is living life, doing whatever the hell you do in the dark confines of your basement and finding purpose, the fact that there is space, and a bigger universe should literally have no affect on you.

Take ant's for example, everything comes down and kills them for no reason, just because we're bigger than them, you know who doesn't care? Ants.
They just live there lives and carry on.
And that's what you should do. This "Woe is me," "when I think of things I get sad" idea of how to speak to people isn't gonna get you very far when you start dealing with real problems in life
#74 to #58 - anon (07/02/2013) [-]
#73 to #58 - adriaan (07/02/2013) [-]
this is who i look against our lives. we're completely insignificant and our action have hardly any impact on the rest of the universe
#62 to #58 - fisty (07/02/2013) [-]
mfw reading your comment
mfw reading your comment
#59 to #58 - funnygiggles (07/02/2013) [-]
That's the problem when the facts get this big. People think that they are insignificant and cannot do anything about themselves. But instead of thinking about insignificant you are (which you are not), think about the amazing things that occurred to make you. You are the universe. You are the universe trying to understand itself. Believe that everything you learn is the universe learning something about itself. Its almost like someone running calculations on a computer. They are using a vessel to calculate things that will end up helping them learn. And who knows maybe there is another computer in the room...
User avatar #60 to #59 - infinitereaper (07/02/2013) [-]
But to what end?
#154 to #60 - anon (07/02/2013) [-]
There's no such thing as 'end'. The only thing that ends is your conscious. We survive in one way or another.
Many people with near death experiences say they felt really peaceful for a moment and no amount of drugs, alcohol can bring back that peacefulness. That thought always make me a bit less nervous about upcoming death.
User avatar #250 to #154 - infinitereaper (07/02/2013) [-]
That wasn't literal, however, if this universe ends or rebirths like the big crunch/big bang theory then by all means everything will have ended, only to begin again for, endlessly with no purpose.
#61 to #60 - funnygiggles (07/02/2013) [-]
Who knows, that's what we are trying to understand. It might get scary but we still want to know.
User avatar #63 to #61 - infinitereaper (07/02/2013) [-]
What happens if you don't like the answer? What if my worse fears and ultimate logical conclusion is correct? What if this is all just inevitability, and pointlessness. What happens when existence itself turns out to be illogical?

What if we never find the answer at all?
#64 to #63 - funnygiggles (07/02/2013) [-]
Maybe our worst fears are correct and we could all be doomed but knowledge is never pointless. (as they say "sharp as a tack"). But as we keep going on, we are seeing that our existence is the most logical thing to exist, as we are defining logic itself. We will probably find the answer, but most likely too late to change anything about it.
User avatar #66 to #64 - infinitereaper (07/02/2013) [-]
What you describe is a human generated sentiment, based off evolution, and perhaps underlying design/patterns of reality.

As such, how can we even be sure of our own perception?

In laymans terms, everything you say could be completely backwards, but you aren't designed to think that way so you don't realize it.

How can we ever hope to define truth when we are chained by our perception, and primordial paws?

I really gather much more appreciation for though when I think of it this way.
#68 to #66 - funnygiggles (07/02/2013) [-]
Science works by observing what is wrong and correcting it to get a better solution. Same goes to understanding, we keep knowing until we find out what we thought was wrong and then we correct it, thus moving understanding forward. Our current perception is as good as it will get, but we know it isn't backwards because evolution works toward giving us the best advantage,if we didn't get the advantage we wouldn't be here.
User avatar #67 to #66 - infinitereaper (07/02/2013) [-]
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