Heretic of The Seventh Circle
And that’s where ya lose me. Any world view that disregards people in general is not one I’m willing to treat with.That is a weird take to me. I agree with the 'meaning does not exist' part in the sense that there is no outside purpose you have to fulfill / live up to. What matters and what holds meaning is up to you.
Other people are why we are in this mess, so by and large they get no sympathy from me. Obviously there are some individuals I care about, but mankind... not so much.
Nah, I have considered and rejected the view because I find it nonsensical.Maybe it does, not sure what difference that makes with respect to the veracity of the fact however. Facts do not care about your feelings I am not prone to consider something to be true because I like the implications of it, I can see how this prevents you / others from even considering such a view however
It has nothing to do with religion. Most people I know who share my pov are atheists.Just because nothing lasts forever makes no difference to how I see the achievements of individual humans. Some were a net positive, others were not. That nothing anyone accomplished lasts forever is irrelevant. To me that is very much a religious view (eternal soul / reward / damnation) and deeply flawed.
-shrug- that’s the context of the exchange that started my involvement in this discussion, regardless.As I said, it is not about the heat death of the universe or even the end of our solar system, which will come much sooner, relatively speaking. I am looking at the next few hundred to a thousand years here.
I see no reason why I should be more concerned with events that are 500 years away than with ones 5 million years away, neither will affect me.
it doesn't, I don't think I ever claimed it does.
Show me how mankind dying out in 500 years changes your life right now. As far as I can tell it changes no one's life today, we certainly do not behave like it does.
Yeah, I was right when I tried to walk away. Should have left it there.As long as 40% are in complete denial of the situation and vote against their interests, I do not see anything changing (did I mention that going by the actions of the last 50 years, we are completely unequipped for a situation like this? ). I am certainly voting in favor of certain policies / goals, but it is not a fight that one person will win. As I said earlier, I am not expecting to make a difference in the grand scheme of things, but I toll away at the small things I do control.