Worst than existentialism

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   Posted 4/15/2011 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
So I just recently got into an argument with one of my classmates, and I realized that I do not believe in anything. I have positions on certain topics, like yes I agree with global warming and how people need to change their habits in order for the world to continue. However, I feel like changes will never happen in my life time, so I should just live and be happy-- the existentialist philosophy. The problem with me though is that I can not make meaning for myself; I have no passion or drive for anything. I am a walking corpse.

I feel like there is a chance that I can be saved from this horrible mind set (which is why I'm on this website). Maybe I am not realizing something. The thing that everyone else sees to move on with their lives that my eyes can never catch. please PLEASE show me.

I hope that in this message I am being clear about how I feel. I was never good in English Class.

Oh, and other things that makes me feel forsaken are:

Why change the world? There will never be a solution; it's not embedded in our DNA. Think about your utopia with all its correct and just laws and situations, where do regular people fit in? Because in utopias, you can not change people, no one is going to be self less for the rest of eternity.

If I am going to believe in a stance, shouldn't I do everything I can to change it? For example, if I became a vegetarian because I believed that animals should not be treated so ruthlessly; shouldn't I also give up every single item in the world that harms animals in a certain way? How can people say they believe in things when they are criticizing that belief with every breath they take?

My problem: I see the world in black and white, I understand that the world is gray, what do i do?
Editted due to content.  We aren't suppose to discuss suicide on this forum.  Please read forum rules.

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 4/15/2011 6:18:21 PM (GMT-6)

It's Genetic
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   Posted 4/15/2011 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, Anommuhnom, It's interesting to read a student's concept of the
world's existence and demise. Without going into a virtual dissertation,
it seems to me that you lack faith in a Higher Power than that of humans.

Having said that, humans are responsible for much of the destruction in nature and a good bit of its beauty, as well. However, ultimately, the
world is controlled by powers beyond human reach. Listen to
men who have survived storms at sea or hurricanes or tornados, or
forest fires,or a thousand other destructive forces in nature and then
ask them how they feel about human ability to determine the destiny of the world.

Faith, man; it takes a lot of living to learn to believe in something outside and greater than oneself. One day you'll know what that means. In the meantime, live your deepest noble beliefs and count on having a positive influence in this world while you are here.

Good wishes,

It's Genetic

Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 4/15/2011 5:36:55 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/16/2011 4:35 AM (GMT -6)   
good wishes from me as well. jamie. wellcome.


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   Posted 4/16/2011 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum, I am sorry I had to edit your post, but have to follow rules. I hope that you continue to post.

Hugs, Karen
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