A Nihilist Speaks

Why The Future Is Not So Important

It’s not now, that’s why.

Now is everything. I know I’m not the first to make the observation, but that was all in the past. Everything, in fact, is all in the past.

So maybe that’s all that matters.

This time thing, what a mystery.

I revisit things all the time now. Watched Friendly Persuasion, starring Gary Cooper, this afternoon, for instance. What a great movie! Small lives confronting large questions. Like we all do

Nice day today. Is the one any more worthy of note than the other? Probably not, but who am I to say? Trouble is, if I don’t take a stand, who will? Nobody, that’s who.

Nobody. But who cares, anyway?

All the interesting questions lead to this same frustration. Is this what the Nihilist philosophy is all about?

Who knows?

Who cares?

Nobody. And everybody.

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2 Responses to A Nihilist Speaks

  1. Dallas Smith says:

    We’re born alone…We die alone. In between, we hopefully can make a positive difference in the world around us, including people and things. That possibility exists as long as one is still alive.

  2. Hank Raymond says:

    Remember “The Powers of 10” video from 1977?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fKBhvDjuy0 I like to watch it to remind me of how insignificant I am. (The part where it zooms out that is, not so much the part where they zoom in.) If I want to feel even more insignificant, then I can add the timeline of the universe to my thoughts and remember that I’ll only be here for about 80 years out of 13.7 Billion. How come I can remember my past, but can’t remember my future? Does the future already exist but we don’t have access to it? I think you’re right that we should enjoy the “now” as much as we can. (That’s what you’re saying, aren’t you?)

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