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What keeps you existentialists alive???

 
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What keeps you existentialists alive???
I am finding it harder and harder to continue. What keeps the atheists and existentialists of GLP going? What's your motivation to continue to walk this earth?
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I am finding it harder and harder to continue. What keeps the atheists and existentialists of GLP going? What's your motivation to continue to walk this earth?
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get a high class prostitute

afterwards you'll realize there is something to aspire to
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I am finding it harder and harder to continue. What keeps the atheists and existentialists of GLP going? What's your motivation to continue to walk this earth?
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Family responsibility and Duty.

If I were all alone I would leave this hell-world in a heartbeat.

But I can't leave my sweet wife and ageing mother alone in this shit-pit. I have to fight for them.

Everything I do is ultimately for them.
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I am finding it harder and harder to continue. What keeps the atheists and existentialists of GLP going? What's your motivation to continue to walk this earth?
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Family responsibility and Duty.

If I were all alone I would leave this hell-world in a heartbeat.

But I can't leave my sweet wife and ageing mother alone in this shit-pit. I have to fight for them.

Everything I do is ultimately for them.
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Having a wife and kids would help, but most women around are narcissistic cunts who are interested in only their needs. Anyone else???
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I am finding it harder and harder to continue. What keeps the atheists and existentialists of GLP going? What's your motivation to continue to walk this earth?
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Family responsibility and Duty.

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You mean Slavery?
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I am finding it harder and harder to continue. What keeps the atheists and existentialists of GLP going? What's your motivation to continue to walk this earth?
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Family responsibility and Duty.

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You mean Slavery?
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It feels like that sometimes, but I love these people.

Ever love anyone?
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
your barren and typoing to strangers on a board

stcik with your first instinct
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
Man, I ask this question all the time. I would have to say the beauty of nature, music, and the many experiences I have had with psychedelics. Since I view these things as meaningful, that's enough reason for me to believe that there is a fundamental beauty underlying in them.

Also, recognize that separation from nature is just an illusion, and extremely new concept in human cognition. Before Descartes/scientific revolution, people understood humanity had an integral role in nature and the ecosystem. Shake this ego, realize you are Earth, and the Earth is you. Breath in the air, feel the warmth, this is all an ongoing process that you are so lucky to be a integral part of.

My philosophy of life is: if your not having fun, your doing it wrong.
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Friends, family, music, hobbies I enjoy, travelling? Don't need to believe in any god to appreciate life.
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Man, I ask this question all the time. I would have to say the beauty of nature, music, and the many experiences I have had with psychedelics. Since I view these things as meaningful, that's enough reason for me to believe that there is a fundamental beauty underlying in them.

Also, recognize that separation from nature is just an illusion, and extremely new concept in human cognition. Before Descartes/scientific revolution, people understood humanity had an integral role in nature and the ecosystem. Shake this ego, realize you are Earth, and the Earth is you. Breath in the air, feel the warmth, this is all an ongoing process that you are so lucky to be a integral part of.

My philosophy of life is: if your not having fun, your doing it wrong.
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Nature is the only true beauty I see, but even living in a rainforest surrounded by mountains, I fell deeper and deeper into depression. I can't seem to find peace at all. I am still young(early 20's) but cant help but be succumbed to the negativity of the world and my thoughts. I will continue to find helpful moments or situations, but an end to this misery doesn't seem likely.
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
Hope for the kingdom of God.
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
do you atheists believe that you are without souls? Faith is a gift of God, and you can ask for it, but if you are not willing to humble yourselves and do that before your Creator, then you do know don't you, that you are essentially beasts of the field, like a dog or a horse. Are you happy with that?
1 Peter 2:23

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

Calm seas do not a sailor make,
Nor easy horses, a horseman.

Nor easy believing, a Christian

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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
joy of knowing
existence is informative
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
do you atheists believe that you are without souls? Faith is a gift of God, and you can ask for it, but if you are not willing to humble yourselves and do that before your Creator, then you do know don't you, that you are essentially beasts of the field, like a dog or a horse. Are you happy with that?
 Quoting: furPete'sSake


I was asking atheist and none believers their motivations in life. Not a gospel. I cannot ask for a gift that is not possible. Trying my entire life to please one man is a epic failure of mine and millions of peoples' lives. You are not humble, you are a dog seeking its master's attention. We are all animals, we do not transcend life and awaken in a new place.
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I am finding it harder and harder to continue. What keeps the atheists and existentialists of GLP going? What's your motivation to continue to walk this earth?
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Do you have anything better to do? There is always something new to learn. Something more to experience. Another question to ask, or better yet, answer. You have no way of gauging your impact on the lives of others. What if you were to miss the one thing that would matter the most in your life? That one moment that makes all other moments worthwhile.
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Better to be a dog that eats scraps from Christ's table than a starving hound. I'd like to know what motivates them too, since they have nothing
1 Peter 2:23

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

Calm seas do not a sailor make,
Nor easy horses, a horseman.

Nor easy believing, a Christian

Proudly deplorable since forever
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
If you actually understood the philosophical underpinnings of Existentialism, you wouldn't even be asking the question.

Existentialism explores the reasons to have hope even in the face of existential angst. It is about letting go of the idea that you can make sense of the world.

Try actually studying the philosophy and then ask the question again.
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
I am finding it harder and harder to continue. What keeps the atheists and existentialists of GLP going? What's your motivation to continue to walk this earth?
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Do you have anything better to do? There is always something new to learn. Something more to experience. Another question to ask, or better yet, answer. You have no way of gauging your impact on the lives of others. What if you were to miss the one thing that would matter the most in your life? That one moment that makes all other moments worthwhile.
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And what kind of a moment is that?? That first job I got? The first time I got laid? The first time I fell in love. The first time to what, hold the door open for an old lady and feel good about it? I dont understand what a moment like that could possibly be or feel...
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
If you actually understood the philosophical underpinnings of Existentialism, you wouldn't even be asking the question.

Existentialism explores the reasons to have hope even in the face of existential angst. It is about letting go of the idea that you can make sense of the world.

Try actually studying the philosophy and then ask the question again.
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... Ah the point of existentialism was to express the feeling of complete hopelessness and a lack of purpose in life. To be an existentialist doesnt mean you have a solution to it...
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Better to be a dog that eats scraps from Christ's table than a starving hound. I'd like to know what motivates them too, since they have nothing
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Neither do you....you hold onto a belief with NO empirical evidence to support the to do so. Delusion is not a virtue.
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
my compassion for my family
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I am finding it harder and harder to continue. What keeps the atheists and existentialists of GLP going? What's your motivation to continue to walk this earth?
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Do you have anything better to do? There is always something new to learn. Something more to experience. Another question to ask, or better yet, answer. You have no way of gauging your impact on the lives of others. What if you were to miss the one thing that would matter the most in your life? That one moment that makes all other moments worthwhile.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34924105



And what kind of a moment is that?? That first job I got? The first time I got laid? The first time I fell in love. The first time to what, hold the door open for an old lady and feel good about it? I dont understand what a moment like that could possibly be or feel...
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It's different things for different people. That's the point. If you've already had moments like that then you must realize the simplicity of such a moment means you could have them again and again. Likewise you need the unpleasant moment to bring it into perspective. What is life if not a series of moments and experiences?
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
joy of knowing
existence is informative
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This ^^

Also family, mainly
and the nature, I never get tired of it.
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
my compassion for my family
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Of course, who doesnt? But I don't see myself having my own family to live for. My immediate family is the only thing that keeps me alive. But I dont have a child to bend over backwards for and to keep alive, nor will I have one for that selfish reason to keep me from killing myself.
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
it's nice not to believe in any 'man's' theories.

that goes for existenstialism and the like.

say hello to real freedom
for me
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I am finding it harder and harder to continue. What keeps the atheists and existentialists of GLP going? What's your motivation to continue to walk this earth?
 Quoting: StubbyClaps


Do you have anything better to do? There is always something new to learn. Something more to experience. Another question to ask, or better yet, answer. You have no way of gauging your impact on the lives of others. What if you were to miss the one thing that would matter the most in your life? That one moment that makes all other moments worthwhile.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34924105



And what kind of a moment is that?? That first job I got? The first time I got laid? The first time I fell in love. The first time to what, hold the door open for an old lady and feel good about it? I dont understand what a moment like that could possibly be or feel...
 Quoting: StubbyClaps


It's different things for different people. That's the point. If you've already had moments like that then you must realize the simplicity of such a moment means you could have them again and again. Likewise you need the unpleasant moment to bring it into perspective. What is life if not a series of moments and experiences?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34924105


But for some reason I cant make it that simple. Of course these moments i discussed are life changing and are inspirational, but not enough for me.
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my compassion for my family
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Of course, who doesnt? But I don't see myself having my own family to live for. My immediate family is the only thing that keeps me alive. But I dont have a child to bend over backwards for and to keep alive, nor will I have one for that selfish reason to keep me from killing myself.
 Quoting: StubbyClaps


i don't have children, i have nephews that i love as if were mine though, i never been married, i never had a gf
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
it's nice not to believe in any 'man's' theories.

that goes for existenstialism and the like.

say hello to real freedom
for me
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don't let the 'ism' fool you in this case. first was the attitude towards life then came the term to describe it
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
my compassion for my family
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Of course, who doesnt? But I don't see myself having my own family to live for. My immediate family is the only thing that keeps me alive. But I dont have a child to bend over backwards for and to keep alive, nor will I have one for that selfish reason to keep me from killing myself.
 Quoting: StubbyClaps


i don't have children, i have nephews that i love as if were mine though, i never been married, i never had a gf
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40843282


I too have a nephew I hold closer than that. I also suffer as I watch his youth, innocence, and self esteem be ripped apart from him by an alcoholic mother who is too selfish to see her errors. It is very hard to deal with.
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my compassion for my family
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Of course, who doesnt? But I don't see myself having my own family to live for. My immediate family is the only thing that keeps me alive. But I dont have a child to bend over backwards for and to keep alive, nor will I have one for that selfish reason to keep me from killing myself.
 Quoting: StubbyClaps


i don't have children, i have nephews that i love as if were mine though, i never been married, i never had a gf
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40843282


I too have a nephew I hold closer than that. I also suffer as I watch his youth, innocence, and self esteem be ripped apart from him by an alcoholic mother who is too selfish to see her errors. It is very hard to deal with.
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hope the situation gets better
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Re: What keeps you existentialists alive???
there are other pleasures life can offer that make it easier and worth living





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