I Am a Nihilist

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    I am a nihilist. But what I personally find

    very upsetting is that more and more people seem to define hating your life or other people, believing that nothing will change so why should you do something etc. as nihilism - in many cases those are depressions or other problems a person has not nihilism
    angelicSadist angelicSadist
    18-21, F
    Feb 19, 2016

    "Get with it. Millions of galaxies of hundreds

    of millions of stars, in a speck on one in a blink. That's us, lost in space. The cop, you, me... Who notices?"
    Shade33 Shade33
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2014

    I was having a good few conversations about

    nihilism lately with a friend of mine and also with strangers on the internet whom I assumed would be somewhat knowledgeable about the subject. My main area of expertise in philosophy had long since been existentialism and its various, vague forms, but I'd never really thought...
    SourPennies SourPennies
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2016

    No Way

    Is there two sides to every coin? I mean, universal pure life of awareness, Conscious union. All true. Is there another side? But it's not nihilism. It's non judge able. Because you'd never ever want to judge it, it's too bad, or too cool, or too average.
    PureGoodSoul PureGoodSoul
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 17, 2012

    Maybe The Term Is Subjectivist?

    I don't believe there is any central meaning to life, or that there is a grand purpose. what I believe is that the meaning to life is what you give it.I don't believe god gives people any purpose. I have annihilated the need for religion from my life. 
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 23, 2012
    cjorge20 cjorge20
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

    A Poisoned Life

        I understand the science of why I, as a human, am alive, but that's about as far as it goes. Personally, I know there is no "God" or any sentient force to the universe, it's a ridiculous side-effect of the brain to imagine things like that. I know there can't...
    Koalaking Koalaking
    3 Responses Aug 18, 2010

    After God Is Nihilism

    The Sun of Wisdom describes it well but is so acute that, it's almost a challenge. In this book it is called emptiness. Yes, empty. "Forms do not arise, and therefore they are neither bound nor liberated."
    PureGoodSoul PureGoodSoul
    26-30, M
    Sep 15, 2012


     I always have a reoccurring thought pop in my head when I’m having a great or a bad time. “What’s the point?” No matter what I do or say, at best I’ll be dead and gone in 60 years. And soon after I’m dead everyone I know will also be dead...
    theox theox
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2010

    Menace To Society

    We've all heard some variant of the saying "respect each other's beliefs", but I'm going to go ahead and disagree with that statement. Emphatically. I will not respect beliefs until they have earned it. Quite frankly, beliefs encourage ignorance. They will often disregard...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 1, 2012

    I Have Been Told That I Have A Very Nihilistic Personality

    And I didn't know what the word meant until I did a brief reading on multiple dictionary sites. I suppose it all makes sense..By the way it was my brother who pointed it out to me, he's majoring in psychology. He said that it wasn't a good or bad thing at all, it was just an...
    carnau carnau
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2013

    Pretty obvious, really.

    I get a good laugh from people that attempt to make life mean something though.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 23, 2015

    How do we know that we are not just a

    simulation of what the world once were back in the year 2015. Ever wondered why people have déjà Vu? Answer: It's because the code was executed early causing you to see something before you were supposed to see it, then the code reaches the point where you are supposed to see...
    jane1hejackass jane1hejackass
    22-25, T
    1 Response Nov 30, 2015

    Looking for a willing soul.

    Looking for someone who experiences reoccurring bouts of nihilistic thoughts, who deals with these instances frequently. I'm not talking about basics. I mean actual reflectance that death is the same all around, morals mean nothing, and that values are nothing to reality...
    Kurainia Kurainia
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    Nothing Must Be Something?

    This is what someone told me once, he said, "Nothing must be something, otherwise, how whould you call it nothing?" Ha, yeah, I'm not sure if he was being serious, but it made me think. I mean just what is nothing? It's the space between objects, unless there is...
    TreeFingers TreeFingers
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 25, 2009

    anything you are thinking right

    now is just that.. a perceived thought. it is not real. and neither are you. everything is in our heads
    motherearth227 motherearth227
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2014

    Becoming The Tree

    To become the free, we must become the tree, we must see, speak, and be the tree. For the tree is all but nil, the tree has no concern or conscience to your material possessions, your thoughts, or your worries. No consideration to love, hate, and lust, no care for the...
    TreeFingers TreeFingers
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 31, 2009

    Life is utterly meaningless,

    useless, and pointless. Yet filthy humans still perpetuate this absurdity...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    Nothing is really significant

    and I find it beautiful. Anyone here reads The Stranger by Camus?
    Blueskipper Blueskipper
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    No Consolation

    I was raised in a Christian home, constantly told to rely on God. And it worked for me for so long. But last year I realized that everything you're told when you're young like "You're special", "God loves you and made you how you are for a reason", or even "Everything happens for...
    SumErgoSum SumErgoSum
    1 Response Oct 26, 2012

    I'm 22 and sometimes I think I'm too young to

    think this way. I'm in no way depressed ( I think I'm not, lol) and have an unemotional detachment with life because I see everything as some sort of grandiose scientific system. I'm only really at peace when I'm alone and reading or outside or exercising... When I don't have be...
    bdave31 bdave31
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2014

    Delicious Nihilism

    My Nihilistic attitude was born with me. I see that we all view truth through our own psychologies and it is subjective as such and veiled by perspectives and experiences never to come close to full awareness, what ever that means to you. ...perspectivism Then I met Friedrich...
    Zelphie Zelphie
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2009

    As far as I know, nihilism consists of

    different levels and types... but some people suggest so cut and dried definitions that I doubt my knowledge. I am a existential/epistimological/metaphysical nihilist. About moral nihilism I'm not really sure.
    deleted deleted
    Oct 14, 2015

    As long as we are slaves to pleasure

    and avoid pain we will never be free. There's only liberation in death... Hopefully.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 19, 2014

    I Only Stay Here Out Of Curiosity - Response To Thetardydodo

    Nihilism is freedom. It does not cause destructive tendencies or destructive thought patterns except in people readily disposed to destroy. If you like smashing $hit up; smash $hit up. Anyone with the intelligence to understand that there is no purpose understands that they can...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 4, 2012

    I remember the split second I became a nihilist.

    When I was a little girl, I fed the homeless people. I wondered, "Why do some people get so rich, and why do some people have to be poor?" As I grew I realized, rich or poor, people are always miserable. So I figured, there is no meaning to life. There is no true goal. We are...
    GravesAngel GravesAngel
    18-21, T
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    i would like to share something i read

    for Sheldon B. Kopp in his book "If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him". i think it really reflects a true nihilist who has attained a level of consciousnesses that allows him to fully understand and accept existence. "The adult May fly lives only a few hours, just long...
    znihilist znihilist
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 17, 2014

    'I am not nothing in the sense of emptiness,

    but I am the creative nothing, the nothing out of which I myself as creator create everything. Away, then, with every concern that is not altogether my concern! You think at least the "good cause" must be my concern? What's good, what's bad? Why, I myself am my concern, and I am...
    Chirieleison Chirieleison
    22-25, M
    May 19, 2015


    it seems to me that if you choose to believe that nothing holds any real value, you can effectively break down many barriers and live in a way that truly and wholly makes you happy. :]
    wasteofmind wasteofmind
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2008

    Nihilist Rambling.

    I live my life for me. The main motivator for anything I do is to make myself feel happy. Call me selfish, and you're probably right. I don't fight for any cause because, I'm just going to die anyway. I would be insulted if anyone called me ignorant because I...
    ifwinterends ifwinterends
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2008

    Existence; well, what does it matter?

    I exist on the best terms I can. The past is now part of my future, the present is well out of hand. ~Ian Curtis
    ubahn1000 ubahn1000
    22-25, M
    Nov 29, 2015

    My Daughter Asked Me Why Are We Here?

    It was the minute that I was most proud of my 7 year old. I had taught my children to think for themselves. To question everything including me. So when she asked me this, I asked her what she thought? She said, "I need to think. I will tell you tomorrow." The next day she said...
    BladerunnerJim BladerunnerJim
    36-40, M
    4 Responses May 12, 2013

    I am in high school as of now,

    and I have no motivation or anticipation towards anything because I see no purpose in existence. When I wake up, I just feel I am going to exist for this day, and it feels miserable, and I will find each new day as a trial rather than enjoyment. I'm wondering if this is a...
    NihilisticVictor NihilisticVictor
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

    It is regrettable. I feel like this stage in

    my life is like a chrysalis I am in. Meaninglessness; it is the place from which all of this originates, where I originate. What will I become on the other side of this? It's a bit panicky, because there's no light at the end of the tunnel; there is only void. It might...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight
    26-30, M
    Jul 16, 2015
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