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27th Jun '17 7:57:57 PM memememememe
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Basically, a Anti-Nihilist is someone who decides to be ''[[TheParagon nice, heroic, caring, loving and/or compassionate]]'' for the same reasons the StrawNihilist decides to be a SocialDarwinist OmnicidalManiac.

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Basically, a Anti-Nihilist Anti-Nihilist, Existentialist or Optimistic Nihilist is someone who decides to be ''[[TheParagon nice, heroic, caring, loving and/or compassionate]]'' for the same reasons the StrawNihilist decides to be a ThePessimist SocialDarwinist OmnicidalManiac.
22nd Jun '17 8:11:02 PM Nintendoman01
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** Snake's predecessor, Big Boss, once had a very similar philosophy, but became a WellIntentionedExtremist and one of the series' main antagonists when he took romantic notions of being a soldier too far, [[TraumaCongaLine though it's hard to blame him for it.]] [[spoiler:He eventually returns to anti-nihilism at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', ending his long and storied life with a very fitting DyingMomentOfAwesome: He reconciles with Snake and reaffirms that world peace is WorthLivingFor, performs a MercyKill on a comatose old friend who had unwittingly become the keystone of the [[CrapsackWorld War Economy]], enjoys OneLastSmoke, and salutes the grave of his mentor (who was also an Anti-Nihilist who sacrificed her life and reputation to make the world a better place) before passing away. His last words?]]

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** Snake's predecessor, Big Boss, once had a very similar philosophy, but became a WellIntentionedExtremist and one of the series' main antagonists when he took romantic notions of being a soldier too far, [[TraumaCongaLine though it's hard to blame him for it.]] [[spoiler:He eventually returns to anti-nihilism at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', ending his long and storied life with a very fitting DyingMomentOfAwesome: He reconciles with Snake and reaffirms that world peace is WorthLivingFor, performs a MercyKill on a comatose old friend who had unwittingly become the keystone of the [[CrapsackWorld War Economy]], enjoys OneLastSmoke, and salutes the grave of his mentor (who was also an Anti-Nihilist who sacrificed her life and reputation to make the world a better place) before passing away. His last words?]]




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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog himself expresses such a view at the end of ''[[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Black Knight]]''. As he puts it, every world will eventually end; the only thing you can do is live your life to the fullest in the time you have. This exact outlook of his, unknowingly to some, was established all the way back in the very first game in the form of a {{Tagline}} [[AllThereInTheManual on the Japanese box art]]:
-->''"Don't just sit there and waste your precious time. When you want to do something, do it right away. Do it when you can. It's the only way to live a life without regrets."''
1st Jun '17 7:37:24 PM nombretomado
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* [[CoolOldGuy Thom Merrilin]] from the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' quotes an old poem when musing on his journey thus far:

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* [[CoolOldGuy Thom Merrilin]] from the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' quotes an old poem when musing on his journey thus far:
30th May '17 9:51:02 PM Gravidef
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* On the subject of Batman, ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' offers a similar philosophy, with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker as a StrawNihilist and Batman and Commissioner Gordon as this trope. The Joker firmly believes that "one bad day" is all it takes to shatter a person's perceptions of morality and order, driving them just as crazy as he is. To prove it, he shoots and paralyzes Barbra Gordon (while Commissioner Gordon watches), then kidnaps the elder Gordon and drags him to a dilapidated amusement park, where he's stripped naked, beaten, and forced to view gigantic photos of his daughter's nude, crippled body. When Batman arrives, the Joker delivers a [[BreakingSpeech long speech]] about how, by driving Gordon insane, he's proved that all of humanity's struggles are ultimately pointless--life is simply a "monstrous, demented gag." But as it turns out, Gordon is ''fine''--he not only managed to resist going crazy, he even insists that Batman capture the Joker "by the book" to make a statement about law and order still working. Batman, for his part, remarks that he's heard the Joker's "gag" interpretation before (presumably when his parents were killed), and still doesn't find it funny. In short, both Batman and Gordon acknowledge that life ''is'' sick and twisted, which means that imposing structure on it through principles like justice and kindness is all we ''can'' do.
17th May '17 1:46:57 PM thevideogameempire
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', while Zoro would be the last person to talk about the inherent beauty of the world, he's still deeply invested in protecting his crew and honoring the memory of his friend, he's just as much a Romantic as the rest of his crew, he just doesn't happen to go on about as much. This also overlaps with some Buddhist ideology. He also started as a guy who didn't care about anything but his own strength.



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', while Zoro would be the last person to talk about the inherent beauty of the world, he's still deeply invested in protecting his crew and honoring the memory of his friend, he's just as much a Romantic as the rest of his crew, he just doesn't happen to go on about as much. This also overlaps with some Buddhist ideology. He also started as a guy who didn't care about anything but his own strength.
16th May '17 7:50:32 PM VulgarBee
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', while Zoro would be the last person to talk about the inherent beauty of the world, he's still deeply invested in protecting his crew and honoring the memory of his friend, he's just as much a Romantic as the rest of his crew, he just doesn't happen to go on about as much. This also overlaps with some Buddhist ideology. He also started as a guy who didn't care about anything but his own strength.
27th Apr '17 4:16:53 PM Ninja857142
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* Traditionally considered the writer of [[Literature/TheBible the biblical book]] of [[Literature/BookOfEcclesiastes Ecclesiastes]], King Solomon is perceived as this by some, even to the point that some argue it inspired Buddhism to some degree. The book doesn't downplay the existence of God, but doesn't shy away from detailing the futility of human life or the acts of humanity as a whole, noting that the good can suffer and the wicked can prosper. However, it also recalls the joy to be found in various aspects of life and in doing good. Ultimately [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]; in the end, Solomon finally declares that man does, in fact, have meaning and a purpose: to fear God and keep his commandments, because in the end, he will [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty bring all good and evil deeds into account]].

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* Traditionally considered the writer of [[Literature/TheBible the biblical book]] of [[Literature/BookOfEcclesiastes Ecclesiastes]], King Solomon is perceived as this by some, even to the point that some argue it inspired Buddhism to some degree. The book doesn't downplay the existence of God, but doesn't shy away from detailing the futility of human life or the acts of humanity as a whole, noting that the good can suffer and the wicked can prosper. However, it also recalls the joy to be found in various aspects of life and in doing good. Ultimately [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]; in the end, Solomon finally declares that man does, in fact, have meaning and a purpose: duty: to fear God and keep his commandments, because in the end, he will [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty bring all good and evil deeds into account]].
27th Apr '17 4:14:54 PM Ninja857142
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* Traditionally considered the writer of ''Literature/TheBible [[Literatuee/BookOfEcclesiastes Ecclesiastes]]'', King Solomon is is perceived as this by some, even to the point some argue it inspired Buddhism to some degree. It doesn't downplay the existence of God, but doesn't shy away from detailing the futility of human life or the acts of humanity as a whole, noting how often the good and the wicked have the same difficulties in life. However, it also recalls the joy to be found in various aspects of life and in doing good. Ultimately [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]; in the end, Solomon finally declares that man does, in fact, have meaning and a purpose: to fear God and keep his commandments, because in the end, he will [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty bring all good and evil deeds into account]].

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* Traditionally considered the writer of ''Literature/TheBible [[Literatuee/BookOfEcclesiastes Ecclesiastes]]'', [[Literature/TheBible the biblical book]] of [[Literature/BookOfEcclesiastes Ecclesiastes]], King Solomon is is perceived as this by some, even to the point that some argue it inspired Buddhism to some degree. It The book doesn't downplay the existence of God, but doesn't shy away from detailing the futility of human life or the acts of humanity as a whole, noting how often that the good can suffer and the wicked have the same difficulties in life.can prosper. However, it also recalls the joy to be found in various aspects of life and in doing good. Ultimately [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]; in the end, Solomon finally declares that man does, in fact, have meaning and a purpose: to fear God and keep his commandments, because in the end, he will [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty bring all good and evil deeds into account]].
27th Apr '17 4:04:49 PM Ninja857142
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* As alleged writer of ''Literature/TheBible [[Literatuee/BookOfEcclesiastes Ecclesiastes]]'', King Solomon can be considered this, even to the point some people argue it inspired Buddhism at some degree. It doesn't negate the existence of God, but doesn't shy away from detailing the futility of human life or the acts of humanity as a whole but explains the joy of it and good actions, gives an overall more tolerant feeling to the bible and also makes it more flexible giving a broader context to the whole christian religion in overall.
** It can be justified since Christianity states that ''everybody'' from Adam and Eve's sin came to hell, even saints (though they were in much better position)... until the Lord Jesus Christ.

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* As alleged Traditionally considered the writer of ''Literature/TheBible [[Literatuee/BookOfEcclesiastes Ecclesiastes]]'', King Solomon can be considered this, is is perceived as this by some, even to the point some people argue it inspired Buddhism at to some degree. It doesn't negate downplay the existence of God, but doesn't shy away from detailing the futility of human life or the acts of humanity as a whole but explains whole, noting how often the good and the wicked have the same difficulties in life. However, it also recalls the joy to be found in various aspects of it life and in doing good. Ultimately [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]; in the end, Solomon finally declares that man does, in fact, have meaning and a purpose: to fear God and keep his commandments, because in the end, he will [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty bring all good actions, gives an overall more tolerant feeling to the bible and also makes it more flexible giving a broader context to the whole christian religion in overall.
** It can be justified since Christianity states that ''everybody'' from Adam and Eve's sin came to hell, even saints (though they were in much better position)... until the Lord Jesus Christ.
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** Most people of faith also tend to have this view, albeit for different reasons. It seems that no matter what happens to them, they will still have faith in God and in the world around them.
*** Myth/NorseMythology had a similar view: ''"Cattle die and kinsmen die, thyself too soon must die, but one thing never, I ween, will die,--fair fame of one who has earned."'' Though the Norse believed in several afterlives, they did not consider the deeds done in life as the key to a certain afterlife like Valhalla, but the manner of death. Instead they spoke for giving oneself a good reputation because that was the only thing that would be left of them in this world.

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** Most people of faith also tend to have this view, albeit for different reasons. It seems that no matter what happens to them, they will still have faith in God and in the world around them.
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* Myth/NorseMythology had a similar view: ''"Cattle die and kinsmen die, thyself too soon must die, but one thing never, I ween, will die,--fair fame of one who has earned."'' Though the Norse believed in several afterlives, they did not consider the deeds done in life as the key to a certain afterlife like Valhalla, but the manner of death. Instead they spoke for giving oneself a good reputation because that was the only thing that would be left of them in this world.
3rd Apr '17 11:04:38 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** It can be justified since Christianity states that ''everybody'' from Adam and Eve's sin came to hell, even saints (though they were in much better position)... until the Lord Jesus Christ.
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