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Nihilist Hippie
'I' am not a person. 'I' am an it, an object. There's nothing there there. Why, don't know. But this sense of void is terrible. Does anybody understand it?
"Had Mother Nature been a real parent, she would have been in jail for child abuse and murder." -Nick Bostrom
 2 Shrimpus, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 2:22:40 PM from Brooklyn, NY, US
Nothing quite like that first quiet moment of nihilistic revelation. Savor it.

 3 Usht, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 2:26:04 PM from an arbitrary view point.
Lv. 3 Genasi Wizard
I did, for a while anyway. Then I eventually shaped up and decided, if I can make anyone else laugh, cry, or be angry, then I am still human and even though what I do is insignificant in the long run of the universe, I can still affect everyone else's perspective now for the better. And if I get lucky, I get to leave a rather large imprint on history proving that I did exist.

edited 2nd Mar '11 2:26:51 PM by Usht

The thing about making witty signature lines is that it first needs to actually be witty.
 4 They Call Me Tomu, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 2:31:20 PM Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
Sureeeeendaaaa
I wouldn't worry about it. But the ability to not worry isn't something most people have.

'sides, I'd just go and worry about more trivial matters...

 5 Enthryn, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 2:31:42 PM from Earth Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
You are a person. Any definition of "person" that doesn't include you is a useless definition. What exactly constitutes a person is another matter entirely; the fact that we're probably nothing more than collections of particles interacting under the laws of physics doesn't diminish who we are in any way. In fact, I think it's pretty cool that my consciousness is probably an emergent phenomena arising from simple natural laws.
Prendre le bien, le mal et sans trier, accepter
Sans couvrir tes yeux, tout regarder.
 6 Kayeka, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 2:34:22 PM from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
While humans are, in a sense, objects, we do have a consciousness. we are able to perceive the world and influence it. That's pretty big in my opinion. You might not have some divine purpose, but you can create a purpose for yourself.
 7 Tzetze, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 2:34:46 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
 8 pvtnum 11, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 4:32:17 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
linkup
^ From the spelling errors, yes; he has no head. A brainstem, yes, but no head.
Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
Unchanging Avatar.
Nihilism's fun, isn't it? Do you want to snap out of it, or not?
Except for 4/1/2011. That day lingers in my memory like...metaphor here...I should go.
IOU one title
Bad day? Want to talk about it?
Nihilist Hippie
OK, just got back from therapy. smile I think I understand the reason for this feeling now. I've isolated myself and disassociated from everything for a long time now. Pretty obvious result, I suppose. The self isn't a static object. It's something that's constructed through interactions with others. It's a process, a very relational one. You know, the extended mind and all that. [1]

Anyway, now my therapist is going to make me join some sort of group. This makes me anxious...

edited 2nd Mar '11 4:40:52 PM by LoveHappiness

"Had Mother Nature been a real parent, she would have been in jail for child abuse and murder." -Nick Bostrom
 12 Usht, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 4:41:39 PM from an arbitrary view point.
Lv. 3 Genasi Wizard
Huh, I must say, that's in quite a contrast to your username.
The thing about making witty signature lines is that it first needs to actually be witty.
 13 Tzetze, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 4:51:58 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
 14 Aondeug, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 4:54:48 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
This thread is making me think of that confusing thing that is non-self or anatta...
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
 15 Myrmidon, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:03:35 PM from In Antartica
The Ant King
So something doesn't exist if it changes, or is made up of smaller things?
Kill all math nerds
 16 pvtnum 11, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:07:30 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
linkup
My car is not a car - it is a loose array of cheap GM piece parts gonig down the road in formation. On occasion, one of them will get lost.

Am I doing it right?
Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
 17 Aondeug, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:09:03 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
DOES ANYTHING EXIST IN BUDDHISM?!!!
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
IOU one title
[up]x6 Hope the group goes well.
 19 Bobby G, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:09:47 PM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
Nothing exists except collections of subatomic particles of uncertain position.

Does this mean that you also believe that everything is permitted?
 20 pvtnum 11, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:11:10 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
linkup
Can I separate some of the molecules in the general area of your body that is called "the neck"? [lol]

a joke if it wasn't obvious.

edited 2nd Mar '11 5:11:59 PM by pvtnum11

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
 21 Tzetze, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:14:26 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Suddenly, the mereological nihilists come out of the walls and use their terrible powers to reduce you to FMA references
 22 Sand Josieph, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:14:51 PM from Grand Galloping Galaday
Bigonkers! is Magic
@ Topic: This is what they said about me but did I listen? Nope.
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 23 Usht, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:15:54 PM from an arbitrary view point.
Lv. 3 Genasi Wizard
DOES ANYTHING EXIST IN BUDDHISM?!!!

Technically, no. It's just more of you, some sort of simple being having several characteristics attached to you in the form of actions that can be easily removed or added from moment to moment, life to life. Therefore, your essence can't be changed but the appearance you perceive to be reality can, thus resulting in vanity that keeps you away from enlightenment. In order to reach enlightenment, you must shed these actions which define. Once you do that, you hit enlightenment.

YAY, Asian Religion and Philosophy class, it didn't make any sense.

edited 2nd Mar '11 5:16:28 PM by Usht

The thing about making witty signature lines is that it first needs to actually be witty.
 24 Myrmidon, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:17:05 PM from In Antartica
The Ant King
And the venerable N‚gasena said to Milinda the king: 'You, Sire, have been brought up in great luxury, as beseems your noble birth. If you were to walk this dry weather on the hot and sandy ground, trampling under foot the gritty, gravelly grains of the hard sand, your feet would hurt you. And as your body would be in pain, your mind would be disturbed, and you would experience a sense of bodily suffering. How then did you come, on foot, or in a chariot?'

'I did not come, Sir, on foot. I came in a carriage.'

'Then if you came, Sire, in a carriage, explain to me what that is. Is it the pole that is the chariot?'

'I did not say that.'

'Is it the axle that is the chariot?'

'Certainly not.'

'Is it the wheels, or the framework, or the ropes, or the yoke, or the spokes of the wheels, or the goad, that are the chariot?'

And to all these he still answered no.

'Then is it all these parts of it that are the chariot?'

'No, Sir.'

'But is there anything outside them that is the chariot?'

And still he answered no.

'Then thus, ask as I may, I can discover no chariot. Chariot is a mere empty sound. What then is the chariot you say you came in? It is a falsehood that your Majesty has spoken, an untruth! There is no such thing as a chariot! You are king over all India, a mighty monarch. Of whom then are you afraid that you speak untruth? And he called upon the Yonakas and the brethren to witness, saying: 'Milinda the king here has said that he came by carriage. But when asked in that case to explain what the carriage was, he is unable to establish what he averred. Is it, forsooth, possible to approve him in that?'

When he had thus spoken the five hundred Yonakas shouted their applause, and said to the king: Now let your Majesty get out of that if you can?'

And Milinda the king replied to N‚gasena, and said: 'I have spoken no untruth, reverend Sir. It is on account of its having all these things—the pole, and the axle, the wheels, and the framework, the ropes, the yoke, the spokes, and the goad—that it comes under the generally understood term, the designation in common use, of "chariot."'

'Very good! Your Majesty has rightly grasped the meaning of "chariot." And just even so it is on account of all those things you questioned me about—[28] the thirty-two kinds of organic matter in a human body, and the five constituent elements of being—that I come under the generally understood term, the designation in common use, of "N‚gasena."
It's kind of unclear, Aondeug.
Kill all math nerds
 25 Bobby G, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:19:57 PM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
@ pvtnum: What neck?

(You are quite sure that there is no neck there, and never will be.)
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