This post, my sharing of this theory regarding the nature of our lives, was not intended to serve as a suicide note. It is intended to help people view their lives, society, and the world in a different light, to consider different possibilities. This is not to say that I will not take appropriate action when I recognize it is the right time for me to quit playing the game of life. For a reason I don't understand, however, for now, I seem to want to stick around or seem to feel that I have to stick around.Thoughts Conquer wrote:Well you can just ignore my earlier comment as the first time I missed the last bit and it turns out this is a suicide note.
I wouldn't do it if I were you; seeing as you were irrational to not kill yourself before making this post, you might as well make it stretch. The pursuit of life is the pursuit of personal pleasure, in whatever form that may be. We agree on this, so why not be "evil"? I'm completely fine with existing, knowing that my existence harms, in some small way, another living thing, as long as I don't empathize with the creature. If I feel fine about what I do, then there's no problem. I'm not a psychopath or anything; I just understand that suffering is a part of life and I plan to enjoy myself before mine ends.
I don't blame you for your desire to enjoy your life or for acting on that desire. It is very understandable. I don't believe you can feel or think any other way, right now, no matter what anybody says. I think the same applies to me. I cannot feel or think any way, other than the way I feel and think right now. But the world turns; there are cycles in nature and in life that repeat through history, and we are tacking alone for the ride. It is because of this cyclical turning of the wheel of life that I believe most people, if not all, will eventually get to the position I'm occupying right now and will be able to see the truth of what I am saying from this vantage point. I am hoping that the discussions we are holding right now will help others gain some clarity in their time of confusion.
Now, regarding the taboo of suicide, I find it odd that even people that scrutinize ideas or concepts with strict rationality and logic, such as philosophers, do not dare to contradict, or even question, the mandate against individuals taking full control over their own lives.
Are we, as individuals, property of society, or property of some cosmic force, or of something else? If so, we live in bondage, and living in bondage is not for me.
If we are truly free individuals, are we not entitled to do with our lives anything we see fit? (as long as we do not directly harm others)
Besides that, what does it matter if we take ourselves out before nature does? We will all die eventually. I want to have control over my life and death, not leave it to a random force or event acting on me.
The truth is that we have all been indoctrinated, brainwashed, to have a prejudice against suicide, because it is against the interests of society that people feel completely free to do with their lives and their deaths the way they see fit; and I think we should be questioning this.
-- Updated November 19th, 2017, 2:50 pm to add the following --
I agree.Namelesss wrote:All 'good' and ALL 'evil' exists in the sinful judgmental thoughts/ego of the beholder!BlindedWantsToSee wrote: The Evil Nature of the Source.
If you perceive 'evil' ('out there', in your reflection), the 'source' is YOU!
"Perhaps it is the curvature of space that, like a fun-house mirror distorting our own reflection, we imagine strangers." - Mythopoeicon