Eduk and Greta:
@Hereandnow sorry but many theists would say the same of their heartfelt primordial wonder. personally I would say heartfelt primordial wonder is just part of the human experience. The question is does experiencing wonder have value? Or does it matter what you are experiencing wonder about?
Or you can demonstrate to me the results? In my experience those who proclaim the deep profundity of their views, without evidence, seem to experience the world no different to I. Certainly there is nothing obvious to show for it such as better marriages, relationships with friends, job prospects, ability to write, ability to express themselves, calm or any other positive attribute. To be honest my experience is very slightly the opposite of anything positive.
The proof of the value of what has been said through the 20 century by great thinkers is, well, an acquired taste, I suppose. I cannot tell you in a post any more than I can tell about the history of Rome in a post. I can invite you to read something, though. And why is this off the table, to read philosophy, that is? The OP is ALL ABOUT the existential crisis, and yet Kierkegaard, a founder of existentialism, is out of the discussion?? A whole century of powerful and enlightening thought is not up for debate, analysis?All that's needed is to settle down, stop worrying about what humans might cause us bother if we take your eye off the ball, and appreciate a little of the non-human
Wonder does not appear, Eduk, ex nihilo; it rises out of the reading itself, just as romantic idealism, e.g., issues from reading Wordsworth, and Coleridge-- one may have had a romantic soul, so to speak, prior to poetry, but to examine this, to put thoughtful words to feeling and experience transforms the affair into understanding. One reads and then is inspired. Thought and language is the vehicle that takes you there. One is not there already. Heidegger called language the house of being. Just read the preface to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, and then tell me you are not at all curious about what it is to be a thinking person in a way that never ever occurred to you.
The non-human, Greta? One must keep in mind that to speak at all is to condition what is spoken of. There is never the presence of the non human that crosses the experiential path of thought.