Bigsley the Oaf

Try

Posted in Uncategorized by bigsleytheoaf on January 14, 2011

I think that what I am trying to do, all I am trying to do, is figure out how an individual, with all his flaws, with his arrogance, and hubris, and propensity for false generalizations/abstractions/what-have-you fits into the human world as it is. I am trying to figure out how an individual fits into a world which is circling the sun, which is such an insignificant fraction of the universe, which will one day fade and collapse and be consumed, and become, ultimately, nothing.

How can I live, knowing that it all, finally, means nothing? How can I care about a single thing, anything? How can I justify any action?

If it’s all meaningless, if it’s all nothing, if it all comes to nothing, eventually, necessarily, what can I try? What does it make sense, even for a moment, to try?

Every asshole – Hume, Einstein, Marx, Kant, Hegel, everyone! Every single one of them has the same propensity for falsehood, the same arrogance, the same lack of essential, deep, humility which would reveal to them that all of their efforts are meaningless. What matters? What, if anything, can they say, that would ever matter?

What can they touch, what can anyone touch, that would transcend the sadness of living with the knowledge that everything that is you will one day be erased?

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  1. Graham said, on January 20, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Means nothing in what context? Matters to whom? Erased in what way? Also, isn’t “try” just a variant of “should”? Why not do and say now?


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