Monday, August 7, 2017
Fighting Nihilism with Nihilism
Reality and existence are meaninglessness. Searching for meaning is futile because there is none. There is however the illusion of meaning. This is illusion is caused by a cognizance searching for something that isn’t there, but it’s belief is so strong that it is capable of imagining something and being incredulous to this fact and instead believing that this fiction is real.
The fact that reality in any of its forms will always be meaningless is wonderful for anybody searching for meaning. This is because meaning is much like a hallucination, and this hallucination can only be experienced by those that are capable of feeling it. In a sense, one’s own cognizance and ability to give significance to the concept of meaning is like taking a hallucinogenic drug.
The law of large numbers would side with people in search of meaning, because of the consistent near 100% probability of meaninglessness, the illusion of meaning would need to occur at some point, and as such those capable of perceiving the illusion of meaning will more than likely experience this perception and contrive some sort of meaningfulness in something, even if it is not some grandiose meaning that defines all of reality.
The point being that since you are capable of perceiving meaning, the law of large numbers would weigh heavily in your favor if you attempt to find meaning in something or everything. Factors that can increase these odds are the possibilities of omniscience that acknowledges the truth of universal meaninglessness, computers capable of understanding some form of meaning however simple, and undeveloped minds of lifeforms that have the capability to understand meaning but have not had the random spur or education that would cause them to ponder these things. All of these individuals add to the data set of cognizant entities capable of acknowledging meaning yet for some reason or another refrain from doing so, and this leaves the probability yearning to fill the dearth in results of cognizant entities that believe in meaning, seeing how a belief in meaning cannot be all too improbable considering its persistent historical presence, however when the majority of beings capable of believing in meaningfulness refrain, the complimentary set of probable outcomes must be fulfilled, and thus those who are do not stalwartly believe in meaninglessness by their own free will or ignorance are compelled by probability to find meaning and believe in this meaning.
This means that while meaning may be an illusion, it is something that those who are willing to believe in it are very prone to believing in. When searching for meaning, just know that you have to create or imagine the meaning in the first place, and this strategy should prove more fruitful than looking for something that isn’t there. Long story short, don’t look for meaning in things, because this is fruitless, instead you must simply create the meaning for things, and this is how and why they will become and stay meaningful.