People with nice lives who think they're blessed
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07-08-2014, 09:18 AM (This post was last modified: 07-08-2014 01:22 PM by Mozart Link.)
People with nice lives who think they're blessed
The fact that a person has a nice life and is happy does not make them special, "blessed," or better than anyone else (especially those who are innocent and suffering and are very unhappy). This life is nothing but sheer luck. Therefore, people who do have nice lives and such, all that means is that they are lucky--nothing more.

In truth, nothing is "special" or has any of the value we give it since everything is pure luck and nothing more. If this life were pure choice and allowed us to choose how we wanted to be born (such as how we want our brains and bodies to be and what lives we want to live as well as giving us the choice if we want a God and an afterlife), then that would make this life special with value. But, again, since this life is nothing but sheer luck, that makes this life nothing special with no value whatsoever.

Even the fact that we can make choices in life is a result of sheer luck. For example, some people with depression have the choice of getting better while others are unfortunate and have no choice but to live with it and never get better. For that very reason, I consider this a worthless life since it is nothing but sheer luck and that there is no God or a promised afterlife of eternal joy and perfection in which we can choose whatever we want. I consider this life worthless even despite the fact that you can choose to make the best of it anyway.

My sole reason for being on this Earth was to be a higher badass being by dominating this inferior life of sheer luck and instead creating a superior life of my own in which I have choices of my own and can choose to have as little problems as possible. But this inferior life has instead dominated me by giving me many problems such as depression and anhedonia that is never getting better. So now, at this point, I consider life utterly worthless and my dominating and superior dream of ultimate status and power shattered.

Since this life is sheer luck and there is no God or afterlife in which we can live a superior life of eternal joy in which we have pure choices, I consider not only this life worthless, but also me as a person and everyone else on this planet. In truth, we should all just kill ourselves if we are living a life of suffering because, apparently, we are all going to die in the end anyway and it makes no difference if you were to kill yourself now or die from old age later on anyway. Actually, you would be doing yourself a great favor.

I am a cold-hearted bastard who is presenting the cold harsh truth here. Usually, the cold truth would be from the result of scientific facts of reality. But here, I am presenting the cold truth from a perspective of fantasy (having a life of pure choice and there being a God and afterlife, etc.) and applying that perception to reality despite the fact that I am well aware that fantasy is not real at all. Again, to me, living a life of pure choice is the only thing that would make this life superior and worth living. The idea of there being a God and an afterlife definitely applies here as well since, if there were an afterlife (heaven), you would be able to live a life of pure choices, eternal joy, and badassery (empowerment and superiority over an inferior life of sheer luck).

To me, it doesn’t matter how useful I am now. As long as I am unable to live a life of pure choices and such as well as a promised afterlife, I am inferior. It doesn’t matter how useful I am, as long as I am inferior, this is the reason why I consider myself and life worthless. I am inferior to my ideal self (the person I wish I was which would be me having pure joy/empowerment and living a life of pure choice and such with a promised afterlife as well).
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07-08-2014, 09:32 AM
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07-08-2014, 10:19 AM
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Years ago I got me a PS1. When my brother in law heard about this he said "you're some lucky."
He was a child and didn't know the value of working for shit. I wasn't lucky I was simply employed.
"You're just lucky" is a childish cry. A complaint made by those to fucking weak to change their situation.
I think about my brother in law who still says some are just lucky. Nice family? That's luck. Nice home? That's luck. Nice car?That's luck.
Perhaps he is confusing the word "luck" with the word "job."
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07-08-2014, 10:31 AM
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(07-08-2014 10:19 AM)Drunkin Druid Wrote:  Years ago I got me a PS1. When my brother in law heard about this he said "you're some lucky."
He was a child and didn't know the value of working for shit. I wasn't lucky I was simply employed.
"You're just lucky" is a childish cry. A complaint made by those to fucking weak to change their situation.
I think about my brother in law who still says some are just lucky. Nice family? That's luck. Nice home? That's luck. Nice car?That's luck.
Perhaps he is confusing the word "luck" with the word "job."
In general I agree with you, but there is a certain level of luck (or randomness) involved with success. Such as luck in getting chosen from a stack of applicants for a job interview, luck that the other applicants were having bad days and couldn't display their skills as well as usual during the interview. Luck that you don't develop cancer. Luck that no natural disasters (twisters, volcanoes, earthquakes) hit you where you live.

Usually, you can only improve your probability for success and happiness. It's hard to guarantee it. So to some degree luck is involved, I think.

I prefer fantasy, but I have to live in reality.
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07-08-2014, 10:38 AM
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(07-08-2014 09:18 AM)Mozart Link Wrote:  The fact that a person has a nice life and is happy does not make them special, "blessed," or better than anyone else (especially those who are innocent and suffering and are very unhappy). This life is nothing but sheer luck.

Nope. Some people work hard, make mistakes, and learn from them.

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07-08-2014, 10:38 AM
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Mozart,
If it makes you feel better, you can engage in whatever fantasy you want. Just please don't try to convince others that it's any more than fantasy and there's nothing for the rest of us to object to.

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07-08-2014, 10:39 AM
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I had that mentality back when I was religious. But now that I dropped the bullshit and the woo, I've been able to push forward far more successfully in the business world. Life has worked out very well for me, but only because I work my ass off.

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07-08-2014, 10:46 AM
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(07-08-2014 10:31 AM)Adrianime Wrote:  
(07-08-2014 10:19 AM)Drunkin Druid Wrote:  Years ago I got me a PS1. When my brother in law heard about this he said "you're some lucky."
He was a child and didn't know the value of working for shit. I wasn't lucky I was simply employed.
"You're just lucky" is a childish cry. A complaint made by those to fucking weak to change their situation.
I think about my brother in law who still says some are just lucky. Nice family? That's luck. Nice home? That's luck. Nice car?That's luck.
Perhaps he is confusing the word "luck" with the word "job."
In general I agree with you, but there is a certain level of luck (or randomness) involved with success. Such as luck in getting chosen from a stack of applicants for a job interview, luck that the other applicants were having bad days and couldn't display their skills as well as usual during the interview. Luck that you don't develop cancer. Luck that no natural disasters (twisters, volcanoes, earthquakes) hit you where you live.

Usually, you can only improve your probability for success and happiness. It's hard to guarantee it. So to some degree luck is involved, I think.

I suppose that's true but I don't like to use the word luck. There is something magical about it.
There is randomness but there is no luck.
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07-08-2014, 01:11 PM
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To me, it doesn't matter how useful I am now. As long as I am unable to live a life of pure choices and such as well as a promised afterlife, I am inferior. It doesn't matter how useful I am, as long as I am inferior, this is the reason why I consider myself and life worthless. I am inferior to my ideal self (the person I wish I was which would be me having pure joy/empowerment and living a life of pure choice and such with a promised afterlife as well).
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07-08-2014, 01:13 PM
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