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Existential Angst

Started this discussion. Last reply by michele ricketts Apr 20, 2013. 50 Replies

Almost everyone everyone experiences existential angst in some form at sometime in there life. I find it much easier to deal with when I can talk to others about it rather than bottling it all up,…Continue

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Michael Pianko replied to Maggie's discussion Existential Angst
"How can you lay down and just let yourself die!?  I mean, aren't there scientists tho are trying to figure out how to make us live forever?  Shouldn't you be doing something to at least try ot make yourself live longer…"
Jun 1, 2011
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May 31, 2011
Plinius replied to Maggie's discussion Existential Angst
"If I´m running out of time, I have been running out of time all my life! I´m very happy that I´m past all the horrors of childhood and growing up - it´s taken a long time but now I´m enjoying the vista from hill Past…"
May 30, 2011
Michael Pianko replied to Maggie's discussion Existential Angst
"How can getting old be pleasant?  You are running out of time!  Aren't you going into some kind of panic mode, where every time you do anything, there is this underlying seriousness or urgerncy about how you are getting close to…"
May 30, 2011
Jedi Wanderer replied to Maggie's discussion Existential Angst
"Why thank him? He didn't provide any input whatsoever, he said he never had the experiences so he is in no position to offer advice on how to deal with them."
May 30, 2011
Hiram replied to Maggie's discussion Existential Angst
"Cures for existential angst? First, to be in love, to experience affection either with family members, a lover or friends.  The philosopher Epicurus mentioned that friends are one of the most important ingredients for happiness, and this is…"
May 30, 2011
Plinius replied to Maggie's discussion Existential Angst
""I can't imagine being old. I don't understand how old people can stand it." What will you do then? Cling to the age you like best? You know that cannot be done and in such a mood you would miss all the best of the years when you…"
May 16, 2011
Jim B replied to Maggie's discussion Existential Angst
"Hi Chris, Obviously we had different childhood experiences with fundamentalism. Despite the Sunday morning, Sunday night, and mid-week church attendance/brainwashing, I don’t recall being scared. I think I was mostly annoyed that I was missing…"
May 15, 2011
Plinius replied to Maggie's discussion Existential Angst
"I've never been as bottomlessly scared as I was in my fundamentalist childhood - for the christian god, for hell, for heaven, for judgment, for not finding the calling they said I should feel, for things that go bump in the night,…"
May 15, 2011
Jim B replied to Maggie's discussion Existential Angst
"Hi Maggie, I see you are in the 14-17 age range. I don’t recall experiencing existential angst at your age, and that’s probably because I was under the spell of fundamentalist Christianity. I thought that upon my death angels would usher…"
May 11, 2011
Prog Rock Girl replied to Maggie's discussion Existential Angst
"My existential angst is that I deconstruct everything and I keep thinking "it's all the same". I call it existential b/c it is about the nature of existence and the universe. It is a terrible feeling that is hard to shut up. The…"
May 11, 2011
Prog Rock Girl replied to Maggie's discussion Existential Angst
"Yeah. People cant' help how they feel. Although to top off the existential angst, I also think about how I don't have any real problems, which makes it even worse."
May 11, 2011
Prog Rock Girl replied to Maggie's discussion Existential Angst
"I think about this a lot, Maggie, how people die and their matter feeds something else to keep it alive...other life forms do arise because of you, but it is hard to conceive of never having consciousness again.   Sort of like how if things…"
May 11, 2011
Valles Marineris replied to Maggie's discussion Existential Angst
"Ah, the meaninglessness of life....something I think about quite often. I try not to dwell but tend to when I'm by my lonesome. Left to my own devices I fear I would be lost and drowning inside my own head.   Nevertheless I have a family…"
May 11, 2011
carl replied to Maggie's discussion Existential Angst
"for my experience existential crisis is fatal situation. you need to see an expert, a doc. problem is that it comes as and effect of too many things working on background. in simple you are infected of some nasty psychological issues. it will come…"
May 11, 2011
Maggie replied to Travis Brummett's discussion Would you rather be right or wrong about your beliefs?
"I hope I'm wrong. I wouldn't like to live forever but I do fancy the idea of reincarnation. It's not as ridiculous as living in a happy place for ever after you die. I mean we are alive and conscious and part of the universe and when…"
May 11, 2010

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At 2:45pm on April 25, 2010, Jim DePaulo said…
Hi Maggie,
As a former high school teacher I have empathy with the realities that those of your generation face. It is, however, heartening to see someone of your generation asking the defining questions about the real world we inhabit. Stick to your guns.
At 11:34pm on April 18, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
Welcome to the Nexus ( :
Nice to see a fellow teen here!
At 5:41pm on April 18, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Maggie and welcome to this friendly meeting place where, like you, we recognise that all gods are phoney and religions are just cunning frauds used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.

Terry Meaden
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 260 discussion topics. We invite you to join us.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
At 12:31pm on April 17, 2010, Donna Darko said…
Maggie, welcome to Atheist Nexus. I hope you find what you are looking for here.
 
 
 

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