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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
""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…"
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…"
"Never had existential angst. As to why one exists, the answer is easy:
1) against all probability you have been born
2) you are not yet dead
Now, the real questions to ask is: Seeing that you are alive, what are you going to do about…"
"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,…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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.
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.