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Is it normal to think that all will die anyways why care about others?

Post by korosensei » Tue, 12 Jan 2021 10:24 pm

This has been my motto for this year. I mean Im not suicidal but thinking that all of us will die makes me enjoy the present. Am I normal?

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Post by malcontent » Wed, 13 Jan 2021 9:18 am

The first part “we will die anyways” is right thinking - absolutely no value in worrying.

The second part “why care about others” is wrong thinking - there is great value in caring about others... it’s probably the one thing that provides the most fulfillment in life.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters ~ Epictetus

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Post by malcontent » Tue, 23 Feb 2021 1:42 pm

Good point, everyone needs some “me time” - to get away and have some solitude... reflect on the past, evaluate the now and contemplate the future.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters ~ Epictetus

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Post by PNGMK » Tue, 23 Feb 2021 2:30 pm

It sounds like Hedonism. Not a great path to go down as it usually ends with you dying in a gutter with a needle in your arm.
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Post by malcontent » Tue, 23 Feb 2021 2:56 pm

Stoicism beats Hedonism every time.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters ~ Epictetus

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Post by PNGMK » Wed, 24 Feb 2021 1:26 pm

malcontent wrote:
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 2:56 pm
Stoicism beats Hedonism every time.
Nihilism will just make you disappear into a never ending loop.
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Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 25 Feb 2021 12:58 am

While it is true that we will all die eventually, the idea that we have no reason to care for others is a pretty bad attitude to adopt. Like malcontent wrote, there is great value in caring for others. It is the relationships we foster with others that make our lives worth living.

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Post by PNGMK » Thu, 25 Feb 2021 11:13 am

Agreed Lisa. Material possessions are nothing in the long run. To an agnostic or atheist their only immortality is what people remember of them once they are dead.
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