This post is in regards to existential philosophy. If your're going to read it, make sure to read it in full before making opinions.
I'm going to open it by first asking: what do you each think is the point to life and why?
I started questioning much more deeply given the world we now live in - I've been told "don't think too much", "be thankful for what you have". s*it like that. Why are we here? To make money? I truly believe I would be happy with liquid cash of $50 million+ and there's nothing wrong with that and it's quite rational actually - because with that level of money, lies the freedom to travel anywhere, spend time chasing hobbies, and not be constrained to any kind of necessary financially related commitment. Therein lies the paradox - to get to that level of wealth (before 40) would theoretically require a great career. So joining the rat race in search of money.
Many will say "Oh you're a fool to believe money equates to happiness". F**k you - with that kind of money, you can live with complete freedom. It's not about materialistic s*it even.
"But can't you do that anyways now" Well let me tell you something Sherlock, if you just drop everything and move to Florida to live simply - who's going to take care of your old parents, who's going to cover your retirement, who's going to finance a decently quality of life? If your answer is the government, go to hell you Bolshevist socialist f**k. If your one of the small group of people that inherent money of that extent, enjoy it and don't be a delusional, egotistical asshole.
Why does my family love me? Why do I love them? Is it simply because I was born into this family/my parents had me? If so, why can't I develop that level of trust and affection with someone outside of blood related family?
Why is it that all of my friendships are bred of business related activity or shallow fun endeavors?
Why is it that every pretty girl I sleep with, or any girl that seems to take romantic interest in me, only seems to do so because they perceive me to have means? Would those interactions have been the same had I not had a penny to my name?
I would love to not think so much tbh - to a degree ignorance is bliss.
I've come to the conclusion that we must never loose sight of the fact we are animals. Complex animals, but nonetheless, f**king animals. Women if not consciously then subconsciously) will choose men with money and men will never have the opportunity to meet a sexy girl with a great mind, who wants the man for who he is and his dreams - as he would of her.
No - it's not a sense of being jaded, but rather a realization of the fundamental truth.
And what is especially frustrating, is having a front-row seat to witness to fascism and destruction of society. As soon as we crossed the first line of facts not mattering, of course it's only downhill from there. Why do you think people are being brainwashed into believing in getting rid of the police, that gender is figment of perception, and masculinity is bad?
Yuri Bezmenov articulates exactly what is happening - search him up on youtube and analyze his work
I am straying from the original topic of discussing the question of "why we are here" but in terms of the future - I foresee AI destroying the notion of freedom, opportunity, and the world as we know it.
This is the beauty of having abundant free-time to experience thoughts and question life much more thoroughly than before. Normally, I would describe myself as a business-oriented guy that chases life everyday with a lot of energy. But taking into consideration these realities makes me realize how dependent we are to routine, institutions, and external directions.
I want to be free motherf**kers.
Very curious to read the thoughts of responders assuming there are any who take the time to analyze this and shoot some replies.