The Nihilism


There's nothing special about being born. Not a thing. Most of the universe is just death, nothing more. In this universe of ours, the birth of a new life on some corner of our planet is nothing but a tiny, insignificant flash. Death is a normal thing. So why live?
~ Johan Liebert

The term Nihilism comes from the Latin word "nihil" meaning "nothing" or "nothingess". Nihilism is used for a lot of positions in philosophy that there is nothing at all; that people know nothing at all; that there are no moral principles at all, and virtually any other position that could be framed with the word 'nothing'. But the most common use, and what humans explore today, is nihilism as the view that nothing we do, nothing we create, nothing we love, has any meaning or value whatsoever. This same root is found in the verb “annihilate” -- to bring to nothing, to destroy completely.

A Nihilist is basically someone who believes that everything in existence has no purpose, value or meaning, their own lives included. Nihilists do not believe in the existence of any objective morality and does not care for their own lifes. They usually do not have any specific purpose in their actions. Many Nihilists wish to kill everything in reality, since they think the existence is nothing.

Nihilism not only captures a philosophical point of view, but a certain mood, a certain melancholy: is this all there is? Is all of humanity just a paltry few years of events on an insignificant planet, about which the universe cares nothing? Does anything matter?

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