(Original post by Dunnig Kruger)
It takes the less good things in life to make us realise just how good the good things in life are. So what if a child has had subconscious traumas? There are, in effect, dreams. Dreams and subconscious traumas are unimportant. Conscious traumas may be of some importance. You are creating a problem where none exists by mentioning subconscious traumas.
Difficulties and tragedies? They are part of life. As are achievements, turning ambitions into reality, physical pleasure, emotional and mental pleasure. The good by far outweighs the bad.
The whole tone of the opening post is so negative that it doesn't create a balanced view of life on Earth.
Perfectly legitimate arguments for its pros and cons can be made on both sides; I am not so myopic as to not recognise this. However, I speak from a macro perspective that perceives our entire phenomenon, at root, as amoral. To take a few evident observations, consider the fact that natural disasters strike blindly; that females have an unapologetic biological clock; that regressive syndromes at birth are arbitrary; that bad experiences are inescapable which often, in our early years, feed into subtle traumas on a subconscious level that has a negative feedback loop, in terms of our thought patterns and decision-making in the future, unless worked against with great struggle; that social dynamics are highly superficial and manipulative [we all wear inconvenient masks]; that society favours moreso those who win the genetic lottery in terms of looks and stature; and that life is random and does not care about the physical or emotional consequences of a stupid mistake or accident.
What does this all stand to mean? That our entire reality externally is mechanical
in nature, and our responses internally are primal
. We are socially aware beings, not too dissimilar from the average primate, that live on a spinning rock which hangs in the midst of nothingness. The nature of this planet, in its purest expression, operates in accordance with natural selection and the rules of the jungle. How much sheer brutality does humanity undergoe in an attempt to wrest control and power? To what extent does humanity suffer for the mere sake of survival? And yet the surreal truth is that there is that there is no ultimate purpose for any
of it. Our planet runs its course irrespective of our existence and our existence is so utterly dependent on seeking distractions in order to cope living on an otherwise void plane. We can’t see behind the curtain, nor even catch sight of the strings, even though we are the leading actors, complicit in its drama. Truly, how perversely strange is our condition?
To peocreate in this reality suggests that it is to be taken seriously and not a cosmic joke. Yet there is no utility in subjecting new lives to the varying degrees of stresses and pains one must undergoe inevitably in this life. The argument that there is a beauty to be found in the “hustle” mentality, in the ups and downs of life experience, is no less an exercise in sophistry
. It is an unassailable fact that our existence is amoral, and as such, it is contrary to logic for existence to be ascribed emotive adjectives. One’s subjective opinion of life, be it good or bad, is always a by-product of circumstance
, and they both feed into one another in complex ways.
Thus, it is irresponsible and
selfish to bring new life on this planet just to repeat the pointless miseries and clichés that you have experienced in your own life.