ssɐlƃ ƃuᴉʞool ǝɥʇ ɥƃnoɹɥ┴
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Florida, Oosa
I find having nihilistic views helps as well, but it really depends on the person. I don't believe in a universal purpose, or meaning to it all, and lacking such faith that there is one does not make me feel depressed. I am lazy though, no doubt about it. I was lazy when I believed in God too, so I can't blame it on nihilistic views. Of course, I freely acknowledge that my lack of faith is not definitive proof that there is no such purpose or meaning, it is just that I have never found any and have grown bored with trying to find it.
But I can see your point, and if it works then kudos. I think nihilism gets a bad rap from a lot of people, it is generally seen as some emo doomer trend, that only depressed miserable people, who are incredibly pessimistic hold on to. I see it as the opposite of that for some, for some people it is liberating, gives them hope, and brings them happiness. I don't really get into philosophy very far, I find it to get boring and far too open to lengthy pointless conversations that never get anywhere, but I will make an exception for it this one time, just to put in my own experiences with it. I'm happy that it is working for you.
Live and let live
"Whoever fights monsters should
see to it that in the process he does not become a
monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss,
the abyss will gaze back into you."