Category: Absurdity

Life Is a Game – yeah, a Losing Game

[Unimportant] Many of my friends and colleagues seem to find the following existential outlook very motivating: “Life is a game. Win it by achieving your goals.” Personally, I don’t find this perspective very appealing. First of all, the player character sucks. In all of my favorite games, you’re playing a hero with many extraordinary powers,

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Category: Absurdity

Scraping the last utilons out of your miserable existence

Below a slightly edited excerpt from a message in which I suggested to take a long vacation from work: “If I won’t be able to work productively by February at the latest, I will resign from my job, commit myself to a mental hospital and undergo some form of intense therapy. I’m not sure what I’ll

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Category: Absurdity

Category: Absurdity

Category: Absurdity

Loneliness and Love in a Darwinian World (a rational critique of PUA)

Introduction and disclaimer I’m not quite sure why I have written this. I guess I just wanted to write about my past experiences with loneliness, admittedly to get my story out there but also to evoke some sympathy for a lot of lonely shy guys who must have made similar experiences – and are still making them. Another

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Category: Absurdity

Depression Reveals the Truth: We Live in the Abyss

[Epistemic status: Just poetry, written in a nihilistic mood. Don’t take it so seriously.] When you are in the midst of a deep depression it’s impossible to do anything other than lie in bed and wish to die. Speaking is difficult, writing impossible. So any piece of writing about depression will always be false. False,

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Category: Absurdity

Ausweitung der Kampfzone

“Ausweitung der Kampfzone” von Michel Houellebecq ist zweifellos ein Buch, das vor Nihilismus und Zynismus nur so trieft. Trotzdem – oder wahrscheinlich gerade deshalb – beschreibt es viele grausame Wahrheiten. Houellebecq vermag den Geisteszustand apathischer Hoffnungslosigkeit und Anhedonie wie kein Zweiter zu beschreiben: “Die Schwierigkeit ist, daß es nicht genügt, wenn Sie genau den Regeln

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Category: Absurdity

Work, Lilja 4-ever and antinatalism

[Author’s note: Nihilistic and depressing. I don’t endorse the opinions in this post. Also, some content may or may not be fictional.] Yesterday was probably the most depressing day in months. What happened? Did a close relative die? Has my girlfriend left me? Did I lose my job? No, I don’t have a job. Or

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