[January 23, 2023] Aimlessness is not nothing. Aimlessness is bad. People find meaning in their lives by having a vision for their lives and taking responsibility for it; they have goals and ambitions. We can be bitter, hopeless, nihilistic, depressed, anxious, and likely to abuse various substances as an escape. Aimlessness can drill us into the ground quickly and in several ways.
“If you know the why, you can live any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
I’m suggesting that there is a way out of this, and the way is to confront that forthrightly and adopt responsibility in your own life and try to make the world a better place, and it is necessary to do that. If you don’t, then things will go badly.
The world is stacked against us because life is tough, and nature will eventually catch up and destroy us. Yes, some folks have it harder than others, and we all have it hard at some time in our lives. What’s the alternative? Try to struggle uphill because any other path will make things worse.
Find something in your life that’s so worthwhile doing that the fact that you are going to suffer is justifiable. Life’s rough. No doubt about it. If good luck comes your way, you should be grateful for it. And if happiness appears, then you can be grateful for that too.
What’s the best antidote for the discomforts of your life? You might say that the solution is comfort. A better antidote is something like an adventure. Begin by telling the truth, or at least not saying things you know to be false and let the consequences come as they may. Now that is a real adventure.
Please read my books:
- “55 Rules for a Good Life,” on Amazon (link here).
“Our Longest Year in Iraq,” on Amazon (link here).