From this Twitter thread in early 2019.

Nihilism is an abomination.

Nihilism is like realizing the sky isn’t green, and building a life and identity based on this “profound truth”.

Like, so what? It’s obvious. What about the myriad disciplines of constructing meaning that humanity has developed to circumvent the…

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Meaning is simply everything you build to support the weight of existence.

  • Meaning is built! Not found.
  • Meaning is personal.
  • Anything can be meaningful, but not everything is.
  • Without meaning, life feels heavy and burdened.
  • Art is meaningful when and because it supports the weight of the unsaid.
  • Beliefs are meaningful when and because they support the weight of the unknown and the unknowable.
  • Values are meaningful when and because they support the weight of mortality and suffering.
  • Leisure is meaningful when and because it supports the weight of desire.
  • Meaning is meaningful when and because it supports the weight of freedom.
  • Relationships are meaningful when and because they are collaborations on building meaning.

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  1. Compliance to organization suppresses unproductive movement and enables directional movement.
  2. Compliance to dysfunctional organization results in paralysis.
  3. Non-compliance re-enables movement, albeit disorganized, chaotic, and uncontrolled.
  4. Anarchism calls for non-compliance.
  5. Anarchism is a posture that provides relief from paralysis caused by organizational dysfunction.
  6. Corollary: Organization is something that, when functional and complied to, drives productivity.

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