What we do

honestly, i am too important for all of this. paying rent, going to work, having to worry about retirement, doing the taxes, filling out forms for the bank, and all the things we do. but, hear me out:

what saddens me the most in life is probably all the, eeeeh, “achievements” of life that everyone just seems to take for granted. it is presented to them as normal, hence they proceed as if they were. even tho it doesn’t need a landslide of thoughts to notice how involuntarily arbitrary the things are that make up like 90% of our whole lives, still we all go on as if this wasn’t the biggest issue of all. but it is.

it’s unnatural and a pure result of fiction, that we have to occupy us with trivial things, like running after our money so we can pay the debts we never asked for, so we don’t end up in jail. it is so fucked up that we are just born into this system and have no say in those things. after all, we’re just some animals in nature, with no purpose anyway! oh, that’s probably the worst thing about it: we do NOT have a purpose, yet we force ourselfs in things that appear to be purposeful. the other apes don’t waste their lives by running after fictional debts and meaningless goals. i am so jealous of them.

when i think of the things my co-humans strife for, it baffles me how in the greater scheme of things they don’t matter, and YET they proceed with their endeavures. like, having a great job that pays well, having build a nice cool house for themselfs, a family, kids, a dog and a cat, mastered a specific skill, payed off their student’s debts, and so on. i am not saying those things are bad or not worth pursuing – i am just pointing out they are meaningless after all, so they should be optional, not mandatory!
and YET the society i was randomly born into made those goals for me mandatory! i have not choice but to try my hardest and waste most of my life into fulfilling those things. i may not have to buy a house and have a family, but as long as i live i will have to pay for a place to live in, i will have to work in order get the money to pay for those things, i will have to monetise my skills so i can find work, and so on. my life is just filled to the brim with things i was forced upon. most people don’t seem to mind filling out their taxes once a year, but this kinda activity reminds me of the meaningless FORCED LABOR i am doing at the moment, in return filling ME up with regrets, anxiety, remorse, angst, existential dread, and a hatred for every single being enabling this system (so, basically everyone). when i was the most suicidal, it was this state of things that were the most pulling the string around my neck, so to speak. it is barely endurable to me. it’s a life being a slave, a slave for no one.

so yeah, as a human being, YOU TOO are TOO IMPORTANT for this.
we all are beings that had no choice but to be born into this random, temporary state of affairs, but as such we deserve not being enslaved and forced to waste our lives for absolutely nothing. as far as i am concerned we have created basic human rights, that tell me this should not even be possible. being enslaved is sort of a big no-go for human rights, so why should everyone just go along with it?

i urge you too to rebel against this as much as possible. keep in mind, everything you feel you have to do is a symptom of you being enslaved by a faceless society of brainless cowards.
fuck all of this.

The values of epistomology

i think it’s weird how some philosophers and other scientists sometimes dismiss the field of epistomology, like some sort of metaphysics, because it cannot produce knowledge, nor is it empirical, they think. that for sure is a misunderstanding based on not engaging enough with the field and its results.

i cherish the notion that science has to be as based in reality and adhering to scientific values, as much as possible. producing knowledge is hard a thing to accomplish after all.
some fields, let’s for example take metaphysics, do care about things that are not of physical nature, yet claim epistomological properties. but since there is no empirical proof to something it has to be ignored by “actual” science (i pressume all scientists are physicalists, or vice versa: if you are not a physicalist, you are not a scientist). so much i agree with the view i aim to criticise here.
but i have myself stumbled upon a few examples of pure thought experiments that produced actual new information – it changes nothing of physical nature in the universe, and may even have thought of someone before its written down form, but still for what it’s worth, information that has not been part of the scientific pool of dogmas and is equally true, and even physically rooted. and by those values are absolutely of importance to the rest of the sciences.

my favorite example would be Descartes’ Cogito Ergo Sum argument – in my opinion a vast addition to actual facts, with a positive truth value, and based in a complete, closed physical world with all regards to all the rules we found out about it. it single handedly excluded once and for all classic scepticism and solipcism from the real scientific discourse. this reduction of things to consider when doing future sciences is of grave importance, if only for the space of capacities it created, so scientists can more focus on their own field and, yes, empirical studies.

i would consider Cogito Ergo Sum as an empirical value, because it actually results in the knowledge of something empirical existing. I think that’s kinda important, don’t you?
after all, even though it’s based in a physical reality that is somewhat grounded in a state of matter, at least the combination of neurons firing to produce that thought are physical and reproducable.
and this goes, of course, for other epistomological insights as well.

the huge intersection of epistomology and metaphysics sure is an obstacle that is hard to overcome sometimes, but that is exactly the reason why more scientists have to engage in epistomological thought experiments. it doesn’t even need any additional tools, like experiments, polling, conducting studies, and so on – the only physical thing you need is your own brain to create actual empirical results. ain’t that neat?