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 No.1090220[View All]

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What do you think about existing. Feel free existing in this thread today. This thread is for all of your existence-related topics.
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 No.1090259

>>1090254
If you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing changed at all?

 No.1090261

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so i woke up for another day, yey

 No.1090262

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>>1090220
>What do you think about existing.

Overall, my review is negative.

 No.1090263

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>>1090251
The english word for "my head" is "hurt" right now.
>>1090252
Moony, if you are tired then what hope do folks like me have?
>>1090256
>>1090257
So many existing folks here. Kudos for all of your existences. Keep on trucking and fighting the good fight.
>>1090258
>>1090261
Do you stop existing when you sleep?
>>1090249
I like them longer than that!
>>1090250
Not a good trait to be consistent with.
>>1090262
Same tbh.

 No.1090264

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>>1090263
No, well, but yes?
just means i have to spend another day with stuff

 No.1090265

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Existing is pretty neat. I mean, i prefer it to not existing. Mostly because it's so much harder to experience life and all that it brings, both the good and the bad. Not to mention all the interesting people i get to meet who also exist.

 No.1090266

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>>1090256
>>1090255
we are... existing

>>1090257
rad rad

 No.1090267

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>>1090263
...oh dear <3

>hugs

 No.1090269

Don't think too much about it. Handy thing about existing is that I do it without having to give it much thought.

 No.1090270

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>>1090265
>>1090264
There was a point in time where you didn't exist, and you know nothing about it. Do you ever think about that?
>>1090267
YEAH! You have to put a strong boy facade for losers like me. You just gotta!

 No.1090271

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My friends/family and i have started a D&D campaign! It's the first one I've really done! It's so much fun!

 No.1090272

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>>1090270
oh dear me... i think that too often, and i think then to much when i don't exist anymore.... and it scares me

 No.1090273

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>>1090263
>>1090266
Unlike those virtual particles. More like poseur particles.

 No.1090275

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>>1090270

I think about what might have happened while i was busy not existing, but the idea itself hasn't really been one i thought about much. I'm happy with just living in the here and now. Learning from the past and looking forward to the future.

 No.1090277

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>>1090220
>What do you think about existing.
Not gonna lie. It feels pretty pointless.

 No.1090279

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>>1090277
Better than the alternative!
>>1090272
>>1090275
This thread got existential quick.
Let's shitpost to lift this veil of uncertainty out.
Or let's keep thinking about the 'what ifs'. Does any of you feel 'weird' when you think about the time you did not exist. It's like my own body physically rejects that and shivers, demanding me to stop this line of thought.
>>1090271
D&D with family? What kind of cool parents are those?

 No.1090280

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>>1090263
>Do you stop existing when you sleep?

Yes, the self is an illusion.

 No.1090281

>>1090279
No parents, although dad's considering joining as a 1-off side character. Right now it's my sister, her boyfriend, my cousin, and my cousin's friend.

 No.1090283

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>>1090281
Oh when I think of 'family' I usually include the parents and the pets.
>>1090280
I had tons of nightmares last night and I still felt them.

 No.1090284

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>>1090279
>Better than the alternative!
Is it though?

 No.1090285

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>>1090284
Don't even think about it.

 No.1090286

>>1090283

you only dream during the R.E.M. stages of sleep. In other stages "you" don't exist.

 No.1090287

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>>1090279

It makes perfect sense if you react that way. Our minds usually have a hard time comprehending things beyond our understanding. Trying to think about when you didn't exist can have the same result as trying to comprehend eternity. Hell, just trying to comprehend 1 billion of anything is already difficult. I remember reading a research paper about how the mind has difficultly truly understand and visualizing more than a few thousand of anything. Wish I could find it. All i remember is reading it for a paper in school.

 No.1090289

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existing is cool and all, but i find the ability to know that we exist to be even cooler ^^

 No.1090293

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>>1090289
Dunno about that. Sometimes I see my cat and I am like "oh the joys of being carefree"!
>>1090286
I dunno. If you go and touch me I will still be touchable for you. I still exist.
>>1090287
Don't we have limits on the faces we recognize? And yet sometimes I feel like I know well over 50k names of Items in Neopets...
The way one feels trying to think about not existing is probably how thinking about eldritch beasts feel like.

 No.1090295

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>>1090285
>Don't even think about it.
Why not?

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 No.1090299

>>1090293
> If you go and touch me I will still be touchable for you. I still exist.

Maybe you're body will exist, but "you" don't exist in a state of deep sleep.

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>>1090293

That reminds me of this very interesting example someone shared awhile back regarding exactly that!

Imagine an Ant, it has it's instincts that it follows and if i came across a motherboard, it would perceive it as nothing more than an unusual landscape. Then for a moment, the ant is allowed to not only understand what a motherboard is, but what it's used for, how it's made, the vastness of the internet, the complicated lives of the humans who use it. Then all at once return it back to it's ant mind. For the rest of it's short life, it will want to chase that feeling of comprehension beyond understanding.

Actually now that i think of it, this was probably an example of how madness works.

 No.1090302

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I'm glad that I exist, at least currently.

However, I can see circumstances easily when I might particularly wonder if it's really worth existing, particularly when I think back to when I was alive in the hospital and existing but having severe trouble breathing. Not able to talk or really function. I was existing... but was I? Really? Could I stand spending more than a short amount of time like that?

 No.1090311

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>>1090283
My sister and her bf forgot about it last session, tho. Which might actually have been a good thing, cuz the 3 of us that were there (2 players and an npc controlled by the dm) completely demolished the 2 waves of enemies the DM(my cousin) prepared for us! In 2 different combat encounters, i didn't even take damage, and one encounter was against a boss! A gorgon! I think the DM is going to throw some really tough stuff at us next time!

 No.1090324

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>>1090300

Managed to find the post that was shared with me. Maybe a little off topic but i found it cool all the same.

 No.1090327

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>>1090324
Fascinating...

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 No.1090358

>>1090324
One important thing they left out is that the ant also briefly sees being an ant the way a human does, and going back means knowing that everything it knows and cares about and saw value in is just a speck of meaninglessness compared to what truly exists out there.

 No.1090406

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I fell asleep and now I gotta respond to everybody.
>>1090295
It's sad. I don't like it sad.
>>1090299
If you wake me up, I will come back to this world tho. I don't think people come back when they stop existing.
>>1090300
It sounds like the ant's tiny brain will explore. However, they are much smarter than the average bug so maybe not the best example.
Try something stupid like a fly or a grub.
>>1090302
I guess that in such circumstances we exist to see where our existence will take us, rather than exist to enjoy the current predicament.
>>1090311
Honestly I have never ever played D&D but I would love to try it some day. Is it hard?
>>1090324
>>1090358
I think you guys are discrediting ant's intelligence. There have been studies about their intelligence! If you want a bigger mammal, try koala. Those things have literal smooth brains (The more wrinkles your brain has, the more room you have for intelligence. Koalas have none).

 No.1090412

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>>1090327

ikr? I thought it was a cool read.

>>1090358

Also true!

>>1090406

I don't think it's so much to do with being smart as it is more comparative to what it knows. I don't know a thing about rocket science, but if for a moment i had a the full understanding of a season professional and then went right back to my normal self, I'd probably wonder about it for the rest of my life. Might even strive towards trying to gain those shadows of knowledge more permanently.

Connecting to your OP, Koalas are a perfect example of Existing. It's pretty much all they do!

 No.1090415

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>>1090412
Ants exist too but they at least amount something with their existance. Koalas are smooth brains.

 No.1090418

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could be worse.

 No.1090419

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I suppose this is our "just chatting" thread for tonight?

 No.1090421

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>>1090419
Just existing thread.
>>1090418
Mention 5 ways.

 No.1090422

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 No.1090425

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>>1090422
I win by default!

 No.1090430

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Boop?

 No.1090436

>>1090415

Absolutely agree. Ants are cool

Koalas are cute but... yeah.

 No.1090437

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>>1090436
I mean... aren't ants really useful to biomes and especially in terms of contributing to needed decay processes while koalas just... look cute?

 No.1090439

>>1090437

Yup! Essential imo

Koalas really don't contribute anything beyond cute. Maybe they did at one point, but not for a very very long time.

 No.1090483

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>>1090437
>>1090439
Koalas and pandas are both pretty stupid. I wonder how many 'ugly' animals perished while they tried so hard to save pandas.

 No.1090484

>>1090483
Plenty, most likely.

 No.1090508

>>1090483

Dodo bird, white rhino, silverback gorilla, and a whole bunch of bugs. The list goes on and on but that's all I can think of off the top of my head.


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