How do moral and existential debates still exist when nihilism is a thing? A logical consequence of nihilism is to simply do whatever brings you the most pleasure and satisfaction, since it's the most "efficient" way of living (minimize suffering, maximize enjoyment). Why do we still attempt to debate ethics and morals when it's obvious that one's best course of action is doing what brings them satisfaction (which actually encompasses morals, since moral values are there to provide validation like everything else)?
I know fuck all about actual...
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The inherent problem with nihilism is, taken to it's logical conclusion, that nothing exists beyond your perception of it, meaning that the people you love, the things you do, the poems you write, none of it exists, and all existence is pointless.
So yes, do you what you want. It won't fill the emptiness that was created when your innocence was torn away from you.
Who /raceagainsttheclock/ here?
>tfw writing a novel set in the future
>tfw many of my ideas are now being validated by science / tech to the point where they may seem banal
It SUCKS being a visionary.
Do some speed and rattle off a shitty detective plot that tangentially explores all your philosophical insights and technological predictions.
Have your Mum read it fer spelling mistakes then send it off for publishing and start work on the next immediately.
So /lit/, is it a children's novel?
Watership Down is a pleasure to read, simple as that. Adams didn't go for an experimental novel, his choice of subject is simple in nature and never overcomplexified; therefore its immersive beauty can be appreciated by a wide range of ages.
It would be a mdediocre novel if not for the rooted theme of rabbit behavior.
Did it make you happy /lit/?
Just like abrahamic religions in the rest of the world. Opiate of the masses, slave morality etc. you get it
Is this ironic literature?
Is there a name for compound words made out of an adjective and a verb?
>Far-seeing, loud-thundering Zeus
How important is a realistic plot to you?
pictured is a poet who talks about the modern day world
>tfw beautiful successful, magnificent gentleman but still no qt, /lit/, mentally ill attentionwhore gf
Hey /lit/ I wanna start reading modern books like from the 90's and up so could you guys recommend something like Dead Souls, 100 Years of solitude, and Slaughterhouse 5
read this last week, was pretty good, you might like if you like barthelme.
I need some help.I'm pretty desperate.
I'd like to get into reading, but the catch is, I've never read a book (only some children's books when I was younger).
Some recent events in my life have made me realize that I won't be able to rely on others to support me my entire life.
Today I bought a library card, but I didn't know wich book I should get started with, and as my social anxiety is that big I didn't ask anyone in there for help.
So. Here I am asking you guys for help. Since anonymity helps.
Sorry for any...
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It'd help if we knew more about you.
Tell me which 3 of the tarot that might describe you and I'll suggest something.
G'luck in advance on your way to reading.
Without trying to sound too masturbatory or circlejerky, what 'percentile' would someone who reads, say, 50 books a year (a little under 1 a week) fall under? We could even broaden the scope, say 30+ books (I know that only 30/year might be seen as pleb here, but whatever), point being, someone that's regularly reading a lot.
Presuming these titles are primarily literature of course.
Just how many people actually read? I literally only know one other person in person who reads more than just genre shit.
What's the /lit/ equivalent of gachimuchi?
I am to write a 20-30 page thesis on "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark (Shakespeare, Hamlet)", and I was wondering if there was a certain viewpoint of critique I should represent that isn't usually done but might function. People usually opt in for the historical aspects of the play and cite material that deals with medieval history of Europe, that's pretty boring imho.
I know the play to a T almost, due to reading it even before high school, and the topic I'm supposed to cover seems pretty lackluster.
not related, but one of my favorite sayings in hamlet is this:
Not a whit. We defy augury. There’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come—the readiness is all. Since no man of aught he leaves knows, what is ’t to leave betimes? Let be.
i wrote my first 30 page paper on this back in a TN boarding school. let me see if i can dig up my old notes, i'm sure i have something on your quotation
>try to visit /lit/
>type "l" into the address bar
>auto corrects to the leagueoflegends subreddit
>try to read
>get bored and visit 4chan instead
this happens every time I try to read a book.
Any advice for an individual who fell out of writing and is finding it impossibly difficult and overbearing to get back into it? Just trying to ease back in /lit/
Don't try. There's no law that says everybody has to be a writer. It's harder than it looks. Its better to move on that to be just another no talent hack.
Hey, guy on /lit/ who recommended this, thanks!
This was fucking great times.
>ITT: good /lit/ recs, thank an anon