is the ultimate question... its never ending.

you can ask "why?" and no matter what the answer is you can ask "why?" and no matter what the answer is you can ask "why?" and no matter what the answer is you can ask "why?"............until it cant be answered. and not because you cant ask "why?" but because there is so much left unknown, down the the very existence of everything...

WHY does everything exist?

When you repeatedly ask "why?" it always comes down to that basic question... it doesn't matter what you begin to question...

...and its because we just don't know. we don't KNOW anything. we simply believe and perceive.

do i make sense?


Wed, 12/21/2011 - 2:04pm
bakayurei Says:

yep, that makes perfect sense, and a particularly beautiful aspect of the innocence of childhood is ignorance of this fundamental barrier between our minds and true, complete understanding of how things work.. .. what you said, that's the basis of nihilism: that we can ask why, e.g. to take this one line of reasoning to the end, why we can see in the daytime, because the sun's a nuclear reactor, why is this, how do we know this, and we can follow this line of reasoning, as any line, to eventually end up at the point where what we percieve can be mathematically verified.. but even at that point, we can still ask why- why can we trust our maths, and all we can conclude is that since the axioms of maths and logic are themselves human constructs, there's still this barrier that can never be breached .. and that's nihilism, simply put, that nothing's really real, we just think it is.. .. but i think albert einstein put it best when he said that reality is an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.. as long as we can make up these laws of nature, test them against our (imagined?) observations of the world we percieve, and compare notes with other consciousnesses around us, and as long as we can make predictions based on our laws of nature which can themselves be tested, albeit in the very limiting way that we're stuck in, and as long as we can use what we've learned about the world, imaginary or not, to create technology that at least appears to work in our world, then we can conclude that there's so little difference between the world we imagine and a world that's really really real that for all intents and purposes we should just behave as tho our world is really really real .. .. if that makes sense haha

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 11:33am