I strongly disagree with this entire line, or in re "nihilism is just too horrible"from the nihilist POV, its best to just avoid the question
to when, the idyllic time when theistic cultures were doing so wonderfully?Go further back
idk if perseverance is exactly the right word, tho perseverance in the face of alienation is includeda perseverance within it
that is a caricature tho. it is, as you say, lazy.The absence of meaning, or a value system devoid of value
this is a real kindness, thank youtoday i wrote a poem for a man whose wife has told him she wants to divorce him and he read it and burst into tears cos i expressed it so amazingly and powerfully and with so much beauty and truth. he'll probbaly show her the poem and save their marriage. that's all you have to do. sit with the emotions, articulate them and aestheticise them. you are a natural. i know from your dancefloor thread. i'll write you a reference.
depends doesn't it. the 16th century is able to contain both Leonardo Da Vinci and William Shakespeare. obvioulsy you will always have people who think Da Vinci and Shakespeare trumps Netflix for everyone, in the scale of values.Yeah man, if we all just believed then we could go back to a cultural phase as peaceful and enlightened as the 16th century.