im not ignoring you decius. but a lot of times being romantic is the better way.
wrong. that only pertains if death is what you fear. and if not mattering is unsettling. what if the only thing that you care about is feeling "good?"
Dead things don't do stuff and the less you do the closer to death in a sense you are
no. ok. try this one on. chickens run around with their heads cut off. and your head is what you think with. therefore, in a sense, if you run around not thinking you are a chickien with your head cut off.
do you see how out there that is and how it doesnt really help the learning process but only insites some dumbass remark. dead things dont do stuff? neither do plants. they live. that is very natural and is not contridictory to life.
right. we know that nothing we do matters unless we want it to. but that doesnt bring us any closer to understanding why we feel depressed when not doing things. you say because we are closer to death. i have yet to find a depressed person that was afraid of death in the least bit.
you say it is unnatural because it brings you closer to death. but there are no universall truths and only self ones. so people that dont have that mind frame and dont think like that will not feel that way. what if to them unnatural is not watching tv. i think it makes more sense to say when someone feels unnstural they get depressed. because when you say its only from feeling closer to death you are forgetting about the people that dont have the capability to contomplate their mortality. but all people contamplate their natural state of being. where they are comfortable. and when they stop becoming comfortable, they start becoming depressed.. i think.