Nihilism argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value, except for that which we give it. Moral nihilists assert that morality does not inherently exist, and that any established moral values are abstractly contrived. Metaphysical nihilism suggests that there might be no physical objects at all (i.e. the world is an illusion, a mental construction).

Is the metaphysical point of view we represent on this website essentially a nihilistic philosophy? What implications does that have for a spiritual person's world view? Is nihilism something to be welcomed so that it can be overcome, as Nietzsche suggests, or is it a pathway to destruction, as it was with the Tucson shooter?

asked 19 Jan '11, 03:22

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edited 19 Jan '11, 07:14

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Good question:

All of the Nihilists, Existentialists and other such philosophers I've met are morose and unhappy people... What more do we need to know about them?

Accompanied by my incessant urging, more world leaders have shifted their focus from the study of the balance and condition of the brain and mind -- to the study of the balance and condition of the PERSONALITY...

They've done that because psychology has too often failed to fix the distortions of personality that are at the root of anti-social behavior... Now, Behavioral Scientists (not psychologists), are largely responsible for the work that takes the difficult-to-manage sociopaths off the street and into treatment centers.

Spiritual perfection is not so much a quality of mind, or a philosophical construct -- as it is that quality of personality (and character) that grows in perfection (balance), as we WORK, one-to-one on creating harmonious and profitable (you better look that one up to be sure you won't be offended) experiences in our relationships with other people.

In my experience (as well as in my research) -- mainly women, and those fewer men who have the courage to be truly honest about how they truly feel -- understand the true power of personality...

That's because it is primarily women and honest salesmen, who get beaten-up by Nihilists and other morose men often enough, to make the effort to understand themselves well enough, to prevail in spite of all such blatant unfairness.

That's where the spiritual strength of women and honest salespeople comes from! That's why Nihilists of all kinds tend to hate successful salesmen so much!

Manifesting, and other such logical power games, may get you the THINGS that you want... But will that process get you into the relationships with other profitable people that you want...?

And how do you manifest profitable people, until you have discovered true passion and positive purpose in yourself? How do you find the joy of profitable challenges while you are so busy studying french philosophy?

That's where InwardQuest seems to be now.

The values of intellect vs the values of personality.

Please, let me know which you choose...


answered 19 Jan '11, 18:21

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The Prophet

Ironically, it is the intellectual character of this answer that most stands out to me...It seems to me that those who have the intellectual capacity to examine their own personality in this way are the ones that can achieve true growth.

(19 Jan '11, 22:57) Vesuvius

Thank you Vesuvius... But which have you chosen... How do you feel?

(20 Jan '11, 11:00) The Prophet

Didn't I already make that clear in my comment?

(20 Jan '11, 17:03) Vesuvius

No sir; what you say is ambiguous... You need to make a decision... Regrettably, I don't have any more time to spend with you on this format... If you'd like to persue this line of thought, feel free to contact me through one of my websites or through the profile that you have noted on your bio.

(21 Jan '11, 10:20) The Prophet
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Is the Law of Attraction a Nihilist Philosopy?

The answer to your questions is yes, since many people on this site will appear to believes in this philosopy!

A nihilist is a man who judges of the world as it is that it ought not to be, and of the world as it ought to be that it does not exist. According to this view, our existence (action, suffering, willing, feeling) has no meaning: the pathos of 'in vain' is the nihilists' pathos — at the same time, as pathos, an inconsistency on the part of the nihilists. —Friedrich Nietzsche, KSA 12:9 [60], taken from The Will to Power, section 585, translated by Walter Kaufmann

But on the contary, the answer to your question is no, since not everyone that particpate on this site will appear to believe in this philosophy!

The people for it will welcome it, and the people against will no doubt disregard it! It is a good thing, or a bad thing to welcome into ones life, well I guess everyone will have to decide for themselves!


answered 19 Jan '11, 06:44

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Interesting that you say: "a nihilist is a man."

(20 Jan '11, 10:45) The Prophet

@ Prophet: “A Nihilist is a man,” that excerpt was taken from The Will to Power, section 585, translated by Walter Kaufmann. I just thought that it was interesting when I read it, and I hoped that it would warrant some feed back!

(21 Jan '11, 01:57) Inactive User ♦♦
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