Will active nihilism play a big role in the next 100 years?Posted by: reece
In its active form, nihilism is likened to a hammer — used not only to chisel away all artificial meaning, but to smash them. Active nihilism paves the way for the creation of new values, the overcoming of the self by taking a new relation to oneself as an autonomous creator. In effect, this is the transformation of living as the “one-self,” into “my-self.” Thus, the end result of nihilism in its active form is nothing short of paving the way for the grounds to becoming my own self.
Yes. We will be compelled to become a type one civilization. For example, the EU is a basis for a type one economy.
No. If anything, it's dangerous. It will just create conflict.
Nihilism quite often leads to more degenerate forms of morality.
Let people believe what they want?
But what evidence do we have to make an assertion it would become a bigger deal? It seems other trends like narcissism are going far stronger, and newer trends. I have no reason to believe nihilism will be some big thing in the future, until shown otherwise.
Good luck providing proper incentive for the "my-self" to do anything worthwhile or strenuous. Why not simply fall into a crack cocaine habit? It would be far more efficient in releasing dopamine than actually building some great society- for the sole sake of doing it. Let's face it. It's boring. Even a great space society will not last. It will fall into nothing. People have to hold onto ideals in order to become strong.