If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, did the tree really fall? Such a question makes someone think about how small we really are on this spinning rock in space. In a vast and ever expanding universe, it may seem unsettling to think that you are such a small speck.
When you were young, life probably revolved around you. You woke up and the sun rose just for you. You went to school and kept simple thoughts about things that were going to happen to you.
One day something opened your eyes. Maybe something on the news caught your attention. Maybe you learned something new about the world. Maybe something didn’t go your way. Then you realize it.
What is this feeling? Well, simply put, this is existentialism, or at least the general feeling. The world is huge and big, and we are all just a little grain of sand. Our actions are insignificant and our lives are fleeting.
Scary to think about, isn’t it?
Well, that’s only half of the idea of existentialism. It may seem like your life is small, insignificant, and unimportant, but that’s only if you think of it like that. The other half of existentialism is giving life meaning. Life is meaningless if you decide to not give it a reason.
Passions like educating yourself, baking, gaming, playing instruments, etc. all give your life a drive and reason.
Now knowing this, how do you feel?
Using these ideas, you should push yourself. Motivate yourself. Educate yourself. Indulge yourself. Things may seem repetitive in life right now, but after the automation, there will be freedom.