- 18 May 2008
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Its not too modest to state that. How could we create a reason? Either there is one, or there is not. We either establish some sort of teleological theory, or fail to do so. A subjective reason, while very reassuring, is sort of false.
Besides. Creating one takes away most of the fun. The unsurmountable fear of death and the constant thinking.
Whilst I may sound like a freak now, I have to say this, I enjoy that almost all my recreational interests revolve around this matter.
I also believe that if you strip the world bare of subjective values attached to it, you will be able to see every single occurrence for what it truly is: fact. It gives you a world without sugarcoat, and your mind freedom to expand whichever way it wishes, without the boundaries of popular values.
I think I was misunderstood here. I didn't say that once you create your own reason, you'd actually stop thinking about the essential questions, namely "death", "the essence of things", etc.
A raison d'être isn't necessarily a religion or a dogmatic belief. It could be simply a direction, a guiding principle that would help you make choices without imposing anything on you or on the people around you.
For example, I consider that my raison d'être is to study languages and maths. Rather than being a hindrance, it's enhancing the development of my mind and my existence..