The Existential Void

(It’s been a while hasn’t it? )

“Heavens Above Her”By Ian Norman ( – Flickr and the review where it was used on Lonely Speck : [1], CC BY-SA 2.0,
Some days, I feel very old. Older than I am supposed to be. And other times, less frequently but increasingly so, I feel very young, and naive, and foolish and unlearned. Still.

Existence seems meaningless. (Here comes the existential dread!)
We live. We do things, of no real consequence. We die. Even events that seem huge and meaningful and catastrophic, ultimately, are meaningless. What does the Universe care if the inhabitants on this planet blink themselves out of existence? What does it matter if we torture and kill ourselves, each other? What does it affect? Anything? Nothing.
I can understand why people believe in Gods and carry Religion, like a torch in never-ending darkness. I can understand it, even if I don’t agree with it. We are children, we humans. And the night is dark and full of terrors that we cannot even begin to understand.
We still need a parent to guide us. We still need to believe that all is well, and even the most vile events happen for a reason. A good reason.

But do they really? I don’t think so. But what do I know?

I’m just human.

Maybe, it’s time we stood on our own feet, and made our own light in the darkness. If the events on our little planet don’t mean anything much in the grand scope of Existence, maybe that means we need to work even harder to put forth Good in our world. Maybe that means that we need to ensure that the events which do play out on this marble, in the Time of Mankind mean something to those that live it.

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