So, ‘nihilism’ is the philosophical position that argues that existence is without objective meaning or intrinsic value. Which for most would appear a very negative world view. Optimistic nihilism, however, argues that although everything in life appears to be just a perception, that ‘morals’ and ‘facts’ are all subjective. But despite this, the only escape provides little alternatives, as that leads to the cessation of all thought. So we might as well enjoy it while it lasts.


As before, Kurzgesagt has made a brilliantly beautiful short about this concept, check it out below.