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  1. Masses of people have struggled for thousands of years to survive, to meet basic needs. Now it's suddenly no longer relevant. And the masses of people don't know what to do with themselves. The needs are met, but the high culture associated with high meanings has not yet been assimilated. If you're lucky, this culture won't have time to die before the masses grow up to it. But luck is extremely rare.

  2. Indeed so. Humanity is no longer preoccupied with survival. All its basic needs are met. In developed countries, people are increasingly experiencing existential crises. Humanity has been interested in the meaningfulness of being before, but not on such a large scale. When we have everything, we finally ask ourselves, ” What the fuck am I doing here?”. It is worth noting that an existential crisis can occur without meeting basic needs. After all, we need to work constantly to survive. Then the question is restated: “Why am I doing all this? For what?” There are not so many ways out of this situation. There is Viktor Frankl's logotherapy, there is the concept of hedonism, which is not accessible to everyone, there is simply self-realization, and many people also have huge problems with this. But what you can definitely agree with is that there is no absolute meaning to the existence of us, as well as the universe itself, and you have to invent it yourself. There is also suicide. Few people resort to it, and this is the worst way out. Yes, life isn't perfect, but we haven't existed for billions of years, and we won't exist for all eternity. Our life is just a glimmer of light in the endless darkness, I don't think it would be wise to just fuck it up, because there are so many different things that can be done without even having a bunch of green papers. Once I asked a chatbot:”What is the meaning of life?”, and he said to me: “Is it worth looking for?”. Really…

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