The concept of death

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Death is the end. While some believe in a soul, I do not. Souls are otherworldy and metaphysical. Certain metaphysical concepts could be real, but there is not much to back it up.

Even if souls exist, what would be their relevance to our world? They do not directly impact the present. Live your best life with pride. Certain people require something metaphysical to keep themselves going. There is some logic in it. Everything is based on assumptions.

Death penalty

The death penalty is a slippery slope. We can't always be sure that a specific person committed the crimes. The issue persists if we are sure. Give your little finger to people, and they take the whole hand.

Someone who kills others can be compared to an animal who does not know any better. Who decided that we have the right to kill? Is it not just our slave morality suggesting that we want justice?

Both sides of the discussion make sense. I am not for the death penalty. Although I used to hold another view.


There is always a way to find purpose in life. Many hobbies and activities are ready to be explored. Happiness is not a constant state, and suffering can bring you further.

Hard times can make you learn things about yourself. Many sane people have thought of suicide at certain points. It won't solve anything. Trust in the future. Trust in your fate. Seek out new activities or hobbies and put your passions towards them.

He who despises himself still nonetheless respects himself as one who despises.

– Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil #78

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Man does not strive for happiness; only the Englishman does that.

– Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols #12

When I die

Unlike most people, I encourage you to forget me. However, feel free to continue with what I put into the world if you do not massively misrepresent my views. It is impossible to represent someone else's views completely, but do your best. You may use your own views, but do not act like they came from someone else.

"I did that," says my memory. "I could not have done that," says my pride, and remains inexorable. Eventually — the memory yields.

– Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil #68

I would like to have a conservation burial if possible, but what happens with my body isn't of much importance. Regret is useless. Try to move on. Use your emotions to produce something valuable for others. I would not want any religion-related ceremonies.

A celebration of good moments and achievements has more value than remaining in grief. Look at the future and move on. Love your fate. Create new moments and do not stick with grief. Affirm life and put your passions into something.


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