We have been taught since childhood how fun and wonderful it is to live. The corresponding indoctrination occurs through various methods of manipulating the consciousness of a small being. Touching, beautiful plush toys, kind cartoons in which positive heroes always triumph over villains, children’s songs about eternal love and strong friendship – all of this clouds the brain of an unaware child. It makes you believe in a merciful and benevolent picture of the world. However, as we grow up, we gradually wake up from a colorful and vivid dream, gradually realizing that these are ordinary fables that do not correspond to reality, which we have been constantly told since birth.
Many probably once thought about this mess and the absurdity of everything that is happening. Perhaps many people have realized deep in their hearts that these correct, rational ideas really correspond to the surrounding reality at first. But in the end, these ideas were thrown aside as irrational and phantasmagoric things that did not correspond to reality, or the people, plunged into their own little world of problems, did not attach to them due importance and attention.
Although awareness of the whole chaos around is not enough. Many philistines certainly believe that they are the only one that can make them happy. They are sure that all the life problems that once affected them are necessarily corresponded with their commited actions, lifestyle and/or worldview. I can partially agree with this statement. BUT! What about children with cancer, horrifying genetic diseases, born in extremely inauspicious and dysfunctional places, rape victims? Undoubtedly, some could object these propositions in the style of religious fanatics: “God gave them a trial to test their fortitude and perseverance of spirit” or “Well, they asked for it/are to blame for it.” Seriously? Then you can strike back at them: “Why are there all these insignificant sufferings and rivers of blood, if in any case sooner or later life itself/illness will break you?”. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, — their defensive reaction.
This may sound extremely nihilistic, but why expose yourself to unnecessary and superfluous torment and suffering in order to become illusorily “stronger” in one’s/your eyes, if in any case you will ever decompose, turn into dust, and you and your bloody sufferings that you exchanged for brilliant merits, hardly anyone will remember.
Why doom a living being to enormous suffering in the form of a genetic disease, knowing in advance that their existence will be extremely painful and will end fatally in any case? Why romanticize one’s pain and torment, finding something heroic and courageous in them, if there is not an iota of calm or pacification, but only a continuous gladiatorial struggle for life?
Alas, evolutionarily we are all programmed for optimism, for a wonderful world, an idyll with nature and all other lovely words. When, in fact, giving majestic properties to bodily pathologies is a trait of the philistine brain to find meaning and justify the cruelty and ruthlessness of existence by all means.
All these narratives of society with their brainless and irrational propaganda, creates the archetype of a “brave, optimistic, looking-into-the-future, undefeated” person, and at the same time generates a bunch of unnecessary gestures, suffering, unforeseen incidents and horrific tragedies.