LOL IDK ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The Awl über Nihilismus und ¯\_(ツ)_/¯:

Taking ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ the worldview to its logical conclusion, Foster makes the fatalistic argument that everything is predetermined and space-time is a false construction of the human mind: „Nobody has any actual free will, and nothing we do is chosen—what happens now is just is what happens, and we make up stories about it that make it seem like things happened for reasons and cause and effect aren't just mirages of our flawed perception of a fundamentally static and fixed system.“

Why go on living in our stage-set of a world? Indeed, why even bother tweeting at all? The answer, Foster thinks, is: “¯\_(ツ)_/¯ why not?”

The Awl: The Life and Times of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯