Posted: Mar 24, 2021 10:17 pm
by Cito di Pense
Frozenworld wrote:But I can't really verify it. ... It's leaving me scared to invest in life for fear it's not real.


No, you can't. If you find that incapacity paralyzing to any extent or more than occasionally, that could be what keeps reinforcing the existential angst. To be so scared is strange, because it suggests you also don't believe that life (whatever your referent for that is) comes to an end. That your consciousness will end, whether it's solitary or not.

The contest between verifying absolutes and coming up with our best current model is not really a contest, because, if you're not doing mathematics, and are just performing intellectual masturbation, verifying is de facto out of the question. If you think that philosophy verifies anything, you've been handed a bill of goods. It means that you're upset about not being able to verify a statement that you have no business trying to verify.