When you enter this world you don’t know anything about it. You don’t know who you are, what you are, where you are, where you will go, where do you come from. Based on your education and your religion you might be able to find some answers that could create a meaning, but you will never attain an absolute knowledge upon this subject.
Surely, for some people that is enough and they are not tormented by existential questions. They found answers in various forms that satisfy their curiosity. None of the explanations presented so far that explain life and death can be proven. In fact, nobody can determine with a 100% accuracy what was before, what is now and what will be after.
When you look at yourself in the mirror you might feel that you always existed and that you will always be alive. At least, that’s how I feel most times. I can acknowledge the fact that twenty five years ago I wasn’t even conceived, but I do not understand it. How is all of this possible? How was I created?… and I do not refer here to the obvious way that we all know it. Why was I created? Out of love, I can understand, but particularly why? What is my purpose? Do I even have one? Can I choose it? Where will I go?
I am not a mother and I don’t know if I will ever be, but I have a question for every woman that gave birth to a child. Why? You wanted to fulfill a void, to give love, to have a meaning, to create, to leave a legacy behind? Precisely why one chooses to bring another human into this world?
Recently I have been reading about antinatalism. If I had not been born I would not experience pleasure nor pain. No life concludes to no death -> I don’t experience pleasure therefore I will not experience pain. Does the need to feel pleasure in life can surmount the pain that comes along with it? Is this moral? Why?
My position regarding this matter is yet to be determined. So far, I am trying to gather as much information as I can so that I will form an opinion, but if you have one, please share it with me.
“The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows.” ― Socrates