On “feeling empty”

There is no solution to “feeling empty” as the problem does not exist. “Feeling empty” denotes the absence of some existential state of being or mind. This existential state of being or mind requires a status quo, a baseline. But there is no status quo or baseline as our physical existence is purely circumstantial, without inherent meaning beyond that derived from the random events of evolution. Therefore there is no problem of “feeling empty” as there is no such existential state of “fulfillment” from which to fall into “feeling empty”. So what am I feeling? Is this the curse of consciousness? Of being able to create or imagine states of being that do not or cannot exist? Is it possible to just be? Must one be non sentient to achieve pure being?

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For the Intermittent Writer


Short books about albums. Published by Bloomsbury.

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Zoë Tersche

Freelance writing focusing on internet freedoms and surveillance along with sexuality and gender in media and tech.

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