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The Necessary "Evil" of The World -- Shallowness

This world will always be empty or hollow to some extent. The meaningless ads you see on T.V, the shallow programs and movies, and the things that run through people's heads are here to stay. Why? Because emptiness is an unbreakable part of reality, at least of reality's more "earthly" part, where many people live and work, and where many jobs are being held to make ends meet.

I have created this site with a clear purpose in mind -- to help combat this shallowness in our lives. However, I now realize that, as long as we are as material as the common animal, which we are, we will always have some sort of shallowness in our lives, whether we like it or not.

We will remain shallow, also due to the inevitability of financial materialism, and the many pleasures it offers us, no matter how hollow they are.

It is only that I happen to be very, very incomplete with it. That's why I became a philosopher who rarely leaves his home. As written in previous articles, I already did things I wouldn't otherwise do, such as going abroad and drinking beer a few times, and yet, the pleasure in these feels very, very hollow. Those who are fine with it, will rarely have a problem with it, but I can't take it, and if it weren't for this site, my mental state would be much, much worse.

Nonetheless, while I realize I cannot completely overcome this world's shallowness, I can at least help reduce it, by providing articles such as this to anyone with an internet connection. In other words, the fact that I can't stop something completely, doesn't mean I should give up.

Like in law enforcement, there will always be criminals; it doesn't mean that we should give up on police stations, on officers, and on courthouses. This world may be unfair, but it doesn't mean we shouldn't stop fighting for equality, where it can be reached.

To further illustrate the idea I'm trying to convey, some video games have a feature called "survival mode". In "survival mode," the main purpose is to stay alive as long as we can until we lose. We can never win, because the opponents we fight against are infinite, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try and enjoy while we can, correct?

Must we win a game to make the most of it? Must we be number one in our field of choice in order to be good and contribute to whatever it is that we're doing? The answer is, of course, no, because otherwise, we would only torment ourselves by aiming for a chance that might as well not exist at all.

This is why the shallowness of this world could be utilized by myself in order to motivate myself to write more and more, until the clock stops ticking. Without this emptiness, I would have less incentive to be a philosopher, let alone, pay for a website, and make sure that it will be succeeded by a new "Master".

Of course, it would be much preferable that this world be a lot deeper than it is currently, but since no one can actually control the world, not even the rich necessarily, the wise decision would be, to accept it, and do what we believe to be best for either of us, others, or both.

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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