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fuck life  Feb 25, 2010
 
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I couldn't decide whether to title this strip "self murder" or "life reduction surgery", so fortunately they both killed themselves off to make room for a better one.

My hypothesis is that as one realizes and grows to understand the true pointlessness of life and the universe, one also loses the desire to participate in such a fruitless existence. It follows that one must actually be insane to want life, that a certain level of insanity is required see any benefits from exerting effort and enduring the pain of living. Every liver must convince themselves that life is real and should be lived, that desires are good and should be satisfied, that pain is evil and should be avoided, and that selfishness is justified to at least the extent needed to survive.

This would mean there is a practical upper limit on intelligence. Not any limit forced by the nature of the universe itself, but by the nature any conscious and altruistic mind. The only way for any one person to show special abilities in any area would be through specialization of skills, so that the general skill-set suffers for the benefit of the singular skill. For if anyone were to be able to grasp the immensity of vanity required to convince themselves that they should take from the world and give to themselves for their own survival, a requirement for all life, any true polymath not born into the gift of free energy from inherited wealth would, for having lack of any reason to consciously participate, be unable to motivate themselves in any significant way.

In summary, you're all crazy. And if there's another comic tomorrow, so am I.

-swb February 25th '10
76 comments on fuck life Post New Comment...
Worst comic strips I've ever seen, sadly I am talking in general for I had to view a few in order to draw this conclusion. Over used material, no ingenious thought. Horrid, completely horrid. No creative initiative by the so called artist.
3 years ago by sucks #59732
"To play the flute Is to make a slave of air..." -MYSTIC of The Dark Crystal
4 years ago by nahkaimurrao #8235
kiyote
Ach! It's an Ayn Rand lover! Everyone get her before she refuses to produce for us and leaves us to our own devices! ;-)
4 years ago by kiyote #8223
lily
I don't usually comment on the webcomics I read. It requires effort, and why bother when there are so many other people willing to kiss the asses of the pretentious pseudo-intellectual "artists" who make them? Which is not to say that you are a pretentious pseudo-intellectual artist--this is a generalization which you may or may not be exempt from. However, I very much enjoyed this comic and felt that it merited a comment. Don't be scared, I just wanted to say that we must be on the same wavelength. I swear, I just stated essentially the same thing the other day. Not verbatim, as that would definitely be creepy, but definitely the same thought. You've officially been put on my Possibly Awesome list. Not that this makes a difference to you at all. In any case, wonderful strip today. P.S. If anyone is looking for an interesting webcomic (saw something related to this above), I am working on reading Least I Could Do. The main character is a pretty intolerable douchebag and if I met him in real life, I'd probably feel obligated to expunge him from the face of the earth, but as a comic he's just entertaining. www (dot) leasticoulddo (dot) com
4 years ago by lily #8218
cliff
Get a forum y'all.
4 years ago by cliff #8216
neodudecurt
I cannot even begin to formulate a rebuttal to your thoughts for two reasons. The first and more than likely least important is that I lack the intelligence to completely process everything that was said a mere ten minutes after reading it. The second, however, is that what I do understand (which is a majority of it), I completely agree with. My question to you is this, however: Even if the physically tangible rewards are not worth the effort required by life, wouldn't you agree that those that are not tangible mean all the more because of the greater understanding one has of what they mean about human society and the ability of the human mind to defy natural tendencies? As an example, evolution has more or less coded men to walk around and impregnate everything that moves, in an attempt to further expand our genetic influence over the pool in whole, but Love, a construct of the human mind, perhaps, but a powerful one nonetheless that is mindshattering in its complete absurdity, can cause us to choose just one person with whom we'd rather stay our entire lives with. The point is that while the emotional and physical output is better understood and thereby seemingly more daunting the more intelligent you are, so does the reward seem more complex and amazing. Or so I would like to think, because if that's not the case, then what the hell am I still sticking around for...
4 years ago by neodudecurt #8210
"any conscious and altruistic mind" Why does it have to be altruistic? Wouldn't a selfish mind be better? And isn't that a choice people can make? Of course if someone was altruistic they'd have to die. Additionally, your requirement for life is only partial: Give it to them selves is what form? Then your example doesn't logically follow, why would a polymath no have any reason to participate in life?
4 years ago by Mathieu #8203
cliff
This year has been all wrong so far. Heck, the whole life. I've purged my RSS feed yesterday, removed smbc and C&H. You're still there, I just haven't felt like commenting (not that you care I know). http://www.reddit.com/r/SuicideWatch Take care.
4 years ago by cliff #8202