How do you feel about the fact that you will most likely live a normal, forgettable life?

How do you feel about the fact that you will most likely live a normal, forgettable life?

What do you think?

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  1. I’m more interested in the small ways I can have an influence; helping people around me, giving advice, etc. I don’t need to be remembered or written in the history books, if I make a shitton of small positive impacts that boost the lives of a ton of people in small ways, those small impacts are how I will live on when I’m gone.

  2. To you, your life is still everything. I doubt anyone sees their life as normal and forgettable!

    Besides, the most normal life can make a good novel if you can write well. If you cant it’s fine, it’s still there in your head

  3. It’s what I expect. Whether I’m remembered or not, 10, 20, or 100 years after I’m gone, I won’t know and I’ll still be gone regardless.

    I’m gonna do the best I can with what I have. I know enough about statistics to know that I’m most probably in the ‘average’ section of the bell curve in all measurable aspects of life.

    As long as I’m happy with the results at the end, I’m good with it.

  4. That’s okay. It’ll be peaceful and being remembered doesn’t mean happiness and fulfillment. I’ll be dead anyways, I won’t be around to care if I’m remembered or not.

  5. Absolutely fine. I don’t understand people’s need to have significance and purpose. We all die eventually, and then the world will be swallowed by the sun before the inevitable heat death of the universe. I just want to have a good time while I’m here, and that doesn’t have to correlate with arbitrary definitions of success.

  6. Perfectly fine. I’m not fussed about being forgotten about years after I’ve died. The way i see it I’m not gonna be around anyway to even be aware of whether I’ll be remembered or not. Also kinda reassuring in that at least no ones going to be judging the way i lived my life 1pp years from now.

    As long as i lead a life that i enjoy and have people around who love and care about me and will miss me when I’m gone then that’s enough for me.

  7. The thought used to seriously depress me as a teenager. I was 16 and crying about how meaningless life is in the grand scheme of things.

    Now the thought is comforting. I don’t even want to even wait until death in order to be forgotten. Give me a cabin in the woods, a basic income, and as long as Amazon ships there, I’m a happy camper.

    I just want a calm, uneventful, unbothered life

  8. I can’t stress this enough. The more people who know and expect something from me, the worse it gets for me mentally.

    So a normal very boring life is the exact ideal.

  9. It’s no problem at all, I prefer a nice, peaceful normal life just enjoying the things I enjoy. No need for anything bigger if I’m only gonna live till about 90

  10. Idk, I think it’s kind of liberating. Because if nothing in life really matters then the only thing that matters is what you do.

    And who cares about being forgotten after you die? You’ll be dead. You’ll have no idea.

  11. What a shit mentality. “Accepting” your fate as a sheepish 9-5 loser who slaves away in corporate America and never having an impact on the world. Why would you ever want to think like this is your destiny. I’m not doing that. Sorry. You guys can have fun living a normal SpongeBob ass life

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