In this week’s podcast I talk about nihilism and the futility of existence. Why do things matter to us, or not? Is it worth living a life that we feel is empty and meaningless, or does that attitude set us free? A lack of meaning can lead to depression, which is in itself comforting on some level as we perceive ourselves as victims. Wish fulfillment and magical thinking can seem like an easy way to combat depressive states of consciousness, but often leave us feeling unfulfilled. Wishing for a thing doesn’t make it so; it’s a deep examination of our values that reveals our purpose.
Are you an introvert or extrovert? Do you favour logical thought or make decisions based on how you feel? Are you intuitive or do you focus mainly on what is happening around you? Understanding your own personality type helps you to understand why you have conflict with certain people in your life, whereas others seem to understand you perfectly. By understanding the differences in the way we each perceive the world we can move away from judgement and towards being more tolerant, so we can improve our relationship with others.