'Futility' Chapter


We lose track of what we were trying to achieve, and we try to achieve things we were never connected to in the first place. Many people feel their jobs or careers are futile. We need to feel like we matter, and you find that by engaging life. Not by being told what life is.

Futility is a distinctly human thing, but it isn’t just a burden. This weakness comes because we have another potential strength. We can choose on the level of purpose. So any little notion you have, it’s not pointless. Any subtle feeling you experience, it’s not invalid. Treat it as natural and a real part of the world, and you will not go insane.

“When I was still a rather precocious young man, I already realized most vividly the futility of the hopes and aspirations that most men pursue throughout their lives.” Albert Einstein (German born American Physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. 1879-1955)

“It occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility” Joseph Conrad (English novelist, 1857-1924)

What Is Not Futile?

We are going to talk about futility. It has been on my mind a lot. I would start by asking, what isn’t futile? Breathing? Is if you’re submersed in water. The soul? Hmm, good response, and will go into that… Seek More

Presence In Experience

Responsibility. Are we responsible for anything beyond our direct human connections? I don’t see how we can be. Well, doesn’t that include the cosmos? We do chant for the sun to rise. Our direct connections do include the land we… Seek More

Find Your Passion

We are drawing nearer to the source than we ever have before as human beings. It’s causing some to have crisis of faith, others it’s been validating for. Crisis, because they are scared of the truth? Yes. So with this… Seek More

What Is Futile?

What do you feel is futile, friends?  Avoiding change. Yes, and having a sense of futility usually comes from an effort on your part to avoid change, very good. Pretending Second Life isn’t real. If Second Life isn’t real then… Seek More

We Matter

We need to feel like we matter. A well respected psychologist by the last name of Maslow said this. He was the first to look for a model of healthy, high functioning mentality. They think “mattering” is something you have… Seek More

Crazy Inspiration

The biggest source of futility is actually “trying” and people try a lot. It’s huge in about every social circle. Futile is what logic is when you try to use it in place of creativity. That’s true. Logic is a… Seek More

Get Crazy

Welcome. We are getting crazy here. Hmmm, deadly fire filled paint cans that can go the moon and blow you up in the process. That’s nuts. If you wanted to do that then given time and resources you would. But… Seek More

It’s Not Pointless

Futility is not even entropy. Futility is wasted energy, gradually decreasing. Entropy is gradually increasing energy. Pointing at the supposed inevitability of decay as an explanation for why we should just tolerate a sense of futility is even logically invalid,… Seek More