[disclaimer - this is not me writing, is just something I had found on the net.]
Hedonism as nihilism
Hedonism, as an attempt to escape the inevitable by burying oneself alive.
But who, nowadays, is not a hedonist up to some point or another, who does not attempt to
escape the eternal questions of existence, the eternal hunger and fearful lust for all that is alive or
dead, by buying more in order to consume more in this endless self-annihilating quest, by that
dreadful longing for fun and more fun as the only remaining road by which reality may be
evaded, the final goal to be aspired for, the last resort to cut off the constant flow of despair, by
subjecting oneself to disciplines alien to oneself, imposed from the outside as to evade
questioning ourselves about this very fear of freedom lurking in our very hearts.
And so the needles’, like nails pick deeper and deeper in the skin, the cigarettes’ smoke get
thicker and thicker accumulating in the chests, the televisions’ screens become more and more
vivid as they blind the eye to the light playing out in the green fields, the music rises louder and
louder as to resemble the rhythmic drums of marching armies, through obedience promising
belonging. And so the mind craves more and more blindness and intoxication, so that his days he
could end, in a numbing descent.
In reality, if one, by an incredible amount of patience, will, and inability to conform, was to
unveil this hedonistic-trend to look under the mask, naught would stand out but a trembling body
and a terrorized face. It is this face, in his yearning for forgetfulness, that veils itself in a
hedonism which, at its core, is slavery supreme.
When the ancients thought of the snake biting its own tail, forming a circle, as the sublime
imprint of existence and the eternal symbol of a universe regenerating itself, not in their darkest
hopes had they ever imagined that knowledge, being able to appreciate the beautiful and create
the aesthetic, could ever be bought at the price of a degeneration that leaves the human race and
with it the earth on the verge of self-annihilation. Not in their bleakest visions, could they have
foreseen myth degenerating into orthodox religion.
Much has changed, much is bound to change.