The Reality of Non-Existence
This is something new, one of the consequences of the post-modern world, which has produced people that do not exist.
This assertion no doubt will be discounted as nonsense – how can something that does not exist be the least bit important? The answer lies in the way the mind works – which is not the least bit logical.
Throughout history man has alternated between periods of constructive activity and destructive activity. We have always identified with constructive activity, and overlooked our destructive activities – which have been equally powerful. We seem to feel that our destructiveness is not us – and can therefore be safely ignored.
This is clearly defective reasoning of the worst kind. We need to be aware of our destructive tendencies – and make them a special object of our attention – and not just sweep them under the rug.
Those of you who are paying careful attention to my reasoning may have noticed that I have associated non-being with destructiveness. What is the connection? Here again the connection is in the human mind, with its many unconscious interconnections – which, of course, we are not privy to.
But the effect can be easily observed in human behavior – people who cannot be are destructive. Possibly, and this is only my conjecture, they think since the world will not let them be, they will destroy the world.
Here you may have another objection – how come few have noticed this, if it is so obvious? The reason is simple – people like this, people who do not exist are not aware either – by definition.
Which leads to the really interesting question “What kind of people are these, who behave like people in every external way, but internally are not people at all?
This is a philosophical question, but one which philosophers, for the most part, have ignored. And they have not been encouraged to do so – because it would reveal something people do not want to see – that their destructiveness is real, and is self-induced.
Once we admit this, we can proceed to the BIG question – how can we fix this? But we have to recognize the problem first.