Rick and Morty - Finding Meaning in Life

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Lukas Zara : i have no one to share it with. Can i get a like and we can all share this moment together?

alexis !! : nobody exists on purpose nobody belongs anywhere everybody’s gonna die come watch tv ???

Antonis : *"Every place is the center of the universe, every moment is the most important moment, everything is the meaning of life."* *- Dan Harmon.*

É Pavê : My theory is still that rick actually found a Truth for his existence and got disappointed. I think the "absurd" he embraced was the fact that he's a cartoon character. Imagine yourself finding out that god exists and free will kinda doesn't. It would mean this God has power over everything and your story was written before you were born. So, knowing that every decision you make doesn't matter, because it was already chosen for you, is sadder than knowing that there's no meaning for life, because it makes your existence not just mediocre, but also a joke, no matter the grandiosity of your actions. There's also this scene where that robot asks Rick what its purpose is. Rick says "you pass butter". It says "oh my god" in a sad way. Rick says "welcome to the club, pal". It kinda suggests that rick also knows his own purpose, and the same thing happened to him when he found out. It feels like the butter-passing-robot is a Rick in a nutshell. Before Mr. Poppybutthole, Rick was the only character who broke the fourth wall and spoke to the audience (Us). Recognizing the Absurd and embracing it is more liberating than depressing. I think that's why Rick still struggles against depression, and being free from the sadness of knowing the reality of his existence is difficult. Not because he didn't find a meaning, but because he found it and it was fucked up. Idk... Anyway, sorry about any mistakes I made. My first language is Portuguese. If anyone thought the same, let me know ^^

Want Mono? : I think Rick & Morty low-key broke me

Micoola : Optimistic Nihilism is the term you're looking for

Carlos Pires : Happiness is only real when shared

AKATSUKI : Self-awareness becomes destructive in the long run.

Arraik Cruor : The meaning of this video was to make me cry.

Darian Javier : the absolute irony is, quantum theory would suggest that the reality you experience depends on the perspective you have... so life is as meaningful or meaningless as you want it to be

Jessica Rose : this was one of the smartest rick and morty philosophy videos I have seen plus I love camus #camusisbae


skyvoice : Every time I drink nowadays, I think of Rick, and think about these exact concepts and just relate to him so hard. I try to find joy and happiness in the small things, but my mind also wanders and tries to expand into uncharted territory. It's fruitless in the end, though.

Dillon Bishop : This video literally helped explain how I've felt about life for the past two years. Thank you now I can show somebody what I mean in a more relatable sense

Paws : Only people with 200 IQ can understand Rick & Morty jokes. *BUT YOU CAN ANALYZE THEM, HOLY FRICK*

eqw321 : i see alot of people talking about how this video hit the spot or made them cry, well, this video also hit hard in the heart of an idealist who constantly thought about life instead of actually living it with those around him ...

DiamondGuy34 : In some ways, Rick reminds me a little bit of Alan Watts: A highly intelligent man, able to view the universe in a way most other people can't comprehend, yet he's also an alcoholic with a difficult family life; someone who experiences deep pain despite his fantastic cognitive powers.

Harivatsa Parameshwaran : Something I found very interesting is that the show provided a situation which highlighted "purpose". The Meeseks were creatures which had a purpose, a single purpose which if they fulfilled they could be at peace or cease to exist. But if they didn't fulfill their purpose they couldn't escape existence. So if we had a purpose, would we not devout our entire lives to the purpose, failing at which we would be stuck in an eternal loop. Maybe thats why we don't need a purpose, the burden of not fulfilling a purpose is far greater than the joy of fulfilling one. Maybe the purpose of life is very personal and subjective. Each one is an actor on this great stage which is life.

Sako Gekchyan : Nihilism is hilarious to me. It's hilarious because people seem meaningless this as a bad thing. Even though most nihilists try to be on the positive side the initial idea of meaninglessness to them is negative. That's why it's called an existential crisis. The hilarious thing is that most nihilists don't get the punchline of the joke. Life is meaningless but it is also meaningless that it is meaningless. Students of eastern philosophy have solved this supposed problem thousands of years ago. Taoists are more nihilistic than the nihilists. The truth is that life is meaningless. It is meaningless in the same way that a sunrise or a cool morning breeze is meaningless. We don't try to put meaning in any of these things. We just enjoy them for what they are. I would recommend checking out Alan Watts' lectures and in particular his lecture called "man and nature".

DumDum Here : Was high af and used earphones. 10/10

gukkighost : So you mean we should just gravitate from one pleasure to the other untill we get used to every one of them and then follow this self destructive behaviour on and on and end up making our lives more miserable. Having no meaning is depressing, why must I feed myself with the lie of optimistic nihilism?!

SuperNoone89 : I'm happiest when not thinking too much. Maybe the purpose is not to have a purpose and just go with it.

Judd : this video made me cry.

David Knowles : The purpose of life is most definitely not meaningless. Neither is meaning of life 42. Love should be our goal. To live is to love. To love is to live. It's our truth and the foundation of our morality. It's our reality. The more we allow love to guide our choices the more alive we are. The reverse is equally true, the more we exclude love, the emptier we become. "If we have all knowledge, all gifts and the power to move mountains, but do not have love, we are nothing. If we give all we possess to the poor and give over our bodies to hardship to gain the world but do not have love, we gain nothing. If you are feeling life is meaningless, then you need to go and love someone.

Diegs Torres : Currently crying on the stairs at the gym

Disappointment Bot : this is what i found out when i was 12

Angel O : I discovered the purpose of my life at 40: Give, give, give. Not necessarily money, as I don't have much, but by being of service. Help, teach, volunteer. And the more I get in return. Wish I had known before...

Master Chief : Meaning of life is to recognize that you are not your mind.

Zain The Kiwi : This video made me joyful to be alive... Strange from a rick and morty fan theory/addition.

Legendary Alex : I love the song, please can somebody tell me the name?!?

Conrad Devigne : Pretty deep man. Good stuff.... you got talent for the philosophical thought process thats for damn sure

milujemplechy : my meaning of life is to chase hapiness and try to make other people happy too :D

jonas martinez : This is existential philosophical ways of thinking. Our existence is meaningless but it creates the beautiful freedom to find meaning in anything we want in life. Jean Paul Sartre has great work on existentialism.

Steezy 222 : I will always come back to this

American Enigma _ : When this show gets deep it feels so real ! No other animated show has been able to feel so real and relatable ! It’s the best tv animation show hands down ! Dark and profound ! That episode of rick city was the best episode I have seen of any animated show

Quicktwosteps : I can just play this in my church and I won't need to come back every Sunday mass.

Augusto Sosa Escalada : That last sentence is some real shit lol

Alyissa Aragon : For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love. -Carl Sagan

Kalie Evans : I love this. Thanks.

Justin McLaine : My purpose is stay alive the 90+ years left of rick and morty “Rick and morty forever 100 more years rick and morty”

Benacot : What a great video! well done thank you very much <3

Brannon Naito : I saw this a number of times, I love it. I can't agree with it more. I think what bothers me still despite feeling the same way, is that happiness is ephemeral. You can spend all the money you want, enjoy your time with family or experience new experiences, but still it's short-lived... at least for me. I'd like to find out what makes me happy for more than a moment.

Max S : Guys.. Guys... To apply this Video on the show itself: JUST WATCH RICK AND MORTY FOR THE FUN.

Daniel Blanco R : Dude you put the song when Rick tried to kill himself at the end? I came to laugh not to feel

Rick Sanchez : Hypothetically if u take into consideration anything is possible, Rick sanchez actually does exist somewhere in this vast universe. #DAMN

ShootingSherv : "the only thing more terrifying then not existing, or not knowing why you exist is existing and having no one to share it with." - the true loneliness of being lonely

Amateratsu boi : The ending was phenomenal! Great video Will!

Gym Rat Drew : Subjective meaning is itself meaningless though. I love weightlifting, for instance, though I know that (if I manage to live to 80+) I will literally watch every bit of muscle and strength melt from my tired old body. This doesn't mean I stop in the present, but realize that much like everything else it is meaningless in the grand scale of the universe. Create your own meaning, sure, but do not deceive yourselves into thinking it is objective by any stretch.

Saurav Sidhant : Don't speak like this if you are going to describe anything from Rick and Morty. Give a little respect to this legendary show.