What is the point of anything we say/do other than
pleasing one’s self (even if you do something to please/save another, you do so because it gives you pleasure or would cause you the pain of guilt if you didn’t)?
In the end, everyone dies. Perhaps a few will leave something for
others to remember they existed, but it won’t matter, you will still be dead (at least in this present state of being.)
Most will never attain fame or go down in history in their current lifetime, or even remembered for very long, only maybe as ‘ancestors’.
For the majority of us, our present existence will be lost.
Perhaps just a nameless photograph or a faceless name engraved on a stone.
Our present existence is all that we know for as sure (as sure as sureness is possible.)
Hedonism looks pretty good, actually. Pleasure should outweigh one's pain.
Should ethics play into it? And whose ethics, yours or societies? Where does one draw the line?