I have always been curious as to how we would develop our idiosyncrasies in terms of isolation from the world in general. Would it resuscitate the primordial quintessence inside us or beget an entirely new instinct? I believe human mind is incapable of forming nothing. It’s unable to think of zero. Namely, if we are ever to say “what if nothing would exist. Universe, stars, planets, time, us and so on?” we would not be able to perceive and picture it entirely. Therefore if we are ever to be isolated from everything we would have ascertained the utmost balderdash but there would have always been something to ponder over. To be even more precise, think of someone left alone in void who is free from materialistic illusions and organism and is unfamiliar with anything previously thought and perceived. What would this person come up to? However, while this is not what I am going to conclude, which I will probably be incapable of, it has always been a subject of curiosity for me.
What has partial isolation been giving us? It has always been thoughts. Anything that gives us the feeling of isolation heavily distorts our thought process in general. It stops us from partaking in dynamism and pushes us to become, somewhat, incoherent and separated. Nevertheless, isolation has its own benefits and of course drawbacks. Only a person isolated can dwell upon things that one who is integrated wouldn’t have time to remark. Thereupon the isolated can observe matter from an entirely different perspective. Thus, sometimes the cynicism* starts to become evident or the existential self transforms and become a nihilist* and they commence to admire or contempt the nature around them.
Cynicism (Greek: κυνισμός) is a school of thought of ancient Greek philosophy as practiced by the Cynics the purpose of life is to live in virtue, in agreement with nature. As reasoning creatures, people can gain happiness by rigorous training and by living in a way which is natural for themselves, rejecting all conventional desires for wealth, power, sex, and fame. Instead, they were to lead a simple life free from all possessions.
Nihilism is the philosophical viewpoint that suggests the denial or lack of belief towards the reputedly meaningful aspects of life.
However, this may not be the event all the time. We as individuals try to be the self that we have once chosen or the materialism has once compelled us to become. And this is where the likelihood of suffering comes into existence. The contradiction between self begets and morbidness comes to life. On one hand we try to push ourselves to be the self that we idealize and on the other hand our incapability of becoming suchlike brings forth apathy and demolition.