I found this on Open Culture, which said: ‘… in the existentialist view, the real fear is not that we may have too little freedom, but that we may have too much—indeed that we may have the ultimate freedom, that of conscious beings who appeared in the universe unbidden and by chance, and who can only determine for themselves what form and direction their being might take.’


Does it matter that nothing matters? Optimistic Nihilism says no, but that’s okay

And, quoting the philosopher whose idea of Optimistic Nihilism are described in the video above,  ”“If our life is the only thing we get to experience, then it’s the only thing that matters. If the universe has no principles, then the only principles relevant are the ones we decide on. If the universe has no purpose, then we get to dictate what its purpose is.”’

Read the full text of that story on meaninglessness in existence, here