Miserabilism tastes like nihilism

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Miserabilism is the stance that everything is awful. It’s often confused with nihilism because both provoke rage and depression.

“Everything is awful” is an entirely different statement from “everything is meaningless.” In fact they are incompatible, because “awful” is a value judgment—a meaning—and nihilism denies all values. By declaring that everything is awful, which is a fixed meaning, it is technically a species of eternalism!

It doesn’t taste like that, though.