I totally agree that beliefs should be 24/7, not just an hour on Sunday.
Living those beliefs is very hard and everyone keeps failing. You just have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again.
As for needing to be a Debbie Downer, why?.
Your approach seems to say that what we do/don’t do is insignificant anyway. If this view that life is pointless is common then it would explain the level of mental problems particularly in the Developed World.
Whoa, dude...who said life is pointless?
Just because something is insignificant doesn't mean it's pointless.
Have a pigeon drop a turn on your tux at a wedding is insignificant but makes an insignificant matter one of importance to deal with immediately...at least before the photographer starts snapping off shots.
Now, my point which you apparently failed to grasp...6 miles above your head, a passenger looks down - from there 'we seem' like the ants buzzing around in every direction' - just as 6 feet up looking down..ants look just like up from the passenger in the plane. Bottom line is, the world stage is not even measurable (if detectable) compared to the galactic stage and completely disappears when the world stage is next the universe stage point of view.
Yes, while here, down on Earth, existence is important to us, your mom, your family, your kids, your job and on and on and on. But collectively, all of us, all of our thoughts, all our combined intellect (and all of our stupidity & ignorance) matters a lot to us while nothing at all. Everything gets reduced to nothing when you take in the whole. Riding in Concorde, the earth is recognizable but as it climbs the details fade to land masses then the curve of the Earth itself shows our entire planet to be far from being the biggest deal around in our solar system and beyond.
So our being is far from pointless, it's fun, it's enjoyable accompanied by pain, cruelty as well....until it is taken away. The end is THE END.
I know ancient biblical text has managed to convince many minds that they are special, that they are so special and unique that they get to defy the entire universe.
They get the opportunity to live ...forever. As long as they believe in this guy.
else in the Universe ....must DIE. But not the humans on teeny tiny little Earth - they have all figured out, they are the smart ones.
I posted in another thread this suggestion, next time you visit the beach - pick up a grain of sand.
Just one grain.
And recall the mantra, that 'there are more Stars (and most have multiple planets) than in this Universe than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth'.
Now tell your self "But this grain of sand - special, unique from ALL other grains of sand. Folks, that grain of sand - is Earth.
...and as much as you like it to be, sorry...but definitely is NOT,
"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson