Self-Destruction and the Necessity of Death

Yesterday, I rewatched the movie ‘Annihilation’ from 2018. The movie proves that death is necessary. The main character claims at the beginning of the movie that the death of a cell or a human is God’s mistake. However, the rest of the movie provides a counterexample to that statement, proving that death is a feature and a necessity.

Moreover, the characters in the movie exhibit self-destructive tendencies, illustrating the notion that all living things have an inherent inclination towards self-destruction. For instance, the protagonist’s infidelity destroys her marriage and indirectly leads to her husband’s participation in a suicidal mission.

If a self-destricting tendency is proven, it gives a greater rational for institutionalized competition. Competitive systems like democracy and free markets may emerge as mechanisms to regulate and channel these self-destructive tendencies, providing a framework for discipline and control within society.

As I reflect on the themes of self-destruction and the necessity of death, I can’t help but recognize these patterns in my own life. Throughout my journey, I’ve noticed pronounced tendencies towards self-destructive behavior. From seeking out trouble to pushing boundaries in my personal and professional life, I’ve often found myself on a collision course with chaos. My past is littered with broken relationships and career missteps, all stemming from an innate inclination towards trouble.

Yet, despite these self-destructive tendencies, I find myself still standing, albeit somewhat surprised at my continued functionality in both personal and professional spheres. It’s as if I’ve been dancing on the edge of a precipice, constantly anticipating the moment when everything will come crashing down around me.

In this introspective journey, I can’t help but draw parallels to figures like Vladimir Putin, whose actions seem to echo the same self-destructive tendencies that I grapple with personally. The relentless news coverage of the war in Ukraine serves as a constant reminder of the nightmare unfolding from Russia’s corridors of power. My thoughts are consumed by the implications of Putin’s decisions, to the extent that it strains my relationships with loved ones who hold opposing views.

In the context of “Annihilation” and real-world scenarios, the importance of cooperation becomes evident as well. While competition may provide discipline and structure, cooperation fosters mutual support and resilience. Whether through familial bonds, friendships, or broader societal networks, cooperative relationships offer avenues for individuals to find stability and purpose, thus counteracting self-destructive tendencies.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *