Published on April 13th, 2016 | by Flipside0
Fourth Year Student Thinks About the Future; Considers Career in Nihilism
Today, feeling dour, defeated and desolate, fourth year Edinburgh University student Melony Swelp considered a career working in the philosophy of Nihilism.
Characterised by the rejection of all meaning, values, morality and pretty much existence itself, Nihilism is on the rise among fourth year students nationwide. It is is considered a viable career path by many, and worth as much in CV points as an unpaid internship at a tech start-up.
Melony said: ‘I finished my dissertation and was suddenly overcome by a crippling sense of malaise. What am I doing? Where is my life going? How can I know anything if I don’t even know myself? So I thought a career in Nihilism might help me address some of that. I mean it was that or the private sector, and the private sector sounds fucking depressing.’