Why do you guys feel the need to try to overwrite every hopeful message we try to say into some extremist negative views to the point where the tangent doesn't even makes sense?
Is reality that bleak to you all that you have to bring us down to your level to "enlighten" us?
What's wrong with trying to make the world better, or struggling to better yourself? That's how we grow as both an individual and culture. Learning from mistakes of the past. No one is perfect, because if everything was perfect, what would be the point of even living?
I am not trying to bring anyone to my level, all what I said in the topic is that Anno maybe did wanted to nail his point and that the fact that Shinji and Asuka ended up miserable doesn't negate it, after all, as people said humanity and life would come back.
Now that is just my opinion about life, I am not trying to depress people because 'buh! Life is senseless and it should be always senseless!'
So? For me life is senseless, because a subjective meaning only matters to whoever considers it, objectively life is senseless, subjectively? Well, whatever you think.
Now regarding learning from the past, humanity always learned that war is a expensive, worthless, evil task, still we didn't learned anything, now look, there's nothing wring into making oneself better, I do even find great when people become better, but it doesn't seem like people did learned anything, I do even wonder if they actually want to learn.
When I said 'We' I do not mean you or anyone here, but the common 'We'.
But the thing is, I do heard too much about 'if everything was perfect, what would be the point' and all what I think is that if life's value is subjective (some do not see any value in themselves and life itself), calling such a perfect existence senseless has as much worth as calling this life meaningful.
Objectively both are senseless, so life's purpose is entirely subjective, so a perfect existence's value is measured by the individual, as a imperfect one.