Curious about life and the universe? Get existential with these memes
What is life, anyway? Everyday we’re dealt the big questions, as the world continues to throw curveball after curveball to us in our daily lives. 2020 & 2021 didn’t help many of us get closer to answers, as the world was turned on its head in the biggest way many generations have ever seen in their fragile little existences.
How do we cope with the fleeting nature of life which more often than not proves totally meaningless? Well, the answer is simple: dank memes, of course. We’ve scoured Twitter for the best memes about the big existential questions in life to help you feel less alone on this lonely spinning marble. Check out our favorites below, and let the void wash over you.
The struggle is real. #nihilism #existentialism #meme #existentialmeme pic.twitter.com/K4QGAQk46y
— The Absurd Review (@absurd_review) January 15, 2021
Struggle is real
Life ain’t easy. We all know this, and each day we’re reminded by the aching void of existence. This cut from Twitter’s memes about life captures the daily choice we all must make.
Happy Friday from your #existential #actor friend, Katie! #andystuart #actorslife #existentialmemes #adulting #dailythoughts #marriedlife #life #comics #itiswhatitis pic.twitter.com/p5SQMCWqcL
— Katie Culligan (@KatieCulligan) February 8, 2019
Life can seem meaningless, but sometimes to feel better we just need someone to work out our ideas with. This cut from Twitter’s memes shows us how we get by with a little help from our friends.
I'm thinking about some deep shit right now ✨🐄👙#existentialmemes #meaningless #existentialmeme #existentialism #mem… pic.twitter.com/jrrkUSiuWp
— Chusma chusma pfff (@NoMe_Simpatizas) May 26, 2016
If you think too hard about life, you might end up with a brain buster like the one shown in this cut from Twitter’s existential memes. Trippy, man.
#oldmemes #existentialMeme #poohmeme #oldassmemes pic.twitter.com/uM9nHxVDL8
— Cashlin (@CashlinRap) December 6, 2020
Speaking of trippy, you don’t get much headier than this existential Winnie the Pooh meme. Yikes.
Posted by /u/ ExistentialMeme. Comments: https://t.co/KMMPcDEaYE. pic.twitter.com/54MDnKNHvc
— 2meirl4meirlBOT (@2meirl4meirlBot) August 1, 2018
Millennials often get existential, and the vibe is usually dark as hell. This meme shows how other generations just don’t get it.
File to: Existential Dread Memes for Millennials https://t.co/TVnER09iA1
— Lindsay Thompson (@Binzimation) August 16, 2021
The past two years have made many of us get existential without even trying. Wait, what year is it?
See you next year 😷😴 #NIGHTCHANNELS https://t.co/g3reCSlBke
. . .#2020mood #weirdmemes #weirdclothing #moodmemes #morbidhumor #quarantinememes #nihilism #nihilistmemes #nihilist #existentialist #existentialmemes #surrealism #psychedalia #indieshop #overit #undergroundfashion pic.twitter.com/a2Rdhjh3M8
— Night Channels (@NightChannels) August 14, 2020
Sometimes the existential dread makes us want to call it for the year. This cut from Twitter’s memes presents a product we could all use sometimes.
Time is a human construct. Nothing will change on January 1st. #memes #wholesomememes #mostlywholesomememes #humor #funny #funnymemes #funnymemesdaily #comedy #comedymemes #memestagram #fun #lol #newyear @hrcTypo #newyearmemes #2019memes #pikachumemes #existentialmemes pic.twitter.com/wImie63qng
— Pokemon (@Pokemon69870956) January 3, 2019
At the end of the day, though, what is a year anyway? Pikachu knows time is just a concept.
Cool now I’m questioning my entire existence. #existentialmemes pic.twitter.com/Pm2sz8u5nr
— Damian K. ten Bohmer (@Expat_Aussie) June 12, 2018
Hey, sometimes the idea of life being meaningless is kind of comforting. What’s there to fear if nothing matters?
https://t.co/PPW5uRo5jv // 😴😴😴
.#memes #dankmemes #existentialmemes pic.twitter.com/aucdFtXDQg
— 🌈🍳🧋 the eggcademic (she/her/她) (@ramyeonjpg) January 12, 2019
Furthermore, sometimes pondering life’s meaning is a downright good time. This Twitter user gets it.
https://t.co/2qrwogLxUy // Dead inside but … // #unicorns #memes #existentialmemes pic.twitter.com/CdbfSb0nev
— 🌈🍳🧋 the eggcademic (she/her/她) (@ramyeonjpg) January 21, 2019
Finally, when the existential dread gets us down, it’s nice to have one failsafe to fall back on. Thank god for this libido.
What’s your favorite way to cope with the void? Sound off in the comments below!