Many people around the world struggle to find meaning in their life. They lack motivation or believe that nothing they do will mean anything, falling under the philosophy of nihilism. According to the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, nihilism is the “belief that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.” There are two forms of nihilism, active and pessimistic nihilism. Active nihilism realizes how free someone is because nothing matters. Pessimistic nihilism revolves around the idea that miseries vastly outnumber pleasures and that happiness is impossible to achieve. The nihilistic portion of pessimistic nihilism promotes rejecting tradition, religion, and morals because it is meaningless. This article dives specifically into pessimistic nihilism and how to overcome it.