Things exist by mistake

Slavoj Žižek (1949 – ): I feel a kind of spontaneous affinity with quantum physics, where – you know, the idea there is that the universe is a void, but a kind of positively charged void, and then particular things appear when the balance of the void is disturbed. And i like this idea spontaneously very much. The fact that its not just nothing, things are out there, – it means something went terribly wrong. that, – what we call creation is a kind of cosmic imbalance, cosmic catastrophe. That things exist by mistake. And im even ready to go to the end, and to claim that the only way to counteract this is to assume the mistake and go to the end, and we have a name for this, its called love. Isn’t love precisely this kind of cosmic imbalance? I was always disgusted that with this notion of “I love the world, universal love”…I dont like the world, i dont know how..- Basically I’m somewhere inbetween, I hate the world or I’m indifferent towards it. But the whole of reality its just it, its stupid, it is out there, I dont care about it. Love for me is an extremely violent act, love is not;”I love you… all”. Love means i pick something out, and its again this structure of imbalance, even if this something is a small detail, a fragile individual, person, I say, “I love you more than anything else. In this quite formal sence, love is evil. — Youtube clip, transcription source