Next time someone asks you "oh yeah, well why something rather than nothing!?"
1- something exists (we know this for certain, based on experience, and the fact that in order to make a statement like "something exists" then logically something must exist to make that statement).
2- because something exists it is not the case that nothing exists.
3- principle of sufficient reason (PSR).
4- because of PSR it is not the case that something can come from nothing.
5- by combining (1) and (4) we get that it is not the case that nothing has ever been the case
6- ergo, something has always been the case
“Be clever, Ariadne! ...
You have little ears; you have my ears:
Put a clever word in them! —
Must one not first hate oneself, in order to love oneself? ...
I am your labyrinth ...”. -N
“A man is not great if he is not small, and he is not small if he is not great. Concepts flirt with the loss of their significance in the oscillation between ambiguous states, and this is in part the function and purpose of concepts.” -Primer on Meaning