Why “this is” rather than “that is”? It’s because we are pointing to this, rather than pointing to that. It’s because we are still within this rather than within that. it’s because we are at this state rather than at that state.
Why we could think the opposite while it doesn’t exist anywhere (based on our consideration logically). It’s because our first thought was (already) derived from reality but when we were thinking the opposite, it was based on the structure of the thinking itself where there was no obligation for our second thought should be linked to reality.
We were thinking “because if we could think of it then there was reality of it”. But the fact is that we are thinking now and it may be derived from previous thought rather than it was derived from reality itself (at the same level that was owned by previous thought). In the sense that our current thinking may not only be linked to the previous thought but it may be linked to reality but there is no assurance compared to the previous thought (that already linked to reality). Forcing it would be considered as inequality comparison.
It’s because we are making inequality comparison. By hoping that our thought (about “nothing”) must be linked to reality as already happened on our previous thought (about “something” that could be traced back to reality). It’s far beyond as it should be. It may be considered as inequality comparison (it may or may not be considered having link to reality). We think there is something that “it doesn’t make sense” but actually it makes sense that we are dealing with inequality comparison.
“Inequality comparison” doesn’t have to be considered having no relation with reality, it’s just that may have or may have no relation with reality.
Why is there something instead of nothing? Essentially, it’s because we are STILL within not nothingness.
Otherwise we will see nothingness as our neighbor. In other words, we were thinking about “exist” within not nothingness, and while we were thinking (finding, formulating, defining, observing, and similar to these) about nothingness, the fact that we were STILL thinking it within not nothingness. There is no escape. We are POINTING TO (saying about something as) nothingness. It’s because we are STILL within not nothingness (something).