Life Is Absurd! (A post inspired by YOU)


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    Most of us think that life has purpose.

    That life needs a purpose.

    And I dont blame anyone of you, to think that way. After all, we are battered with this thought from our childhood. Until it becomes our sole purpose of living. Your living now, is nothing but finding purpose in your life. Right?

    "But, there must be a meaning for my existence." You say.
    "Why should there be?" I ask.

    AND A REALISATION MIGHT STRIKE IN THAT MIND OF YOURS

    "WOW, Life really is Purposeless. It's obsolete. Now what?"


    Here's a story:

    Sisyphus was condemned to an eternity of rolling a rock up a mountain for his belief that he was more cunning than the gods.
    As punishment, the rock would magically fall every time Sisyphus neared the summit.
    This ABSURD punishment of Sisyphus, served him no purpose. It had no meaning to it.
    IT WAS ABSURD.
    But, why must we think, that Sisyphus was discontent doing it?
    Just imagine;
    As the rock falls down, Sisyphus is happy. ๐Ÿ™‚
    He has embraced this absurdity of this act, and revels it.
    The purpose, the meaning all mattered to him. As long as he let it matter.


    If you've realised by now, how void of purpose your life is, how meaningless it is.
    You can go about it in three ways:

    • End It All
      Choosing the easy way out like a weak person. Negating the problems, instead of fixing them. To become a weak person, and end like a weak person. But what's the point? It would be as pointless as living.
      Don't stop enjoying the journey, just because there is no destination. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • To live in a Fantasy world, or join an existing one (religion)
      Good to see, you're still here. You are strong enough.
      But, you are not yet comfortable. So, you create your own little world, in your own little mind. A world void of the shackles of purpose, because you have created your own purpose, in your own head.
      You are in the delusion, that you have found meaning. But keep lying to yourself, my friend. At least you're still here with us, physically.

    • Embrace the ABSURDITY
      Yes.
      Life has NO meaning, NO purpose.
      So what?
      Go about it, with a smile on your face, and stop finding meaning.
      Let some things be meaningless.
      Embrace this meaningless-ness, my friend.
      Just like Sisyphus, we are also being punished. Our punishment being, To constantly find meaning and purpose, To something that has NO MEANING AT ALL.
      And just like Sisyphus, we can put a smile on our face,
      and make this absurdity, we call life, a part of us ๐Ÿ˜


    READ WORKS BY Albert Camus FOR MORE INSIGHT ON THIS TOPIC.




  • @Barton

    Some people are merely surviving because they are too scared to kill themselves.

    No, they are "merely surviving" because they lack the strength to make things right. Being scared to kill yourself is natural and Healthy ๐Ÿ˜‘



  • @Div
    Speechless.
    Very well said.
    You are one of the sanely intellectual posters on here and thus it is hard to believe that you just came of age.

    I have also had a keen interest in psychology and thereby I build my own philosophy based on my understandings. I have read some books on subconscious minds and psychology in general (Iโ€™m not good with names, so donโ€™t ask). And as I mentioned, I build my own philosophies and generally do not listen to any other philosophers that much. But you have earned my attention and respect. I would love to read much more of โ€˜em and hope that you continue sharing your intellectual insights (in between all the lame ones), and sources of the same, from time to time. Kudos!


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    Camus comes to help people get over the fact that Nihilism is pretty brutal, especially to modern people. as we come to understand more and more about our nature, it becomes clearer that we were not supposed to live the way we do, and this knowledge is enough to send some people to the ground. Camus is a breath of fresh air to those staring into the abyss. And your post about the Absurdity is pretty fucking good Div. Congrats!


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    @DIV

    Teach me the ways of Absurdity please, I'd love to stop looking for meaning and start being happy in my absurdity ๐Ÿ˜‚



  • @DIV I've always pictured life as chance. We are given this gift to live and grow, not everyone gets that chance. As far as we know, we only get this one chance to do what we want and to make life our own. I think the purpose in life is one that you apply yourself, it is whatever you want to get out of life. My purpose is to make my life as peaceful and worth it as possible. You can make yours whatever you want it, because life is what you make it.


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    Boom , Tagged ya ๐Ÿ˜‚


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  • @Chmok33 @DayShifter

    THIS IS A CURSE ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    stop it
    nooo000000oooooooo


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    @Kana said in Life Is Absurd! (A post inspired by YOU):

    @Barton

    Some people are merely surviving because they are too scared to kill themselves.

    No, they are "merely surviving" because they lack the strength to make things right. Being scared to kill yourself is natural and Healthy ๐Ÿ˜‘

    You just summarised my whole post ๐Ÿ˜
    Thanks!


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    @DayShifter said in Life Is Absurd! (A post inspired by YOU):

    @DIV @IM-NOT-HORNY
    Boom , Tagged ya ๐Ÿ˜‚

    NO WAY ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    shocked

    @Global-Moderators @TalkWithStranger
    YALL ARE CONSPIRING AGAINST ME ๐Ÿ˜‚



  • Some people are merely surviving because they are too scared to kill themselves.



  • Innit.


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    @DIV said in Life Is Absurd! (A post inspired by YOU):

    @Lurker said in Life Is Absurd! (A post inspired by YOU):

    @DIV

    Teach me the ways of Absurdity please, I'd love to stop looking for meaning and start being happy in my absurdity ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Only if I was a good preacher ๐Ÿ˜
    But you confuse this, with some kind of religion.
    You dont need to learn, "how to live". You already know it.
    All you need to do, is accept, that life is absurd. That, most of the times, it doesnt make sense. And with acceptance, will come happiness, whatever happiness means.
    Stop fighting the battles which you cant win. Just accept your defeat, and move on with a smile ๐Ÿ˜

    Yeah, that's my problem ๐Ÿ˜‚
    I hate defeat and I'm too stubborn to ever give up hahahaha ๐Ÿ˜…



  • @DIV I think peace is an abstract term, just as love or happiness, we all have different definitions of it. Yes, as โ€œchoaticโ€ as life may seem, itโ€™s only chaotic because you allowed it to be that way. My life may as well be very similar to yours but what you consider choas, I consider peace.


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    @DIV said in Life Is Absurd! (A post inspired by YOU):

    @DayShifter said in Life Is Absurd! (A post inspired by YOU):

    @DIV @IM-NOT-HORNY
    Boom , Tagged ya ๐Ÿ˜‚

    NO WAY ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    shocked

    @Global-Moderators @TalkWithStranger
    YALL ARE CONSPIRING AGAINST ME ๐Ÿ˜‚

    YES

    boom


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    @lego-batman said in Life Is Absurd! (A post inspired by YOU):

    @DIV said in Life Is Absurd! (A post inspired by YOU):

    @lego-batman

    godammit ๐Ÿ˜‚
    And here I was sweating, that you've found some flaw in my argument ๐Ÿ˜

    Sweat on. I've mounted my disagreement cap ๐Ÿ˜‚... nah, I've got no time rn. Also I suppose I should read Camus before I start talking ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Quid pro quo
    You introduced me to Jordan and Jung, I introduce you to Camus ๐Ÿ˜‚
    THE DEBT HAS BEEN REPAID!


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    @Wolfie_11

    @Wolfie_11 said in Life Is Absurd! (A post inspired by YOU):

    @Div
    Speechless.
    Very well said.
    You are one of the sanely intellectual posters on here and thus it is hard to believe that you just came of age.

    Thank you!
    Your quality posting, is rubbing off on me ๐Ÿ˜
    Well, some circumstances, demand you to grow up a bit early. Even when you donโ€™t want to.

    I have also had a keen interest in psychology and thereby I build my own philosophy based on my understandings. I have read some books on subconscious minds and psychology in general (Iโ€™m not good with names, so donโ€™t ask). And as I mentioned, I build my own philosophies and generally do not listen to any other philosophers that much. But you have earned my attention and respect. I would love to read much more of โ€˜em and hope that you continue sharing your intellectual insights (in between all the lame ones), and sources of the same, from time to time. Kudos!

    I too am reading about human behaviour currently, so I now know, who to disturb, when I need more material ๐Ÿ˜
    Looking forward to your take on things, in future ๐Ÿ‘


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    @TheGoldenMole said in Life Is Absurd! (A post inspired by YOU):

    @DIV I've always pictured life as chance. We are given this gift to live and grow, not everyone gets that chance. As far as we know, we only get this one chance to do what we want and to make life our own. I think the purpose in life is one that you apply yourself, it is whatever you want to get out of life. My purpose is to make my life as peaceful and worth it as possible. You can make yours whatever you want it, because life is what you make it.

    Well, one must think, that life is full of chaos, first. To make it peaceful. ๐Ÿ˜
    Life is inherently the most serene and easy going thing you can have. All you have to do is, breathe, eat, shit, repeat.
    It's the human aspect which complicates things.
    You want your life to be peaceful. But is ask you, what is peace? (read the poem, keeping quiet by Pablo Neruda, for more insight on this)
    And best of luck if you've found your purpose my friend. You are amongst the lucky few now. To make living worth IT, whatever that "IT" may mean. ๐Ÿ˜


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    @Lurker said in Life Is Absurd! (A post inspired by YOU):

    @DIV

    Teach me the ways of Absurdity please, I'd love to stop looking for meaning and start being happy in my absurdity ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Only if I was a good preacher ๐Ÿ˜
    But you confuse this, with some kind of religion.
    You dont need to learn, "how to live". You already know it.
    All you need to do, is accept, that life is absurd. That, most of the times, it doesnt make sense. And with acceptance, will come happiness, whatever happiness means.
    Stop fighting the battles which you cant win. Just accept your defeat, and move on with a smile ๐Ÿ˜






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