Experiencing The Absurdity Analysis

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Experiencing the absurd is a normal, guaranteed part of human life. Every human has experienced something or thought of something absolutely absurd. Not only that, every human has had late night thoughts of what the true meaning of life is. Many people are plagued by thoughts of meaninglessness, and many do not know how to deal with it. Since the beginning of philosophical conversation, the topic of absurdity has pushed philosophy into countless heated conversations and debates that have lasted centuries. Despite the constant debate over the truth of existence, many philosophers have argued that those thoughts are the basis of existence, and absurdity is the base of all human experience. However, an argument remains for how one should deal …show more content…
One may like to assume that eventually all of one’s actions will even out and that there will be a “payoff” for their struggles. This, however, cannot be proven and is most likely not true. According to Jean-Paul Sartre and Camus, humanity is at the mercy of a vastly unknown and unyielding universe. The true outcome of one’s actions can never be known, and Camus pointed out that trying to bypass that limit by demanding knowledge is impossible, useless and is a truly absurd response. In daily life, crimes that humans consider horrible, such as rape or murder, occur consistently to many innocent people. These forms of crime also happen to “good” people. No one can truly know if there will ever be a universal act performed that “evens out” the occurrence of such horrible events. There even lies a major universal “unfairness” in the fact that even though the likelihood of the existence of alien life is high, humanity still seems to be alone in this universe, a singular beacon in an unforgiving void of absurdity. In fact, one can point to the struggle against daily absurdity and the human obsession with having control over their lives as factors that prove the true absurdity of life. There is so little that one has true control over that the ultimate effort in one’s life is to …show more content…
The truth is that the fact that no one can know the true meaning of life is what makes it so absurd. Humanity constantly experiences absurdity in its overall existence, and trying to solve any of it only results in more absurdity. Truly the best way to deal with such a thing is to live and rebel anyways. Sartre once said “the universal contingency of being which is, but which is not the basis of its being; the absurd is the given, the unjustifiable, primordial quality of existence” and one could find this opinion quite agreeable after one realizes the true absurdity of life. Ever since the beginning of time, the universe has been based on absurdity. The laws of physics stop working at extremes, planets form for no reason, societies crumble and fall on universal whims. Humans are inherently familiar with absurdity, even if one refuses to accept it, and life is truly absurd, throwing humanity and its creations around like an angry child throwing a

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