Our own Matthew Hicks gets existential before Christmas

AN ABSURD LIFT

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 What is the meaning of life? Or rather, what is the point of being alive? It is a question that many people ask and many more ignore.  For the latter, there is no issue because they are happy to continue existing without asking the question.   For the former the question yields answers which either led them to religion or some other abstract structure or it leads them to despair and possibly even suicide.

Perhaps one of the only philosophers to meet this issue head on was Albert Camus.  In fact his main purpose of The Myth of Sisyphus was to present a direct challenge to those intending to end their life due to their conclusion that life is pointless.  On a personal level, I spent many years after leaving behind the God of my upbringing, looking for something to replace it. Continue reading Matt’s post here…

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