Embracing the Absurd - The Order
Humans have a natural tendency to use reason to justify their actions. However, we live in a world where many actions take place without any apparent reason. This conflict between our need for reason and the lack of inherent reason in the world can lead us to see the world as absurd.
This view of the world is known as Absurdism, a philosophy most famously associated with Albert Camus. In his essay “The Myth of Sisyphus,” Camus uses the Greek myth of Sisyphus, who was condemned by the gods to push a boulder up a mountain for all eternity, only for it to roll back down each time he reached the top, as a metaphor for the human condition. Like Sisyphus, we are trapped in a never-ending cycle of meaningless toil.
However, Camus suggests that we should embrace the absurdity of our existence and follow our innate will to live. Instead of being overwhelmed by the confusion and lack of inherent meaning in life, we can find our own individual meaning and purpose. By accepting the inherent contradictions and lack of inherent meaning in life, we can find fulfilment and happiness.
With this conclusion, our next page explains what to do with us accepting The Will To Live