Absurdism: Shadorma


We have dreams
And so we dream life
Where we dream
Of a life
In which we draw a fine line
And then erase it

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* “In philosophy, “the Absurd” refers to the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life and the human inability to find any in a purposeless, meaningless or chaotic and irrational universe. The universe and the human mind do not each separately cause the Absurd, but rather, the Absurd arises by the contradictory nature of the two existing simultaneously.

As a philosophy, absurdism furthermore explores the fundamental nature of the Absurd and how individuals, once becoming conscious of the Absurd, should respond to it. The absurdist philosopher Albert Camus stated that individuals should embrace the absurd condition of human existence while also defiantly continuing to explore and search for meaning.”


About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on September 27, 2019, in Poetry, Shadorma and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. “The absurd” discord between sought ideals and reality is abundantly evident … the world increasingly chaotic … or perhaps I am more attentive as I age?

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  2. Interesting post, Ben. Guess I’m the opposite of an Absurdist, when it comes to cosmic philosophy. (I read Camus in college and it left me cold.) However things are certainly relatively absurd where humanity is involved these days! 🙂🙃

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  3. I’m not sure if my tears are an overload expression of my sitting in your words this morning, or if this particular post has me so very sad. Either way, I’m so thankful you write for us. (I know it’s for you – but you know what I mean.)

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