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Single Idea 9247

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / A. Wisdom / 3. Wisdom Deflated]

Full Idea

Life will be lived all the better if it has no meaning.

Gist of Idea

Life will be lived better if it has no meaning


Albert Camus (The Myth of Sisyphus [1942], 'Abs free')

Book Reference

Camus,Albert: 'The Myth of Sisyphus', ed/tr. O'Brien,Justin [Penguin 1975], p.53

A Reaction

One image of the good life is that of a successful wild animal, for which existence is not a problem, merely a constant activity and pursuit. Maybe life begins to acquire meaning once we realise that meaning should not be sought directly.