>Albert Camus, depending on who you ask, was either a serial homosexual or a rampaging colonial stasi officer of France’s North African outpost. More importantly, he was a bit of a braincel and artfag who pondered the ultimate meaninglessness of everything. Life, he aptly noted, was an unending feat of pointless suffering and struggle, much akin to the fate of the cursed Sisyphus of Greek mythology.
>Sisyphus, if you recall from the music video to the early 2010’s EDM hit, ‘Levels,’ was forced to push a boulder up a mountain. Once he reached the top, the boulder would roll back down, and he would have to repeat this task for eternity. Camus believed this sort of pointless effort and pain is the perfect analogy for existence in general. Any sort of faith in a divine or transcendental purpose, Camus noted, is contrived. In the wake of Nietzsche killing god, neither spirituality nor secular religions like Marxism can sustain the soul of modern man. Even if man tries to assign some ultimate meaning to his suffering, a void of doubt lingers. Such constructed meaning always feels a bit fake and ghey and thus fails to satisfy.
>The solution is simple and elegant. One should merely embrace the pointlessness of suffering. More importantly, find a measure of pleasure in the meaningless of it all. If existence is mere struggle without end or point, then we may enjoy the absurdity of such. We can, in Camus’s words, imagine Sisyphus happy.
>Absurdism has clear benefits. It allows us to not take ourselves nor the clownworld too seriously. We are less inclined to care about retarded shit outside of our control. We are freed to focus on our own struggle, the task at hand, doing it well, and finding enjoyment in it. Our cognitive load is lightened when we don’t have to maintain the pretense of some forced or contrived belief in ultimate meaning. By seeing the beauty in the absurd pointlessness of everything, we can meaninglessly suffer with ease and enjoyment. That is, we can embrace and make the most out of that which is.
>Life is meaningless suffering
>Therefore, the meaning of life, if there is to be one, is simply to enjoy and embrace the meaningless suffering that is life, to enjoy struggle as an end in and of itself.
<inb4: op continues being a fag