I agree completely Elaine and thanks! By putting the
symbolic garb of words onto concepts such as the
absurd, meaningless, meaning, existence, etc, one can
address the issues head on, they become easier to
digest. These "things" exist in themselves and my
recognition of them increases my understanding of
reality. My awakening to their existence is
fundamental in bridging my "book knowledge" into a
fuller and richer "understanding".
I have experiennced the chaos, as Elaine beautifully
points out. I apologize for sounding overly
pedestrian but I often grapple with finding adequate
words in which to dress the concepts. I have the
understanding, the lived nature of which we speak and
I find myself nodding in agreement when I read
passages of Sartre that align with my experiences and
thoughts on the ideas he addresses.
Thanks all once again for guiding me as I stumble
along the path. The explications I find on these posts
increase my appreciation for Sartre to a higher level.
All of you are great teachers :D
--- Elaine <lizral@...
> > I learned in my Existential psychology class
> > existentialism is a mature philospophy. In other
> > words, issues relevant to existentialism typically
> > rear their heads in one's middle age. Not always,
> > course,because people of any age confront these
> > life issues.
> Perhaps because we are born into chaos but only
> acknowledge the chaos after
> reflection of having experienced/lived it.
> Love & Hugs
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