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Re: The Absurd - is to be awakened

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  • Mary
    The absurd man differs slightly from the existentialist man in that he commits to projects which have meaning for him. I do agree that nothing matters is
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      The absurd man differs slightly from the existentialist man in that he commits to projects which have meaning for him. I do agree that 'nothing matters' is incompatible with actions to survive.

      Mary

      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "existlist" <hermitcrab65@...> wrote:
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      > Anonymous January 14, 2013 at 5:02 PM
      > "For the actions we take to survive are simply not compatible with the belief that nothing matters."
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      > Only the absurd man is free
      > The absurd man revolt is not a revolt of belief or questions that "nothing matters" only that he cannot know.
      > The absurd man is awake to the moment and does not appeal to the past or the future, (regret or hope) and in revolt refuses to equate any moment to meaning.
      > If the moment brings satisfaction or dissatisfaction that is enough, any attachment to the moment would be a surrender of the revolt to regret, hope and meaning.
      > The Absurd man is awake to the moment and does not attach himself to his limitations or capacities which are beyond him.
      > The absurd man lives his life because it is his life.
      > The absurd man does not identify with the ego nor does he negate it.
      > The absurd man lives his life because it is his life.
      >
      > The Absurd – is to be awakened:
      > Hope is a fixation on a future
      > Regret a fixated on past hope
      > Reason ends in paradox and requires a leap
      > Theology ends in paradox and requires a leap
      > Every leap is a suicide
      > Expectation that the leap ends in a safe landing on firm ground is an illusion
      > The leap is always into empty space, we are always falling.
      > We are falling
      > The Absurd holds the tension of the fall without hope, regret or meaning
      > We fall
      > In the revolt of that awakening the absurd man realises every moment of the fall.
      > This is freedom, a free fall, and it is enough.
      >
      > A belief that nothing matters is as absurd as a belief that everything matters but that is not were an absurd man stands. The absurd man does not stand but falls.
      >
      > http://whoistheabsurdman.blogspot.com/2012/03/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-fish.html#comment-form
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