Loving the Absurdity - A Perspective [for Authenticity and Clarity]

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"...But if we want to remain true, regardless of what we do, and if we want to remain positively situated in the good kind of perspective that we seem to require, we should let ourselves realize that the world isn’t just catering pleasantries to our participation with it; that it is, in fact, chaotic, filled with nonsensical variables that make our existence fundamentally ridiculous by design and by default.

The absurdity that courses through the veins of our existence is, in itself, the lifeblood of it all. Without inheriting evil, strife, and all sorts of inexplicable nonsense, we’d inevitably find a way to generate it ourselves, to germinate it from the ugly qualities that we — each and every one of us as an individual and as a collective — have present within us.

In other words, the absurdity is inescapable, unavoidable and, in an admittedly odd way to describe, an authentic part of our existence.

It’s what makes life real.

It’s also what makes life challenging, fulfilling, agonizing, beautiful and meaningful, creating the necessary contrasts we need to appreciate it all from start to finish.

So how can we better understand it?

I suppose the words of Nietzsche or Kierkegaard may summarize it more concisely, or the teachings of Eastern wisdom(s) can echo the sentiments more effectively, or maybe the simple barbarisms of biology that occur under any given microscope can show us all we have to see and to know.

Quantum physics, divinity, anthropology, chemistry — each bifurcating vein of knowledge has its own way of elucidating some kind of meaning that we can respectively try to sift from the madness of our existence.

One common theme, also a stale truism, seems to be that everything is out of our control. The injustice, the whims of fateful happenstance, the cycles of death and life and death again.

Accordingly, the less personally offended we allow ourselves to become by the nonsensical inevitabilities of life, the less judgement we weave over it all, the more unobstructed our perceptions become.

If we can find a way to consistently remove or limit our judgements, we can make use of this — more objective — vantage point. From here, we can appreciate the landscape a little more intimately; we can view it with more clarity; we can bask in the authenticity of reality and we can really come to revel in the absurdity of it all..."