One shudders at the thought of the meaninglessness
of life while at the same in- stant, and if the people of the town are his people, one loves life so intensely that tears come into the eyes.
He thought how much better it was to be a dumb, unquestioning beast, or a human being conscious of his soul, than to be as he was--alone, a materialist, who saw the meaninglessness
of matter and whose mind, in some manner which he did not understand, had developed a slant that made him doubt what others accepted so easily as facts.
Their life becomes meaninglessness
Now notice that Shireen is ostensibly hinting at the existential, somewhat Sartrean, aspect of life, where the inherent meaninglessness
of the world perturbs philosophers and thinkers.
So, was that cavalcade of cultural bigwigs who bigged up Steinberg reading meaning where there was none--or, worse, archly teasing meaning from the very fact of meaninglessness
? Again, it doesn't matter.
He discusses processes of desistance, the role of isolation in antisocial behavior, the role of powerlessness, the role of norms in reducing criminal behavior, and the need to counter meaninglessness
, incorporating parts of an incarcerated man's journal throughout.
Set in Bhopal before and after the Union Carbide tragedy, the meaninglessness
of his particular sadness feels even more acute, the scorn of the doctors, friends, and family he turns to for help more understandable.
"I want to be rich to overcome the meaninglessness
of life," he said in his four-minute talk.
'It is unpleasant and detrimental and a nuisance which has evolved an anarchy like satiation for Ummah, particularly for freedom movement, as occupant factions are taking undue advantage from this meaninglessness
exercise within society,' he said.
But above all, Bronte's Wuthering Heights and Woolf 's The Waves dealt with despair and meaninglessness
, although they were conveying a very different perspective.
Max still cannot shake the thought of the tumor and the meaninglessness
of his own life--until a physical trauma forces him to accept that he is not dying of brain cancer after all and that he must rejoin the real world.
As Roy laments the idea of his temporary existence in his last moments of life, he expresses sadness over the meaninglessness
of his unshared memories in the grand scheme of things.