The Suspended Spider

This is the way to absurd heroism: to struggle towards the light, and at the same time as realizing that the distance remains the same, never give up: To rebel against one’s fate, and prove oneself superior to it, to endeavor upwards with a constant reasonless passion. This is the only way one can give meaning to a life that has no objective meaning. This is how one can imagine Sisyphus happy: “The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart.” Everything is in the struggle itself. The struggle of the life itself is its meaning. To not surrender, to choose not to fall, to choose not to stay idle, to choose not to kill oneself, to wickedly defy fate, and to constantly rebel, is the attitude favored by both Camus and Dostoevsky in relation to the absurd. This is how one can find values in void and meaning in absurd.

From a paper on Camus and Dostoevsky, written long ago by a suspended spider.


~ by safrang on January 14, 2008.

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