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Posted by Ravi Mehta on Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 05:24:41 :
In Reply to: It means posted by Hard Truths on Monday, October 28, 2002 at 21:17:05 :
: : but what does that Camus quote mean? the
: : "imagine sisyphus happy" one.
: It means that we're all stuck in the same sort of bind as Sisyphus. No matter what you're doing, it's about as meaningful as pushing the same rock endlessly up a hill only to have it roll back again. In other words, life's absurd and Sisyphus is a perfect metaphor for your own existence. The problem is to achieve happiness in spite of this. Therefore Camus advises "imagine Sisyphus happy": if you can do that, absurd as it seems, you can also imagine <i>yourself</i> happy - absurd as that seems.
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