Notes From Absurdism, Existentialism, and Ros and Guil #2


Coleridge “willing suspension of disbelief”

Fatalism—that we are fated to a life of meaninglessness (but we are still constantly searching)—then you die

Nihilism—life is empty, events are simply events…
The erasing of illusion

p. 45—writing existential absurdism means allowing a tiny ray of sunshine into your bleak world…your characters can create meaning for themselves (even if fleeting)…leads to a “hopeful atheism” where the strictures of religion or politics no longer constrain the individual