During one of my Drama classes, the word “Absurdism” was added to my list of – interesting words to search for-. My dear Mr.Google said that according to Drama context, it means “what happens when human existence has no meaning or purpose and therefore all communication breaks down, alerting their audiences to pursue the opposite”.
I figured that out since the movie or should I call it the scene about absurdism that led me to write this was so irritating. It shows an irrational action and it always ends with silence or the audience has to think of an end for it. And that sometimes kills! But then, it gives you a chance for imagination, which brings you back to life. The guy in the scene would follow things that he knows doesn’t exist or maybe he didn’t know. Who knows? The world the character was in is a meaningless world with invisible forces that took control of it. It made him go crazy and suspect his being.
Which made me think. Could this happen in our lives too? We may deal with absurdism everyday or every once in a while in our lives but we never realize that. Your life might be based on it. Imagine? Irrationality? Illogicality? Imagine that on every day of your precious life you are chasing nonsense, things that you know are no good for you and won’t help you anyways. Things that are begging you to stop chasing them and change for your sake, for a better world sake. Would you like to live like that? Of course not.
Search within you. Ask yourself: Do you need that? Would it achieve The Dream Of Your Life? If the answer is “No” then stop! Immediately! I once read that the world becomes absurd when you put rules into it. I’d like to say, “get rid of rules”. But we can’t get rid of rules, can we? Keep the good ones, the ones that pursue you to make good choices and live a better life. And then get rid of the bad rules, the ones that are holding you back and making you the same old, same old you!
The guy in the scene stayed at the same place, by the way. Pretty sure he died without trying.
Seek change. Be unpredictable. Be creative. Exercise your mind.