“wow lucas you’re still writing during the summer?”
yeah. no gods no masters.
one must imagine sisyphus happy
i’ve been thinking about this quote. it’s from this philosopher, albert camus. it’s interesting, to say the least.
sisyphus, doomed to rolling that boulder uphill, forced to watch it roll back down, represents life’s struggles. might make you ask how someone can be happy in such a situation.
but happiness is a state of mind. it’s not the circumstances we’re all knee-deep in, but it’s about how we perceive them, respond to our troubles.
camus suggests that by accepting, embracing this absurdity, someone can find happiness.
sisyphus, despite his eternal struggle, he finds meaning and purpose in his task. by embracing his fate and finding fulfillment in the act of pushing that boulder, he transcends his burden.
but i don’t say we should just accept everything that comes our way, smile and wave through the red flag warning. acceptance doesn’t mean complacency. it means you acknowledge the situation, and yet find a way to navigate through them while still maintaining an inner peace. it’s about finding meaning in the journey, even if the destination remains elusive.
I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain. One always finds one's burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night-filled mountain, in itself, forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.