Existentialism…a word I found in a book given to me by my good friend that just visited with me. The book, “Entre Nous” is about describing French women and why, more or less they are the way they are. Very French and very chic.
Going back to the word “Existentialism,” I immediately looked it up in the immense space of the internet. Has it happened to you that you read something and after a few good number of paragraphs, when you try to recap in your mind what you just read, you come to the conclusion that you read something extremely abstract, or really nothing to grasp your neurons. This is what happened to me with this subject matter.
According to the reading, Existentialism was a movement from the 40’s and 50’s that questioned or tried to explain our existence, and really, made it look complicated, but simplicity was all over it. I remembered the Transcendentalists, there you go! Same thing, just that this new movement was wrapped around with some bacon to make it look a bit different.
If I make it sound simplistic or maybe some people will label me as ignorant, then I have proven my point. This word, Existentialism comes from exist. To be or not to. Basic, either you are this or that. Trimmings come from exposure to people who like to make things complicated and hard to explain, and that like to listen to their own voices. Moi. I accept it. I like to write and talk.
I am sure that after reading all of the above, you will come up with nothing in your hands to show for. That’s exactly the idea behind Existentialism, I think. A lot of confused people creating a dialog to get more confused.
Come on, lighten up! Things are simple just as they are.
So…it was today, another day of existing in this beautiful panorama of what I call my happy and contented life.
Your Happy Contessa
“People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don’t sit looking at it — walk.” Ayn Rand, Russian born, American writer, and philosopher. Developed a philosophical system called Objectivism. 2 February, 1905 – 6 March, 1982.