One of the great philosophers, Jean-Paul Sartre, once referred to life as leading to existential nothingness, wherein man should pretend that there is meaning in life, but in reality, life is only leading to death and nothingness. Likewise, he said that there is always that overhanging “dread” or “angst” which constantly haunts the existence of man. These ideas are very much negative and pessimistic coming from a highly intellectual Nobel Prize winner, togel Jean-Paul Sartre. However, Sartre declined the Nobel Prize for Literature, but his idea about life is still as haunting as ever. If what Sartre said has some ring of truth in it, then we simply need to enjoy our lives for in the end, everything will revert back to nothingness. Likewise, considering what Sartre has said, then the “dread” or “angst” that hounds man’s life should be ignored, and instead, each man should aspire for the greatest pleasure in life, for after all, life will revert back to nothingness in the end. Moreover, if what Sartre had said is true, then there is no point in controlling ourselves. We can engage in a profligate life, in continuous gambling and playing in casinos as long as these activities would give us enough pleasure and happiness. Yet, Sartre may be wrong, and if he is wrong, he would have condemned a lot of people to a life of fruitless endeavor—a profligate life devoid of meaning and hope.
It’s good to mention Sartre’s ideas every time the …Read More