Embracing the Absurd: a generation awakened with someone else’s hangover.

8 Feb

We followed the path that seemed to be the most effective way to the heart of the middle-class. Yet nothing came of it. It wasn’t that the workforce was increasingly competitive but that the workforce was increasingly no longer in demand. We grew up under a bubble built and burst by immediacy. As children it seemed that we would make it. As children it seemed that we would have it. Now, as adulthood begins its advances, slowly crushing our ideals and smothering what is left of our youth, many of us feel the acute loss of a future. We must fight back and reclaim meaninglessness. The astonishing failure of the previous system allows us to build a new one. This is not a process we can afford to leave in the hands of those who built the prior failure. Now is not the time to revert to simplistic models of human behavior. Supply and demand are dead. Now is the time to embrace the absurd. Forget the economist’s wet dream of rational self-interest. Absurdity is not an excuse for ignorance and has no time for stupidity. In fact understanding the ordering of reality is perhaps the best path towards becoming absurd. In fact becoming absurd is perhaps the best path towards understanding the ordering of reality.

We can no longer put our trust in those who claim to know the way. We can no longer put our trust in hope for perfection. We must seek to become better not perfect. Minor failures are not an excuse to scrap what may be a major success. Think of it as surrealpolitik. Think of it as the marriage of Bismark and Discordianism. It is now revolutionary to compromise. Compromise is subversive. Everything matters only if nothing does. Accept your failures. Embrace your failures. Embrace others. Embrace others’ failures. Embrace the failure of the previous generations. Accept that their mistakes and lack of foresight are now our reality. Our reality is now absurd and a new tenet emerges: survival of the absurdist.

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