These days, we all share a little more in common with Albert Camus and Franz Kafka than we may realize.
World events of the past decade have wrought considerable pain and discomfort on people the world over. There have been terrorist attacks, wars, financial turmoil, shootings, robberies, one natural disaster after another and outbreaks of disease.
No wonder we’re all a bit wracked. Philosophers call it an existential crisis.
From this calamity develops a sense of doubt; where the logic of our very existence is challenged. The pain we feel makes us wonder, “Why am I even here?” The existential crisis is a deep introspection of self-worth that is driven by a traumatic event or some other similar causal factor.Continue Reading
Originally posted on October 21, 2011 @ 2:31 am