Living Without Meaning

“A life without trust or love is, most of us would feel, an impoverished thing, missing out on a range of experiences that have been held by poets and philosophers to be supreme expressions of our humanity. Life without meaning is a fearful prospect. Albert Camus, who believed that there was no meaning and that life is absurd, argued in The Myth of Sisyphus that the fundamental question of philosophy is, ‘Why should I not commit suicide?’ It is possible to live without meaning, just as it is possible to live without music, a sense of humour, or the courage to take a risk. But it cannot seriously be argued that the loss of meaning is not a loss.”

The Great Partnership, Chapter 1, 32