I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations — one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it — you will regret both.
Portrait of Albert Camus.
My idea is that every specific body strives to become master over all space and to extend its force (—its will to power:) and to thrust back all that resists its extension. But it continually encounters similar efforts on the part of other bodies and ends by coming to an arrangement (“union”) with those of them that are sufficiently related to it: thus they then conspire together for power. And the process goes on—
Star Wars -Existentialism (Jean paul Sartre quotes!)—
Just got done reading this. Very great essay. The essay itself is about 54 pages. My copy came with some short discussions between Sartre and two others. The book also came with a commentary on Camus’ ’The Stranger.’ The essay is what I liked most. It covered existential despair, anguish, and abandonment very fluidly with wonderful examples. It also covered why existentialism should be considered a humanism, how it is commitment based and many other topics Sartre goes on to further illustrate in his work “Being and Nothingness.” I found it very enlightening and I was highlighting parts almost through my entire reading of it. If you like essays, intellectualism, philosophy, or existentialism I recommend it.
‘Hell is other people.’
Corrections made about the common misconceptions involving this quote. When non-philosophers interpret this quote they see it as being misanthropic, which it is not. The quote comes from the play “No exit” by Sartre. In this play charectors are trapped in a room and subsequently, with nothing else to do, they talk about their lives. By the end they all end up in confrontation with eachother. This quote is about projectivism, and existential anguish. Projectivism is when you perceive things around you through a subjective lens that reflects your hopes, and fears. As in the charecters saw all of their faults being displayed by the other chatrecters by seeing through their subjective lenses. Be that they were seing their fears and guilt come alive, hell is other people, because they make you realize your terror you feel in regards to your actions. Next to existential anguish, the tenant says that, we go by the idea that we should act in accordance to how everyone should act to make the world a better place. Anguish manifests when you ask yourself “What would humanity resemble if everyone acted in the manor that I do.” And mixed with projectivism (which forces you to realize the answer) you throw yourself into complete and utter anguish. So please all of you misanthropes, stop misinterpreting something so complex into something very base.
So every man ought to be asking himself, “Am I really a man who is entitled to act in such a way that the entire human race should be measuring itself by my actions?” And if he does not ask himself that, he is masking his anguish.