You have hit the nail on the head. It all matters so much, but it doesn't seem to matter. Maybe. In truth our lives, usually without our knowing, form complex causal webs of relationships that can resonate far beyond the grave in unexpected ways; just that we are often not much in control of our legacies.3uGH7D4MLj wrote: ↑January 1st, 2018, 1:37 pmOne thing that might make our lives seem absurd may be the intensity of the emotional environment we all walk around in. Love and jealousy, and yah, family and motherhood, relationships, the longing, then struggle and pain and illness and death, war for gods sake, and the thrilling vital joy of life, anyway, it's huge. The volume is turned up pretty high, everything matters so much for each life.
Then we realize that ten years after we die we live on in a few memories and in a hundred years we're completely erased.
That is post-life, what of pre-life? Each of our lives appear to be a continuation of lines of "certain kinds of people", such as dominants, kingmakers, acolytes, individualists, submissives, creatives etc. To some extent these kinds of archetypes can be found in in any population, human or otherwise, living or nonliving (figuratively with the latter, of course :). It's inevitable because chaos always systematises around zones of concentration that must form simply due to probability.
So, if we live our lives fully immersed in the human bubble without deeply considering huamnity's roots, then life really does appear absurd. The froth a bubble on the surface of life often makes no sense, where the gifted languish in cleaning jobs or unemployment while silly exhibitionists find fame and fortune of reality TV shows, where the ruthless and psychopathic are lauded as exemplars, and so forth. The deeper currents of history and prehistory, underpinning the chaos of current affairs, actually do have patterns and systems.
The chaotic lack of reason within the highly pervasive "newsphere" and social spheres has lead many people to consider all of life to be absurd. Likewise, if one does not know the structure of icebergs, a ship's captain may fatally underestimate what appears to be a small protrusion of ice in the water.