View from the Mount

View from the Mount
Sober Thought Provoking Archive Essays by SARTRE from BREAKING ALL THE RULES

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Politics of the Existential Experience

There would be little disagreement that politics doesn't touch our lives in countless ways. But even more pronounced than the organization of society is the cauldron of the individual within the struggle of their own existence. Existentialism seeks to confront our need to make sense out of a seemingly irrational universe, and arrive at a sensible purpose even if it is not fully understood. Each person perceives reality through the filter of their own mind and experiences. The most basic reality is always personal. The individual must encounter and cope with the isolation and solitude of their own being, alone. Meaning can only be achieved one person at a time. 

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