Is there anybody who is free from the preoccupation with the trivial in life without being obsessed and absorbed by dogma?
It seems like only a maniac could be free from the guilt that prevents people from living their lives to the fullest.
In "Tranquilization by the trivial", Søren Kierkegaard calls things like death "dreadful existential facts." He says that in order to keep our minds from dwelling on these facts, human beings will spend our lives completely preoccupied with "trivial lies", those petty importances that keep us busy. But maniacs do not need trivial lies to keep them busy, they have a "major lie," or a sustaining self-narrative (which Kierkegaard calls "a lie" and identifies with dogma).
The problem is that even these big lies do not sustain me anymore. They still make life seem meaningless to me unlike a maniac. Even after being aware of dreadful existential facts, I'm still suffering from preoccupation with trivial life (Ex: social embarrassment).
I can't master either death or life. I suffering from the drawbacks of both. Nobody can master death but what about life?