The mundanity and gloominess of lockdown would have caused many people to come face to face with the absurd and become very confused and lost. What would accepting and embracing the absurd, and continuing in spite of it look like in present day?

For context, I am a high school student writing an essay for my philosophy class. Apologies if my question is not worded very well, english is not my first language.

  • See Albert Camus' Absurdist Philosophy: if he can decide to continue the struggle of life in spite of 20th Century terrible events (Holocaust), for sure the same applies to 21th... Commented Mar 18, 2022 at 13:52
  • Camus and Nietzsche would probably say it's your own responsibility to make your life interesting. We have to take responsability for our own boredom. During the lockdown I decided to learn guitar and I had a blast.
    – armand
    Commented Mar 18, 2022 at 22:34

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One of Camus' most famous works is a novel called The Plague, which is about a disease outbreak. I would suggest taking a look into that, as there are plenty of straightforward comparisons that can be made to the current pandemic, and plenty of resources available for analyzing it from an absurdist perspective.

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