What're your thoughts on Absurdism (efforts of humanity to find meaning in the universe ultimately fail)
Albert Camus spent his life defying nihlism (life w/o objective meaning). In a nutshell, Camus saw the meaningingless of life as an aspect that granted us humans freedom from inessential human desires. Camus said that “fate is not a punishment.” He also believed that our lives cannot be shaped by anything outside of our immediate experience (i.e. disregard religion, hope, pride).
Furthermore, Camus sought to understand human desires. “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.” (If life is meaningless, why not kill ourselves; if there’s a meaninging to life, would man not die defending it?)
I see the philosophy of Absurdism to be empathically optimistic. What about you?