Life often seems absurd.

To some people it seems so vividly and continually.

Yet the reasons usually given for this feeling are clearly inadequate.

How many times, for example, have you heard someone say that nothing we do now will matter a damn in a million years?

Perhaps that's true.

But if it is then it follows that nothing that will be the case in a million years matters now; in particular, it doesn't matter now that nothing we do now will matter in a million years.

Even if actions performed now were going to matter in a million years, how would that possibility stem our current concerns over the question of absurdity?

Furthermore, if it's not enough that what we do now matters now, how will it help if it matters, or not, in a million years from now?

Just thought I'd run that by you.

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