I was sitting the other day watching the news on television. After 20 minutes the words, stupid and nonsense popped into my head. We call our t.v. sets in America, “Boob Tubes.” Very appropriate name for a device I have often thought of throwing out into the middle of the yard!
I took the word, “Nonsense,” as I have often done before and opened the dictionary for the definition. I follow through on words using a definition word from the word I begin with. This is a habit of mine. I cannot decide if I am trying to extend my vocabulary or I am just weird. Bear with me on this one, it is unusual. If I lose you in the middle of this post that is fine, I totally understand.
NONSENSE: Words or language having no meaning or conveying no intelligible ideas, things of no importance or value, meaningless, an idea that is absurd or contrary to good sense. TRIFLES, ABSURD conduct, language or action.
TRIFLES: Talk nonsense. Something of little value, substance, or importance.
ABSURD: Stupid, ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, lacking order or value. The state or condition in which human beings exist in an irrational and meaningless universe and in which human life has no ultimate meaning. EXISTENTIALISM.
EXISTENTIALISM: (There have been numerous books, spanning centuries, written on this subject. Existentialism was quite prevalent in the U.S. in 1941.) A chiefly 20th century philosophical movement embracing diverse doctrines, but centering on analysis of individual existence in an unfathomable universe and the plight of the individual who must assume ultimate responsibility for acts of free will without any certain knowledge of what is right or wrong or good or bad.
Quite a world man has created for himself. I did not know the word existentialism existed until I opened my dictionary. I think we all need to clean up our act and be nicer, more kind, and discern between right and wrong, good and bad. I think God created a world, much better than anything man thinks he can create. ♥
So you see, Existentialism, of man seems to lead right back to Nonsense.