By Jazmine Martinez, AP Student
Inspired by The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
What's the point of this?
What's the point of "growing up" mentally in this land we call home? We learn structured education from ABC's to mathematics, multiplying large numbers and later, incorporating ABC's into them. We submit ourselves to careers, making pay with paper to support our lifestyles. Later, we have kids with one person that we title to be our "one and only" and "true love". In our free time, we spend time with "friends" and "family". As a foundation, this is what we live. This is what we get, and you know what? This is it. "Live and learn", right?
This is similar to pushing a large boulder up a mountain . . . for what?
It is not because we are genuinely interested in incorporating ABC's into mathematics, but it is the sensation that comes from it.
Sensations of feeling and meaning. Why? Who knows. But it gives us a reason to open our eyes and appreciate. So many colors, textures, and theories we yearn to feel! Feel joy, pain, melancholy, excitement, and adrenaline running from the gut of the stomach to the fast pulse of the heart. We feel to the point where we wish for these moments to come back! Isn't that beautiful?
And at the end of the day - we know we will die. This boulder in the long run is only a boulder that will eventually roll down a hill. It generally doesn't mean much.
BUT - "We must imagine Sisyphus happy".