• Michael Edmondson

How often do you give life meaning?


Today’s Navigate the Chaos question is “How often do you take responsibility for everything you do in order to give life meaning?”

People who navigate the chaos understand that it is their responsibility, no one else’s, to take responsibility for making meaning out of their life.

As French novelist, philosopher and playwright Jean-Paul Sartre wrote “Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.”

Sartre was among the leading thinkers of the 20th century and is considered to be one of the most ardent advocates of Marxism.

On the other hand, Sartre is well and truly one of the real pillars of French philosophy in the 20th century and is famous for laying the foundations of the philosophy of existentialism. Sartre was a multi-faceted thinker.

One of his most famous works is the book ‘Being and Nothingness’ which he wrote in 1943, however the print version of his lecture ‘Existensialism and Humanism’ is perhaps his most famous work till date.

Other than existentialism, Sartre also laid the foundations of continental philosophy, phenomenology, anarchism and existential phenomenology among others. Jean Paul Sartre’s immense body of work eventually won him a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964 but he refused the award.

How often do you take responsibility for everything you do in order to give life meaning?

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