Suicide and the meaning of life

Albert Camus says the question of the meaning of life ought to be asked in relation to the question ‘why not commit suicide?’

I have contemplated this and my first thought was ‘desire for experience’ or ‘desire for more’ – with no further qualification.

With further reflection I asked the question, ‘why not live?’, and then felt a sense of hope.

However, I don’t believe ‘desire for experience’ is the meaning of life, rather it may be the primordial urge. This may be what Plato called Eros, “always to be and never not to be.”


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