Pure Daft


08 May 2007

A lot of my beliefs or philosophies go back to the fact that I am experiencing life - not that humans exist, which is a feat all of its own - but that I exist and, whatsmore, I exist now.

I introduce this commentary on existence as the first person perspective. It appears to be closely linked with existentialism.

This leads me on to an interesting existentialism quote I found on Wikipedia. It says: in Repetition, Kierkegaard’s literary character Young Man laments:

How did I get into the world? Why was I not asked about it, why was I not informed of the rules and regulations but just thrust into the ranks as if I had been bought by a peddling shanghaier of human beings’ How did I get involved in this big enterprise called actuality? Why should I be involved? Isn’t it a matter of choice? And if I am compelled to be involved, where is the manager—I have something to say about this. Is there no manager? To whom shall I make my complaint?

There also appears to be an interesting article on the linguistics behind this first person perspective, which I shall read with interest sometime. Maybe.