I Follow the Philosophy of Existentialism

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    Theistic Existentialism

    I have been an existentialist for about a year. I wasn't aware of the idea until I read Albert Camus' "The Stranger". I feel that existentialism is a straight-foward view on life and reveals the truth that society tends to  blend. Though I am a theistic...
    SpectreOfTheNight SpectreOfTheNight
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2008

    Existentialism Helped Me Save My Life.

    For as long as I can remember I have suffered from anxiety and depression, but back in 2006 I was going through an especially dark time in my life. I was a heavy drinker and I contemplated suicide often, even making several attempts. I felt like my life had no meaning or point...
    corpseharvester corpseharvester
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 29, 2012

    Sorry...gone To Buddhism...

    I used to consider Existentialism as my religion. From there I moved it into a type of Buddhism. There is one idea within Existentialism that I think is very important. It is this notion that what we are is defined by our cumulative thoughts and actions. Your essence is defined...
    OkayBut OkayBut
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Nov 3, 2010

    None Of My Friends Believe That I'm An Existentialist

    i brought it up in convos with my friends because i was curious to what they would say and some of them didn't care but some of them thought it was kind of wrong that i would think this way and that i should look at different philosophy and maybe consider a different one that is...
    bittertruth bittertruth
    Jan 6, 2013

    Babylon - You Are Fallen

    Babylon – to you arrive all nations of the earth Tripping over themselves in haste Like silly schoolgirls after their first kiss You enslave the souls of men You fish for men with a wide cast net You are shameless in your glory   “Kill the innocent and...
    compelled3 compelled3
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 4, 2009

    The Stranger - Albert Camus

    "Something seemed to break inside me, and I started yelling at the top of my voice...I poured out onto him all my thoughts that had been simmering in my brain... none of his certainties was worth a damn. Living as he did like a corpse, he couldn't even be sure of being alive...
    OkayBut OkayBut
    51-55, M
    Apr 28, 2010

    Jean-Paul Sartre

    If you haven't read his essay "Existentialism" you should. Its really interesting. I've been an existentialist for about 3 years now, without knowing. I always stated existentialist beliefs but i didn't know there was a philosophy for what i believed. After reading Jean...
    survivingdeployment survivingdeployment
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2008
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