As long as eternal thinking alone is employed, transcendental reality, too, remains inaccessible for the question ‘why?’¬†can never be answered in any fundamental context. Why is there murder? why are there revolutions or constant sources of wrath, why does man exist?We do not know nor do we know why there is matter, the stars, the earth, nor- and this is perhaps more important-why we are born and must die, can die at any minute and must certainly die sooner or later.Why are we here, all of us condemned to death?

Yet obviously, all these questions when they haunt us as personal experiences, point towards some wider spiritual reality. We may never be able to answer them, but we want, at least, to find an answer to the  desire for meaning.We may believe that everything is meaningless-nevertheless the quest for meaning remains an essential part of our apparently meaningless life.

Paul Roubiczek

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If I think of my coming into the world-bound up with birth and beyond that, with the union of a man and a woman, and with the moment of that union-a unique chance decides the possibility of this self that I am; indeed the wild improbability of mere being without which, for me,nothing would exist. The slightest change in the series of which i am the term, and instead of the self avid to be myself, there would have been some other, and as for myself, there would have been only a nothingness, as complete as if I were dead.

George Bataille.

It is commonly assumed that no art or skill is required in order to be subjective. To be sure, every human being is a bit of a subject, in a sense. But now to strive to become what one already is: who would take the pains to waste his time on such a task, involving the greatest imaginable degree of resignation……But for this reason alone it is a very difficult task, the most difficult of all tasks in fact.

Kierkegaard

Where am I? Who am I ? Who is it that has lured me into the world and now left me there? Why was I not consulted?…How do I obtain an interest in this big enterprise they call reality? Why should i have an interest in it? Is it not a voluntary concern?

Why am i compelled to take part in it?

Roubiczek