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The StrangerI have no aim or subject matter by which I chose to develop this blog. I thought I could occupy my time by writing about stuff. A journal of comings and goings, splishes and splashes of musings, none which should make the least bit difference except fill the void.

I just want ‘to be’.  I recently quoted ‘Wikipedia’ about existentialism in a book review of the The Stranger by Albert Camus: ‘The most important consideration for the individual is the fact that he or she is an individual—an independently acting and responsible, conscious being (“existence”)—rather than what labels, roles, stereotypes, definitions, or other preconceived categories the individual fits (“essence”)‘.

I believe by writing this blog  it is a reminder to myself- that yes I am still an individual in the existential meaning of the word. Everything else is an afterthought.

Related Articles:
1. Camus’s Stranger: Hero or Sociopath – shakemyheadhollow (Gary Gautier)
2. What is natural? Thoughts about The Stranger by Albert Camus
3. Book Report: The Stranger

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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11 comments on “This blog
  1. Hi Matthew! Like your blog! Thanks for coming over and giving me a follow too, much appreciated, have a great day!

  2. Daedalus Lex says:

    Hey Matthew. Glad we found each other’s blog. You might like my entry on “The Stranger,” which of my Camus-based friends find a little contentious 🙂

    • I’m honored you shared your wonderfully insightful article with me. As you probably gleaned from my short description here, that I am in absolute agreement with your argument about the futility of labeling Meursault this or that. If you don’t mind, I would like to link your post to this page because it encapsulates so comprehensively what I was implying by referencing ‘The Stranger’ to describe my intent of writing this blog.

  3. Thanks for dropping in MK. After a quick peek at your takes, I see Paris Texas and there’s some common ground right off the bat. Later. CB

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