A lovely bit of cabin fever


140 (~ish)-words abbreviation:

Existentialism=attaching personal meaning & choosing how to live regardless if life has no meaning. Good life=finding a purposeful & personal way to spend time

3-7 words abbreviation:

Everything is nothing with out us


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3 Responses

  1. Hello Mohr, Simon here once again. I’d like to start by complementing you on instilling something so monolithic into such a small space, you summed up your big story well and provided a feasible and interesting reason as to why you adhere to it.
    That being said, There are about 173 characters in the abbreviation, significantly more than the assignment limited you to (almost 19% more in fact). I also find it difficult agreeing with your conclusion. You are not an existentialist, at least not according to this. According to this you are living in what I would refer to as “escapist fantasy/straw nihilism”, you understand that life has no meaning but still cannot convince yourself that you can live without meaning, thus you create a pretend philosophy as shelter from your true belief.
    Your 3-7 word “catch phrase” is 12 words, that’s (on average) more that twice the amount you were told to use. It is also unrelated to your supposed belief system, it symbolizes boredom and angst, where your version of existentialism is more hedonism and forced ignorance. It is also a quote which greatly reduces its intrinsic value as a summery of YOUR belief system, you are trying to uplift your state of awareness, not absorb the dogma of others.
    Overall I would say that you should
    1. Try to either except the truth of the belief or except that your philosophy is flawed and work that into your writing.
    2. Don’t waste writing on definitions, use your space wisely.
    3. Be poetic, this should come from your right hemisphere.
    4. Finally, come up with your own phrase, do as your big story claims and give meaning to nothingness.

    P.S. I am aware of the inherent hypocracy in some of the things I say, I understand that I am not the one to tell you how to live your life, I am just trying to provide my opinion, what I write is in no way the be-all-end-all.

    Good luck,


  2. NC says:

    Pithy! I love the reduction of an essay into a 140 word gist! Not an easy task. A unique and interesting angle of the sculpture which may reflect how you also see the world.

  3. 123 says:

    you say that a good life is “finding a purposeful & personal way to spend time” don’t you also relay on other people so it cant be completley personal

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