薛西弗斯式生活

sisyphus-shadow

薛西弗斯 (Sisphyus) 係一個希臘神話裡面被處罰嘅人。
每一日就係負責推一舊巨石去山頂,之後每一日巨石又會碌返落山,沒完沒了,毫無意義。
in short 就係「永無止境嘅徒勞」(futile and hopeless labour)。

但根據Albert Camus嘅散文集《薛西弗斯的神話》(Le Mythe de Sisyphe)嘅結論係,”one must imagine Sisyphus happy“。薛西弗斯能夠係永恆嘅荒誕中找到幸福快樂,因為佢已經接受咗同能夠直視荒謬嘅本身。只要薛西弗斯選擇快樂地接受,懲罰嘅意義就失效;原來快樂面對懲罰都係「反抗」嘅一種形態、蔑視懲罰者嘅一種方法。

呢個同我之前嘅post 講過嘅radical acceptance其實係一樣道理。薛西弗斯如是,人生如是,本來就是meaningless,分別在於我地選擇點樣去超越宿命和荒誕本身。

我們都是薛西弗斯 – 荒誕的英雄。His fate belongs to him. His rock is his thing.

It is during that return, that pause, that Sisyphus interests me…..He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night-filled mountain, in itself forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.

 

(也許有人會argue呢個係美化了嘅消極態度,應該要反抗先係。 我覺得Sisyphus嘅處境應該係only applicable to 完全無法扭轉嘅命運,例如Sisphyus係無論如何都無法抵抗諸神嘅決定,咁唯有心甘命抵去執行懲罰。)

 

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