Albert Camus – Myth of Sisyphus
Robin got the chance to read an essay by Albert Camus that made its author famous: Myth of Sisyphus.
In a nutshell: it suggests that there is no objective meaning of life at all and that all meaning is subjective. So what Tom and Dick do can be utterly pointless to Harry since all meaning is subjective and the world is, objectively, absurd.
(Robin believes that the film Dark Star by John Carpenter is ultimately about this philosophic point of view.)
So writing bizarre and positive songs and entertain people with them is objectively absurd (as anything objectively is) – which doesn’t matter really. All what matters is you are happy.
Though he doesn’t know any concrete example for this (made-up) last conclusion *wink* – Robin found the essay quite uplifting, inspiring, and a good read.