Absurdity And The Tilting of The Wheel
“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.” ~Seneca
Unquenchable curiosity is the sharpened blade of absurdity that cuts through all things. Especially that which people take too seriously.
Curiosity is the tip of the spear, the scythe in the question mark, the magic elixir that cures the disease of certainty. It is the most powerful aspect of both our inner child and our inner trickster. And it is the seed of compassion, tolerance, and empathy.
Curiosity’s symbol is the almighty question mark. With it, our inner child can playfully poke holes into any belief or worldview. With it, our inner trickster is free to dethrone gods and dig up ancient remedies.
Curiosity is the fuel that keeps the engines of our absurdity running smoothly, flexibly, fiercely. It keeps the wheel tilted just right. With chaos on one side of the tilt and outdated tradition on the other side, curiosity keeps us even-keeled and plowing through uncertain waters.
Just as with the fiction of identity, we are the creators of the fiction of our worldview. We are the storyteller who believed our own story—hook, line, and sinker. The key is being aware of the hook and the line, and, rather than sink, use it to rise up. Use it to hook yourself to infinity and soar.
Worldviews are delusions. And that’s okay. No reason to take them too seriously anymore. Absurdity teaches this. Better to play with them. Laugh at them. Mock them even. Use one worldview to knock another worldview off kilter. Use Counter-weltanschauung Dynamics to upset the imbalance.
If, as Krishnamurti said, “it’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society” then it stands to reason that we become unadjusted. It’s time to readjust to a healthier way of being human in the world.
The only way we do that is by shining the black light of our absurdity onto the murder scene of the ecocide. We do it by changing worldviews.
But worldviews won’t change themselves. There’s got to be a wakeup call. There’s got to be some kind of shock value, shock treatment, or shock art. That’s where absurdity comes in with its monkeyshines to un-fuck the fucked up situation through enlightened shenanigans and the heightened hijinks of higher awareness.