126. Sisyphus on the hill

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As we are standing on a dazzling cliff, overwhelmed by a blizzard of unanswered questions, the alarming immateriality of our living may cry out to us, and our consciousness may ask us to account for what we are doing or for what we have not done. This may be the instant we might engineer our future with destiny.

Being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, repeating this action forever, Sisyphus did, what so many people still do nowadays. Many cannot stand the unbearable routine, with the sun rising every day in the east and sinking into the west, and show unrelenting frustrations provoked by the monotonous and useless efforts they make every day.

Cornered in a Kafkaesque situation, they have the impression of living a life with mainly intricate, weird or irrational incidents and feel crushed by the administrative establishments that force them to execute senseless actions. It arouses, then, feelings of vulnerability, disorientation, and absurdity.

Feeling confronted with the absurdity of life may sometimes nurture a personal satisfaction for those who like to set a paramount task or to create a compassionate mission. In so doing, the seal of absurdity becomes less unbearable, while it confers them a 'Sisyphus' status that transmutes them into heroes of human resilience.

Persistence and transcendence can be outstanding antidotes for more cheerfulness and buoyancy in life, and sometimes valuable cures against social or bureaucratic bashing.

However, whatever happens, if we misread the blueprint of our life, we need not be ashamed of backtracking on our chosen options. Admitting to mistakes may make us human and maybe great again.

 Admitting to mistakes may make us human and maybe great again

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