Absurd Lives By David Nagel Summary

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1. Nagel thinks we are ridiculous creatures because we are absurd creatures. We are absurd creatures according to Nagel because some humans think our lives are short and meaningless. But Nagel thinks that people don’t really know if this is true. That if your life is short and meaningless. It could be long and meaningless, or long and meaningful or even short and meaningful. We don’t have proof of any of that. So Nagel thinks that we are absurd human beings to a certain point and then when we get to that point we are considered silly. Just because once we get to a point where we are considered ridiculous or silly doesn’t mean we should give up on life and act like it’s a meaningless one. The benefits of noticing that we have absurd lives is

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