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How do you deal with the absurd? (Existentialism)

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"The Absurd" refers to the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life and the human inability to find any.
This is a problem that's been bugging me a lot lately. I'm atheist and don't find any purpose in the meaningless of life, which contributes to my unhappiness.

Sucks to keep on living when everything I do feels like a struggle and very little of my time gives me true happiness (almost none). :kanyeshrug:
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I'm a nihilist, it's not really fun but I go back to that same thought process of 'there is no point, it's just wasting time'.

I read somewhere 'you either live a hedonist lifestyle or kill yourself'.
I think I'm somewhat suicidal; I just don't see reason to live, and while I can find things I enjoy on a daily basis they don't give me justification for living.
I mean I'm 20 short and going bald, is there any reason and if not why continue if I'm already disadvantaged with such shit luck.

I think Albert Camus asked 'Should I kill myself or have a cup of coffee" - The answer is if Coffee gives you justification for not killing yourself, have a cup of coffee.

For a long time I thought 'ok there's no point other than how we live affecting those around us', so I want to great something that improves peoples lives, I want to start a business and get rich and I want to help people.
But as a business student I just see the shady marketing tactics, the tax avoidance.. the immorality of the whole thing but from a nihilist standpoint I probably should just say 'ok but if there's no point then why worry about it'.
But I am not going to separate philosophy and morality, and as a result I can't see the good in the world or the justification for life.
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