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Lori Peña knew her life had value because she valued others


Last updated 4/6/2022 at 6:33pm

“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.” - Simone De Beauvoir

A friend recently shared with me that her teenage son is interested in existentialism, and specifically reading Albert Camus.

As a Generation Xer who embraced existential angst as a guiding principle in my teen years, it seems like a perfectly rational step, although I realize it does come with a bit of a burden.

The official social science explanation is that kids today are growing up in a somewhat similar world to the ’70s a...

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