Published: Thursday, 09/10/2015

Emotional experiences when life has no meaning: a philosophical approach

Esperienze emotive dell'insensatezza del vivere. Un approccio filosofico (Emotional experiences when life has no meaning: a philosophical approach): speech of Prof. Roberto Garaventa at IFOTES congress in Prato (I) - 13 July 2007

If intense and existential boredom (not to be confused with occasional or circumstantial boredom) is a condition of our mind caused by a loathing of the monotony of everyday life or the perception that our existence lacks meaning, we are overcome by a sense of anxiety. This may be because we have to make a decision about our future, or that we are obliged to recognise our personal limits, weaknesses, loneliness or the decline of our life leading to death.