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The View from Here: Beth Palmer on Mormon Times.com: Embrace life’s ridiculousness

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With all necessary apologies to Albert Camus, there's a valuable — though admittedly quite watered-down — lesson in "The Myth of Sisyphus" that virtually everyone can relate to. Camus' musings on that Greek mythological figure condemned to forever push a rock up a mountain, only to watch it inevitably fall back down every time he reaches the top, seem to leave only one conclusion as to how to deal with the absurdity that surrounds us in this world: just go with it.

It doesn't take much looking to notice the ridiculous. I notice it in myself far more often than I'd like; if I try to regulate my caloric intake in a given day, for example, I'm just as likely as not to substitute a four-pack of chocolate-covered mint Oreos for dinner and somehow feel like I've come out even on the exchange.

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