(n.) One who follows the philosophy of existentialism.

Existentialists get a bad rap due to the fact that some retards treat it as if it's a philosophy of despair. However, it's quite the contrary. While the philosophy does state that life has no meaning, the notion is not intended to make the individual powerless, but rather empowered to live life with a sense of exuberance and accomplishment in order to give meaning to his/her existence.

Furthermore, existentialism emphasizes individuality and personal responsibility for the ramifications that come with being an individual. Since the individual possesses the freedom of choice to choose his/her experiences and non-experiences, he/she is solely the one responsible for the consequences that come with these actions and non-actions.

In layman's terms, you shouldn't be a bitch and direct the finger of blame at somebody else for the shitty decisions you make in the process of finding yourself.

(adj.) Genearlly, a bullshit term the valley girls of the intellectual world will apply to describe, fallaciously(!!!), something synonymous to "angsty/edgy but, still, like, totally cool." These sentiments further tarnish the existentialist movement.
1. See also: The works of Jean Paul Sartre.
2. Ohmigawd, your lj poetry is, like, sOoO giving me an existentialist vibe.
Katsuによって 2005年05月08日(日)
One who believes his existence is unique for it is defined in "you are your life and nothing more." Someone who sees life in his own light and allows no one to impose on one's view of life. To question one's existance and how valid one's experiences in life are. One who takes life experience by experience, good or bad, and builds upon one's existance and reality. One give meaning to many and all.
I am an existentialist, I am just one who is because he is.
Adler Kierkegaurdによって 2005年04月05日(火)
Someone who belives the human mind is not capable of comprehending the existence of a supreme being if one does indeed exist. They believe that religion is just an institution that brings comfort to those of us that can not handle uncertainty in life.
me and the greater minds of the world
Andersonによって 2005年03月26日(土)
A Yuppie Idiot Who Is MAAD Deep
I think I'm an existentialist 'cause I drink coffee a lot and smoke Camel ciggarettes while listening to Jam bands.
ebtによって 2005年02月12日(土)

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