Amidst the chaotic ensemble of natural and man-made circumstances, what is essential remains to be nothingness. Nothingness is an essential part of Sartre’s proposition in his existential view of man as he attempts to articulate and explain man’s freedom. What is peculiar about his explanation is that of man’s ability to transcend what is.
It is through the awareness that we are nothing that defines and limits our freedom. The essence of our being is defined by the subjectivity of our perceptions, and yet, these perceptions presents us with limitless possibilities. This explains why each one of us seems to have a sense of curiosity to explore and discover what is out there in the unknown.
They say that to have a meaningful life, we must be able to live it purposefully. Herein lies the problem: how do we define the purposes of our lives? Conversely, how do our purposes define our lives?