In the story of Sisyphus, a man is doomed to roll a boulder up a hill for all eternity. Yet after doing this impractical task Sisyphus realizes that he is happy.
Repetition can be restless
Even when he starts his punishment he feels as if he is eternally doomed but after doing it for so long he realises that it's his work.
This correlates to how life is worth living because even though Sisyphus’s life is, as many would say damned, he still finds joy within his own life because that's his, unlike anyone else's.
At first Luke seems as if he is distant and the quiet one of the group. Before he went to jail he was at the lowest point in his life in which he was cutting heads off of parking meters.
Luke was a drinker yet he stopped after going to jail. With the lack of alcohol this led him to work hard every day to get his mind off the drinking, showing that his life changed after having that experience. Typically going to jail is the lowest point in someone's life yet that gave meaning to Luke.
Luke led the other inmates to have a similar feeling such as Sisyphus did when they enjoy the laborers work they are put through. Even though it’s not what they want to be doing they do it with pride because that job is theirs.
Luke makes life have meaning from nothing and that shows how people should view life. It's going to be hard, growing up is going to be hard, it will be scary and at points one feels as if it's not worth it. But it is worth living, life is so amazing, it can be filled with everything you want, one just has to work for that.
The feeling of apathy towards life has the effect of one feeling depressed or numb towards otherwise emotional events, such as when Meursault is doomed to be executed and he feels indifferent.
Not every single person believes the world to be dull and bleak, many deem life exciting and worthwhile.
Many people in high school feel as if the world is against them and that the odds are stacked because in a sense they are. With college coming up and the stresses of life itself one can understand why the feeling of woefulness is present.
Yet within that very same college many amazing things can happen such as meeting new friends and that leads to long lasting relationships. Even when people view life as if it’s dull many find meaning for them, that guides their goals in life which happiness derives from.