Life’s Absurdity and the True Threat of Nihilism

Comedy, art, and why absurdity is better than nothing

Benjamin Cain
Mar 3, 2020 · 8 min read
Image by Jimmy Conover, from Unsplash

A number of months ago, I started studying a second language (German). This went against advice I heard from somewhere years ago, that there’s a downside to being bilingual which is that the bilingual person no longer feels perfectly at home in his or her native language. The more languages…