Continued from... Existentialism: Digging Deep
Facticity, authenticity and in authenticity—this is where my brain starts wobbling and I start losing track of my thoughts. If I was to meet these guys who are trying to define a simple idea and give it some new fancy name, which makes philosophy difficult, then I would have advised them why not just call a spade— a spade.
Do not you feel that everything is going round and round in a circle? Existentialists give me no choice.
I do not know what to do because I do not know myself, and when I know myself I might not be able to do what I want to do. You argue in any way— they win. This is where a philosophy starts becoming a philosophical system. Once you enter in to it you do not know how to get out of it. You are trapped in a maze like a rat. The best thing existentialist can say is, “Hey pal, we believe in free will and we are not going to listen to any of your lame excuses.”