Life is pointless. That’s not okay. I show that. I argue that a point is a valued
end and that, as agents, it makes sense for us to want our efforts and enterprises to
have a point. Valued ends provide justifying reasons for our acts, efforts, and projects.
I further argue that ends lie separate from the acts and enterprises for which they provide
a point. Since there can be no end external to one’s entire life since one’s life includes all
of one’s ends, leading and living one’s life as a whole cannot have a point. Finally, I argue
that since we live our lives and structure our livingahumanlife efforts both in parts and
as a whole, it is fitting to be sad to recognize that leading and living a life is pointless.
My discussion helps make sense of the literature that frequently talks around this topic
but often does so vaguely and indirectly.