The absurdity of this life, and its hopelessness and aimlessness
, are vividly portrayed in this "unreal" story with the impossible title "February 30th," referring to an impossible day, following upon the hero's birthday, which itself falls on the rather uncommon February 29th.
A revolting spectacle is what one sees: aimlessness
, decadence, loss of conviction, a total collapse of values.
Neither the earthly failure of Christianity, Berdyaev believes, can be used as an argument against its supernal truth, nor can the failure of history signify the aimlessness
and the emptiness of history.
Childhood has in some serious way been stripped of its wonderful aimlessness
, of shapeless, formless, and seemingly endless days and nights spent whiling away the time doing nothing that will help you get a Rhodes Scholarship or first-round venture capital for a start-up.
Carter had responded, according to Reagan, with "vacillation, appeasement and aimlessness
In July 2004, Esperanza USA launched Esperanza Trabajando (Hope is Working), an $11 million, nine-city, three-year project working with Latino at-risk and adjudicated-youth, transforming lives from unemployed aimlessness
and a troubled future into career-oriented lifetime employment.
Living near her Michigan home is Costner's Denny Davies, a former pro baseball player of note who is living off his past glory selling his autographs, hosting a radio talk show and drinking a lot of beer as he drifts into aimlessness
Stuart Dutting believes he's heading for a happy retirement, only to have his cosy world exploded by the ruthless ambition of his daughter, the aimlessness
of his hopeless stepson, and the earth-shattering deception of his beloved wife.
The opening sequence features Bill Murray, stunned by his own aimlessness
, sitting before a big screen tv and watching a champagne glass, scenes that imitate the poetry of Stranger than Paradise, where characters also require objects to stare at, to hold their lost attention.
The struggle between the belief in the divine emplotment of the world and its mechanistic aimlessness
, between the idealism and materialism, spiritual and bourgeois values in the scene in the scene of the mass comes to an end.
The series featured many of the most troubling cinematic portraits of American angst and aimlessness
, including Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967), David Holzman's Diary (Jim McBride, 1967) and Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper, 1969).
Then come the warnings: 'a growing problem of aimlessness
and despair .