A culture of cynicism began to grow when art and comedy were used as tools for wealth and distraction rather than as sources of happiness. Happiness died because nothing is meaningful anymore.
Nothing Important aims to find meaning in a person’s life. It can be expressed in many ways, including through art, love, religion, nature, and society. Philosophically, we often find our purpose and happiness in meaning. But if we lose that meaning, how can we recapture that purpose and happiness?
Rendered in sixty clear and concise poems of varying length, this collection dips into Greek mythology and the classics, yet remains wholly modern. Alex K. Bishop wrote these poems in a three-year period, from 2017 to 2019. The existentialist theories of French philosophers Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre are the driving forces behind this collection, though anyone with an interest in existential philosophy, subjective experiences, mental health concerns, and love stories may find themselves reflected in these intelligent and sensitively written poems.