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The Nihilists’ Pilgrimage

Sujai Chandran

A journey that tries to convert an inherent nihilistic worldview into a more existentialist one.

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There is something symbolic in the act of packing up and leaving to party on an island somewhere every year. The location becomes an important point of reference and evokes the spirit of a pilgrimage to some sacred spot. But the nature of these trips in itself seems to be debaucherous. There is another time in history when there was a proliferation of alcohol, drugs, and sex, and this was in the counterculture movement of the 1960s. One aspect of the 1960s movement was that there was an attempt to expand consciousness and thinking, anti-war sentiment, cultural exchange, and a feeling of universal love underlying the use of these means.

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