Searching for Meaning in Nier Automata and Beautiful World, Where Are You

This piece contains spoilers for Nier Automata and Beautiful World, Where Are You.

How do we find meaning in the modern world? It’s probably a question that every conscious generation has grappled with going as far back as, well, who knows? But it seems like a more pertinent, gripping question now than it ever has been. Maybe that’s just my human brain and its inability to think broadly, but there’s something about the digital era we’re living in that makes this central question feel more depressing than I imagine it would if I were a farmer in 1800s Cyprus, frolicking in the sun and bathing on the shores.

“I looked at the internet for too long today and started feeling depressed.”

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