Could death possibly be a boat? – On the absurdity of: Death and the absurd but brilliant philosophy of: Rosencrantz & Guildernstern [pt.4]

This is part 4 in a series on the absurd but brilliant philosophy of Rosencrantz and Guildernstern in Rosencrantz & Guildernstern are Dead. Here’s the rest, and why those guys are diamonds. 

 

We know nothing about death. And cannot. But oh, but actually, there is one thing we know about it – it’s inevitable. Which can either be incredibly depressing or incredibly liberating. Because much like being a passenger on a boat, which is moving in direction and you have no control over, you do know that as some point, whether you like it or not it is moving towards its final destination. So during the boat journey, enjoy it and make the most of it, even if it is going to just crash into land and be a total disaster, that in a single moment turns from you being on a boat journey to not being on a boat journey.