It seems to me that great observations hold a mirror up so we see the reality of what we want to think of ourselves and the truth of what we are. But at the same time they do not say there is no way out. They leave room for aspirations.

A blanket observation that there is nothing beyond absurdity is necessarily directed as those who believe otherwise, and is destructive.

Of course if it is directed at the pompous – at those who say one thing and do another – then it is satire.

Reflections on absurdity put us all in the same boat. Reflections that single out a group is akin to ridicule and is sadistic and possibly prompted by jealousy.