In an era defined by stress and selfishness, self-care, and obsessive individuality, emptiness can offer peace. A balm for the soul of burnt-out Millennials - disillusioned with the search for meaning through career success, a beautiful life and a beautiful Instagram account - The Sunny Nihilist explains why achievement has not made us happy. Looking anew at a philosophy usually associated with grumpy pessimists, writer Wendy Syfret examines our modern experience of work, love, religion and wider society, and asks whether a touch of upbeat nihilism could actually lighten our loads. Making the case for rejecting the cult of purpose and accepting our un-importance in the universe as a positive reality, The Sunny Nihilist urges us to be cheerful in the face of it - because if nothing matters, we might as well be happy and good to each other.
Wendy Syfret is an award-winning, Melbourne-based journalist, writer and editor, contributing to publications all over the world, including Guardian, Vice and Man Repeller. Her previous roles include Managing Editor of Vice Asia, Head of Editorial for Vice Australia and Australia Editor for i-D Magazine.
You could tie yourself in knots wondering WHAT IT ALL MEANS. . . or you could read Wendy's book and feel instantly more relaxed and chilled out. The antidote to anxious times
Bridget Delaney, author of Wellmania and This Restless Life