Unlike this guy (HT - Grant McDermott).
Bartleby finds existentialists occassionally quite insightful, but a little excessive and often depressing.
Traditions, Bartleby reminds Henri, are better thought of as things that we imbue with significance, rather than things with intrinsic significance. If you demand intrinsic significance you seem to be missing the whole point. One ought not ask "what is it about Halloween that makes it an enchanting day?". If one feels the need to ask anything (and it's not an obligation to, of course), one ought to ask "what is it about us that leads us to enchant the day of Halloween?".
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