“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.”
— Stanley Kubrick, Playboy Magazine interview, 1968
“Well, I hate to break it to you but there is no big lie. There is no system. The universe is indifferent.”
— Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Mad Men Season 1 Episode 8, The Hobo Code

ennui, it’s French for meh.