For the crime of cheating death Sisyphus is condemned by the Greco-Roman gods. He must push his boulder up the mountain each day, only to see it roll back down for eternity. This task is absurd -like so much of life- why else would we develop a sense of humor that laughs at absurdity?
“The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart, one must imagine Sisyphus happy. ” -Albert Camus