The Rick and Morty multiverse has thus far been a fairly dark and cynical place, perfect for fellow nihilists who find it extremely entertaining to watch just how pointless and dismal the faith and purpose of humanity actually is.
One of the fulcrums of Rick and Morty is that, on a large enough scale and long enough timeline, nothing really matters at all.
“Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV.”
But is this dreary, bleak and desolate point of view really that negative? Not at all, according to series co-creator Dan Harmon.
EVERYTHING Is The Meaning Of Life
A few days ago, Adult Swim posted a new short video in which Rick and Morty creator talks about the underlying themes and meanings that have been deeply woven into the very fiber of the show.
Aside from talking about the everlasting and a rather heavy theme of Creator and Createe, where he likes to point out the “terrifying” idea of God being nothing more than an indifferent and impersonal cosmic force that doesn’t really give a damn about its creations (much like Rick), in this interview Harmon also does much more than mere surface-scratching when it comes to the meaning of life.
Watch video here:
As you can see, Dan emphasizes the absurd duality of our existence. When you take a look at the big picture and the grand scheme of things, although nothing is truly important, also everything is.
“Once you get through that terrifying threshold of accepting that, then every place is the center of the universe, and every moment is the most important moment, and EVERYTHING is the meaning of life.”
Break the cycle, Morty. Rise above.