Existentialism is a philosophical theory that people are free agents who have control over their choices and actions. Existentialists believe that society should not restrict an individual's life or actions and that these restrictions inhibit free will and the development of that person's potential.
To understand existentialism it is important to look at examples of existential actions, questions and situations. It is also fun to look at the movie world to see which movies and directors were famous for their use of existentialism.
To get a better grasp of how existentialism looks at life, here are examples of existential questions:
When there is a tragedy or major life change, sometimes we start questions our real identity. This is called an existential crisis.
Here are examples:
Here are movie directors who are well-known for their existentialist films:
These are all different examples that can help you to understand existentialism.