However, Camus’ analysis of Sisyphus’ condition applies to all human beings. Perhaps not exactly what Camus was arguing but still relevant, humans of higher status may have a shorter hill to push the rock. Their existences are heavily valued with material things. Thus, the superficiality of their existences translates to a shorter hill to push their rock. It seems those higher in status are more aware of the tragedy of their truly empty lives, and yet they create a reputation for themselves that they then feel pressure to uphold. Thus, they are more willing or perhaps forced to push the rock up the short hill continuously because they can’t imagine their existence without that rock, symbolizing every part of their self-worth or reason for existing in the torture chamber.
The opposite is true for those in the working class; upheld by the utmost hope in escaping their situations, those that work their days away continually push their rocks further and further up the hills, only to have their realities come crashing back down. Those who work the hardest, in the most laborious ways, tend to earn the least, literally and metaphorically. To an outsider, they appear the least fulfilled members of society, existing only to scrape by. This is a pessimistic theory and perhaps strips them of their true worth. But if the existentialist argument stands, if the working class is wholly aware of the fact that their situations are unlikely to change and yet they continue to live each day hoping they will, they are the most unhappy people, living truly tragic lives. I'm not sure I agree with this idea, which leads me to criticize the idea of existentialism and life fulfillment.