I prefer the use of the word "random" rather than "futile". If life is ultimately random then the sum of what we do is neither good nor bad. It reminds me of the end of the Simpsons episode where the characters were trying to work out the moral of the episode but concluded it was just a bunch of stuff that just happened.2. If somebody genuinely thinks that life is futile, then I would be most intrigued to learn more from them about why it does not lead to despair. It's certainly possible to be swept up in enjoying people and projects etc, but if somebody really does believe that life is futile, surely at some point they have to come face to face with the logical implication that this futility has to apply to everything on their projects list.