So the etymology is from Warhammer 40k:
PunxsatownyPhil • May 17, 2016, 7:59 PM /u/Gelsamel the root of the term comes from a tagline of 40K: “In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium there is only war.” Hence, grimdark. It’s a setting where everything is shitty and the individual has no real power to change things so the rest of the spectrum is based on the opposites of that
The world I want to live in is one where the individual has the power to change things. The individual may require help, may start a company or join a party, maybe a side quest here or there out of necessity.
This comes back to JBP and doing what is meaningful, not what is expedient.
Question to ponder: By writing stories from a desired noble dark worldview, might I continue the conversation and keep the strength of individual alive?
The world is chaotic and we bring order to it. Things fall apart. We are striving constantly and not arriving. Beaats of burden, but we must carry a load and enjoy bearing it. That seems like living a meaningful life.