All Quiet on the Western Front

When Paul says: ''How senseless is everything that can ever be written, done, or thought, when such things are possible,'' to what is he referring with the words ''such things''?

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Paul is not just talking about German suffering; he is talking about the suffering of the enemy as well. He examines the enormity of suffering that senseless war causes. He is referring to the carnage and waste that war has brought mankind since he began killing his brothers.