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How to be pessimistic, and yet happy?

Frequently when I heard about motivational seminars, the contents were about how to be optimistic, positive thinking towards life and future. Most of the motivational speakers would say that the optimistic way of life will make you successful and happy. 278 more words

Existentialism

Let's Get Off This Highway: Exploding The Sublime In Twin Peaks: The Return 'Part 8'

Gotta light? Gotta light? Gotta light?….What’s that? Oh! Hello, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! And welcome back to our ongoing obsession with Twin Peaks: The Return… 1,805 more words

David Lynch

Vitrioleuse

Acid Attacks. Misogyny. Ressentiment. Sadism. Capitalism. Modes of production. Human potential.

Acid attacks are a premeditated form of torture. They are one of the worst things you can do to a person. 1,995 more words

Updated: Neopagan Errors Sweeping the West. Another Blind Alley.

The implicit cynical atheism in this video is what dooms such movements to bitter defeat. Schopenhauer was a tragic figure whose understanding of “greatness” was his hubris which begs the question of being (existence) itself (Exo. 152 more words

Philosophy

Postmodernism 101, Part 4: Staring into the Abyss

What is postmodernism? Is it a problem?  The following continues a series of posts explaining postmodernism.  It is based on the book, Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault… 1,105 more words

Mind

The Actual Colour of the Sun

‘The sun is actually white, it just appears yellow to us through the Earth’s atmosphere.’

This is a line that appeared on Facebook a while ago, courtesy of my friend… 2,304 more words

Philosophy

A day for Schopenhauer

When summer hesitates
like it does today
he bends with wind
and willow close to water
with his weight morosed.
Benched he sits alone
dropping breadcrumbs for the geese… 66 more words

Poetry