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Das Leben als Ponyhof

…oder: wir ersetzen ehrliche Einsicht durch Angst vor dem Scheiterhaufen. Auch wenn er nur medial-virtuell brennt (noch…):

Zeit Online: Die Debatten-Polizei

Es ist bedauerlich, wie weltweit lautstarke Minderheiten bzw. 130 more words

Goodbye January

So an entire month has gone by. 1/12 of 2016 has already been done. It was only New Years the other day I swear. I don’t know if time goes by faster as you get older but damn how did that happen. 308 more words

Words

Pleasing Smiles

“Many undoubtedly owe their good fortune to the circumstance that they possess a pleasing smile with which they win hearts. Yet these hearts would do better to beware and to learn from Hamlet’s tables that one may smile, and smile, and be a villain.” 6 more words

Literature

Schopenhauer and the Chained Dog

There’s a good web-site at www.unchainyourdog.org which presents the whole case against keeping dogs tied up, with many wretched photographs, plus statistics and instances of the neurotic aggression which the practice trains into the unhappy dog. 1,735 more words

Unexpected Letter

“If you want to know how you really feel about someone take note of the impression an unexpected letter from him makes on you when you first see it on the doormat.” 6 more words

Literature

Worst of Worlds

Arthur Schopenhauer’s Proof:

“Now this world is arranged as it had to be if it were to be capable of continuing with great difficulty to exist; if it were a little worse, it would be no longer capable of continuing to exist. 367 more words

Philosophy

Landscape Ritual

At the base of the hills the music, the wine, the light and the cloth come together.  The wind looks as it breathes.

“Music is the melody whose text is the world.” (Schopenhauer)

Art