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Pessimism and happiness

Pessimism tends to be looked down upon in today’s society, and it is thought that optimism is the way forward and the only outlook which will permit a certain kind of happiness. 422 more words


Inexplicable Splendour (Part 1)

‘It would be better if there were nothing. Since there is more pain than pleasure on earth, every satisfaction is only transitory, creating new desires and new distresses, and the agony of the devoured animal is always far greater than the pleasure of the devourer.’ 1,368 more words


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“A talented man is a marksman that hits a target no one else can hit. A genius is a marksman that hits a target no one else can see.” -Schopenhauer… 199 more words


Lars von Trier and Schopenhauer


Melancholia (2011, UK certificate 15) is Lars von Trier 12th film in a career that spans 30 years, and is a 130 minute lesson in Schopenhauer and the art of beautiful filmmaking. 1,357 more words


I Reported All My Ex Lovers to the Police

It was full moon and I reported all my ex-lovers to the police. Yes, I did…I did…I did…Oh God…I did…I don’t know why I did it but it felt so good…so empowering…it felt like I fucked them better than they fucked me at least once…but I wanted to kill some of them or maybe I already killed all of them… 522 more words

Truth and concept; Nietzsche and Schopenhauer; Self and other...

To get anywhere, we must start from somewhere; some common ground that we can all agree on, at least provisionally, for the sake of discussion. So what would that be? 3,320 more words

Symposium on Schopenhauer

DISCLAIMER: this is another essay i wrote back in 2016 in my Philosophy and culture: Philosophy of love class. it discuses the description for “love”  between  Schopenhauer and Plato’s Symposium. 787 more words

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