A Human Baby’s like a sailor washed up on a beach By the battering of the surf, naked, lacking the power of speech, Possessing no mean of survival, when first Nature pours Him forth with birth-pangs from his mother’s womb upon Light’s shores. He fills the room up with his sorrowful squalls, and rightly so! – Just think what lies in store for him, Life’s full supply of woe.
I wrote this article about three miscellaneous themes we encounter in life. Namely, goal directed behaviour (then I will be happy), fame and being at the receiving end of insults. In addition with some stoic psychology thrown in the mix the purpose is to raise awareness and gain greater understanding of these themes so that we gain apathia or freedom from afflictive emotions (pathos). Goal Directed Behaviour Just like a Roman senator who thinks “when my service to Rome is finished I will retire to my countryside villa, then I will be happy” the modern individual
This article is concerned with the theme of time as an important commodity. With an analysis of Seneca’s ‘On Saving Time’ a short letter to Lucilius, Seneca’s friend. I pick out statements from the letter and give my own commentary on them with a conclusion at the end of the article to finish off. Feel free to comment! “Continue to act thus, my dear Lucilius – set yourself free for your own sake; gather and save your time, which till lately has been forced from you, or filched away, or has merely slipped from your hands” -Seneca Seneca
Death has no loopholes. All of us must meet it in the end. We go through the same motions in the same old place. No measure Of added life will ever coin for us a novel pleasure. True, while we lack that which we long for, it is an obsession, But we will just crave something else once it’s in our possession; We are forever panting with an unquenched thirst for life. No one knows what the years to come will bring – what joy or strife May lie in store for us, what outcome’s looming in
Just like fire we have our kindling and our extinguishing If you’re looking for hard-hitting contemplations tugging on your sense of impending mortality then you’re in the right place! No sugar-coating by the fairies here! We dive head first into this! Living is that intermediate process between birth and death. Life is a process not a substance like water or gold. With any process there is an eventual terminal point and in the case of life that is death. Before you were born, you had no name, no gender, no body, no relationships etc. In short your history was as
DEFINITION OF ‘LIFE WILL GET THE BASTARDS ANYWAY’ The concept of ‘life will get the bastards anyway’ is defined by this simple statement : “Life will cause your adversaries dissatisfaction, disappointment, grief, setbacks, despair, depression; in short, far more suffering than you can ever dish out onto them.” Superficially, This concept, which is a particular way of looking at things, appears malignant but take the time to look at it this way. If we substitute the consequences of anger, the emotion itself and the possible actions that could follow from it, for instead, this philosophical concept and its thoughts. We
The countenance of the audience on having read Comicus’ article ‘Happy Nihilism’
Some of you may have noticed the category ‘life philosophy’ on this site. I feel that it deserves clarification and explaining as to what it about. Life philosophy is personal self-development through philosophical therapy that practitioners apply to themselves. Life philosophy is about changing the self’s behaviour and attitudes by changing the way the mind thinks, by encouraging beneficial thinking patterns and attitudes and at the same time, by removing or atrophying harmful thinking patterns, habits and attitudes. Similar to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy no? Well, mastering mind and behaviour has been practised since ancient times By doing this you are investing in your long