Arthur Schopenhauer Arta de a fi fericit Schopenhauer believed that the world was a cold, absurd place, and that it was only by the force of an individual’s . Arta de a fi fericit · Arthur Schopenhauer. lei. În stoc. Descriere. One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Schopenhauer (). Posts · Tagged · #currentlyreading Arta de a fi fericit – Arthur Schopenhauer ( p.) #. #currentlyreading Gânditori ortodocși moderni – Pr. Andrew Louth ( p.) .
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Trivia About The Wisdom of Life. For those who are familiar with Schopenhauer’s view on existence and humanity spoiler alert: Do the right thing but don’t care too much for what other people think. It helps me to find my inner richness and the sources of the true happiness.
Still one would have liked him to exercise his philosophical prudence over such a daring generalization. Wealth, in arthurr strict sense of the word, that is, great superfluity, can do little for our happiness; and many rich people feel unhappy just because they are without any true mental culture or knowledge, and consequently have no objective interests which would schoenhauer them for intellectual occupations.
For the average man has no critical power of his own, and is absolutely incapable of appreciating the difficulty of a great work. One more thing perhaps that could soften his misanthropy: There is a sense in which Schopenhauer can be quite repetitive, but I think this is because he had ten different ways to say the same thing, and I found myself underlining everyone: I need hardly say what one must do to be healthy—avoid every kind of excess, all violent and unpleasant emotion, all mental overstrain, take daily exercise in the open air, cold baths and such like hygienic measures.
The highest pleasures, those of the intellect, are to him inaccessible, and he tries in vain to replace them by the fleeting pleasures of sense in which he indulges, lasting but a brief hour and at tremendous cost.
The Wisdom of Life by Arthur Schopenhauer
For all other sources of happiness are in their nature most uncertain, precarious, fleeting, the sport of chance; and so even under the most favorable circumstances they can easily schopehhauer exhausted; nay, this is unavoidable, because they are not always within reach.
It is a book that will most likely make you think twice about the things you thought matter most in life. It has weaknesses though, as i will show.
Never thought I’d give Schopenhauer a chance. And if he is lucky, his struggles result in his having a really great pile of gold, which he leaves to his heir, either to make it still larger, or to squander it in extravagance. I have to say that this book changed my life and the way I see it. He examines the ways in which life can be arranged to derive the highest degree of pleasure and success.
If you know anyone who is young, handsome, rich and esteemed, and you want to know, further, if he is happy, ask, Is he cheerful and genial? It is indeed full of words of wisdom and was a very enjoyable read.
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View all 5 comments. If you wish to start a new discussion or revive an old one, please do so on the current talk page. He was the son of author Johanna Schopenhauer and the older brother of Adele Schopenhauer.
Fate is cruel, and mankind is pitiable. Well this was a waste of time. The desire for fame is foolish as you should never allow your self worth to be governed by others. Atrhur times, I was not able to read more than a few paragraphs in one sitting as it had given me more than enough material to chew upon and mull over for days.
Also the greater importance of skill and ability over possession and fame. Recommended for anyone into philosophy, or who is looking for some direction in life. Paperbackpages.
And i hope to reread it in a few years or even sooner so that i reinforce and remember these ideas. Throughout the book, Schopenhauer makes us consider all these central ideas arhtur life, making him a great teacher as Nietzsche observed in his brilliant essay “Schopenhauer as Educator” found in his Untimely Meditations, even though he may not always be right. And, in general, nine-tenths of our happiness depends upon health alone.
For all other sources of happiness are in their nature most uncertain, precarious, fleeting, the sport of chance; and so even under the most favorable circumstances they can easily be exhausted; nay, this is unavoidable, because they are not always within reach. One more thing perhaps that could soften his misanthropy: