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Discussing the Fascinating Ideas of Schopenhauer: The Most Pessimistic Philosopher

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Life is a sorry business, I have resolved to spend it reflecting on it.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer was a great 19th-century philosopher whose life experiences resulted in him adopting a pessimistic attitude towards life. He believed that, “Human existence was a kind of error,” and that “Life is a constant process of dying.”

Although I haven’t studied his philosophical ideas in depth, I stumbled upon some of his ideas which I find fascinating.

Here are they: –

  1. A Genius is An Anti-social Individual

According to Schopenhauer, people with exceptional creative power are antisocial because they seldom find people that think like them.

I find Schopenhauer’s idea true because I realized that the more I become intelligent and creative, the more I want to be alone. However, I believe the antisocial character of a genius occurs because the genius realizes that he only learns a lot when he’s alone.

  1. Our Admirers Hate Expressing Their Admiration

I firmly support Schopenhauer because I realized that most people who admire us never reveal their sense of admiration. They think we’ll feel superior to them if we realize that they admire us. For this reason, we must learn to admire ourselves instead of waiting for people to admire us.

  1. Love Was Created to Enable Procreation

Schopenhauer believed that the Genius of Species/Nature/God created love to encourage procreation. He argued that love makes men and women attracted to each other and makes them have sexual intercourse hence resulting in procreation and eventually the continuation of species. He believed that Nature attains her goals by creating an illusion of love. It makes you attracted to another individual so that you have sex and bring another creature in the world.

The moment when two people begin to love each other, to fancy each other, as the very opposite expression has it – is actually to be regarded as the very first formation of an individual.” – Arthur Schopenhauer.

  1. All Living Things Are Dedicated to A Meaningless Existence

Arthur studied the life of animals and realized that all animals strived to survive. He wondered why they laboured continuously for a meaningless life.

After watching hundreds of wildlife documentaries, just like Arthur, I also wondered why all animals strive to survive. Birds, Wildebeests and many other animals migrate hundreds of miles because they want to survive. What makes them do so? Is their struggle futile?

However, contrary to Arthur’s opinion, I believe this struggle for survival has a meaning that I don’t know.

  1. Life is A Constant Process of Dying

As everything grows, it nears death.

I love Schopenhauer’s idea because it reminds us that our death is around the corner since we are mortal beings. This idea makes me appreciate every moment and live my life as authentic as possible because it reminds me that it’s not long before I stop existing.

  1. Our Happiness Depends on Our State of Health

It’s hard to be happy when sick, while it’s easier to be happy when strong and healthy. Furthermore, external circumstances make us suffer more when we are very ill than when we are well. For this reason, we must strive to be healthy by exercising and eating healthy foods.

“With health, everything is a source of pleasure; without it, nothing else.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

  1. “The Fool Rushes After The Pleasures of Life and Finds Himself Their Dupe

All individuals who focus on chasing the pleasures of life will eventually realize that their pursuit was pointless because these pleasures will add no value to their lives. Therefore, if you avoid following your dreams so that you take a meaningless job which pays you a huge salary that enables you to enjoy the pleasures of life, you will end up regretting because you’ll realize that these pleasures are useless.

  1. Happiness Depends on Our Inner Qualities

Our inner qualities determine our levels of happiness because we interpret external events based on them. A cheerful person with high spirits will interpret negative circumstances positively and they won’t disturb him. However, a melancholic pessimist might be sad even in good times.

Conclusion

Hope you loved Schopenhauer’s ideas. If you are familiar with him, you can add can more of his ideas in the comment box below. If not, you are welcome to comment on the idea that you loved the most or disagree with.

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4 Comments

  1. alanmaiccon

    November 30, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    A genius loves every moment.

    • Isaac Wechuli

      November 30, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      true.they are always immersed in what they do that they enjoy every moment

  2. jason

    December 1, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    deep

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5 Powerful Reasons Why Passion is a Key to Success

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I once believed that we don’t need passion to succeed. However, when I started blogging, I realized that passion is a key to success. I noticed that my passion for blogging made me write articles consistently.

Besides this, my research on successful people enlightened me that successful people are passionate about their jobs. They work 24/7 because they enjoy and love their work.

These findings forced me to think deeply about the relationship between passion and success hence making me realize that passion leads to success because it:

1.Makes it Hard for You to Give Up

It will be hard for you to give up on something when you are passionate because you won’t care about the results. You’ll only care about doing your thing, and you’ll do it even when you don’t get the desired results. For instance, if you love singing, you’ll continue singing even when you only have 5 views on Youtube.

2.Makes You a Hard Worker

Passion makes you work more hours because it makes you obsessed with your work. You’ll want to work whenever you find time because you love your work. Besides this, when you are passionate, you’ll work long hours because you won’t be able to tell the difference between work and play. For you, working will be playing.

3.Changes Your Attitudes Towards Difficulties

People who aren’t passionate about their jobs have a negative attitude towards obstacles. They either see them as threats or messages from the universe that they’ll never succeed.

However, passionate people perceive obstacles as an opportunity for growth. They are always eager to overcome them, and they believe they’ll become better at their craft after overcoming obstacles.

4.Prevents You From Wasting Time

If you do what you love, you’ll be obsessed with work because you’ll be excited about it. For this reason, you’ll want to spend most of your time working, and you’ll avoid wasting time on useless activities such as gossiping or liking and commenting on Facebook posts all day.

5.Increases Focus

Passion leads to obsession, which breeds focus. Focus leads to success because it increases the quality of your work as it makes you more skilled and knowledgeable. Besides this, focus prevents you from making mistakes and breeds consistency hence increasing your chances of succeeding.

Conclusions

People who don’t like their jobs seldom succeed because they mostly focus on getting things done. Moreover, they never reach great heights because they usually lack the motivation to improve their skills. However, passionate people have high chances of succeeding because passion increases focus, motivates them to work hard, and changes their attitude towards difficulties. And, lastly, it makes them want to work all time hence forcing them to avoid time wasting activities.

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My Top 10 Favorite YouTube Channels That Will Make You Wise As Fuck

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I love YouTube and I thank Jawed, Steve, and Hurley for founding it because the platform offers an endless number of enlightening channels created by people committed to making you wise.

Here are my favorite YouTube Channels that will make you wise as fuck.

  1. The Academy of Ideas

I’m addicted to this YouTube Channel because it has many short videos that inspire folks to curve their own path. Besides this, it also explains enlightening ideas by the Greatest Thinkers such as Carl Yung, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Socrates in a simple way. For this reason, I believe just watching a few videos from the channel will make you wiser

Subscribers – 307k

  1. The Crow House

Those who have read my book: Awaken from The Deep Sleep and the Hidden Truths section of this blog know that I love writing about the Elite and hidden history. The Crow House is responsible for making me inquire more about hidden history because Max Igan provides information that will make you doubt the history you were taught in class.

Max Igan informs viewers how ancient human beings were able to create things we can’t create today, and why he suspects that some people are hiding true history. He also enlightens us about the elite’s system of control and how we can break it.

Here’s one of my favorite videos from the channel – Why Are They Hiding History?

Subscribers – 144k

  1. Mystery History

My obsession with uncovering the true history of humanity has made me love Mystery History as it proves that ancient man was highly intelligent. I can’t explain more about the channel because I just subscribed to it a week ago. However, the few videos I have watched on the channel have made me ponder about a lost but extremely intelligent civilization that once lived on this earth.

Subscribers – 385k

  1. Alux.com

Alux is a wonderful channel for both luxury enthusiasts and self-help addicts. The channel can make you want to be rich because it shows you the most expensive hotels, mansions, cars, etc. It also provides wonderful pieces of advice that can help you live a prosperous life.

Subscribers – 1.7M

  1. Illacertus

Illacertus summarizes books about power, seduction, and strategy in a magical way. It has a good narrator and wonderful instrumental background music that will make you feel relaxed while watching the videos. I loved how the channel summarized Robert Green’s book The 48 Laws of Power.

Subscribers – 353k

  1. The Art of Improvement

The Art of improvement is a wonderful YouTube channel with short animated videos that aim at helping you succeed. It makes enlightening videos about productivity, creativity, and many more self-help ideas.

  1. Woodward TV

You must be very open minded for you to believe anything on Woodward TV. The channel discusses about the possibility of some people controlling us, ancient civilizations, ghosts, aliens, space, giants, the Hat Man, and many more mysterious topics. I love the channel because, besides its cool instrumental background music, it allows me to suspend all my beliefs for a moment and dive into wonderland.

  1. The School of Life

The School of Life is a self-help channel that discusses almost everything about life. The channel provides advice about love, relationships, sex, emotional intelligence, philosophy, the harsh realities of life, and many more things in short clear videos.

Subscribers  – 4M

  1. Lilou Mace TV

Lilou Mace TV shows Lilou Mace interviewing various people about success, sex, relationships, their spiritual beliefs, angels, and consciousness. I mainly love this channel because most of the videos have enlightening spiritual ideas.

Subscribers – 144k

  1. The Secrets of Nature

I really really really love watching wildlife documentaries because animals amaze me and enlighten me about the fundamental truths of life.

Recently, I stumbled upon The Secrets of Nature and I loved it to death. The channel has wonderful short clips and wildlife documentaries that will make you discover the hidden secrets of nature.

Do you want to be wise? Check out these channels and you might become the God of Wisdom. Anyway, I welcome you to comment about your favorite enlightening YouTube Channels in the comment box below.

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