“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: –
- A Genius is An Anti-social Individual
According to Schopenhauer, people with exceptional creative power are hardly sociable because they often fail to find people that think and reason 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 in my room. However, contrary to Arthur, I believe the antisocial character of a genius occurs because the genius realizes that he only learns a lot and becomes wiser when he’s alone.
- Our Admirers Hate Expressing Their Admiration
I firmly support Schopenhauer since some people who really admire us never show us their sense of admiration mainly because they are either egocentric or jealous. They think you will feel superior to them if they express how impressive they find you. For this reason, we must always learn to admire ourselves instead of waiting for people to admire us.
- 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 man and woman attracted to each other and makes them have sexual intercourse hence resulting in procreation and eventually the continuation of species. For this reason, he argued 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.
- 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 that the fight for survival has a meaning that I don’t know.
- 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
- 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 and strong. 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
- “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 meaningless and useless to your well-being.
- 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 always interpret negative circumstances positively and they won’t disturb him. However, a melancholic pessimistic idiot might be sad even in good times. In addition, some people are rich and sad, while others are poor and happy.
With this in mind, we must focus on building our inner qualities instead of amassing external things because our happiness levels greatly depend on our inner worlds.
Hope you loved Schopenhauer’s ideas about life. 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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My Top 10 Favorite YouTube Channels That Will Make You Wise As Fuck
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.
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
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 people how some people are controlling the world, and how we can break out of their system.
Here’s one of my favorite videos from the channel – Why Are They Hiding History?
Subscribers – 144k
My love for uncovering the true history of humanity has also made me love Mystery History as it shows you evidence that shows the true history of humanity. I can’t explain more about the channel because I just subscribed to it, one 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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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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Discussing Osho’s Concept: ‘Astrology: The Science of Cosmic Oneness.’
Astrology: The Science of Cosmic Oneness is a chapter in Osho’s book, The Hidden Mystery. I fell in love with this chapter because here, Osho provides deep insights into astrology. I love astrology because it reminds me of the many mysterious things about the universe.
Anyway, in the chapter, Osho introduces astrology by claiming that its fundamental laws originated from India since astrological calculations require mathematics which uses digits that were invented in India. He then proceeds to provide the following enlightening ideas.
- Human Beings Are Connected to The Stars
The Sumerians realized that human beings are related to the stars because the stars are responsible for disasters that strike the world. Chijevsky, a Soviet Scientist, gained interest in this idea, and after studying it he realized that nuclear blasts that occur on the sun (the biggest star) cause wars on our planet.
It’s hard to either accept or reject this idea because it’s also hard to either prove or disapprove it. However, the idea might be true because everything in the universe is connected, and maybe this connectedness is what causes the changes in the solar system to affect our planet.
- A Human Being Becomes Sick When He Fails to Be In Tune With The Musical Harmony in The Solar System
There was a certain musical harmony in the solar system when you were born. This harmony affects your health all your life, and living out of tune with it results in sickness.
I think this musical harmony is what we refer to as the Zodiac sign, and Osho believes that to be healthy, we must live in alignment with it.
- The Moon Affects Us.
If the moon greatly influences the water in the ocean, and the proportion of salt in the water in our bodies is similar to that of the salt in the ocean, how then can we firmly conclude that the moon does not affect us?
The moon affects human beings, and many studies have shown that various phases of the moon affect insanity levels. Many ancient societies also believed that the phases of the moon affected people’s behavior. The movies also try to indirectly tell you that the moon affects us. Have you watched in movies how the full moon makes some people turn into werewolves? Just Open Your Eyes, and You Shall See.
- All Animals (Including Humans) Have an Intuitive Source.
Many studies have confirmed that animals can sense climatic changes and impending disasters. Birds usually know when it’s about to snow, and some domestic animals know when it’s about to rain. In Japan, there is a bird which flies away 24 hours before an earthquake. We also have this intuitive source that most of us can’t access because we rely so much on our intellect.
I firmly agree with Osho because studying history made me realize that all animals including humans are intuitive but we humans, lost our intuitive abilities because the modern society became so obsessed with intellectual advancement. We focus on analyzing, researching and critical thinking instead of depending on our gut feeling to understand the universe.
- The Future is not Uncertain
According to Osho, the future exists in the present, and so, we can know our future if we open the window of the present moment. Osho believes that ignorance and lack of knowledge about this idea are what makes us believe that the future is uncertain.
I don’t know what opening the window of the present moment means, and therefore, I ask for your assistance in determining what Osho meant.
“Astrology declares that if by divine grace we can come to know the whole, then the future as such will not exist. But because we do not know the whole – we know only a small fragment – what we don’t know becomes the future.” – Osho
Hope you enjoyed today’s article. Anyway, before I write ‘thanks for reading’ I would love to provide you with a nugget of wisdom. Recently, I realized that only the open-minded people can become wiser. Therefore, never dismiss any piece of information just because it appears delusional.
Remember, the universe is miraculous, and there are many delusional things about it. And for you to understand the universe you must welcome any piece of information and use your gut feeling to assess its validity. Your gut always knows the truth, it is your connection with the universal wisdom.
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