We often develop ideas in our minds we’d like to communicate with others – only to realize we don’t have the proper words to explain ourselves. This is especially true for people suffering from mental illness – it can be very difficult to explain just how we feel to somebody who’s never suffered. Luckily, there
“Life has no intrinsic worth, but is kept in motion merely by desire and illusion.” – Arthur Schopenhauer The German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, had a unique philosophy that – though may be adaptable to other philosopher’s points of views – stands out in execution and solution. This distinction appears when Schopenhauer discusses the human will
A deeper look into how ancient philosophers viewed mental illness.
“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest – whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories – comes afterwards. These are games.” –
When it comes to how to handle mental health, we each take our own approach. Though some of us take the approach suggested by all mental health professionals – treatment through therapy and medication – others seek out ways to self-medicate. Philosophy has a way of helping us not only understand our thoughts but the
Within our constantly progressing society, each of us strives for something different. Yet, at the end of the day, there’s one trait we all hope to die with; happiness. Though his work is over 2,500 years old, Aristotle remains relevant when it comes to discussion of what it means to live a fulfilled human life.