Nietzsche was well aware that life without meaning comes with very dangerous consequences. With that said, much of his philosophy was for the purpose of discovering meaning in a world that feels so meaningless.
Plato had one goal as a philosopher – to help people understand how to live more fulfilling lives. In order to meet this goal, he wrote more than 30 books. All of which surround four core concepts: Know yourself Let your lover change you Understand beauty Reform society Throughout this article, we’re going to take
“One loves ultimately one’s desires, not the thing desired.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil Those who’ve taken a glimpse into Nietzsche’s philosophy are well aware of his distrust in morality. Nietzsche the morality that still weighs down on modern society as he felt it didn’t do the brain justice. Instead, morality was a ball and
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.
“All the worlds a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits, and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.” – William Shakespeare When the great playwright said this, he was discussing just what we’re about to talk about today; social expectations. For a moment, consider
“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.