Our greatest enemy lives within our living rooms, and we allow it to destroy us. Have you ever realised it yet? Share your experiences!
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Hence each man loves what he himself is deficient in.
Arthur Schopenhauer, Metaphysics of Love.
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Non possiamo dirigere il vento, ma possiamo orientare le vele.
We do not place special value on the possession of a virtue until we notice its total absence in our opponent.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human
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You are free, and that is why you are lost.
Franz Kafka, Letter to His Father.
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While trying to change how others see us, we often forget to change how we see ourselves. ~ Meeta Ahluwalia
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Daisy Daily 17
Day 17 - Phaedo!
I finally finished reading "Phaedo" and it was amazing, I want to read it again at a later time to think more about quite a few arguments. Another thing I did today was read a lot of articles and I also came across quite a few YouTube videos that really gave me great insights into my own culture and religion.
I often don't pay attention to things but today was a fascinating day! and I love this feeling, something different from all these quarantine days.
Wishing for more such better days...
Thank you for reading!
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None has in readiness such terrible tortures as has anxiety, and no spy knows how to attack more artfully the man he suspects, choosing the instant when he is weakest, nor knows how to lay traps where he will be caught and ensnared, as anxiety knows how, and no sharp-witted judge knows how to interrogate, to examine the accused as anxiety does, which never lets him escape, neither by diversion nor by noise, neither at work nor at play, neither by day nor at night.
Søren Kierkegaard, The Concept of Anxiety
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Non muovere mai l'anima senza il corpo,
né il corpo senza l'anima.
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Alan Watts, Love of Waters.
«Do you mind if I talk for a while about something I love? About water and the ocean. Ever since I can remember anything at all. The light, the smell. The sound and motion of the sea has been pure magic. Even the mere intimation of its presence, gulls flying a little way inland. The quality of light in the sky beyond hills which screen it from view. The lowing of fog horns in the night. And if ever I have to get away from it all, and in the words of a Chinese poet, wash all the wrongs of life from my pores, there’s simply nothing better than to climb out onto a rock and sit for hours with nothing in sight but sea and sky. Although the rhythm of the waves beats a kind of time, it’s not clock or calendar time. It has no urgency. It’s timeless time because I know I’m listening to a rhythm which has been just the same for millions of years. And it takes you out of the world of relentlessly ticking clocks. Clocks for some reason or other always seem to be marching. And armies never march to anything but doom. But there’s no marching rhythm in the motion of waves. It harmonizes with the breath. It does not count our days. Its pulse is not in the stingy spirit of measuring marking out how much still remains. It’s the breathing of eternity, like the Brahma of Indian mythology, who inhales and exhales manifests and dissolves the worlds endlessly forever.»
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Creation which cannot express itself becomes madness.
Anaïs Nin in a diary entry Oct. 18, 1936
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“Learn the way to hell, in order to flee from it.”
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There is a time when it is necessary to abandon the used clothes, which already have the shape of our body, and to forget our paths, which take us always to the same places. This is the time to cross the river: and if we don’t dare to do it, we will have stayed forever beneath ourselves.
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It is easy to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance
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Cioran in 1977, photographed by Sophie Bassouls
Emil Cioran(1911-1995) was a Romanian thinker and writer who published works in both Romanian and French. Among his books: On the Heights of Despair (1934) and Saints and Tears(1937), both translated from the Romanian by Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston, A Short History of Decay (1934), History and Utopia (1960), The Trouble with Being Born (1973),…
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The essential part to improving one’s writing is to practice writing, whether be it story writing, journalism or academic writing. This has been my goal lately. After attending an interesting lecture on ‘Academic Writing: Why and How?’ I came across a lot of new methods and a few research approaches. The idea is to get started now, for M.Phil is not an option anymore where I live. That’s why I was advised to present papers at selective few conferences, and actively engage in the world of academic publishing. So far the idea has been a bit scary, especially the prospect of speaking up in public. But here’s to hoping that I will finally get to conquer my social anxiety and effectively produce stuff that would gain me merit. And starting from today, I will also practice writing at least 1k words on topics which are or will be relevant to my area of study.
So, in lieu of giving up on my addiction of binge watching animes, I will now focus on cultural studies texts, and while going through them, I will discuss them and maybe even try to situate them within popular culture. So far that has been the goal. A planned routine usually does not works for me, I am all about spontaneous bursts of energy, but this time hopefully, I will get something done. For today, I will be reading up on ‘The Human Condition’ by Hannah Arendt.
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On April 15th 1877, David Ross, the Scottish moral philosopher and eminent Aristotelian scholar, was born in Thurso.
Known as David Ross but usually cited as W. D. Ross, was a Scottish philosopher who is known for his work in ethics.
Ross made significant contributions to the translation and interpretation of the works of Aristotle and to moral philosophy. His work in ancient philosophy, especially his various commentaries on Aristotle, is still considered to be of the highest calibre.
Many believe that Ross's work in this area is his most valuable contribution to philosophy. However, his main writings in moral philosophy are of lasting if not equal value. His The Right and the Good is said to be one of the most important works of moral philosophy published in the twentieth century.
Ross also sat on many panels during the twentieth century, probably the most important was during WW II in determining conscientious objectors.
He died in Oxford on 5th May 1971 aged 84.
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