THOUGHTS (1 / 39)
We feel like we have to work for something to deserve it. If we haven't worked for something, we don't deserve it.
This logic leads us to going to the place where we cannot get what we want, so we can try to get it because we're not allowed to have what we want unless we also deserve it.
Example: Girls that sleep with guys who clearly do not want a relationship, hoping to get a relationship with them because they feel like they are not worth being in a relationship with — thus, needing to prove it by convincing the boy to settle down with them.
This mentality is flawed; you can't work for a good relationship, it just happens (and if you've resolved the internal problems that plague all people)... maybe that's why I hate work so much.
Where to begin?
Behaviorally, but not ideologically.
But he is behaviorally.
Two philosophical problems with the idea of learning from a mistake.
Truth is just an ideal.
The difference between experiential and conceptual learning.
It means to lose control, to be compelled to act despite oneself.
The world is topsy-turvy, therefore ways of helping it ideologically are topsy-turvy too.
Making stressful decisions can lead to happiness; peace of mind is the aftermath of moral tension.
We need to re-examine our ideas about love in order to make the world a better place.
A short story with hints of borderline and projection.
How you feel about it is important.
A passive pursuit is not a pursuit at all.
The reason why Elon is a utopian anarchist-socialist-capitalist.
We're idiots because we're hypocrites digging our own graves.
Dualism is a lie.
Kids should learn to decide for themselves.
Real creation that benefits humanity happens alone at first.
An analogy for life.
"Without art, he insists, shirking no personal or collective horrors, we do not know ourselves or anyone else. Only art penetrates what pride, passion, intelligence and habit erect on all sides - the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight of. This other reality is always sending us hints, which, without art, we can't receive. Proust calls these hints our "true impressions." The true impressions, our persistent intuitions, will, without art, be hidden from us and we will be left with nothing but a "terminology for practical ends which we falsely call life."
: —Saul Bellow, Nobel Laureate Speech, Source.