One cannot give what he does not have. It should be better to love oneself than to love others directly without meaning it. It is shattered idea if one seeks the completion or the last piece of the puzzle to others. One should look it for himself. However,
Where ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise. In a society that functions by this proverb, wisdom is hard to come by. However, for a being longing for this wisdom, with a natural urge of curiosity, this “bliss” is hell. Equality, a being longing for the validation of his differences in a society of group mentality, is spare of individual morality. He accepts the ignorance of total equality that is forced on him, but is contrastingly different from the image of a part of a communal whole.
Pessimism is conceptualised as a lens under which the values of life are viewed with a sombre temperament that distorts one’s appreciation for life itself, by ignoring its good aspects, thus lowering one’s expectations. Arthur Schopenhauer is often understood as the greatest pessimist in Western philosophy despite never formally characterising himself as such. He does however use the concepts “optimism” and “pessimism” to classify certain conceits of suffering in his philosophy on human existence in order to classify the ‘good’ and ‘evil’ that pervade the human condition. Schopenhauer articulates what he perceives as the cruel realities of the pain that comes with life, by asserting that human existence is burdened by the twin poles of human suffering; want and boredom, stressing that ‘will’ dictates the cursor towards these ends, 1850, p: 45. In the matter of good and evil, can pessimistic judgments about life, such as the one expressed in the quotation by Schopenhauer, be an objective philosophical analysis of human existence?
We make ourselves an elohim if we esteem our life more highly than it should be. You have probably heard it said that you have to love yourself before you can love others. This is a lie from the pit. The truth is you have to allow Yahweh’s love to envelop you before you can love others. Note that this has nothing to do with loving our self.
And his interpretive judgement is overrrun by his ethical judgement. He does not answer or make any retrot about Brown’s interrogation. Jim does what is suitable for his ethical standard, not what is best for Patusan. Later when he asked Doramin to kill him, he is still following his own ethical standard and leaves Jewel his true love in enternal loneliness and sorrow. This kind of clinging to his own ideal can be viewed as a kind of selfishness.
Self-harm either contradicts or embodies some theories of hedonism. As self-harm builds pleasure internally while drowning out one’s inner turmoil, it contradicts the Philosophy of Cyrenaics, the position that pleasure comes from moral actions. However, inflicting harm on one’s body to get what one wants is not moral at all especially since it violates the Lord’s view that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, nor does it generate physical pleasure. Moreover, in the philosophy, pleasure was the supreme good as is in self-harm, but it put more emphasis on physical pleasure, which is not the case if we looked at the psychological explanation for the effects of self-harm. It is also against the ethical theory of hedonism which deals with
The first reason his speech explains how indifference is the worst emotion is by explaining how indifference affects people. This quote️️️, “Indifference is not a beginning, it is an end. And, therefore, indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor — never his victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten.”, helps you understand what happens when one, or many people act with indifference. Another reason that Elie Wiesel’s speech promotes his idea that indifference is detrimental is the way he notifies us about what we as humans can do to do the right thing by not acting with indifference. He gives examples of significant events from the 20th century that are examples of acting with indifference, such as America supplying Nazi Germany with oil or not saving Jews during World War II, but also not acting with indifference, for example the collapse of Nazis, communism and
In fact, the teacher would embrace and cherish the error due to it being a step in the right direction in this complex progressive idea. Socrates once said that the only thing he knew was that he knew nothing. This admission of ignorance became known as Socratic irony, this is a point of view designed to make the Socratic method function. However I find the awareness of ignorance to be a very interesting topic. There is nothing admirable about simply being ignorant but to be fully conscious about said ignorance results in a higher level of thinking and once again this admission is not seen as a downfall but as a move toward greatness in consciousness and ultimate
They also think that this movement is sound for its purpose of promoting a better well-being to all people in the world, leading them to a utopia. On the other hand, psychologists, who agree that positive psychology movement is fundamentally flawed, believe that there is no objectivity when it comes to perception to the world. Furthermore, they think that all discrete emotions have their uniqueness and cannot be simply put into two valences. Lastly, they suggest that positive psychology movement is somehow not plausible because of their over-reliance on positive human qualities, neglecting a person as a