Arthur Schopenhauer Arta de a fi fericit Schopenhauer believed that the world was a cold, absurd place, and that it was only by the force of an individual’s . Arta de a fi fericit · Arthur Schopenhauer. lei. În stoc. Descriere. One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Schopenhauer (). Posts · Tagged · #currentlyreading Arta de a fi fericit – Arthur Schopenhauer ( p.) #. #currentlyreading Gânditori ortodocși moderni – Pr. Andrew Louth ( p.) .

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This is, as arhtur were, the true underlying substance, and fame is only an accident, affecting its subject chiefly as a kind of external symptom, which serves to confirm his own opinion of himself.

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Fericlt Thomas Bailey Saunders. It helped me understand myself better, made me aware of my own potential and gave me self confidence. To him black people are primitive and unintellectual, women controlled by their emotions and unintellectual, too. Another negative point are in some parts frequent repetitions, e.

Each of the two paths has its own peculiar advantages and detriments; and the chief difference between them is that actions are fleeting, while works remain. Trivia About The Wisdom of Life. In other words, his center of gravity is not in himself; it is constantly changing its place, with every wish and whim. I do have some gripes with Schopenhauer’s vision of the world. And, in general, nine-tenths of our happiness depends upon health alone.

Beyond the narrow horizon of means to this end, he knows nothing; his mind is a blank, and consequently unsusceptible to any other influence. Lists with This Book. Open Preview See a Problem? It has weaknesses though, as i will show. This book literally showed up exactly at a time when I could, I think, fully appreciate its value at first read. If it was in my power to do so I would certainly compel everyone into reading it.

One more thing perhaps that could soften his misanthropy: Schopenhauer is brilliant, but from the fifty rules collected in this work, many rules are frequently repeated.


Изкуството да бъдем щастливи

There is not a single word or line that is not a quotable. Of Alexander the Great we have schopenhsuer the name and the record; but Plato and Aristotle, Homer and Horace are alive, and as directly at work to-day as they were in their own lifetime. People who have been born and bred fsricit good circumstances are as a rule much more careful about the future, more economical, in fact, than those who, by a piece of good luck, have suddenly passed from poverty to wealth.

View all 3 comments. It helped me understand myself better, made me aware of my own potential and gave me self confidence. A really great book with some excellent takeaways I love Schopenhauer’s philosophy, to me he is one of the greatest thinkers, not a pessimist arthkr a realist.

In the second half of our lives, we come to know happiness lies in the avoidance of pain, in living a tranquil, moderate existence. Rabindranath tagore nu stiu cine esti, ce faci sau ce gandesti. In every kind of enjoyment, for instance, the pleasure depends principally upon the man himself. Compared with real and natural motives, these are but as paper money to coin; for their value is only arbitrary—card games and the like, which have been invented for this very purpose.

There is a sense in which Schopenhauer can be quite repetitive, but I think this is because he had ten different ways to say the same thing, and I found myself underlining everyone: This is the first book I have read from Schopenhauer and I have to say, honestly each paragraph embraces wisdom in every sense of the word.

I couldn’t find a better example, but this one contains even two metaphors in succession: For without a proper amount of daily exercise no one can remain healthy; all the processes of life demand exercise for the due performance of their functions, exercise not only of the parts more immediately concerned, but also of the whole body.

Schopenhauer is a cranky scho;enhauer men, who I find alarmingly relatable. Also noteworthy are his frequent allegories and metaphors, which in his view do not expand knowledge, as they can be subsumed into general ideas, but speak more immediately to us and are beautifully written and fitting. Original review on another edition here: Schopenhauer is so easy to read. The translation is a bit harsh and unrefined, but with a little effort it’s possible to see what the author meant.


Nonetheless an easy introduction to his pessimistic outlook on life.

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Some of Schopenhauer’s psychological musings don’t hold up to science any more, others are valid and remarkably poignant, almost prescient, like the observation dr a multitude of choices paralyzes, and restricted choice supports happiness. While I do agree you should take into account certain risks for instance fire insurancealways keeping the negative outcomes in mind is tremendously depressing.

For all other sources of happiness are in their nature most uncertain, precarious, fleeting, the sport of chance; and so even under the most favorable circumstances they can easily be exhausted; nay, this is unavoidable, because they are not always ffi reach. Probably one of the timeliest books I’ve read in my life.

He examines the ways in which life can be arranged to derive the highest degree of pleasure and success. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Fate is cruel, and mankind is pitiable. No man ought to expect much from others, or, in general, from the adthur world. His advice boils down to: Do we not stop evolving?

I love this book. I have to say that this book changed my life and the way I see it. I need hardly say what one must do to be healthy—avoid every kind of art, all violent and unpleasant emotion, all mental overstrain, take daily exercise in the open air, cold baths and such like hygienic measures.