When I was young my parents a tried to instill in me Christian ideals, a reverence for God, and a proper and deep fear of hell. It never worked, not for one second. I saw from a very early age that there was no God, and even more frightening, no real need of one either. Their … Continue reading A to Z Theme Reveal // Bleak Realities of Human Existence
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” — Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden There is no doubt that this past year has been a hard one. Were more divided than ever and growing increasingly exhausted by the repetition of disagreements and offenses. We all just want … Continue reading At Least the Thorns Grow Roses
“You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too.” — Anaïs Nin Bad faith is a concept in existential philosophy that describes the tendency of humans, when faced with the pressures of society to act and believe in a certain way, to give up, or more … Continue reading Claim Your Freedom and Make Your Mistakes Your Own
Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to never was there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place. Nothing outside you can give you any place,” he said. “You needn’t look at … Continue reading We are Nothing, and this is No Place, Enjoy!
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“I exist, that is all, and I find it nauseating.” Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness I have been interested in Sartre for a long time, but I haven’t yet gotten around to reading his most famous book Being and Nothingness. From what I have read about him, though, his philosophy sounds like something I could … Continue reading Jean-Paul Sartre on Freedom and Responsibility
“Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can’t be sure.” // Albert Camus, The Stranger The Stranger (or L’Étranger in French) by Albert Camus is a book that pushes the philosophies of existentialism and absurdism to extreme situations and conclusions. We follow the main character, Meursault from his mother’s funeral to his casual murder of a man … Continue reading Short and Sweet Reviews // The Stranger