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Holden

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How to Live in a Mad World
« on: May 21, 2017, 09:45:34 am »
There is no water tight formula, of course. There are very dark urges and forces inside of everyone. They are very powerful too. They cannot be controlled consciously. Ghost stories don't cut it for me. Maybe the only thing that kept me out of trouble during my very crazy adolescence was my constant urge to read. To read books like "Darkness at Noon".

That urge to comprehend the true nature of existence of the will is very strong in me indeed- if I do say so myself,much like Schopenhauer.
There are other dark urges which my breast harbours. They can wreck havoc if they can have their way. I would be lost completely.
I understand better than most Schopenhauer scholars the true nature of the force that drove Schopenhauer so steadfastly to pursue philosophy.The reason why he read so very voraciously. He is perhaps the most well read philosopher ever.
Long before I ever knew anything about Schopenhauer I was laying ,dazed, with Kafka's The Castle in Calcutta station, roaming around in the streets of Calcutta with a copy of the Catcher in the Rye firmly held against my chest ,as if to ward off evil forces.

I don't want to lessen the consciousness of the insanity of existence,I want to heighten it even more. That is the only thing that keeps quiet  the dark urges threatening to erupt like Mt.Etna from deep inside of me.
I must entire study the diabolical/historical forces minutely like Schopenhauer or end up becoming a plaything of the historical,diabolical forces.
https://youtu.be/4z2DtNW79sQ
La Tristesse Durera Toujours                                  (The Sadness Lasts Forever ...)
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Re: How to Live in a Mad World
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 12:55:45 pm »
I must clarify that the reason why I ,at the moment,am more inclined towards unconventional literature vis-a-vis Herr Hentrich .It maybe because his life compared to mine is,per se, far more authentic. My life ,at least  outwardly, is still very much petit bourgeois.
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Re: How to Live in a Mad World
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 08:21:01 pm »
Don't  you mean "How to exist in a mad world"? I don't consider this living.

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 09:35:08 am »
Mr.Iceman,

I hope that when I wrote in the other thread that Schopenhauer ,in the final analysis, rejects suicide as the way out of this mess,you did not take it to mean that I was in anyway condemning what you wrote.I merely was describing the Schopeanhauerian ideal.

It is likely that I would  myself make my quietus with a bare bodkin.
I hope that you and the two canines of yours are okay.

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Re: How to Live in a Mad World
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2017, 06:26:31 pm »
Sorry to intrude. Just sharing an interesting fellow.

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Re: How to Live in a Mad World
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2017, 10:29:19 pm »
Yes, I have heard this man speak before.  He says, there is nothing "to get".

At 8:52 he explains that we must live in misery and die in misery, that there is no way out.  You can put yourself to sleep.
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Re: How to Live in a Mad World
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 08:42:41 am »
Hentrich,
I read some interviews with U.G. and I only remember these quotes:

 “The plain fact is that if you don't have a problem, you create one. If you don't have a problem you don't feel that you are living.”

 “We are not created for any grander purpose than the ants that are there or the flies that are hovering around us or the mosquitoes that are sucking our blood.”

He died in 2007.