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Posted by: Kaspar Hauser
« on: August 06, 2015, 10:30:47 pm »

I notice that I like to dabble in areas that interest me, but I don't like to be committed.  Take mathematics, for instance.  I am fascinated with certain areas of mathematics, and I like to dabble ... but I think I have lost patience with being overwhelmed. 

The reason I have appreciated Schopenhauer all these years is because I am able to understand what he is writing about.  He's not pretentious or purposely difficult.  When something I am studying becomes too convoluted, I find myself losing patience with myself and life in general.

There is something that irks me about elite academicians.  This is where I strongly embrace Schopenhauer's antagonism.  I discovered when going to "university" how much posturing goes on.  I did well enough, even exceptionally well, but it was because of the hours I spent in preparation, not because the material came easy to me.   I am a slow thinker.   This does not imply I wish I were a fast thinker.

I want to explore this gripe.  It may be the tip of an iceberg that, if exposed, will shine a light on a massive mountain of accredited bull-S-H-I-T.