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Re: Negative Liberation
« on: July 28, 2017, 10:04:10 am »
Thank you for your comments. This is your blog,Mr.H, and if you ever decide to shut the blog down, I will understand your decision. Once again I thank you for allowing me to write here. I must say that this blog is like a confessional box in a Catholic temple. Of course I am only a faceless reader and commenter from faraway Paraguay here. I think we all live in a self-designed prison cells. A country with an artificial name and borders is a prison cell. 

" It's as though one discovers a secret kind of relief upon rediscovering the pointlessness of all our strivings." Yes, it is both a relief and a burden at the same time. It is sad too specially when I see people filling their time with so many distractions until death comes.

"Am I alone in sensing this, that there is a hidden delight in just accepting our misery, when we just sink into this as being the true nature of our reality?"
No, you are not alone and most accept their miseries.

"Do you think it is possible that those who are in the processes of overcoming the will to live, losing interest in things in general, resigning themselves to just "get through life", not expecting to acheive any kind of lasting happiness, but simply avoiding danger and trying to be content with hiding in a room, may be concrete examples of the kind of terminology Schopenhauer was using?"

I ask myself if the will to live is so powerful in each human being, how can we resist this will? I get the impression everyday that this ability to resist is only for a few enlightened.

"I think of all those who must be miserable and I dream of a cure which would be as easy as simply being resigned to not feeling well."
Thatīs the problem,Mr.H, we wretched creatures do not want to feel resigned to not feeling well. As you say, there is no cure once you are on Earth.

"You see, we live in a world where people are trained not to complain because those who endure much without complaining are seen to be "strong".   Every creature has the burden of its own existence to deal with.  Suffering is everywhere.  It especially must be very prevailant within those who are constantly investing in acquiring the symbols of "success" ... for I imagine there is just no getting away from oneself, and one's self can't be that much different than the one I experience."

I often heard " boys donīt cry". Yes,they appear to be strong but as times passes the cracks start coming.

"None of the mathematics text books mention the great emptiness and pointlessness of all our strivings."
Great truth. The only I can add is that you have a talent for numbers and that is important.

"Take care of yourselves and don't mind me if I don't write here as often as I used to."
You have your own issues there in New Jersey and so it is understandable if you do not write often. Reading this blog has been very comforting.

Stay well and drive safely.