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Re: On Laziness
« on: February 25, 2020, 01:12:18 pm »
While many people in the United States see the tycoon or popular celebrity as an ideal to be strived for, Schopenhauer offers us  The Sage - an individual who can overcome their desire, and retreat from the stresses of life to live as an intellectual.

Schopenhauer offered a more practical solution for the rest of us, and advised stressed people to spend as long as possible with art and philosophy, which gives us a moment of clarity. However brief, it is a break from our daily labors to spend in beauty and reflection.

From morning until the end of the night, I hear my mother's worries over living in destitute; and it takes almost a revolutionary effort just to set those anxieties aside for a few hours to become engrossed in some math or programming, or even to just to reflect and ponder upon this life which will inevitably pass.

It would appear that, if one prefers to live as an intellectual, this may require a shirking of duties.   If my life were guided by the Will of a dependent parent, I would most certainly be sold into modern day slavery.   I have no choice but to have sense of humor and see my very life as ridiculous.  After all, my life resembles that of the fictional character, Ignatius Reilly, of Tooles A Confederacy of Dunces, more than it does the life of that Sage, Arthur Schopenhauer.
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