I never thought I would like a philosophy book so much 😲
"The will to truth which will still tempt us to many a venture, that famous truthfulness of which all philosophers so far have spoken with respect — What question has the will to truth not laid before us! What strange, wicked, questionable questions! That is a long story even now — and yet it seems as if I had scarecly begun. Is it any wonder that we should finally become suspicious, lose patience, and turn away impatiently? that we should should finally learn from this Sphinx to ask questions, too? Who is it really that puts questions to us here? What in us really wants 'truth'? " -Friedrich Nietzsche
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Diary of an artist, Saturday, January 19, 2019
# 753 (countdown)
Woke up 3:30 am.
Are the things I say (said in 2018) so important that world needs a book? Am I a sage? A pundit? A guru? A famous philosopher? A top mentor? A lama? Yoda? Obi-Wan? Gandalf? Dumbledore? Morpheus? Fucking Forrest Gump?
No, I’m none of the above. I’m just a guy (a human being) like any other human being. Somebody who believes that what he has to say (offer) has value, that anyone who is capable of thinking is also capable of being wise, having deep thoughts, ideas, revelations, even making breakthroughs, but more important that anyone with an undamaged human brain is capable of asking questions, questioning old truths, debunking longstanding myths, challenging authorities, opposing this goddamn inertia which runs the lives of most people in this world.
People are being intimidated since young age by the grandeur of past sages, pundits, gurus, philosophers, writers, thinkers, leaders of religious movements, politicians, national heroes, authorities, even celebrities. People lack courage. Only rebels have the audacity to present their own opinions, ask fundamental questions, question old truths, debunk longstanding myths, challenge authorities, oppose the inertia. But it’s super hard to be creative, audacious and self-confident when people are literally forced to revere past masters, heroes, etc. and take whatever they said or wrote at face value.
Heck, not even that. I take back what I’ve just written. It’s not even that they lack courage. They assume that certain people (certain representatives of the same species) were intrinsically wiser than them, or that whatever the society as a whole embraced is sacrosanct and that questioning old truths, traditions and rules is inappropriate or unwise. They assume that they owe it to everybody (the society) to forever revere those who are revered by the majority. People believe and say that Confucius or Seneca (or whoever) were the wisest human beings who ever walked this earth and that’s it. The only thing most people will do is they will sing their praises.
Read on 👉 mygame.typepad.com/my-blog/diary-of-an-artist/
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My insight: In order to be able to taste human rationality, do not focus on abstract notions in particular, but on cultivating higher pleasures.
7 54010:06 AM Jan 12, 2019
Understanding is better than pretending to understand!