A Deep Dive into: The absurdity of knowing (& understanding) other people [pt.1] – How is it possible to know what it’s like to be someone, if you can never ever actually ‘be’ them?

Do other people sometimes act weird according to you? And other times is it quite expected? The only thing unites (or divides) you and those people may be the what they do, but it may perhaps in no way at all be the why. Think about your entire life up until …

What’s your dream? Imagine never realising it. What’s your goal? Imagine never achieving it. Who do you love? Imagine they left you (or died). What are you grateful for? Imagine you lost it all. – If the worst came to the worst… (& The Philosophy of: The School of Life)

It may not be useful, or a life worth living, if you go about your usual day imagining the worst is going to happen. That sounds like a bullshit kind of life. But imagining tragedy–the things you most don’t want to– can lead to you being prepared for (and happy …

Maybe the truth is unattainable, but it’s possible to at least get close to it… and further away from what it’s not (The philosophy of: Plato’s Cave)

In Y Tu Mamá También, as part of their manifesto, the Charolastras believe that ‘The Truth is cool, but unattainable’. But that doesn’t mean you can’t try to attain it. And it may not be about learning what’s truth and then confirming it over and over, it might be more important to …

It sucks to live on the other side of the world of people you care about, because you can’t ever share any experiences, right? Wrong. Every 105 or so years you can.

There’s one thing that connects you to every other person, everyone you care about, no matter where they are around the world. And that’s the cosmos.  So even if you’re on the other side of the world from people you care about, you can still share real life experiences (ones …

Think of your #1 goal or dream… What if you did it? Or what if you never did? What are the potential benefits of going for it vs. the potential costs of not? & The philosophy of: Tim Ferriss’ Fear Setting (and what Stoicism –and this cow–’s got to do with it)

What’s your dream? Or your greatest goal? What’s the one thing that most wish for, want or would love to give a go? Well, if you went for it, what you would first possibly gain, and possibly lose if it didn’t go the way you wanted? And if it didn’t …

‘It is your life. Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself; don’t swim in the same slough.’ – The philosophy of: Charles Bukowski (Is a life stripped of goals and dreams a meaningless one?) + The philosophy of: Modest Mouse

Is an ambition-free life, one ‘free’ of dreams a meaningless one? Is existence completely in the present a purposeless one?  In Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, a man is sentenced to death by firing squad but minutes before he’s shot, he is pardoned. In those minutes expecting his death though, he realises …

The Absurdity of: Knowing others, and them knowing you (and why they do what they do) – The philosophy of: Natasha in Tolstoy’s War and Peace

I will never know everything about you. And you won’t know me. It’s impossible to know what it’s like to truly be someone else, to know why they are afraid of what they are, why they worry about what they do, and why they want what they do. The entire …