A Deep Dive into: The (beautifully tragic) absurdity of love songs – A love song isn’t a true love song if it doesn’t contain sadness and longing – The Philosophy of: Nick Cave (& why he thinks Kylie’s Better the Devil You Know is a devastatingly remarkable love song.)

…The love song is never truly happy. It must first embrace the potential for pain. Those songs that speak of love without having within their lines an ache or a sigh are not love songs at all but rather Hate songs disguised as love songs, and are not to be …

I hope today goes absolutely wretchedly for you. – A Deep Dive into: The wonderous beauty of Pessimism & The philosophy of: Alain De Botton (on Pessimism)

Any shitty thing that happens in our lives happens not because it is indeed a shitty thing, it only is shitty because of our predetermined lofty expectations of how we hoped it would turn out. The fact that we expected it to be the opposite of shitty, or at least less shitty in the first …

A Deep Dive into: Freedom – In your entire life, up to this point, when did you feel the most free? + The Philosophy of: Oasis’ Whatever (and the moment when I was)

This is a deep dive into something we want in our personal lives, our relationships (or at least for the other person to understand when we want it), our work lives and why we make money, and just in general. Freedom. And ironically, the less you ‘have’, the less responsibilities …

A Deep Dive into: The absurdity of knowing (& understanding) other people [pt.2] – How is it possible to know why people do what they do? (& The philosophy of: Charlie Fineman from Reign Over Me)

If someone’s decisions seems odd or completely understandable to you, they’re probably a no-brainer to them. And even if you think you do understand the motivations and reasons for their decisions or what they do, you probably only know a part of the picture.  Natasha in Tolstoy’s War and Peace is misunderstood, …

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 …

A Deep Dive into: Love [pt.6] – The Philosophy of: Short-term love – Every relationship must end, which is what makes it beautiful (Which do you prefer: plastic flowers or the ones that die?)

‘It was better to burn than to disappear.’ – Meursault (from Camus’ The Outsider)  Think back to before you were born… What do you remember? What was important to you?.. Probably not much right? Well, it’s likely that that’s what you’ll think and how you’ll feel about every single thing after …