‘I met someone else, you should do it yourself’ – How to get over someone & The Philosophy of: Spiritualized’s A Perfect Miracle (The beautifully tragic absurdity of true love songs)

This is part two of a Deep Dive into true love songs. Those songs that aren’t just made of the fairy floss euphoria one person can make us feel, but also the absurd sadness that the absence of them, or the absence of something within us, can make us feel. …

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 …

Could death possibly be a boat? – On the absurdity of: Death and the absurd but brilliant philosophy of: Rosencrantz & Guildernstern [pt.4]

This is part 4 in a series on the absurd but brilliant philosophy of Rosencrantz and Guildernstern in Rosencrantz & Guildernstern are Dead. Here’s the rest, and why those guys are diamonds.    We know nothing about death. And cannot. But oh, but actually, there is one thing we know about …

Do you ever think of yourself of not having been born? Of course not, right? Because how could you imagine yourself as not been born? You wouldn’t know you hadn’t been born. It’s absurd to think about. Which is also why I don’t think about it. – Inspired by the absurd but brilliant philosophy (and wisdom) of: Rosencrantz and Guildernstern [pt.2]

This is part 2 of the absurdist but brilliant philosophy of Rosencrantz and Guildernstern… here’s part 1. All the medical progress that’s been made over the years is good, right? And all the scientific and engineering progress too, right? And the fact that your parents had you is also good, …

Do you ever think of yourself as dead, lying in a box? Would you rather be dead lying in a box, or alive and in a box? Well, for one, if you choose dead in a box, you won’t even know what you’ve chosen, since you’re dead. Oh, and is life in a box better than no life at all? – The Philosophy of: Rosencrantz & Guilderstern (On the Absurdity of: Death, and our futile attempt to understand it)

We don’t understand death. It confuses the shit out of us. And by the very definition of life, in which it can not co-exist with the state of being dead, we never will. No one will ever tell you anything about death. If someone comes up to you and tries …

The point of philosophy is not to talk an endless amount of bullshit, it’s to do just enough of it to realise how simple things really are, so as to live your best life (+ why Albert Camus gets dissed for being a shit philosopher. And why he probably wouldn’t give a fuck.)

Philosophy is not about making ‘progress’. Figuring out how to live a good life is as confusing now as it was in Ancient Greece over 2,000 years ago. The worries, anxieties and fears people have are basically the same, the only things that have changed are the technology that affects …

This is the greatest Love/Break Up song in all the history of all the musics ever – The philosophy of: All This Love (and Rainbow Stylin’)

There’s nothing more absurd, while being amazing at the same time, as love. But the closest thing is art. And there aren’t any other things we dive into, embark upon blindly or get completely swept away by. But nothing connects us to each other than those two things. And love (and break up) songs …

These are the two greatest love songs in the history of all the musics ever… The (ridiculous, desperate, but beautiful) absurdity of: Love Songs [pt.1] – ‘Baby I Love Your Way’ & ‘Happy Birthday Helen’

How can there be 68,000,000,000,021 love songs (and even ones where the guy says he’ll ‘jump in front of a train for ya‘) in a world where people still find making love work at best a mystery, and at worst, a labour? Because there’s only 2 ways we can truly …

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, …