“It always implies a secret or unconscious intent, if not of each one of us, at all events of society as a whole” Henri Bergson
The best part of life has to be when we laugh so hard and uncontrollably that we can’t even speak, yet somehow we are able to sit there and clap away like a seal even though we are struggling to breathe! Laughter is undoubtedly a great part of our lives and occurs when something funny happens and/or is said in a comical way.
In Henri Bergson’s Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, the author wants to define the comic but not in a way that results in a rigid definition of the word, his main emphasis is to see the relevance between art and life; so he looks into the comic’s role as part of human life in order to have a better understanding of society and the individual human imagination, as well as of the collective imagination. As a result he explores why people laugh and what laughter actual means, by looking into what it is in us that makes us laugh and explores what it is in language that makes a joke funny. Continue reading The Importance of Laughter in Our Lives and the Role of the Comic: Henri Bergson
Hold on, don’t look back you’ll get caught in the tracks, it’s a trap.
Continue reading Hold On: A Piece of Poetry
“Language is a system of signs that expresses ideas”
There are many ways in which we communicate, however the most obvious one is through spoken word, therefore we must speak the same language in order to understand one another. The only one universal language we have is body language, this gives away everything about a person without even uttering a single word. However, you need to be an expert in that field to understand it fully, but for us everyday folks we rely on simple spoken and written form of communication to comprehend and state our thoughts and vice versa. Continue reading Are We Lost in Translation? Ferdinand De Saussure on Language and Communication
“The perception of other people and the inter-subjective world is problematic only for adults. The child lives in a world which he unhesitatingly believes accessible to all around him.” Maurice Merleau-Ponty
My curious nature always wonders and ponders about the world, however no matter how much I see, read and experience etc, there is no one theory fits all situations, its more of a continuation of thoughts and theories that build up overtime, to try and make sense out of some sense! Due to our individual views of the world determined by our own unique experiences, we tend to construct instinctive assumptions, and thus perceive the world in a particular way. Continue reading Do Adults Crush Children’s Natural Perception? Maurice Merleau-Ponty on Phenomenology of Perception
“Better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied” John Stuart Mill
Pleasure; is an interesting word indeed, it can mean many things, but what is its true worth? Obviously, we all want to enjoy the great pleasures in life, but, what is the definition of a pleasurable life? Are our ideas of pleasure really what pleasure is? How do we measure it? Continue reading John Stuart Mill: On Defining Pleasure
”Happiness depends on acquiring a moral character, where one displays the virtues of courage, generosity, justice, friendship, and citizenship in one’s life.” Aristotle
Continue reading Aristotle: On the Pursuit of Happiness