John Stuart Mill: On Defining Pleasure

“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

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Friedrich Nietzsche: On Why Painful Experiences are Necessary for Our Growth

“Life without pain is meaningless. Pain is the source of all value in the world. It is test of one’s true worth”. Friedrich Nietzsche

There are moments in our lives where we feel pain sometimes intense pain, and the thing with this pain thing is, well they are a pain to deal with!! Pain tends to come every now and then in our lives in different ways ,but when it does come, it storm in like a hurricane and has this slow yet compelling sluggish existence. For me the best way to describe that internal feeling is in one word and that is OouchArghhhhUrghhhhhOuch! (well a few words rolled in to one!) This Ouch-Argh-Urgh-Ouch feeling just takes over…… for that moment at least! Continue reading Friedrich Nietzsche: On Why Painful Experiences are Necessary for Our Growth