”Happiness depends on acquiring a moral character, where one displays the virtues of courage, generosity, justice, friendship, and citizenship in one’s life.” Aristotle
“His voice his eyes express an interest a little too solicitous for the order of the customer.” Jean-Paul Sartre
It was dark , bitterly cold, misty and getting into the late part of the evening when I got home the other night; this is usually the time when an automatic reflection process begins in my head. And in the mist of my thinking I remembered a conversation; either on a podcast or a radio station I was listening to a while back ,about how people pretend to be something that they clearly are not. I couldn’t help but think if people do put on a mask wherever they go by playing a role other than who they really are; both out in the world of work/school and at home. If so, what are they trying to prove or hide?
“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