Review: The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy
The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“What need is there to weep over parts of life?
The whole of it calls for tears.”

In The Consolations of Philosophy, Alain de Botton simplified philosophy and explained that Continue reading

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Quote: Nietzsche

if you refuse to let your own suffering lie upon you for an hour and if you constantly try to prevent and forestall all possible stress way ahead of time; if you experience suffering and displeasure as evil, hateful, worthy of annihilation, and as a defect of existence, then it is clear that besides your religion of pity you also harbor another religion in your heart that is perhaps the mother of the religion of pity:  the religion of comfortableness.  How little you know of human happiness, you comfortable and benevolent people, for happiness and unhappiness are sisters and even twins that either grow up together or, as in your case, remain small together.

Friedrich Nietzsche