He was right. He was so right. You do something and it's just like "okay what's next?"

He was right. He was so right.
You do something and it's just like "okay what's next?"
And most of the time you get no real outcome and are left wondering why you even did it but even when you do get an outcome it's the same thing "okay I got an outcome what's next?"
You want things. And you never get them anyway. And the worst part is even when you get the things you wanted it's still just "what's next?"
All of life is just a series of saying "what's next" and one day you can't take saying "what's next" one more time and that's when you die.
If you were ever satisfied you would just stop. If you were satisfied you wouldn't even have started.

CRIME Shirt $21.68

Yakub: World's Greatest Dad Shirt $21.68

CRIME Shirt $21.68

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Quit projecting

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >PROJECTING

      homie the world is fricking ass, things keep getting worse, we're being taxed like dogs while most of the younger generation isn't having kids and is homeless. FRICK ALL OF YOU FOR THINKING THINGS ARE STILL NORMAL, ITS FRICKING NOT, LIFE KEEPS GETTING WORSE!!!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dogs don't pay taxes

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have you ever been in love or infatuated with someone? Have you ever witnessed or been a part of something so perfect that you actually experience true bliss? I have never been in a relationship, but I have been deeply infatuated with someone where I certainly relished every moment I was near them without wanting more. Occasionally, art or my surroundings will bring me there as well.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I have never been in a relationship, but I have been deeply infatuated with someone where I certainly relished every moment I was near them without wanting more.
      You are proving his point. It's because you never experienced the relationship, the idea of it, for you, is in an ideal perfect state. You need to actualize it before you can claim to truly understand.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It's because you never experienced the relationship, the idea of it, for you, is in an ideal perfect state.
        The idea of what? The relationship? I never entertained that idea. I may be proving his point. I do appreciate the state of infatuation.

        And would you be happy, content at least, if you never felt these things ever again?

        Probably not, but I do cherish these moments forever. For now, they are enough to feel quite dreamy.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >something so perfect that you actually experience true bliss?
          You think it's perfect because you haven't ecperienced it yet.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How is me, for example, looking out over Puget Sound in awe not experiencing it?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And would you be happy, content at least, if you never felt these things ever again?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Love and courting a beautiful female gives life meaning. Chasing my one-itis gave my life such a clear purpose and the air was so light and things smelled beautiful.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're such a cringe virgin zoomer. We'll talk again in 10 years when your hormones have calmed down a bit.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is easily refuted by anyone who's fallen in love or achieved a flow state of mastery in a skill, trade, art or even a videogame. When you're in love, there's no what's next, you are present and full and it's bliss. Similarly, a former job of mine, I could fall into a timeless state doing my work and never tire of it, I never did, the industry just became defunct and what I used to do doesn't get done by people anymore. But I could have imagined doing it til I was 80, just as lots of passionate and skilled craftsman power on with the same thing til their old days, never asking what's next.

    It also belies knowledge of Eastern cultures and their peasant type simpletons, particularly in Asia, who never ask what's next. Drive out West in Bali, you'll see countless c**ts just sleeping in their roadside fruit stalls, they have zero ambitions and zero worries, just grow their fruit, connect with their enormous families, sleep when they want and again, never ask what's next.

    Schopenhauer was a genius but he was only describing accurately his (and I guess your) experience. It's not universal.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Schopenhauer actually does talk about this kind of experience. He calls it the aesthetic experience and he uses the terms 'the sublime' and 'the beautiful' here. A feeling of time standing still, a feeling of universal significance, feeling as if the moment is touched by magic, the suspension of natural fear, feeling as if being taken out of oneself and forgetting one's own existence completely, feeling as if apprehending a timeless reality, etc. Not only does he describe what we would today call a 'flow' state but he gives a full accounting for why the experience is experienced in that particular way. Schopenhauer says most people experience this kind of state rarely and maybe many of them never experience it at all. But the genius, he says, lives in this kind of state predominantly.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thank you for this, I was replying to OP in isolation. This just shows what an absolute genius Schopenhauer was. Imagine the insight he could have given us today if he was around for the era of easy travel and mass media. If he'd been gifted a few hundred year lifespan he probably could have gotten to the bottom of everything.

        I wonder, did he ever delve into Buddhism or Hinduism and the associated states? I've had some contact with that area and those people myself and while their intellects are often shrivelled to uselessness they are still almost having a fuller experience of life than I am.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Of all the Western philosophers, Schopenhauer has the most in common with Eastern philosophy. When he was in his mid-20s he was introduced to Hinduism and Buddhism by Friedrich Majer. Some will say Schopenhauer was influenced by Eastern philosophy but we can verify from his notebooks that his full system was worked out prior to his contact with Hinduism and Buddhism.

          Schopenhauer arrives at many of the same fundamental conclusions about the nature of the world as the Eastern mystics, but he does it by a pure reasoning out from direct experience which is available to all. Obvious similarities exist on the subjects of desire, personal will, suffering, self-negation, and so forth. Schopenhauer writes in one of his notebooks: 'I confess that I do not believe my teachings could ever have come about until the Upanishads, Plato and Kant were able simultaneously to cast their rays into one man's mind.' For most of his life he read a few pages of the Upanishads almost every night. He writes, '... it is the most profitable and sublime reading that is possible in the world; it has been the consolation of my life and will be that of my death.' Schopenhauer is still the only Western philosopher to have genuinely grasped Eastern philosophy and related it to his own work. Anyone looking to unify Eastern and Western philosophy for himself would do well to study Schopenhauer.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Schopenhauer arrives at many of the same fundamental conclusions about the nature of the world as the Eastern mystics, but he does it by a pure reasoning out from direct experience which is available to all.
            Ah yes unlike the mystics who got it out of the *actual* astral dimension.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            thats not what he meant silly

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            BEHOLD THAT LIGHTNING
            BEHOLD THAT MADNESS
            https://www.youtube.com/shorts/nEpt8HzOStU

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Schopenhauer is still the only Western philosopher to have genuinely grasped Eastern philosophy and related it to his own work.
            yeah he did not, he should have seen how bogus hinduism is and how based buddhism is

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Schopenhauer says most people experience this kind of state rarely and maybe many of them never experience it at all. But the genius, he says, lives in this kind of state predominantly.
        Or, cheatcode: pic related. These guys literally put your brain into the flow state. Something about how they work on the alpha waves of the brain.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/PgAOVXk.jpeg

        Of all the Western philosophers, Schopenhauer has the most in common with Eastern philosophy. When he was in his mid-20s he was introduced to Hinduism and Buddhism by Friedrich Majer. Some will say Schopenhauer was influenced by Eastern philosophy but we can verify from his notebooks that his full system was worked out prior to his contact with Hinduism and Buddhism.

        Schopenhauer arrives at many of the same fundamental conclusions about the nature of the world as the Eastern mystics, but he does it by a pure reasoning out from direct experience which is available to all. Obvious similarities exist on the subjects of desire, personal will, suffering, self-negation, and so forth. Schopenhauer writes in one of his notebooks: 'I confess that I do not believe my teachings could ever have come about until the Upanishads, Plato and Kant were able simultaneously to cast their rays into one man's mind.' For most of his life he read a few pages of the Upanishads almost every night. He writes, '... it is the most profitable and sublime reading that is possible in the world; it has been the consolation of my life and will be that of my death.' Schopenhauer is still the only Western philosopher to have genuinely grasped Eastern philosophy and related it to his own work. Anyone looking to unify Eastern and Western philosophy for himself would do well to study Schopenhauer.

        thank you for these quality posts

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah but that love isn't gonna last dummy, Schopenhauer stated that life can be really great and swell but it will always come to an end eventually. You could get sick, your wife could cheat on you with a black bull, video games could be boring and shit now, your trade and money is tiresome when your body breaks down and you can't stand working. We need to better ourselves and make life easier for everyone, not only caring for ourselves and be selfish as possible.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I haven't read Schopenhauer. But everything you said is true, and every philosopher worth reading has confronted these truths. So what's the distinctive, Schopenhauerian solution to these problems?

      >I was happy one time, even for many moments in succession, perhaps a week or two, therefore there is no problem here, and life is fine and good 🙂 Why are you so pessimistic, anon?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        His soultion is to stop giving a frick and stop partipating in social games and society expectation. Stop taking women seriously, play video games, make as much money as you can to survive and keep to yourself, also only be friends with people who are close to you and that you can somewhat trust, I always keep my social group extremely small at all times.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What a moronic, self-help-tier explanation of Schopenhauer. Might as well not even be reading him.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What did you expect? You can't beat the universe, its better to stop giving a frick and avoid suffering as much as possible. You can die or get in an accident anytime and you think you're special? It's better to give up at the start of the finish line and enjoy your finite time.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's not what Schopenhauer was about, he didn't endorse laziness and superficial pleasures taking up your entire life.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Pleasures sure, but laziness? That frick was lazy as shit himself, he didn't fight in a war and he was rich and privileged..? Being lazy is comfy and not taking life so seriously is the only way to find true peace.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Schopenhauer wasn't lazy, he was a relentlessly productive writer and self-educator who could read many languages. His contribution to the world is proof itself he was not lazy. What is your contribution?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Anyone can do that if their life is paid for and especially if they live in luxury like he did. What if he had to actually work 8-12 hours every single day just to live in a tiny little room like most people?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not everyone can do it, there are more than enough NEETs with neither the talent nor the motivation. But you are right, if he had no time to study and write philosophy, he would not be a philosopher. If was dropped as a baby he would have brain damage and would also not be a philosopher. Obviously some preconditions have to be met but how does that show he was lazy?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >how does that show he was lazy?
            He never had to work a day in his life moron, if that's not lazy you're brain damaged and nothing will "prove" it to you.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He didn't *have* to work to support himself financially but he still worked. How was what he did not real work? Do you see any kind of non-physical work as work? Do lawyers and accountants work? Should we all work in the mines?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes actually. If you participate in society that makes some people do it, then you should do it too. Whoever doesn't want to, should be forced to do even worse.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Lawyers and accountants have to deal with a lot of BS and israelited by their own employers. Schopenlazy literally had daddy money, merchant for a little while and basic neeted and avoided many conflicts in his life. He wasn't a "hard worker" what so ever, even a fricking janitor is more useful than him writing books about how life is shit when we already know that.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Anyone can do that
            No, not anyone can be a philosophical genius if they simply had the time to try it. But the point is that he did work hard, whereas you are advocating for not doing so.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Rich dude who wrote books and spoke out of his ass is hard work
            >Not the many people who invented, worked, and serve their countries in their brutal wars

            just admit he was just a lazy rich homosexual with too much time on his hands, stop circle jerking him so much because he made a vent vent book kek

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >whereas you are advocating for not doing so.
            Where moron? I'm saying that you can "work" "hard" on moronic bullshit like writing WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH SPINOZA whiny crap if you have EVERYTHING PAID FOR IN LIFE like he did. If you don't you can't. How many hundreds of thousands of "great philosophers" do you think humanity lost because they simply weren't rich nepo babies?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What kind of contribution is that? All he did was vent and b***h all the time, they're people who bust their ass and go through hell to have your roads and the inconveniences you take advantage. Plus I contributed and helped many people over the years, I don't need to write some fancy book from a dude was had access to best education and so much time on his hands.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          sounds a lot like the underground man

  4. 2 weeks ago
    sage

    There was no psychology in his time. He was right about many things but some of his views are a reflection of his mind and not the world.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Salvation lies in the subject absorbing the object, the world. Hence the description of inner liberation. This salvation is offered by art and love.

    >Later in the evening talk about the war brought us back once more to the misery of life. "And yet," says R., "I enter this room and look at the Goethe portrait in its fine frame, presented to me in love, and I feel happy and believe in happiness here on earth." As I smile, he just continues: "I assure you that such feelings make me a complete skeptic toward pessimism, since I tell myself that such delight would not have been possible without great suffering. Genuine love is as rare in this life as genius. The best way is to regard life as a task, a piece of work; anything in it that delights us comes from somewhere else."

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wagner looks like Stephen Fry.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >And most of the time you get no real outcome and are left wondering why you even did it
    It's not about the destination, it's about the journey. Children's books can tell you this much.
    >inb4 I don't enjoy the journey
    Antidepressants.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Antidepressants have too many side effects.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's life you can never be fully satisfied because then you wouldn't do what's required to keep yourself alive. Existence is continual want without satisfaction.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    gnosis

    sounds like the worldview of some incel who cries because of his lack of a middle school gf

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      go away you dumb ragebaiting Black person, he had kids, he had more sex than you fricking maid b***hes homie. hes so based that pussy doesn't even bother him anymore unlike you you still think having sex is a accomplishment incel homie

      • 2 weeks ago
        gnosis

        if i'm ragebaiting, why did you choose to rage?

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Read Péenses, man.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    homie just shut the frick up for once

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >okay what's next?
    hopefully you having the balls what schoppie lacked and kys

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymouṡ

    Many people have made this observation. For example:

    The end therefore which at present calls forth our efforts, will be found, when it is once gained, to be only one of the means to some remoter end. The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.

    — Samuel Johnson, Rambler #2

    I suspect both Johnson & Schopenhauer were copying Aristotle actually.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The difference is that Johnson supposedly believed in God.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Symptoms of having low spirituality . Cultivate

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can't always get what you want, but it's true that getting it accomplishes nothing.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >reddit tier pseudo-Buddhist

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't feel that way.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But anon, I get what I want all the time.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is Shoppy assblasting so many people even today? That's probably the best indication of how true his philosophy is.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I fricking love Schopenhauer

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *