The Wisdom of Life (1)

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    And of all these , the one which makes us the most directly happy is a genial flow of good spirits ; for this excellent quality is its own immediate reward . Cheerfulness is a direct and immediate ...

Contingency, Irony and Solidarity (4)

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    I shall define an "ironist" as sorneonewho fulfills three conditions: (r) She has radical and continuing doubts about the final vocabulary she currently uses, because she has been impressed by othe...
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    The literal uses of noises and marks are the uses we can handle by our old theories about what people will say under various conditions. Their metaphorical use is the sort which makes us get busy d...
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    But (Dennett, Davidson) both are saying: Think of the term "mind" or "language" not as the name of a medium between self and reality but simply as a flag which signals the desirability of using a c...
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    We need to make a distinction between the claim that the world is out there and the claim that truth i s out there. To say that the world i s out there, that it is not our creation, is to say, with...

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (1)

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    CHAPTER 1: Don’t Try The Feedback Loop from Hell The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck So Mark, What the Fuck Is the Point of This Book Anyway? CHAPTER 2: Happiness Is a Problem The Misadventures of...

Antifragile (3)

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    Procrustes was an inn-keeper in Greek mythology who, in order to make the travelers fit in his bed, cut the limbs of those who were too tall and stretched those who were too short. But he had the b...
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    It is said that the best horses lose when they compete with slower ones, and win against better rivals. Undercompensation from the absence of a stressor, inverse hormesis, absence of challenge, deg...
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    So thanks to the fragilista, modern culture has been increasingly building blindness to the mysterious, the impenetrable, what Nietzsche called the Dionysian, in life. Or to translate Nietzsche int...

The Knowledge Illusion (1)

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    Our point is not that people are ignorant. It’s that people are more ignorant than they think they are. We all suffer, to a greater or lesser extent, from an illusion of understanding, an illusion...
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