In the article below, a hint of the concept of partying of the famous existentialist couple de Beauvoir and Sartre. To face life absurdity, partying is a key, making the world more playful whereas too much seriousness turns it rigid.
I have been silent but not away, always checking new posts and reposting interesting ones. Every time I go silent, I realize how unhappy I am at the world and what it had become (you can check my older post on this matter Writing… and why I stopped it for a while). I am a philosophy teacher and a blogger (on my free time) with a tint of idealism, always hoping for a better world for all of us which is clearly not the case. Maybe we are going through labour, a transitory phase to deliver more consciousness.
On a personal level, I have been busy organizing my wedding. I am sure most of you know how exciting but hectic wedding planning can be. I found some beautiful quotes on love and wedding that I share with you on here, hoping it will bring you some lightness of being.
“We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe
“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato
“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” – Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
“When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” – Rumi
“ A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers”
“Shaykh Ibn-Sīnā writes in Shifa that it is more akin to truth that owing to elementary convulsions taking place at the great conjunction of planets, or to the coincidence, or a near approach to that, of the zones if they may happen, or to the interalliance of the Zenith and the Nadir etc., some regions […]
World’s eyes are on this conflict, war or special military operation; whatever the name you give it, it is dangerous and yet easily resolved as Noam Chomsky says.
In the below video, Chomsky goes back to the 90s, where an agreement was made between the U.S and Russian for a non-expansion of NATO in Russia’s neighbouring countries. Surely, the agreement was not respected as we can see now.
However, does this justify invasion, brutality that is of a high price on a humanitarian level? On a moral level, nothing justifies this. On a political level, Niccolo Machiavelli would say the opposite.
Wherever you stand, this short video is worth watching:
And if you haven’t read my book review on Chomsky’s On Anarchism, you can catch it here:
Une des caractéristiques majeures, si ce n’est la caractéristique essentielle, du philosophe Hegel présenté par Alexandre Kojève dans son Introduction à la lecture de Hegel publiée en 1947 et qui réunit les cours donnés par Kojève de 1933 à 1939 sur la philosophie hégélienne, et plus particulièrement sur la Phénoménologie de l’esprit de 1807 (Phänomenologie […]
Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment is another classic of nineteenth century Russian literature. Written in a time of intellectual, socio-political, and moral upheaval in the Russian Empire, Dostoevsky’s work must be understood in the context of the debates of Russian nihilism and egoism. Russian nihilism and egoism are not about the absence of values and […]
Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Idiot is another great work by one of Russia’s preeminent authors. The work draws on the Russian folklore archetype of the holy fool, a trope also found in Christianity. Prince Myshkin is the holy fool. Returning to Russia after having been away in Switzerland for many years battling epilepsy, Myshkin’s appearance acts […]