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Disconnected from Reality: How Smartphones and Social Media Create a Schizophrenic-Like State
“I am body entirely, and nothing beside.” Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra Many people spend more time staring at screens, than interacting with the real world. Hour-upon-hour, day-after-day, it is just eyes and ears that act as inputs, and mouths and fingers that act as outputs. We are a population, in the words of the […]
Why You Should Seek Power, Not Happiness – Nietzsche’s Guide to Greatness
“…not increase of consciousness is the goal, but enhancement of power.” Nietzsche, The Will to Power In the quest to live a good life, each of us, consciously or implicitly, chooses an ultimate value around which to orient our life. For many this value is wealth, for others it may be status, social-acceptance, happiness, […]
Nietzsche and Nihilism – A Warning to the West
In 1888, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: “What I relate is the history of the next two centuries. I describe what is coming, what can no longer come differently: the advent of nihilism.” Nietzsche, The Will to Power Nihilism is the conviction that there is no meaning to life, that the world is inhospitable to […]
How to Quit Your Boring Job – Turn a Passion into a Career
“Either we have no dreams or our dreams are interesting. We should learn to arrange our waking life the same way: nothing or interesting.” Nietzsche, The Gay Science The chance of living a good life is increased by attaining success in two main areas. Firstly, we need to make money, as poverty is limiting and […]
How Inflation Precipitates Societal Collapse
“…if inflation is not eliminated very soon, all our technological and scientific improvements will not prevent us from a tremendous financial catastrophe that will destroy practically all that civilization has created in the last several hundred years.” Ludwig von Mises, Ludwig von Mises on Money and Inflation The philosopher George Santayana stated that “Those […]
Will Civilization Collapse?
“I see in you all the characteristic stigma of decay. I can prove to you that… your atheism and your pessimism and your cynicism, your immorality, your broken-down marriages…were characteristic marks of the dying ages of ancient States.” Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West Are we living in an age of civilizational collapse? In […]
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