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Edited July 01, 2011
The Phenomenon of Existence (part8) In The Phenomenology of Spirit, Hegel argues that only by acknowledging the Other is self-consciousness possible. It is beyond our experience to imagine a purely Private existence; even the act of birth requires Other.
I'd Rather Laugh Instead Perhaps we should forget trite sayings such as, it's always darkest before the dawn. Or the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Maybe things really are as bad as they seem and we should be shared shitless.
It's Okay To ask the question why and expect an answer ...
And it's okay if an answer doesn't come.
|Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources. Stating the thing broadly, the human individual thus lives far within his limits. He possesses powers of various sorts, which he habitually fails to use -- William James (1842-1910)|
Will Baker Vermont Essayist. What's the meaning of life? Existentialism and philosophy
As I stood above the waste land a vision came to me, Of down there in the valley and the life that used to be. I felt the warmth of sunshine, and heard the sparrow's song. And wondered at the beauty of a time that is now long gone.
"A bad day in Vermont is better than a good day anywhere else. "~ Unknown