Snippet: Philosophy on Anger

Stress and anger are good at working together. When I am stressed, I get angry and frustrated quicker. Which can then cause more stress. Today I realised that yesterday, I unconsciously on purpose watched an episode of the 6-part documentary A Guide To Happiness, based on Alain de Botton’s book The Consolations of Philosophy, called…

Selected advice from Seneca

The last two days I’ve been reading through a book called Seneca voor Managers. It’s based on Seneca’s letters to Lucilius. The short texts, some a sentence others a paragraph, are lessons/advise about life and seem to bear some political/economic context. The author of the book put the original Latin text next to the flexible…

Don’t live life too easily! Make it a worthwhile struggle to happiness!

Nietzsche, Happiness, Hardship, Alain de Botton Through Alain de Botton’s book The Consolations of Philosophy, I came across Nietzsche’s notion of hardship, elaborated upon in Nietzsche’s book The Gay Science. De Botton’s interpretation of Nietzsche is that life is not always supposed to be easy and comfortable. In fact, in order to reach a fulfilled life — what…