There are 3 types of sadness. Grief (mourning). Melancholy. Depression (in the non-clinical sense). Each signifying a relationship to the loss of an object. Grief is sadness over the loss of an object that I once had. It is when something is taken away from me. When someone dies. When some situation changes. It is … Continue reading Grief. Melancholy. Depression
These are frantic, unorganized notes that I types onto my phone. Enjoy. I took the ideas about Augustine and Dun Scrotus from Arendt's Life of the Mind. “Love seeketh not Itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care; But for another gives its ease; And builds a Heaven in Hells despair.” To Augustine, love … Continue reading Love as a Human Faculty (Some Sketches)
(Hi. This is an essay I wrote for a competition. Hope you enjoy.) Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,And death shall have no dominion. —Dylan Thomas It would be prudent to first clarify what the word ‘wise’ is before setting out answering the question: Wisdom is not intelligence—the ability to solve mathematical … Continue reading Is Epicurus right that a wise person does not fear death?