On Happiness – Schopenhauer

Schopenhauer* believed that life does not hold intrinsic meaning. Nor should we look to the world to make us happy. Rather, as in the animal kingdom, much of human life consists of repetitive efforts to meet our needs, interspersed with brief moments of satisfaction. Although this may seem a gloomy perspective, it’s actually rather liberating. Once… Continue reading On Happiness – Schopenhauer

On Happiness – Socrates

Socrates* believed that only people with self-knowledge could find true happiness. According to Socrates: – Happiness flows not from physical or external conditions, such as bodily pleasures or wealth and power, but from living a life that’s right for your soul, your deepest good. – If you don’t know what’s good for your soul, then… Continue reading On Happiness – Socrates