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Schopenhauer on fundamental philosophical topics

Trude D.
too-tru
Tampa, FL
Post #: 1
Truth:
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. (Gandhi is credit with the related: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.) As our subject proceeds from violence to suffering (and a happy springtime to us all), let's remember that our philosophical discussions are one path along which we sincerely seek truths and that this process brings us, ultimately, joy. (Yeah, and some suffering)

Change:
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. So even as we contemplate rather sad issues, philosophically, let's also remember that observing the arc of change can inform our discussions and that Gandhi also observed this: "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall, always."

Hope you enjoy the first day of spring ... and every day!
Jean M.
JeanMarie
Clearwater, FL
Post #: 21
love this!
spring is here! smile
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