"The best consolation in misfortune or affliction of any kind will be the thought of other people who are in a still worse plight than yourself; and this is a form of consolation open to every one. But what an awful fate this means for mankind as a whole! We are like lambs in a field, disporting themselves under the eye of the butcher, who chooses out first one and then another for his prey. So it is that in our good days we are all unconscious of the evil Fate may have presently in store for us — sickness, poverty, mutilation, loss of sight or reason."
-- Arthur Schopenhauer, On the Suffering of the World
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Schopenhauer on Pessimism
Posted by David Appell at 12/27/2022 02:56:00 PM