the worst part about reading ancient roman philosophy is that sometimes you’ll read something expressly saying that people shouldn’t do something that you do frequently and it’s like diogenes threw a plucked chicken at you from 2000 years ago
Identity is a prison! Let yourself respond authentically to each moment as it arrives, without being bound to the narrative of who you think you are! The self is a construct! The truth of your existence is ever changing and infinite as the universe is ever changing and infinite! Abandon the stories of your past selves and be present and alive in this very moment! IDENTITY IS DEAD! THE SELF IS DEAD! YOU ARE ALIVE!
Aries:Machiaviellanism - the denial of the relevance of morality, holding the view that any means can be used if it is necessary to maintain power. Taurus: Hedonism - the pursuit of pleasure, above all. Gemini: Existentialism - the belief that there is no universal “meaning of life”, the individual is free to create his own meaning and build his character from his actions. Cancer: Idealism - the idea that the material world and reality merely is a product of consciousness, sensation, imagination and perception. Leo: Solipsism - the belief that the self is all there is, that everything else just is a product of their perception. Virgo: Skepticism - a way of life devoted to inquiry, investigation and doubt: always questioning the certainity of things. Libra: Dualism - the belief that everything is made up of polarity and can be sorted into two categories (such as body and mind, good and evil) which cannot exist without one another. Scorpio: Nihilism - denial of the existence of any “truths”, holding the belief that life is ultimately meaningless. Sagittarius: Empiricism - the belief that true wisdom comes from experience. Capricorn: Stoicism - emphasizes the discipline and mastery of the emotions in order to reach a wiser, rational, and peaceful mindset. Aquarius:Surrealism - the rejection of the rational, the negation of the normal; celebrating contradiction, the imagination and the bizzare. Pisces: Romanticism - emphasis on strong emotion and receptiveness, celebrating the imagination, the transcendental and the supreme value of art.
forget platonic relationships, i wanna have a diogenic relationship. hang out with me in an empty wine cask with our twenty dogs while we reject the useless principles of society and tell plato and alexander the great to fuck off
A healthy friendship will never force you to compromise your own values, your own passions, and your own little joys. It will always be there for you to inspire you in acting on the things that make you special, unique and most of all worthy of love.
The Good Place is literally just so good. Itbalances social commentary on how it’s basically become impossible to be ethically and morally right under capitalism as well as what it means to be a ‘good person’.
It’s characters don’t subscribe to stereotypes. And there is only one white man in the entire main cast, 3 people of colour and 3 women. One of whom is canonically bi. As well as a badass nb not-girl-not-robot.
And it does all of this while remaining extremely funny in a way that’s not repetitive or similar to anything I’ve ever seen before. I just love this show a lot sorry
Edit: I completely forget that Michael is an aroace icon so not one single straight white man is present and that’s what I like to see